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MG996R Servo is OK

Old 01-21-2010, 09:40 AM
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Default MG996R Servo is OK

The MG996R is a very powerful, fast and good performing servo. I am impressed of the specs and the performance. I mounted the servo in my HPI Savage Flux truck to greatly enhance the steering power.
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Old 01-21-2010, 10:20 AM
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Default RE: MG996R Servo is OK

last I heard towerpro made the worst servo's in history...just saying.
Old 01-21-2010, 11:21 AM
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Made in Hong Kong, Poster from Hong Kong.. Picture look like it's professional .. Maybe it's just me but it sounds like someone is trying to push their products.

Look at his other posts I think he owns a Hobby shop
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Old 01-21-2010, 02:31 PM
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If you look at the servo label, it's a "Towardpro"

What?!?
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Thats really sad. A clone of the worst servo made
Old 01-21-2010, 03:50 PM
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Thats really sad. A clone of the worst servo made
I don't think it's a clone. They're all like that. My Towerpro servo (996R) said the same thing and the picture for that servo on hobbycity shows it like that too and all the pictures of them I've seen show it as "toward" not "tower"
Old 05-25-2010, 04:34 PM
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Bought a few just for the heck of it.
The servo looks well made on the outside.
Close inspection inside shows well assembled electronics. The metal gear is all the way down to, and including the first gear. Bearing surface of the shafts in the top cover seem small, but still has at least 2 shaft diameters bearing length.
Grease distribution on the gears could be a bit better
Operation is rather smooth, but tends to oscillate between steps of my servo tester.
When going to extreme travel, the servo does not overshoot.
The label says digi hi torque. Holding power is like digital servo, but all internet documentation mentions it as analog??????
Servo levers are of nice quality, but lack a disk. Only provided is a single arm and opposed arm levers.
If vibration resistance is good, this will become my standard utility servo.
Old 05-25-2010, 09:08 PM
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I've been using on of these for a about a year months now with no problems.
I even bought two just in case and the other one is just sitting in my parts box untouched.
Old 05-25-2010, 09:52 PM
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they are decent servoes. Ive had on in my txt-1 for more than year. handles well and enough torque and response speed
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Default RE: MG996R Servo is OK

is there a difference between this and the MG995? I have an MG995 and it seems to be holding out really well. Very pleased with it for the $10 I shelled out for it.
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The 996 is the predecessor, More speed, more holding torque and watts, no more position overshoot on fast commands.
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Default RE: MG996R Servo is OK

996Ris not a very good servo because it is a bit shaggy at the end of movement. But it does the job if you don't care.

The same category servo (not shaggy) are at least priced $60
Price wise the 996is the best. Cheap, powerfull and strong servo you'll ever find in its category.

L.


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