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Old 04-23-2022, 06:16 AM
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Can anyone list servos that have the soft start feature?

All I have found so far is the AR range (AR 8433, AR 8444S, AR 8455, AR 8477) servos, and some posts that suggest some Promodeler servos have it.


As a side question, is there any feedback on using Promodeler servos - I've always stuck to main brands (JR & MKS), and Promodeler is unknown to me, although their range does look impressive and well priced.

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I believe the newer Hitec D series has soft start.
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Iíve got the promodelerís in my 1/4 Starship and my AD jets scorpion. Honestly for the price, they are very impressive. I would have no qualms using them on any of my builds.
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Futaba sbus servos, I use this on all my servos
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I have Promodler servos in two jets and had good success.
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Thanks for the feedback.

Are the entire range of Promodeler servos soft-start, or just a few select servos?


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Old 04-24-2022, 03:38 AM
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Originally Posted by JSF-TC View Post
Can anyone list servos that have the soft start feature?

As a side question, is there any feedback on using Promodeler servos - I've always stuck to main brands (JR & MKS), and Promodeler is unknown to me, although their range does look impressive and well priced.

Thanks

Paul
I have used Pro-Modeler in 3 of my jets and have found them to perform flawlessly. I'm not really sure if the ones I have are soft start or not. I just purchased 8 of their DS505BLHV for my Rebel Pro but I couldn't tell you if they're soft-start. I would contact the owner John Beech directly, I'm sure he would be happy to answer your questions.


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Just move them off center and power them up, do they slowly move to the switch or stick position? Or do they snap to position?

If they slowly move then they are soft start
Old 04-24-2022, 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted by dccatl View Post
I have used Pro-Modeler in 3 of my jets and have found them to perform flawlessly. I'm not really sure if the ones I have are soft start or not. I just purchased 8 of their DS505BLHV for my Rebel Pro but I couldn't tell you if they're soft-start. I would contact the owner John Beech directly, I'm sure he would be happy to answer your questions.
How do you find them compared to other servos you have used in the past?
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I've only ever used Hi-Tec and Spektrum and the Pro-Modelers have surpassed both brands in terms of performance and quality. I like that fact that they're made in the US, the company owner supports his product and is immediately available for questions/support, and the servos are fast, strong, center perfectly and reasonably priced, especially for a brushless servo. My only jet that doesn't have Pro-Modeler is my CARF Joker, which has Gruapner servos that Carf was spec'ing for it when it was first released, and at the time, Pro-Modeler didn't have a mini size servo that would fit. That being said, all the major brands make good servos, pilots in my club fly them all (MKS, Savox, Spectrum, Hi-Tec, Blue Bird, Futaba, JR, etc.) and I can't remember ever witnessing or hearing about a servo failure.

BTW, I don't think mine are soft-start, here's a video showing them powered up from off-center:

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My DS355CLHV move slowly into position. But not as slow as some soft start servos do.

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