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Old 08-01-2011, 01:25 AM
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Default RE: Hitec 82 MG servo problems

ORIGINAL: littlephoenix wondering why people pay so much for hitec's when there are servos that out perform them and much cheaper,,,,any ideas?
Performance and Reliability backed by Acclaimed Service - a few of the reasons Hitec enjoythe greater popularity overall.

Metal gearservos wear out faster than nylon/karbonite gears and cost more to manufacture.
The cheaper servos use cheaper motors(which cause many BEC/Brownout problems) and do not have long lasting pots. All Hitec cored servo motors use incredibly strong Neodymium rare earth magnets, also known as “supermagnets”,.
Cheaper "MG"servoswith molded (compressed metal particles)alloy gears usually have a very light short lived hardening coat, not to mention the typical gear assembly of cheaper units, including some sold under rebadged "USABrand names", for example:
Review: Corona DS 538MG servo
Please refer to:
<dt>Servo - FAQ - Which servo to buy - Peak Servo Current Test Results.
Servo - FAQ : Metal Gear Servos - Why good MG Servo have a Plastic Primary 1st Gear
Servo - FAQ : Metal Gear Servos - DIY Repair & Extend MG Servo Gear Life
In the “servo world” you get what you pay for.

More information under sub Section "Glitches & Jitter in Receiver, Servo & ESC - causes and cures " below
"Radio Systems, Accessories, Alterations and FAQ." at:
Alan's Hobby, Model & RC FAQ Web Links

Refer also to the attached Hitec servo history chart,.

Alan T.

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