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How good are the SAVOX Servos??

Old 01-27-2012, 02:40 AM
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Well that video tells me nothing - the proof is when its flight tested on critical control surfaces such as FLAPS.

I recently did the maiden on a BAE Hawk that had several Savox Servos installed, including the Flaps, and I wasn't impressed. Too Sloppy for my set-up standards.

But hey, this is just my opinion!!!
Why do you think that flaps are a critical control surface. I would have said that flaps are the least critical control we have on our jets. Heck many people fly many planes and never use flaps at all

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If it was anyone else making that comment, i would have thought they were joking!
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ORIGINAL: PHIL GREENO

Ali i dont seem to get it.You seem to insist that unless you use JR servos in a Jet your model is going to be unflyable, am I correct ?

Also are you not a Horizon Hobby Sponsored pilot, do Horizon own Spektrum yes,are Spektrum servos not made by Savox,yes.

Are you saying that you do not endorse your sponsers products ???

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I know Phil.. It's really quite blatantly clear you don't get it...

Right.... one last time just for you.. But I will try and use less words this time.

I myself have tried and tested many makes of servos. I have not had a failure from on any of the Spektrum or Savox servos that I have used. However I found the precision and feel of response to be better with the JR equivalent servo. I can understand and accept that others may choose to use other servos, but in my experience the JR range has proven to provide the best overall performance.

With me so far?

Yes, I am indeed sponsored by Horizon hobbies, and yes indeed they sell the spektrum servos that are produced by Savox. I did consider my responses made on this thread in relation to how my sponsor would react.. however, my advice is made based on my own personal experience, and not from a retailer or sponsored pilots point of view. I am hoping my sponsor will appreciate that I am not trying to belittle or degrade their product, instead I am offering my advice as impartially and fairly as possible.
As I have mentioned, I had no failures from either the Spektrum or the Savox servos I used. They simply were not as precise as the JR's. If you are trying to create an issue between myself and my sponsor phil then go for it. However. I will stick to my guns and run the risk of losing my sponsorship before I give advice to anybody that is to accurate or bias toward my sponsors product when my experiences do not match my recommendation.

Still all good?

I don't recall mentioning that any model that I have flown with "cheaper" servos was un flyable.



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Old 01-27-2012, 03:00 AM
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I don't believe anyone has said that Savox servos are rubbish, just that they aren't as precise as some people would like.

Colin, you can have a go with one of my f3d models anytime mate
Duncan - I'd love to have a go, but only if youve got good servo's in the model

I know pylon racing is an extreme part of the sport and very challenging and exhilarating, in fact I was considering having a go at the new electric class this year. I'm sure thats nowhere near the top end of the game but us juniors have got to start somewhere [8D]

Yep my racers have JR servo's in them LOL

The EF-1 class is gong to be close racing, so it should make it exciting. The Shoestring flies really nicely to, so come and have a go. It may be an extreme side of the hobby, but there is alot less ego's involved and they are a really friendly bunch of guys.
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Old 01-27-2012, 03:32 AM
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Ali,

OK lets put a line under this topic and I respect your view point and reasoning.

By the the way your Starjet looks awesome,should go like stink with an upgraded M90. Love the paint scheme.

My type of model.

Regards

Phil.
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Old 01-27-2012, 03:58 AM
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Re post 61, the guy states at around 2.30/2.40 on the video the speeds which the servo makes on various voltages, i.e. .13 on 4.8v, .10 on 6v, and.8 on 7.2v. !!!!????. Hope the servos are better than the standard of his promo video :-). Paul.
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Old 01-27-2012, 09:54 AM
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ORIGINAL: Couch Potato
Flaps can be a critical pain in the ar$e if they malfunction ! Ask Seleri !
I've got no problem with flaps(so far), it was one of my ailerons that decided to check out what lies beyond the end point!
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Old 01-27-2012, 10:15 AM
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ORIGINAL: Jamie C


ORIGINAL: Deno48


ORIGINAL: darryltarr

Well that video tells me nothing - the proof is when its flight tested on critical control surfaces such as FLAPS.

I recently did the maiden on a BAE Hawk that had several Savox Servos installed, including the Flaps, and I wasn't impressed. Too Sloppy for my set-up standards.

But hey, this is just my opinion!!!
Why do you think that flaps are a critical control surface. I would have said that flaps are the least critical control we have on our jets. Heck many people fly many planes and never use flaps at all

Deno
If it was anyone else making that comment, i would have thought they were joking!
Why is that then dont you understand. If brains were taxed you would get a rebate

As someone said earlier. You started it

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I do understand, and that understanding comes from flying experience . . . eh den!
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Old 01-27-2012, 12:27 PM
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Ouch, that hurt. We are supposed to be having fun here, so no need to 'dis' anyone.

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ORIGINAL: Selleri
I've got no problem with flaps(so far), it was one of my ailerons that decided to check out what lies beyond the end point!
I never let facts get in the way of a good story
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Old 01-27-2012, 03:28 PM
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ORIGINAL: Jamie C

I do understand, and that understanding comes from flying experience . . . eh den!
Who are you trying to convince me or yourself.


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ORIGINAL: karolh

Ouch, that hurt. We are supposed to be having fun here, so no need to 'dis' anyone.

Karol
I quite agree. No need to start dissing anyone
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I never let facts get in the way of a good story
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Stop it !
I'm crying into my white wine spritzer []
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ORIGINAL: Couch Potato

Stop it !
I'm crying into my white wine spritzer []
Babycham?!?
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Stop it !
I'm crying into my white wine spritzer []
Sorry mate, thought the thread could use some beauty!







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Babycham?!?
There's nowt wrong with a pint of "Perry" thru' a straw.
Hits the spot, and the reflexes !

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perry
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I graduated years ago from Babycham to Buckfast http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckfast_Tonic_Wine

Nothing like stabbing up your friends for a bottle........
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I had the misfortune of sampling a bottle of "Bucky" a few years ago, purely for research purposes you understand ?

Never again................

Apparently Bucky & Red Bull Mixer is feared by the Scottish Constabulary
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I'm going to have to get a pint of Bucky / redbull on the go and do some servo testing
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ORIGINAL: Andrew Bird

I'm going to have to get a pint of Bucky / redbull on the go and do some servo testing
Don't forget to put a bottle opener on the end of the servo arm to watch for proper centering.....

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