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Old 03-11-2008, 12:30 AM
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Has anyone used the MG995 metal gear coreless servo from China? They are on E-Bay now and are available for a song.
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Old 03-11-2008, 12:33 AM
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Has anyone used the MG995 metal gear coreless servo from China? They are on E-Bay now and are available for a song.
I use them in all of my cars for steering. 1/8 buggy and truggy. They are strong, but they are not smooth or very precise. Havent had one fail yet. Stripped a few servo horns though. The price cant be beat.
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Thanks Matrix,
What type of servo arms did you replace them with?
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These are *not* coreless servos -- they have a very heavy three-pole cored motor which causes significant overshoot.

Do a search here for the real (ugly) truth about these servos.

If you want a good, reliable hi-torque servo - these are *not* the ones to buy.
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Thanks Matrix,
What type of servo arms did you replace them with?
I just used the horns that come with the servo.



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These are *not* coreless servos -- they have a very heavy three-pole cored motor which causes significant overshoot.

Do a search here for the real (ugly) truth about these servos.

If you want a good, reliable hi-torque servo - these are *not* the ones to buy.
correct they are not coreless, and yes they do have overshoot. How much I couldn't say as I haven't had a topline digital servo to compare it too.

How can you beat $11 for a metal geared 11kg servo?? Granted I havent had tons of hours on mine yet, but so far they havent skipped a beat.
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correct they are not coreless, and yes they do have overshoot. How much I couldn't say as I haven't had a topline digital servo to compare it too.
I think you'd be *very* surprised at how much better a decent servo is when compared to the MG995

How can you beat $11 for a metal geared 11kg servo?? Granted I havent had tons of hours on mine yet, but so far they havent skipped a beat.
It depends a lot on how much you value your model. Saving $7 over a *decent* servo might seem like a false economy when one of those 995s fails on you and results in significant damage.

Even the new 996R (which replaces the 995) is *much* better than the 995 -- and it costs no more so why would anyone waste their cash on an old version with such lousy performance?

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A [link=http://www.rcmodelreviews.com/mg995review.shtml]review of the MG995[/link] is now online. Read and weep!
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