Q-500 Racing Discuss AMA 428, AMA 424, and any other variants of Quickie 500 racing

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Old 06-08-2008, 03:17 AM
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Putting together a new Q500 racer, just wondering if any of you guys out there can tell me which would be the better servo to use for racing. Which one of these servos would be the fastest to use. A Hitec 225 Mini 0r a Futaba 3002 metal gear Mini.
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Old 06-08-2008, 05:48 AM
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The 3002 is without question better. Radio gear is like fine wine, you get exactly what you pay for. The more expensive servos are priced the way they are for a reason. They hold center better, and return to center with great precision, and they hold up to the high freq vibration that pylon planes produce.


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As Randy states the 3002 is obviously the better servo, However be wary about using metal gear servos. The high frequency vibration mentioned will wear metal gears faster than nylon gears. If the 3002 is available with nylon gears that woud be my choice.

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Of those two the 3002 is the far better servo, but I would suggest the futaba 9650 over it. It has nylon gears (is lighter and develops less slop over time), is digital, and cheaper.

Hitec makes a good servo for racing when your starting out and on a budget, but as you progress, you will appreciate the centering and precision of the higher dollar servos.
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Hi there Dave, I see the futaba 3002 servos are the same price as the 9650.
This is at Tower Hobbies. Do you know of some where else where the 9650 are chaeper.
If so can you flick me the web ste. Thanks.
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I buy mine at the local hobby store, they are $54.99 and I get a 10% club discount which takes them just under $50. I don't believe they mail order.
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Thanks Dave, 0rdered some from Tower Hobbies in the end. Got some discount been in the super saver's club. Cheers.
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