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Banks 12-31-2002 02:53 PM

Servos - Decisions Decisions
I know I can ask 50 different people about servo preference and get 50 different responses, but I thought I would ask the folks at RCU anyway.

I am building a couple of planes; one being a Yellow P-40 and the other a Yellow F-16. Both will use standard size servos with control surfaces using high torque servos . Understanding quality and dependability are the concerns, what do you folks recommend?

Should I be looking at using coreless, ball bearing?
Are there any major quality differences between Futaba and Hitec?

Both planes are my first quality kits. I would like to ensure I am using quality components to complete them as my servo knowledge is limited to the $12-$15 standard servos bought at any mom & pop hobby store.

Thanks in advance for your response,


MinnFlyer 12-31-2002 06:46 PM

Servos - Decisions Decisions
I like DAD servos. Lots of power and easy on the wallet.


Flyfalcons 12-31-2002 07:18 PM

Servos - Decisions Decisions
On the jet you should go Coreless because of their better centering capability. For the P-40, check out the Tower servos for good price and quality. They are all rebadged servos from other manufacturers.

TerrellFlyer 12-31-2002 07:42 PM

Servos - Decisions Decisions
I us name brand servo's only ,a high % of wreaks at the clubs I fly go back to cheap servos stripping or glitching,is the savings of a couple of bucks for servos worth the chance of crashing the plane?

Flyfalcons 12-31-2002 07:52 PM

Servos - Decisions Decisions
A tower 65 is a hitec 605, etc. These are brand name servos.

Stik-n-Rdr 04-03-2004 08:38 PM

RE: Servos - Decisions Decisions
Little late on a response to this thread but I agree with Flyfalcons. I started using Tower's Standard & BB flight packs about six months ago and haven't had a single problem. Matter of fact, I'm getting ready to outfit my new Great Planes Extra 300S 160 ARF with their "High Torque" Flight pack (77oz torque per) and the Tower Hobbies TS-70MG S2K Super-Torque 2BB Servo U for the rudder, using a standard BB servo for the throttle. No worries!!!!

phread59 04-11-2004 06:01 PM

RE: Servos - Decisions Decisions
Banks, I like to use Hitec servo's. I fly Futaba radio's. For the jet, either hi torque coreless or digitals. My own suggestion personally would be digitals. The jet is high speed and you will need the precision of coreless or digital. I just think digitals would be better in this application.

In the warbird I would use high torque models. Around 100 inches of torque. For the rudder and the elevator maybe 120 inches of torque.

I do not trust the cheapie servo's. In a trainer or a simple sport plane they will work fine. But your planes deserve better. And especially the jet kit. It definately needs quality servo's. And I would advise a good battery pack. SR makes some real nice packs. A little expensive, but worth the peace of mind. Good luck with both kits.

Mark Shuman

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