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Servo Arms Supplied With 5955 Servos??

Old 01-15-2007, 10:05 AM
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Default Servo Arms Supplied With 5955 Servos??

Is it safe to run the black HD servo arms that are supplied with the 5955 servos on a 50cc plane like the 30% PAU Extra?? Thanks.
Old 01-15-2007, 11:57 PM
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Default RE: Servo Arms Supplied With 5955 Servos??

Don't remember if it was on this board or not, but there were flyers using the stock arms on 40% planes successfully.
Do a search and see what you come up with.
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Default RE: Servo Arms Supplied With 5955 Servos??

Over at TroyBuilt Models website (they deal strictly in 50cc and up stuff) they strongly recommend *against* the use of any plastic arms on these servos. To quote: "Servo arms must be aluminum or they will strip on the servo's splined shaft".

Metal arms aren't a major cost when you compare it to the rest of a 50cc plane so I say why take the risk?
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Default RE: Servo Arms Supplied With 5955 Servos??

The plastic arms are not a problem on 50cc planes in my experience.
Old 01-21-2007, 09:29 PM
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Default RE: Servo Arms Supplied With 5955 Servos??

I decided to give the stock plastic arms a try on my 33% H9 Extra/3W80Xi combo. I figured if Hitec was shipping them with the 5985's and 5955TG's, then they better darn well be strong enough to handle the torque of the servos they come with. I'm running 5985's in the ailerons(4), and 5955TG's on the elevators and rudder. 80 flights so far with no problems......I am running a longer aluminum arm for the pull-pull setup on the rudder........The stock arm wasn't long enough.

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