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Old 10-07-2003, 06:26 PM
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Default Servo- junk or is it me?

I've been putzing around some small stuff for a change, and built a Herr P51 Mustang and powered it with a Magnum .15 and flew the snot out of it. (What a great little airplane) But I kept using up servos. The Hitec HS55, the little blue . . . thing. They just stop working. Has anyone else had history with this little blue piece of . . . . thing? No help with warrenty either.
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Old 10-07-2003, 11:45 PM
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Are you isolating them from the engine vibration at all? That'll kill servos quick if you don't.
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Old 10-08-2003, 12:11 AM
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That's to much airplane for those little servos... You'll need some more robust, like the HS-81 or HS-85's.
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Old 10-08-2003, 12:24 AM
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I agree with mglavin - you're pushing them too hard. Go up a size and they should last a long time.
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Old 10-08-2003, 08:01 AM
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Yep, they're good for electric.
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Old 10-08-2003, 03:58 PM
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Thanks to all- I was afraid you'd all say that. I used the 81s on the control surfaces, the 55s were on the throttle.
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For the throttle?? The 55 should have plenty for the throttle. I revert to my original question, were you isolating it from the engine vibration at all?
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