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10-03-2018, 06:39 PM
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Posted By aeajr

You epoxied your servos into your wood or...

You epoxied your servos into your wood or composite plane. Now the servo has gone bad. How do you get it out?

Heat!

A heat gun or a hair dryer is used to heat the servo and/or the surface it...
09-19-2017, 08:56 AM
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Posted By aeajr

Anyone have any tips on servos? Any new servos...

Anyone have any tips on servos? Any new servos that are especially good or bad?

How about high voltage servos? Traditionally servos run on 4.8 or 6V but many of the newer ones can run on higher...
10-22-2014, 07:07 AM
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Views: 17,560
Posted By aeajr

Looks like no one ever responded. This is an old...

Looks like no one ever responded. This is an old question but worth a reply.

Serovos fail for a variety of reasons.

Defect - stuff happens

Wires too small - if the wires going to your...
11-24-2013, 09:22 AM
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Posted By aeajr

I have a receiver and a battery pack on the bench...

I have a receiver and a battery pack on the bench just to test the servos. I power them up, move them through their full range to look for smooth operation. Then I do the same with finger...
11-12-2013, 07:10 AM
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Views: 17,560
Posted By aeajr

What determines how strong the servos need to be?...

What determines how strong the servos need to be? Speed and deflection.

There is a servo calculator spreadsheet on the first page of this discussion. Bring it up and play with it and you come...
04-13-2013, 03:02 PM
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Posted By aeajr

RE: Let's talk about servos - Whatever is on your mind

Just looking for general feedback on Spektrum servos.  Nothing in particular.
04-12-2013, 07:24 PM
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Posted By aeajr

RE: Let's talk about servos - Whatever is on your mind

Anyone have experience with Spektrum servos?
11-26-2012, 02:07 PM
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Views: 17,560
Posted By aeajr

RE: Let's talk about servos - Whatever is on your mind

Did you get those servos?   What do you think?
11-07-2012, 04:17 AM
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Posted By aeajr

RE: Let's talk about servos - Whatever is on your mind

Those are huge servos. What plane are they for? At 2.2 oz each 6 of those weigh more than some of my planes.

I look forward to your report.
10-22-2012, 06:00 AM
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Posted By aeajr

RE: Let's talk about servos - Whatever is on your mind

I added a servo calculator spreadsheet to the first post, for anyone who is interested.  I did not write it, but the numbers seem reasonable.  When it doubt, this might be useful in sizing your...
07-22-2012, 03:05 PM
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Posted By aeajr

RE: Let's talk about servos - Whatever is on your mind

I use servo grease whenever I rebuild servos. 
01-08-2012, 01:27 AM
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Views: 17,560
Posted By aeajr

RE: Let's talk about servos - Whatever is on your mind

Sorry I can't help. Most of my experience has been with mini and micro servos for small electrics and gliders.

My overall experience with Hitec servos has been pretty good.<br type="_moz" />
12-12-2011, 11:50 AM
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Posted By aeajr

RE: Let's talk about servos - Whatever is on your mind

A servo torque calculator is posted on the first page of this discussion if you care to look at it.

It occurs to me that if I hook up my wattmeter I should be able to read the draw of my servos.  ...
10-29-2011, 04:52 PM
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Posted By aeajr

RE: Let's talk about servos - Whatever is on your mind

As a General guide for such designations.  These would be approximate strength I would use for torque for these designations

Standard Servo - 40 ounce/inch - Example, Hitec HS-311

Mini  Servo -...
10-29-2011, 11:40 AM
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Posted By aeajr

RE: Let's talk about servos - Whatever is on your mind

Normally I don't apply any lubricant to servos as they come lubricated from the factory.

However dropping things in salt water changes everything.  I have done that with slope gliders.

1) Wash...
10-28-2011, 06:24 PM
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Views: 17,560
Posted By aeajr

Let's talk about servos - Whatever is on your mind

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