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01-18-2009 01:29 AM  9 years agoPost 1
BLT4FUN

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Delphos, OH

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I am building a 600ESP and can't decide what servos to use.
I'm just hovering and starting forward flight. I hope to do
occasional rolls and loops but don't intend to get into 3D.
I am putting a 770/8900 on the tail and want good servos but
don't need to go crazy. Imput? Thanks

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01-18-2009 01:45 AM  9 years agoPost 2
missle

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West Chester, Oh

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First suggest you look at the Align 610 servos. They have superb power (like 160oz), super fast (like 0.08sec), digital, corless motors, lightweight (52g), and are compared to the 8717 (don't get me wrong, they aren't 8717's but have close power and speed). They even have an alloy mid case that keeps temps way down on them. For less than $70 each, you can't get a better performer for the price. Second suggestion would be to do a search as this question has been asked a LOT of times with good arguments for each brand out there.

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01-18-2009 11:27 AM  9 years agoPost 3
Ben-T-Spindle

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Central Illinois

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There are lots of good servos on the market that are good for general sport flying.

If you want the best and latest technology go with the new Futaba Brushless motor servos. They have 30% faster dynamic response than standard coreless motors and last more than 5 times as long. I use BLS451 on the CCPM and BLS251 on the rudder.

Note that the BLS251 is a very high performance servo and you have to have a Spartan gyro or GY611 to run it.

... BTS

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01-18-2009 07:27 PM  9 years agoPost 4
TERollins

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Culpeper, Va

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DS610's
I'm just hovering and starting forward flight.
I'm at about the same level with my flying skills. I ordered 3x DS610's for the cyclic for my 600ESP. I'm also have the JRG770 that I'm going to use but will be using the JR890 sport tail servo instead. I looked at all the available servo's to use for the cyclic but for the money/spec's the DS610's where my choice. Another thing to think about is we shouldn't have any issues with the servo's fitting in the frames since the DS610's look like the servo's Align has in the 600ESP on there website.

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01-19-2009 02:52 AM  9 years agoPost 5
missle

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West Chester, Oh

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Your right; the 610's drop in like they were made to fit. Oh yea, they were

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01-19-2009 03:37 AM  9 years agoPost 6
chopper_crazy

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Delphos, Ohio

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I just question are good the Align servos really are. I am not saying they are good or bad because I have not used them but I will say Futaba and JR have worked a long time to get their name and respect. Personally, I would lean towards the JR 8717. Spend the extra bucks now and never have to worry about them again.

It's a complex, costly, glow powered anti-gravity machine!

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01-19-2009 03:49 AM  9 years agoPost 7
missle

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West Chester, Oh

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Don't get me wrong cause I know the power/speed of them, but I think it's actually too much servo for a 6S 600. You'd end up spending close to $600 in just the cyclic servos and then you'd have to get an 8V pwr supply, up your head speed to handle the torgue, then you'd have to get stronger servo to swash links (my buddy totally snapped one of his and he's an excellent pilot), and so. But if I had the funds, I'd just get the 610 for the 600 and then get the 8717's for my new 700.
As far as the quality of Align's stuff, well, just look at the heli itself. Yes they're new into servo's of this quality, and yes the big name brands have spent a looooooong make great servos, but remember it only takes a few seconds to play copycat

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01-19-2009 04:20 AM  9 years agoPost 8
Heli-on

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Southern Cali, CA - USA

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Hitec Digital 5625MG's are about $60/ea. They've worked great for my 600 CF. Maybe not an exact fit, but it's not terribly difficult to center each one. On my ESP, I plan to use the 7965 which is the coreless version and still under $80/ea.

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01-19-2009 05:56 PM  9 years agoPost 9
andyk1

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Nicoma Park, OK

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Well for one thing I read His original post and he just built it. Will have to test and do many adjustments whgich which the risk of a crash comes (crossing my fingers that doesn't happen on first test flight). I used s3305 x3 as they are dirt cheap and have the torque to do hovering and testing. You can't skimp on the tail so I used s9254 and a 401 gyro for now. If everything is fine then I'll worry about a better setup to save money for now. Just my 2 cents.

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