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03-05-2008 09:31 PM  10 years agoPost 1
michelancello

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Hi all!

When I will buy my first servos, sould I buy cheap one because I could brake it or I can buy better one for my first helicopter?

Thank you,

Michel

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03-05-2008 09:52 PM  10 years agoPost 2
nicholasdugas

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better servos make it fly better. I think if you plan on doing 3d you just as soon start out with the right crap. when I started flying I had crappy electronics and 2 months later I had to just about re buy everything


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03-05-2008 10:01 PM  10 years agoPost 3
michelancello

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Thank you!

This is exactly what I needed to know!

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03-05-2008 10:12 PM  10 years agoPost 4
fergus

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Servo gears can be replaced and are cheap. These will be the likely thing to break in a servo so better is better in my view.

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Fergus

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03-06-2008 12:44 AM  10 years agoPost 5
michelancello

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Thank you again!

Ok... since whe are talking about servos... JR or Futaba? I will buy the JR 9303 2.4 with no servos... should I use JR servos?

Michel

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03-06-2008 01:29 AM  10 years agoPost 6
yongary

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Hitec 65MG servos for Trex 450

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03-06-2008 01:41 AM  10 years agoPost 7
David Blain

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I like the JR's I am running the 8311's and should've bought the 8717's, so buy up and you won't have to do it two or three times..
Now what are you flying? I got those in a Raptor 50 Titan w/ a OS Hyper 50 thumping it out.... Let us know...

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03-06-2008 02:11 AM  10 years agoPost 8
michelancello

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Thank you!

I am not decided yet : Raptor 90 or 50, Freya evo 90.

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03-06-2008 05:06 AM  10 years agoPost 9
idigrc2

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Keep in mind the bigger the heli the more the parts cost to fix it.

I once choked a smurf to see what color it would trun

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03-06-2008 07:30 PM  10 years agoPost 10
bbeverlie

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But also keep in mind that you typically get what you pay fore, Buy
cheap buy twice

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03-06-2008 08:22 PM  10 years agoPost 11
nicholasdugas

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JR 8717's all the way they smoke futaba servos


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03-07-2008 04:59 AM  10 years agoPost 12
jpleth

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Never skimp on the radio. If your cheap servo fails you are going to have to replace more than a servo. Cheap is good for surface rc but only if you do not race.

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03-07-2008 05:01 AM  10 years agoPost 13
ultra2

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Missouri

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My first thought was Futaba 9202's or JR 4131/8101's as an affordable decent servo choice. Just my opinion, but I'm not into the aggressive 3D flying style though either. I'm still flying 8 or 9 of the first new 4131's I bought and installed must be 10 years ago now, and still enjoy the precision in their response.

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03-07-2008 04:07 PM  10 years agoPost 14
Frank Bostwick

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Hey the 9252 has served many many bird and at only $80 thats a good servo for the money. Though I currently use 9202 not great, not fast but they work and work and have lived thru many crashes.

RIP ROMAN

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03-08-2008 05:36 AM  10 years agoPost 15
rcmadness

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For what its worth.
I just built and flew my first nitro (TRex 600 Sport) and I went ahead a spent the money on Futaba 9252's on cyclic and 9202 on the trottle. It is unreal to see the difference between an ok servo and a high quality servo just the way the feel and move even manually with the power off is different. You don't even feel the gear mesh in them.

Just my 2 cents, I don't regret spending the money and I won't go back to the lower quality servo's no matter how much cheaper they are.

Trex-250-450se-450pro-500esp-600nitro-Predator Gasser

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03-08-2008 04:40 PM  10 years agoPost 16
michelancello

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Thank you guys for all your help!!!

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