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02-10-2008 04:52 AM  10 years agoPost 1
SpottedCow

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Anybody tried these servos in a Raptor 50?

http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/...?idProduct=5259

They seem to get good reviews on the sellers site... and the cost is outstanding. How do you think they would stack up against the Futaba 9252? Looks like 2 for the price of 1 in comparison.

Please let us know if you have actually used them.

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02-10-2008 11:27 AM  10 years agoPost 2
Ben-T-Spindle

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Anybody tried these servos in a Raptor 50?

http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/...?idProduct=3880

They seem to get good reviews on the sellers site... and the cost is outstanding. How do you think they would stack up against the Futaba 9252? Looks like 4 for the price of 1 in comparison
That’s and very old technology analog servo.

I have gone to the latest technology – Futaba Brushless Digital servos. BLS451 on collective and cyclic, BLS251 on the rudder. These are far better than anything else on the market.

... BTS

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02-10-2008 08:45 PM  10 years agoPost 3
nappyroots2182

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you putting them in your scale heli? they will be fine there. keep better quality for the stick banging bird.

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02-14-2008 11:27 PM  10 years agoPost 4
SpottedCow

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Updated link... previous link was to an analog server... my bad... here is the one I am curious about...

http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/...?idProduct=5259

Under $40...

HXT 9866 Digital Metal Gear 45g / 7.2kg (99oz-in)/ .09sec
Weight: 45g
Dimensions: 40.5 x 20 x 37mm
Torque: 7.2kg-cm/(99oz-in)
Speed: .09sec/60deg @ no load
Running Current: 700mA
Stall current: 1200mA
Horn Gear Spline: 25segments (same as Futaba)
Connector Wire: 300mm
Connector Housing: Universal (JR/Futaba)
Bearing: Yes
Gear Type: Alloy / Steel

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02-15-2008 12:50 PM  10 years agoPost 5
BarracudaHockey

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You get what you pay for

Andy
AMA 77227
http://www.jaxrc.com

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02-15-2008 02:00 PM  10 years agoPost 6
jsenicka

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Agree with Hockey 100%.

Torque, speed, centering and precision are all a factor in a decent servo for heli use. Most guys I have flown with for years on fixed wing scoff at high dollar digitals in all but the giant scale stuff. But trying to go cheap on a heli just leads to a wallowing, hunting bird that never seems to trim right.
For a R50, you simply cannot beat 9252 Futaba digitals, or some of the slightly newer variants.

Overall good choices include Futaba 9252, Hitec 6965HB, JR 8311, etc.

Jim Senicka
Team Manager, GrandRC Flight Team

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02-16-2008 01:15 AM  10 years agoPost 7
SpottedCow

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Thanks for your input... but the question wasn't that Futaba 9252's are the best in the world.. They have that stigma because of their wide spread use and have been proven over time... I do not challenge that.. as a matter of fact those are what I fly now.. The question is why do I fly those... or why do you? Was it just because you read over and over that those were the best?.. aka better safe than sorry.

Are we just paying a premium for the Futaba name? I am looking for input from anyone flying a sub $40 servo on a Raptor 50 size heli that can honestly say their servo performs as well or better than the defacto standard of a Futaba 9252.

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02-17-2008 02:59 PM  10 years agoPost 8
MickeyMoo

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"you get what you pay for" often but not always true (obvious, I know:rolleyes

I think most people figure why take a chance with an expensive and dangerous model. FWIW I need some servos for a 50 and looked at those. Before I used those I would like to see a lot more reviews. I think there is about 6 on the site which is not enough to determine if the servos are consistent in quality and performance

BTW Heres an HXT servo that IMHO you get more than what you pay for http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/...p?idProduct=662

Not something you want to put in your R50 but work great in a foamy. I can't tell the difference between these and my Hitec hs55s that cost over 4 times as much. Tons of reviews, excellent rating and over 400 back ordered

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02-18-2008 12:19 AM  10 years agoPost 9
nappyroots2182

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shawn just get them and try them. keep an out on them every few flights for any bad signs. someone has to prove that sometimes you can find a bargain. sure i buy $110 servos but would love to buy $40 servos too if possible.

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02-18-2008 04:40 AM  10 years agoPost 10
SpottedCow

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Jeff,
Yeah, I was thinking of building my scale ship with them. Since I won't be doing too much 3D I am looking for a few ways to cut a little costs. Also looking for a good gyro.. I figure another 611 would be overkill.

But who knows... maybe I'll just go with the tried and true...

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02-18-2008 01:22 PM  10 years agoPost 11
Gary H

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SpottedCow,
Speed: .09sec/60deg @ no load

It`s your ship, your money, I use servos that r proven, look at the no load part, they will proably move like a snale when under a load. Give it the best, a lot of money in the air!

Gary H

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02-19-2008 01:19 AM  10 years agoPost 12
arceye

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I don't know about in other parts of the world but in the UK we get ripped off on the price of futaba stuff and just about everything else.
As for are there other servos that are as good as the bench mark futaba 9252 (which is now obsolete and has been replaced) for price and reliability/performance then yes hitec 6965, 6975, 6985 are at least as good and cheaper, but don't rule out the ace range, the ace ds1015 beats the futaba 9252 and its replacement the 9255 in every way possible on performance and price, with 1 single problem of the servo arm that comes with it is useless for push pull as the holes on 1 side are in different positions to the other by 1mm (1 side is odd the other even) so the arms either have to be re drilled or replaced with evenly holed arms.
JR also have a range that with give the same or better performance for around the same price.

I am in no way disputing the 9252 in performance or reliability as it is an excellent performing servo with proven reliability, but there are other options which give the same or better performance and reliability for less money and some of the other options can be run at 6V.

Andy


Kasama Head :(
The Blingiest DOWNGRADE a Raptor can have

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02-20-2008 01:59 AM  10 years agoPost 13
nappyroots2182

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ive converted all my stuff to JR. better stuff now days IMO and better costomer support. take a look at the DS821 servos. cheap and reliable. they are not my 8717's but hey they are good too. you need to see my new machine!

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02-20-2008 03:14 AM  10 years agoPost 14
TankDirt

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"""Speed: .09sec/60deg @ no load"""

Gary H,you should know better!!! all servos even the 8717 is tested for speed with no load,If they were tested with a load the numbers would suck and nobody would buy them.

check it out http://www.servocity.com/html/bls-4...less_servo.html These are great servos,but I guess since their tested with no load they are slow as a snail and suck right?

DO NOT BUY DS821 do a seach and you will see,They WILL FAIL...

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02-20-2008 05:52 PM  10 years agoPost 15
west-wot

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DS821 servos. cheap and reliable
those servos must be sum of the most unriliable servos in the world do as search on here and you will find loads about them

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02-20-2008 09:25 PM  10 years agoPost 16
nappyroots2182

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you guys are a tough crowd. seems if it aint a 9252 or 8717 its junk. the guy just wants a servo that flys. not even gonna be flipping it. just hovers. i dont blame him for wanting to not spend alot.

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02-20-2008 09:27 PM  10 years agoPost 17
nappyroots2182

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how bout the HS-635HB?????

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02-20-2008 09:50 PM  10 years agoPost 18
west-wot

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s3152 is a good cheap servo i have used them in a raptor 50 aswell as s3050s at 6v. at 6v the 3050 specs come close to 9255 and are half the price here in teh uk perhaps them?

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