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03-30-2005 08:28 PM  13 years agoPost 1
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I'm planning on building a Raptor .50 in stock form with O.S. .50 (not the Hyper engine) and need some advice on servo selection.

The radio I plan to buy is the JR 6102 that comes with DS537 Digital servos.

Will these servos work okay? I'll be doing some basic aerobatics but not much 3-D yet. My worry is that these servos won't hold up to 3-D once I get serious about it. I'm trying to stay on a budget and not have to retire the 537s too soon.

What do you think?

Bob

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03-30-2005 09:20 PM  13 years agoPost 2
nappyroots2182

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Moline, il

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you could push futaba 9252s as hard as you want. i couldnt ask for a better servo.

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03-30-2005 09:27 PM  13 years agoPost 3
nojohnny101

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hey
i was kind of in your same position.....when i was looking for some servos for my raptor 30v2 (OS32) to replace my worn out stock Airtronics servos....
here's the best place IMO....http://www.servocity.com

hi-tec makes very good quality serovs and for half the price that Futaba and JR are asking.....
now don't get me wrong....i have a futaba 9253 and a GY401.....but IMO, HI-tec can't be beat for their prices and design....quality is next to none
check these out for cyclic:
http://www.servocity.com/html/hs-625mg_ultra_speed.html - only $40 (dual ball bearing) and very fast...plenty of torque
these for collective:
http://www.servocity.com/html/hs-625mg_ultra_speed.html

these are all standard....not digital and won't drain the battery....
if you went digital....well that's a whole different story: (bigger battery)


pm with any further qeustions

Thanks
~Will~

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03-30-2005 09:31 PM  13 years agoPost 4
nappyroots2182

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Moline, il

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hitec are great too but stay away from metal gear servos as they do create alot of slop aftert short periods of time. hitec as the karbonite servos that would be good too. just stay with plastic geared digital servos.

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03-30-2005 09:35 PM  13 years agoPost 5
reilly13

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Binghamton, NY

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9252s in mine...probably overkill but I'll never have to upgrade!
On the collective it's a must have though.

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03-30-2005 09:56 PM  13 years agoPost 6
SLiebl

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Lancaster, PA - USA

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I agree with Nappy about the metal gear servos in a heli.
I've got 9252's in my 50, and have a set of 9202 to put in my 37. Recently pulled a set of JR811 digitals out of the 37 since they got a bit sloppy around center.
The 9202's were in my 50 until I replaced them with the 9252's. Never had any issues with the 9202 servos, just wanted something a bit faster and more accurate.
I actually had some Hitec 645mg servos in my first Raptor 30V1. Not a good choice after comparing them to all of these other servos I've mentioned. They never gave me any real issues, but there are better servos in the same price range that will perform better in helis.
I've used tons of Hitec servos in all flavors in lots of airplanes and they are a great servo in the right machine.

-Steve

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