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HelicopterBeginners Corner › What type servos for Cyclic , Collective and Throtle
12-05-2011 04:07 AM  5 years agoPost 1
taxus812

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Conecticut - USA

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I getting ready to buy some servos but I wanted to think about what I really need and where. (thinking longevity as well).

The current servos im using are loaners and it is really time to buy them or give them back. Im using 5 Futaba 9451 servos. Now I have been flying awhile Im thininking not all 5 need to be this high end (and I want a real tail servo). so this is a good time to adjust

I wanted to know where I need high speed or high torque servos.

I know I need to use a specalised servo for the tail.

I know on the throtle I may want the same speed servo as cyclic servos but I know I dont need high torque. )

Cyclic ?
Collective ?

I have a raptor with 90deg mechanical CCPM

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12-05-2011 10:39 AM  5 years agoPost 2
wrongler

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Brewerton, New York

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If I were you, I would check out all Futaba servos's they seem to have a good reputation. I use the BLS 251 on the tail, 451's on cyclic.

Bill Whittaker

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12-05-2011 01:09 PM  5 years agoPost 3
semper_fish

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Fort Worth, TX

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Servos are one of the most important things on a heli though some try to get around it. I have learned that good servos vs bad ones can make a night and day difference.

For Collective, aileron and elevators I would recommend something like an Align DS610 or the Spektrum H6040. For Rudder an Align DS650 or Spektrum H6080G.

For Throttle, if you want to run a governor you should get a decent fast servo as well like an Align DS520 or Spektrum H6040.

Futaba and Savox are good too just match the specifications to the above if you want my advice. Good Luck.

Scott, GySgt USMC
Fort Worth Thunderbirds
MA Fury 55 BeastX, JR Vibe 50 3G, T-Rex 550 3GX

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12-05-2011 01:52 PM  5 years agoPost 4
whiskey

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Richmond,Va. USA

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Those servos are worth about $40-$50 used

Kinda outdated at the moment but work fine. You definitely want a tail servo. Something like a bls251 or the Jon brushless equivalent.

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12-05-2011 03:07 PM  5 years agoPost 5
koppter

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Virginia

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it would be interesting to know the type of heli and your abilities, and budget.

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12-05-2011 03:21 PM  5 years agoPost 6
taxus812

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Conecticut - USA

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Good point.

Skill Level: Beginner starting forward flight
Bird: current Raptor 30 (perhaps a Raptor G4 next year)
Budget: $150 - $250 (plan to purchase used)

I want servos that can be used on future birds. So not totaly tailored for the Raptor 30.

I wanted to know how much torque you really need on cyclic servos? (speed I can understand)

How much torque and speed do you need on collective.

This way I can spec out the best servos without breaking the bank..

(I seen some align DS510 here that may do the trick)

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12-05-2011 04:53 PM  5 years agoPost 7
ticedoff8

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Morgan Hill, CA. USA

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I would say that any servo you buy today for a Raptor 30 would not be suitable for a Raptor G4 next year.

Unless you wanted to budget money to buy top-end eCCMP servos for your mCCMP R-30.

Your best bet is to pay your friend what ever you two decide the servos are worth - then start saving up for all the parts necessary for the Raptor G4

EG: A servo like the DS510 is NOT going to cut it in a Raptor G4. DS610, DS650 - may be okay.

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12-05-2011 11:27 PM  5 years agoPost 8
Stephen Born

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USA

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DS610 and DS650 are fine Servos. Someone here said they are outdated... I don't think so. Their keeping my 700e very stable.

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12-24-2011 04:14 AM  5 years agoPost 9
slam beach

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north stonington,ct,usa

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I agree with SkyCam,610's & a 650 fit your skill,budget,& bird.You don't even have to go used,I have seen several sets go cheap on RR,out of new 700 kits,many people part out the stock electrics.

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