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Old 12-30-2011, 02:40 PM
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Just been looking for a new servo i have a spektrum 2.4 radio an mr3000 reciver. my servo needs replacing quite old an has had a few days getting wet. I am looking at the digital servos do i need to get any thing to get them to work or are they just plug an go like the old style? i did find a Spektrum Digital Servo Programmer, but not sure if i need this if i buy a spektrum digital servo?
Old 12-30-2011, 06:05 PM
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Best bang for the buck in Europe is [link=http://www.cmbengines.de/index.html?rc_und_zubehoer_servos_und_zubehoer_sav oex_servos.htm]Savöx servo's[/link] Futaba quality ... HiTec prices.

Take the 0254 for the throttle and the 1256 for the rudder.
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these servos arnt as digital as you may think they are normally a bit faster and make a digital sort of sound. i wouldnt go spending alot of money on futaba ones and the likes you are just paying for the name. the ones i use on my 3 rudders are made by tower pro and i have had not one problem they are high torque (15 kg) and are very responsive.

here is the link http://www.ebay.com/itm/2x-MG995-Met...item43a99ccc74

this works out at about 2 for £9 including delivery and the servos are a stadard size so they should fit straight in

it is a hong kong shop and if you havnt got an ebay or paypal account yet it is definatly worth getting one because you will save yourself a fortune in this hobby buying from the likes of hong kong instead of going to your local hobby shop.  
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Very stupid remark !

2000£ boat controled by 4,50£ servo's ?

What is this in English ? Penny-wise , Pound foolish ?

Remember .. a boat "on the run" can be a lethal weapon.

Hoping for you your insurance-company will pay third-party injury if 'cheap-stuff' is used.
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Bought one now dont need anymore help! where did you get £2000 boat from?
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Most build-ups will do 2000 in total.

Hull/engine/hardware/RC/paint-job.

Make a add-up for yourself ... but keep it out off sight for the wife [sm=tongue_smile.gif]
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Never spend that on a boat, hull £150 motor £30 graipner 700 leave it white put stickers on might crash it or sink waste off money
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i have tried these servos in a nitro truck they are noisy and failed after about an hour the casr also cracked wat to easy this was a basher truck that i run when i wan t to go and try stupid things big jumps water crossings and such i would not run one in anything im not willing to lose jmo
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I try to support my local hobby shop when ever I can. Buying servos is one of those times. And I agree, don't use cheap radio gear. My boats are not toys, so no toy china servos for me.
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I bought a spektrum one the other day no problems yet so iam :-)
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wellfirstly hendricx thanks for your very kind reply to my reccomendationmost of the people in my club use these servos on very high powered boats and they never fail regardless of the priceyet i have known alot of hi tech and other expensive servos fail aslong as you use a good brand radio system (transmitter,reciever)and keep your radio gear water tight you should not go wrong. some people dont have £2000 to spend on a rc boat i built my falcon cat and 47" mono for about £400 each with tuned zenoahs i just dont see the point in spending half as much on a servo as you do on an engine its one exspensive way to move a rudder from left to right.

thats my opinion anyway
regards jordan

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