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HelicopterAlignOther › How well do the cyclic servos survive a 600N crash?
09-17-2007 04:06 AM  10 years agoPost 1
HOTROD2

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How often do you guys strip the cyclic servos in a crash? I'm especially interested in the metal geared servos like the new JR8717 because that's what I'm really leaning toward on my new 600N.

T-rex 600N, EVO 50, T-rex 450 x2, DX7

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09-17-2007 04:43 AM  10 years agoPost 2
george0079

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I don't think the 8717 has been out long enough to get an acurate answer. It's only been out for what, a month?

Hell... I can fix that.
Uh oh..
Nope.
It's ***ked!!!
RE-KIT!!!!!

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09-17-2007 08:57 AM  10 years agoPost 3
702nitro

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Metal gears will definitely have a higher tolerance against stripping during a crash than nylon gears. The key here is to not crash. Common man stay positive

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09-17-2007 09:06 AM  10 years agoPost 4
Ladymagic

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Hotrod2,
Just know this one crucial inevitablility....no matter how good you get, you are going to crash at least a few times. It's just part of the game.

As for cyclic servos...they usually hold up fairly well during most types of crashes. You won't know for sure yourself until you break one. I've crashed twice in the past 2 months. One was a dumb thumb...the other was a battery failure. Both times..my servos faired fine. My last crash was pretty nasty and the heli came down sideways on the rotor from about 15ft. I am running 8317s. Just spring for what you want...they should be fine....Don't let the fear of crashing limit what you want to do.

Mellisa

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09-17-2007 02:01 PM  10 years agoPost 5
CBitt

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Ottawa, Ks

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I thumped my Nitro Pro pretty hard yesterday. Both frames broken, gyro destroyed, and cyclic and thorttle servo arms broken. My 9451's held up just fine...

Too stupid to stop!

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09-17-2007 02:33 PM  10 years agoPost 6
JJMAN (RIP)

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I stripped all 3 of my 9252's in my latest blade cruncher.

JAY HIGGS

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09-17-2007 06:40 PM  10 years agoPost 7
rbove1977

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Tegucigalpa, Honduras

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I crashed my 600 using the DS8717, brought it in inverted and hit the ground hard,

nothing happened with the servos, remember that those servos ahve tons of torque, so they are strong, the higher the torque the stronger the servo. What stipped completely was the Align JR servo horn, when I tried out my servoes they where completely fine, but I noticed the my swashplate was not horizontal anymore. Took out the horn and noticed it had stripped, so lucky for me I had ordered extra sets of those horns and replaced it and went to fly. Amazingly in my crash nothing happened to the heli, just a bent flybar. When I get my new parts that are coming this week I will changee boom, main mast, etc. But you cant go wring with the JR DS8717, the are hard, so I wouldn't worry about stripping gears on those. But I would recommend the 5 buck investment on the Align JR Servo Horns.

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