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Old 09-17-2003, 07:41 AM
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In your experience is a ball raced servo I.E NES 537 worth the extra 30% in cost compared to a NES 577 standard servo? I'm asking regarding sport flying, or should i spend the extra money on more fuel?
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Old 09-17-2003, 03:08 PM
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I like the 537 servo. It's not the fastest, nor strongest servo available, but they are reliable and fairly smooth. But, I don't buy them. At least, not with the ball bearing installed. Instead, I buy non ball bearing servos and install aftermarket ball bearings in them. You'll save a few $$'s per servo and end up with the exact same performance if you had bought the bearing already installed.

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Old 09-17-2003, 10:19 PM
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Thanks John. How easy would it be to put bearings in a 577? I need to get a bunch of servo's for my GP RV-4 and am not sure what to get. I would get the bearing servos if I thought they were better but looking at the specs the 537 has less torque and speed than the 577.
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Old 09-17-2003, 10:35 PM
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All my bushing standard servos are going strong after years of use. I don't think you'll have a problem with their longetivity on the RV-4. You can always buy the bushing version now and install bearings down the road. It is very easy to open a servo and replace the gears (or bearings).
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