RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros Discussion all about rc radios, transmitters, receivers, servos, etc.

Which Servo ismost reliable

Reply

Old 08-06-2004, 09:43 PM
  #1  
S Atkinson
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Brockville, ON, CANADA
Posts: 22
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default Which Servo ismost reliable

This A.M I totalled my Tiger 2 due to a failed motor in a Fut 148 . Last year I destroyed a plane thru same problem . Unfortunately I haven't any idea on the time they had been used.
I want to change the vital servos .What make of sport servos should I get for best reliability.
S Atkinson is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2004, 01:08 PM
  #2  
Rodney
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: FL
Posts: 7,769
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Which Servo ismost reliable

My experience (to many years to count) I have found the Futaba servos to be extremely reliable, especially the 148. I use many of them and some have literly hundreds if not thousands of hours on them. There are better servos, I agree, but dollar for dollar I'll take the 148's every time. I have one pair of 148 on the ailerons of a 1/4 scale bipe and they are going strong after 10 years. I did wear out the pots on a pair on aileron servos on another bipe but it had even more hours on it.
Rodney is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2004, 01:28 PM
  #3  
Hughes500E
Senior Member
My Feedback: (16)
 
Hughes500E's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Armstrong, BC, CANADA
Posts: 1,514
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Which Servo ismost reliable

I agree, no matter what servo a guy uses there is a chance of failure. I have not read of one manufacturer being better than any other but I do know that a lot of guys at the competition level enjoy the high end JR. I am a die hard Futaba guy as well, as far as standard servos go the S148 is great!
Hughes500E is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2004, 02:33 PM
  #4  
fpdesignco
Senior Member
My Feedback: (4)
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Mascoutah, IL
Posts: 206
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Which Servo ismost reliable

Futaba as well.. P.s who makes towers servo's futaba?
fpdesignco is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2004, 05:58 PM
  #5  
Hughes500E
Senior Member
My Feedback: (16)
 
Hughes500E's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Armstrong, BC, CANADA
Posts: 1,514
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Which Servo ismost reliable

I have read that as well but, just like JR, they have Expert
Hughes500E is offline  
Reply With Quote

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service