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Old 08-25-2003, 02:15 AM
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Default Sudo crash.. new servos?

Well my sudokhoi finally really went in after 2 1/2 years and over 500 flights. The thing is, I had always figured it would be my 5 Futaba 3003's (44 oz. torque) that would strip and cause a crash after so many grueling flights. Well it so happend that I was climbing to do a deadstick on purpose when and ez link linkage came loose on an aileron and the two elevator halves snapped at about the same time.
There wasn't much I could do while it was coming down.

I am going through all the hassle to put it back together when it might have been better to throw it in the trash can. SO, I don't want to risk another crash by putting in the same old servos.
What servos is everyone using in the 40 size profiles. I figured hitec 85 MG's might not be a bad choice considering they'll save a little weight and have over 50 oz. of torque. What do ya'll think?
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Old 08-25-2003, 02:22 AM
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Old 08-25-2003, 02:23 AM
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Old 08-25-2003, 02:36 AM
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Default Sudo crash.. new servos?

The Hitec 85s are too small for constant-bang-up use on the Morris 40-size profiles. The 225 MGs would be the smallest servo size to go with... and even those gears are tiny.

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Old 08-25-2003, 04:00 AM
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Default Sudo crash.. new servos?

I've had good luck with HS 425's. They are standard dual ball bearing servo's from Hitec... I think they go for under $14 a piece...
Old 08-25-2003, 11:01 AM
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Default Re: Sudo crash.. new servos?

Originally posted by Kris3D
after 2 1/2 years and over 500 flights. The thing is, I had always figured it would be my 5 Futaba 3003's (44 oz. torque) that would strip and cause a crash after so many grueling flights.
why not stay with the 3003's ? 500 flights and the air frame failed 1st....re gear, or better yet use them for throttle and get new ones for everything elese my 02
Old 08-25-2003, 02:20 PM
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Default Sudo crash.. new servos?

or step up to the 3004 and use an hs81 on the throttle. 6 volt 720 nimh RX pack, your plane wont miss the 2+ ounces.

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Old 08-25-2003, 02:34 PM
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Default Sudo crash.. new servos?

I have been using Hitec 225MG's with great success on my Sudokhoi. So far everything is fine. I think the 85MG's might work too. Should really shave some nice weight off. Billy Hell wanted to try them out I believe. Billy ?
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Default Sudo crash.. new servos?

Originally posted by Dylwad
or step up to the 3004 and use an hs81 on the throttle. 6 volt 720 nimh RX pack, your plane wont miss the 2+ ounces.

Dylan
servo city has a blow out on the 3004's 19.95, free shipping..just got one.(shoulda got 4 or 5)
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Originally posted by Hacker
servo city has a blow out on the 3004's 19.95, free shipping..just got one.(shoulda got 4 or 5)
my LHS has them for $14.99, i might have 2 new ones for sale too...........

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Default Sudo crash.. new servos?

You guys outta try out the HS 425's... I think it's a better servo and way less expensive and quicker than the 3004's .... only $14.95

You could even go with HS 475's for more torque... they're only $17.95 ea...
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thanks Paul...think i will....but first i gotta find someplace i can overpay, other wise i wont feel like i got the best !
Old 08-26-2003, 12:44 AM
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Default Sudo crash.. new servos?

I have been running the Hitec 225s with no problems have tried the 85s and they are not strong enough. You will have to decide what you want but Ilike the 225s.

Steve
Old 08-26-2003, 01:43 AM
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Default Sudo crash.. new servos?

The only standard servos I trust are Airtronics and Futabas. Nothing wrong with JR, just expensive for an equivalent servo.

The Futaba 3001 might just be the best standard servo in the world...I think it can take more abuse, last longer, and work better than a high end Hitec. Airtronics is second best for servos in my mind. I have been using the same flight pack in 2 airplanes.

The first was a Seduction with about 100 flights. The control surfaces on this thing are HUGE and MG/Coreless servos are recommended. I went with my Airtronics standards...

Now I've got my Sledge with about 200 flights with the same flight pack...I've got all my end point adjustments set to 150% and am using every little bit on every surface. I do on every flight. They are beat on, slammed into the ground, soaked with fuel, and crashed. All of the originals are working GREAT and there has been no chance in performance. No more slop now than day one. They give ya big servo arms too!

All I can say about Hitec is, I wouldn't use them if they were free. I don't need to see or have any more crashed airplanes because of Hitec...

I'll put an Airtronics 94011 head to head with ANY Hitec servo that will take the challenge...
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Default Sudo crash.. new servos?

Hey thanks for all the replies guys.
I changed my mind to the 225's but then changed it again to the 475's when I saw how much cheaper they were.

After all, the plane is now a rebuild.
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Default Sudo crash.. new servos?

Originally posted by Kris3D
Hey thanks for all the replies guys.
I changed my mind to the 225's but then changed it again to the 475's when I saw how much cheaper they were.
yep, and you also changed your mind about the weight savings. First you wanted 85MG's for little weight remember ? If you want low price, get some Cirrus or Tower servos. They will do the Job also.
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Yes, I dropped the weight savings idea cause I wan't to save up for a sledge or sumthin.

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