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Old 09-11-2020, 01:27 AM
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Hi all, I need to buy 6 servos for my next plane and the best are probably Futaba BLS173sv but they are expensive. Has anyone found a good alternative at a cheaper price or is it false economy. Surely there must be good alternatives out there.
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Do you have good supply of MKS in Ireland? The 69HV and 767HV are excellent. Downward on the price scale, KST have some good options.
Old 09-11-2020, 06:12 AM
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Hi,
please have a look at homepage of well known norwegian F3A-Pilot Ola Fremming:
Servo test results
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MKS HV69's on elevators, HV737 on ailerons and HV747 on rudder.
Old 09-11-2020, 07:43 AM
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Hans S, awesome servo testing results. Will certainly save that as it deserves careful study. Big_G, I concur, those are my MKS choices as well. A friend is even running HV69 on a large rudder surface and says it is working very well.
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Another good futaba option is the 9670 servo. It is a Sbus2 version of the 9650 as well as being High Voltage. I really like these servos on the wing of my bipes.

https://www.modelsport.co.uk/futaba-...roducts/401030

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Thanks very much for those suggestions. I will check them out over the weekend.
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If you are looking at Futaba servos, rcjapan.net is a good supplier with good prices and shipping

https://www.rcjapan.net/index.php?ma...lucorbeo4bi5c6
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Those servos fron rcjapan are cheap but when you then add postage and import duty etc they are similar price in Europe.
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Hello

I replaced Futaba with Savox servo.
Very happy with, reliable, efficient, accurate and not expensive
Aileron : Savox SC 1251 MG
Elevator : Savox mini SH 1250 MG
Rudder : Savox SC 1258 TG

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Old 09-17-2020, 05:20 PM
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savox is good and not expensive.

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