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Old 01-06-2007, 08:57 PM
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looking for something I can use to plug in-between the servo and rx to see if there is any binding or excessive current draw..I know ive seen them but haven't been able to find one..
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Old 01-06-2007, 09:18 PM
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I have been looking for this as well. The only one I coud find is the Hanger 9. [link=http://www.hangar-9.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdID=HAN172]Inline meter link[/link]
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There was the how-to on making one in RC Reports magazine a while back. Real simple if you have an analog meter.
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Old 01-06-2007, 09:59 PM
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There used to be a couple of Servo Cyclers on the market and I haven't been able to find that variant either.

I'm particularly interested in that as that capability (on the 10X I flew before the DX7 took over) was very helpful in weeding out bad servo pots. The slow cycle makes them stick out like a sore thumb.

Any info available on these?
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Homemade tester [link=http://users.picbasic.org/projects/Servo%20Test/rc_servo_tester.htm]link[/link]
Expensive tester Tester[link=http://www.servocity.com/html/servo_programmer_tester.html]expensive!![/link]
Cheap Tester[link=http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXVK79&P=7]Cheap!![/link]
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Old 01-07-2007, 08:14 AM
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ORIGINAL: Digger44

I have been looking for this as well. The only one I coud find is the Hanger 9. [link=http://www.hangar-9.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdID=HAN172]Inline meter link[/link]
Yea thats the only Ive seen so far too
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The H9 one is excellent. I hook it up to each servo during an install to ensure nothing isbinding or stalled (especially important using digital servos) and then when I'm done I put it between the battery and the reciever and put the SERVO menu into TEST mode and watch the total current draw as all the servos are moving, then flip it to volts and make sure the regulator are holding its voltage under load.
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Old 01-07-2007, 10:08 AM
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This one offers some advanced features.

http://www.vexacontrol.com/xciter_details_1.html

I use as many as three of the H9 V/A units with multiple servos to validate the set-up they work great for me.
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Old 01-07-2007, 01:01 PM
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Digger44
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Thank you for your answers ------- this is what I was looking for.
Even IF I don't remember it being exactly like those pictured, their functions are what I wanted.

It's appreciated.
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I've got this one and it works well. Be sure to watch the video on it.

http://www.york-electronics.com/
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Old 01-08-2007, 04:47 PM
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I've had the Vexacontrol for a year or so. It works great. Worth every penny.

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