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Old 04-12-2004, 10:59 AM
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Default Servo suggestions for 28% WH Edge

Getting ready to start putting my Edge together, but still need to order servos. This is my first giant scale 3D plane, so I don't know too much about what I'll need.

I usually stick to Hitec servos, and would like to keep my cost under $400 if possible. I imagine I'll need some fast, high-torque digitals... not sure which ones? Also, I don't want to overkill the issue and buy more than I really will need. Ideas?

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Old 04-12-2004, 11:25 AM
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Default RE: Servo suggestions for 28% WH Edge

I'm planning on putting 5945s in mine. At least for the ailerons and elevators. For the rudder, I'm considering a JR 8611, and I've got a couple of small fast accurate servos for the throttle and choke.

HTH
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Old 04-12-2004, 12:19 PM
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Default RE: Servo suggestions for 28% WH Edge

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Getting ready to start putting my Edge together, but still need to order servos. This is my first giant scale 3D plane, so I don't know too much about what I'll need.

I usually stick to Hitec servos, and would like to keep my cost under $400 if possible. I imagine I'll need some fast, high-torque digitals... not sure which ones? Also, I don't want to overkill the issue and buy more than I really will need. Ideas?

Thanks,

Tom
Hitec 5645s are good but do not have the best centering. The 5945s are excellent in all respects.

If you buy 4 5945s, a JR 8611 and a 3" Airwild arm from us the bill is $435, and that's a top of the line setup. Use a 5735 instead of the 8611 and the cost comes down to $405. Same torque but a little heavier.

TF
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I used the 5945's on aileron and elevator; Jr8611 on rudder; mini225MG on throttle and micro81 on choke. Life is good![8D]
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Default RE: Servo suggestions for 28% WH Edge

Thanks!

Tom,
You don't think a 5945 is enough for the rudder too?

Tom
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Default RE: Servo suggestions for 28% WH Edge

Tom,

Actually, I was considering 5625's for AIL & ELE (speed) and a 5945 on the rudder. I get the impression you don't think that's enough?

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Default RE: Servo suggestions for 28% WH Edge

I don't think you really need to worry about speed in this level of servo. Holding power and centering are what you are after. I have found that the 5945's seem to handle most anything. I have not really rung out the Edge yet so I can't say much about the 8611 except that in knife edge flight and centering it has proven dead solid.
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Default RE: Servo suggestions for 28% WH Edge

I have one 5945 on my 28% Laser 200 and it has plenty on power for a pretty large rudder, relatively speaking. I would think a single 5945 will do fine on the Edge rudder. Give it a shot, and if it doesn't work for you go with the 5735 or JR 8611. Good luck!
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Thanks!

Tom,
You don't think a 5945 is enough for the rudder too?

Tom
Flying the plane with 5945 on the rudder it will do a knife edge loop that looks like a cursive "L".

With the 8611 it looks more like an "O".

The 5945 is fine until you fly it with the 8611, that servo gives the rudder a whole different feel.

SO what is your definition of "enough"?

TF
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Default RE: Servo suggestions for 28% WH Edge

Thanks Tom. You've given me something to think about

Decisions, decisions. [:'(]

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Default RE: Servo suggestions for 28% WH Edge

I used 5975's on the elevator and ailerons.
I used DS8411 on the rudder
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Default RE: Servo suggestions for 28% WH Edge

I decided to go with the top end and use the 5945's and 8611. Peace of mind knowing you've got more than enough to do the job is worth the extra few bucks!

Thanks for your help!

Tom
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Default RE: Servo suggestions for 28% WH Edge

I decided to go with the top end and use the 5945's and 8611.
You won't be sorry
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Default RE: Servo suggestions for 28% WH Edge

Setup for my WH Edge 540T is. .
5645's for the elevator and ailerons
5735 for rudder
425BB's for throttle and choke.
$288.00 Shipped

The setup for the new WH Extra 330LX will be . .
5945's for the elevator and ailerons
8611 for rudder
425BB's for throttle and choke.
$603.00 Shipped

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