Notices
RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros Discussion all about rc radios, transmitters, receivers, servos, etc.

jr8411 vs HS5945

Old 01-30-2003, 02:50 PM
  #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
My Feedback: (4)
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Why?,
Posts: 194
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default jr8411 vs HS5945

What do you guys think? As far as I understand it the HS5945's would need to be programmed, which costs another 170$ for the programmer - which is the better way to go?

I'm probably starting a war here....


D
Old 01-30-2003, 03:08 PM
  #2  
My Feedback: (506)
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: St. Thomas, VIRGIN ISLANDS (USA)
Posts: 2,429
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default jr8411 vs HS5945

They are both good products. The Hitecs have an edge in that they have a more robust geartrain than the 8411s, are individually programmable, and cost less.

The programmer is not necessary for individual use. Its primarily used to set reversing, match deadbands, speeds and throw limits when you're ganging multiple servos to drive a single surface.
Old 01-30-2003, 05:50 PM
  #3  
Senior Member
 
T_Hill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Arlington, TX
Posts: 145
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default jr8411 vs HS5945

The Hitec have a much longer lasting gear train. Being programmable makes it easier to match servos on surfaces with multiple servos. Yes you can match servos with a matchbox, but that's just one more component to fail. If you are setting up a 35% or bigger plane, the cost savings will pay for the programmer. I use mainly the 5945 for the gear train life, not because they are cheaper or programmable. I put 8411's in a new plane because I had them and now at 43 flights the gears need to be replaced.

Tracy Hill
Old 01-30-2003, 06:39 PM
  #4  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
My Feedback: (4)
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Why?,
Posts: 194
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default jr8411 vs HS5945

Thx to both of you for the answers. My plan was to use 5945s (1 each) on the elevator and a 5945 in a pull pull setup. So I'm not really sure I'll need the programmer?? For ailerons I'm putting in 2 605s on each aileron, which obviously are not programmable. They are going into a 31% Giles....


David
Old 01-30-2003, 07:17 PM
  #5  
Senior Member
My Feedback: (31)
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Kannapolis, NC
Posts: 7,415
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default jr8411 vs HS5945

t-hill
how does one know when their servos needs new gears. i don't want to run into the problem of like shocks that i end up getting use to ride as they wear out...

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Manage Preferences Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.