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    Dymond Servos

    Any feedback on Dymond servos? Pros or cons? I am new to the hobby and would like as much knowledge as possible from seasoned veterans! THANKS!!!

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    RE: Dymond Servos

    I have the D 5000's in two planes a Giant Ugly Stick and an Ultra Hots, both 80 plus inch Gassers. I have about 50 flights on the Stick with no problems, plenty of power. The Hots gave me some problems
    and required that the old wires be replaced from this 1980's plane that had very out of date Futaba servos and wire so has yet to be flown. The nice thing about the D 5000 servos is that they are the same size as standard servos.
    I recently lost a Chipmunk due a Futaba 3004 loosing a nylon
    gear tooth (several) on the rudder in flight, the servo would not center...............exactly why this happened I don't know?
    I have had no problems with the Dymonds and the good folks there are great to deal with. I will continue to be a customer.
    Gizmo

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    RE: Dymond Servos

    Thank you so much for the advice! I have talked to the owners over the phone and actually met them at the Joe Nall show in South Caroline during second week of May. Very nice people! I purchased a charger and power supply from them. Price was great!

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    RE: Dymond Servos


    ORIGINAL: Gizmo-RCU

    I have the D 5000's in two planes a Giant Ugly Stick and an Ultra Hots, both 80 plus inch Gassers. I have about 50 flights on the Stick with no problems, plenty of power. The Hots gave me some problems
    and required that the old wires be replaced from this 1980's plane that had very out of date Futaba servos and wire so has yet to be flown. The nice thing about the D 5000 servos is that they are the same size as standard servos.
    I recently lost a Chipmunk due a Futaba 3004 loosing a nylon
    gear tooth (several) on the rudder in flight, the servo would not center...............exactly why this happened I don't know?
    I have had no problems with the Dymonds and the good folks there are great to deal with. I will continue to be a customer.
    You probably had flutter. Also you should replace those old servos gears.
    dirty old men need love too.

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    RE: Dymond Servos

    It was more than flutter as I took the servo apart and found the damaged gears, As I remember the servo was in a plane that "retired" early[:@]. These servos were old and I just chuck them after cutting off the lead as the cost of a gear set is almost as much
    as a new servo.
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    RE: Dymond Servos

    I have seen flutter completely destroy servos.
    Think of it as a small tornado on your wing.
    Thats exactly what it is.
    dirty old men need love too.

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    RE: Dymond Servos

    Except it was the rudder and it failed to re-center, it started on the first easy turn off the strip and blocked out most of the aileron functions. I know what your saying
    but in this case I think most of the initial damage was done before flight and although everything checked out before flight the added pressure on the surface took it's toll on the
    next gears over assisted by the gear chips already floating around.......just my opinion.
    A good reason to use metal gears.
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    RE: Dymond Servos


    ORIGINAL: bandman45 Any feedback on Dymond servos? Pros or cons? I am new to the hobby and would like as much knowledge as possible from seasoned veterans! THANKS!!!
    "Dymond" is a German brand label only, the same servo (were manufactureded by Prafar) see:
    . Servo - Horn Arm Spline Count and Inter Brand Compatibility
    "Dymond D47 is also known as LSX-110, Ripmax SD100, Robbe FS31 Pico,
    Modell-Expert X-31, Exact 4.7, Topmodel 1118, X-Micro, Midget 4.7
    Logic RC LSX-110, Tahmazo TS-1002 & TS-47.
    Dymond D60 is also known as Ripmax SD150
    "

    Dymond MG servo are good, but MG do wear out very much faster than nylon or the best wearing "karbonite'
    . Servo - FAQ : Metal Gear Servos - DIY Repair & Extend MG Servo Gear Life

    Much more information available under sub sections
    "Glitches & Jitter in Receiver, Servo & ESC - Causes and Cures"
    "Servo - Alterations, Calculators, Databases, Leads, Repairs, Convert to an ESC or winch & FAQ."
    below
    "Radio Systems, Accessories, Alterations and FAQ" at
    Alan's Hobby, Model & RC FAQ Web Links

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