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cheap but good servos for a 500

Old 11-26-2010, 11:05 AM
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Default cheap but good servos for a 500

need servos for cyclic

no 3d just normal flight
Old 11-26-2010, 11:34 AM
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Default RE: cheap but good servos for a 500

Check HOBBY City, they have plenty of cheap servo there, I'm using their Turnigy S3317m on my 500 and cost only lest than $10.
Old 11-27-2010, 12:45 PM
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Default RE: cheap but good servos for a 500

why not go with the stock align servos that usually come with the trex 500 kit (DS510)? They're decent and cheap (as far as most digital servos go) about $45 ea.
Old 12-12-2010, 09:36 AM
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Default RE: cheap but good servos for a 500

I use Hitec HS 225's in my 500 and a HS 5084 MG behind a Quark gyro for the tail allpowered by a 7.5a UBEC setfor 6v.You need a adapter/spacer kit to fit them. The kit is a Align part. I got the kit from Heliproz. Just a few dollars.

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Old 12-13-2010, 03:09 PM
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Default RE: cheap but good servos for a 500

Any idea what the part number for the adapter kit is?
Old 12-13-2010, 05:22 PM
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Nope. I just called Heliproz and explained what had and I had read somewhere there was a spacer kit to adapt the 225's to the 500 servo opening. Rick said sure you needone of - these adapter kits. Credit card number - priority mail - wala - three days later a little bag of parts that fixed the problem.

Now I have a bench full of 550e pieces I am putting together.

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Default RE: cheap but good servos for a 500

I had Turnigy 930 mg servos on mine, they centre well and I had 200 flights on them before I sold it.Not a hint of trouble with them and they are cheap out of hobby city they also fit perfectly with no need for spacers or alteration.
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Default RE: cheap but good servos for a 500

Could I please get some suggestions for a medium priced tail/gyro combination for the EXI500... I have been looking at the Spartan Quark... but it may prove to be a bit expensive. I would prefer to exclude Futaba Gyros and Servos.

I am using Hi-Tec HS-5245MG digital servos on the cyclic...

Initially, they would be used for sport flying with 3D as I become more proficient.

Thanks

Old 01-03-2011, 04:20 PM
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Default RE: cheap but good servos for a 500

I was given what is some good advice when I got back into helis after being away from them for 30 years. I didn't take it right away. I bought something or other 48Y don't remember the brand started with a D. I was told it was the best low price gyro. It sucked. The advice I was given was buy the best gyro you can afford. I bought a Quark Outstanding. I now have four helis a pair of EXI 450's a EXI 500 and a brand new Trex 550. Four Quarks. Align servos on the 550. Hitec HSG 5084 MG on the other three tails. Gyro is not a good place to try and save money. A good gyro will help you improve your skills faster and reduce your crash repair costs. I also have Flymentor on all four.

You would have been better off to go with HS 225HB's and spent the money on the tail.
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Old 01-03-2011, 05:14 PM
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^^^ Great advice that Ilive by. Helis are not cheap, take substantial time/effort to build, and are frustrating to repair. Working with a cheap gyro as you learn is a recipe for disaster and discouragement.

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Default RE: cheap but good servos for a 500

In general, I agree with the gyro advice... I would like to say that I have four gyros at the moment... EFLRG110HL w/HS55 Servo (Blade400), Mystery w/JRDS290G(EXI450), Align GP750 w/Align DS520(TRex450pro), and last a MKS 292 (not mounted) Two crashes this year, one equipment caused, other tail touch on landing caused.

Of the four gyros, the Mystery really holds pretty good, but I am not doing anything more than flips, rolls, 180 stall turns, and 540 stall turns at the moment. It is the least expensive of all my gyros. The GP750 has a lot of tail movement.

The 500's JS5245MG cyclic servos are a done deal (I wanted all digital), so no changing that. I want a tail servo on the same quality level as the cyclic... so maybe in the $75-$100 range, and a gyro to feed it well.
Old 01-04-2011, 08:23 AM
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Default RE: cheap but good servos for a 500

Something you should think about if you haven't already is a at least 5a UBEC. Four digital servos can draw a lot of power that your ESC may struggle to provide. Also to make the job of your tail servo a LOT easier get a chinese tail rotor mod bolt kit from Heim Joint over on HF. It will reduce the force needed to drive the tail slider to full pitch by 80% and stock it takesa lot of force to do it. The HSG 5084 MGon 6v has no trouble with the tail behind the Quark and it is fast.

Jim

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