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HelicopterMain Discussion › Servo Tester/ Setup tool.....??
06-27-2009 03:44 AM  8 years agoPost 1
george0079

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Looking for recommendations on a good servo tester/ setup tool.

I'm getting tired of using my radio system for setup.

What are some good ones?

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

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06-27-2009 03:58 AM  8 years agoPost 2
jgunpilot

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The E-station HeliMaster is a good servo setup tool, plus it'll give you battery voltages and headspeed. I like it for it's pause at center as you sweep from one endpoint to the other. The Hitec servo programmer is also very good and allows you to reprogram the servo for non-standard centers and endpoints to get that perfect 90 degree setup even if the servo arm isn't agreeable.

Both cost over $100. There are a few less expensive units out there, but sometimes you get what you pay for.

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06-27-2009 04:09 AM  8 years agoPost 3
george0079

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Thanks for the input

That's 2 options.... What else else is out there?

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It's ***ked!!!
RE-KIT!!!!!

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06-27-2009 04:57 AM  8 years agoPost 4
Anthony.L

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Here's another option Steve.

http://www.readyheli.com/K10402_Mul...T8_p/k10402.htm

Align Multi-function Tester RCE-MT8

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06-27-2009 05:37 AM  8 years agoPost 5
Steeltoes

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Mankato MN

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Servo tester found at http://www.york-electronics.com

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06-27-2009 06:06 AM  8 years agoPost 6
oldhand

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Toledo, OH -USA

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More options

FMA Servo Lab works good for set up and also can read the rx signal to tell you if your radio trims are really centered. Also the newer Hitec servo programmers can work with your laptop/desktop to setup your Hitec servos. Cost $30 to $50.

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06-27-2009 06:43 AM  8 years agoPost 7
george0079

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Thanks for the info guys

Anyone got a link to the FMA Servo Lab?

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RE-KIT!!!!!

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06-27-2009 06:58 AM  8 years agoPost 8
oldhand

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Just checked FMA and they no longer have it on their website. I got mine thru Great Planes, but they no longer carry any FMA products.

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06-27-2009 03:57 PM  8 years agoPost 9
Steeltoes

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York Electronics servo tester is only $20. I have used it quite a bit for setup

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06-27-2009 06:05 PM  8 years agoPost 10
jsenicka

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Eagle River, WI

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What's wrong with using the radio?
I have a spare receiver in the radio bin, and a large capacity 4.8 volt battery. My problem using a tester is it is not going to be exact positions off my transmitter, so I feel I am better using my transmitter.
When I flew PCM I had a spare 9 channel R138DP that had been in a bad crash and did not trust to fly. Great setup tool. I just had a R608FS have a near death experience and it will now be my setup receiver

Jim Senicka
Team Manager, GrandRC Flight Team

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07-23-2009 09:47 PM  8 years agoPost 11
Rich H

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Seattle, WA

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12 channel servo tester

This is a 12 channel servo tester kit that I designed.

Feedback appreciated.

Watch at YouTube

Rich H

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07-23-2009 10:36 PM  8 years agoPost 12
Rick_H

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Boulder City, Nevada

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Looks like Robins Hobby has the FMA Tester in stock. It is a good tested I use mine a lot. http://robinshobby.com/browse.cgi?cat=studio&type=tool

Rick

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