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futaba 9C + digital servos

Old 07-26-2016, 09:30 AM
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I have a Futaba 9C operating in the PCM mode. The manual says that it is compatible with digital servos. What are the benefits and drawbacks of using digital servos in this mode of operation?
Old 07-28-2016, 06:26 AM
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Whether or not you use digital servos, the transmitter doesn't matter.

Digital servos will have more holding power at any position, but will also have a higher current draw as a result. If you're using larger battery packs, you won't notice any difference in your flying. Just expect the airborne pack's battery to not last as long as with analog servos.
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Gentlemen,

Thanks for the input. Switching to digital sounds like a good idea because of the increased holding power. I am not too worried about the additional battery drain since I am flying a 5S 5000 mah battery on this particular plane (Great Planes 71" Seawind).

Bob

PS Time to re-release the 71" Seawind. By taking out the provisions for retractable landing gear and removing the nose weight a weight savings of 1 lb + could be realized. Its a wonderful airplane on electric power since the tendency to dig in a tip float on takeoff is substantially reduced since much of the weight up on the pylon is moved to the bottom of the fuse with electric power.
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The large Great Planes Seawind was discontinued in 2010. It's not likely it will be brought back, but we'll pass on your comments to the Product Management staff.

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