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Old 04-02-2003, 06:28 AM
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Hi all,
I am needing to buy some servos for a model i am scratch building and have come across a problem. How do you know what servo should go into what plane or what loading they have. I have looked at some mail order stuff but all they have is the names. Is there a chart or something that can be used??

Any help much appreciated

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Old 04-02-2003, 04:00 PM
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What size is the plane / engine? Is it a trainer, moderate, or aerobat?
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The one i am scratch building is a 40 size plane, sort of pattern ship but not as long.

But I have also just purchased a super chipmunk which i need to get servos for and am putting a gms 76 in it.

Thanks for your reply. I guess i want to know how you figure these things out. Is it knowledge you just gather over time

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In either case, standard servos will work fine. You could spend more $ and get faster, or more powerful ones, but unless you're flying competition, you'll probably never notice the difference.
Old 04-03-2003, 01:38 AM
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Standard servos should be fine for any .40 size aircraft, go ball bearing if you plan on flying it a lot. As for the Chipmunk, check Tower Hobbies website for the specs on that particular plane or check the manufacturers website.
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Matt,

Se if you can browse some back issues of Model Airplane News. I KNOW I've seen an article or two on spec'ing servos, what size & type are out there, I just can't remember which issue. I'm not sure if the web site has an article search feature or not.
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thanks guys

Will do some researchin tonight.

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