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07-14-2008 04:35 AM  9 years agoPost 1
cranester

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Bogota, Colombia

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Servos on my t-rex 600 have over 400 flights on them (only AP) still working fine, but should these be replaced preventively or is there no need?

Juan Crane

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HelicopterAerial Photography and Video › 3 years do I need to replace servos?
07-14-2008 04:55 AM  9 years ago •• Post 2 ••
switch26

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San Jose

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i think you'd be better off sending them to the manufacturer for a checkup,but i personaly would feel much better just geting new ones

Take offs are optional,landings are mandatory

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07-14-2008 08:15 AM  9 years agoPost 3
jascamera

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san francisco, ca

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What servos are you using for the 600. I looking to a new set of servos.

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07-14-2008 03:59 PM  9 years agoPost 4
clay454

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What type of servos? I replace mine every year.

clay

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07-14-2008 04:24 PM  9 years agoPost 5
Louisiana Helicam

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I usually sell the old and buy new once a year to be on the safe side. I've never had a failure this way.

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07-14-2008 05:59 PM  9 years agoPost 6
FLAP

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Michigan

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isn't it the pot that usually wears out on servos? There aren't that many moving parts other than that and the gear train (easy to visually inspect). I send mine in every few years and the pot is usually all that gets changed. Buying new every year seems like overkill (to me). In 22 years, I've only seen one servo go bad (pot) and it gave clear indication before it did so. It was on the elevator and it would 'stick' around center position until alot of throw was input one way or the other.
That being said, changing them often might not be a 'bad' idea. But, I think the vast majority of them are extremely well made and will safely last hundreds of flights...especially if they are dedicated to docile AP work.

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07-14-2008 08:02 PM  9 years agoPost 7
djdaveq

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id say yes to feel safer

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07-14-2008 09:39 PM  9 years agoPost 8
Torsten

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i swap them every winter and test fly the new ones in my off season before going into the new year.

i use the "old" ones in my "toy" planes etc. so far never had a failure with the used ones in any of the after job duties.

t

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