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11-15-2011 03:39 PM  6 years agoPost 1
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I picked up a used 600 in the local classifieds for a pretty decent price, it needed a few minor things but I have mostly ready to go now. Gonna pick up some batteries for it soon and just bought a radio off a forum so it should be here in a few days.

The one concern I have is the servos. They are Tower Pro SG-5010 and I'm not sure how good they are. Does anyone know anything about these.

I am very new to Heli's and I don't want my bird falling from the sky because of crap servos.

Any suggestions on a decent servo I should look into, looking for that balance of budget and performance and reliability. Metal gears is a must I believe.

Also what kind of special on board electronics should I be sticking in this thing to improve the safety of my flights?

I know there are little devices that monitor the battery level and some kind of something that splits power to the servos so if the speed control fails the servos will still have juice

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11-16-2011 09:44 PM  6 years agoPost 2
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Those servos you mentioned are 152.8 oz of torque at 6 volts. Thats more than enough torque. They are plastic geared, analog, and a very cheap servo. I would say they would be ok for hovering and just flying around. Good servos that you could put on there that are fairly reasonable are Savox 1257TG from readyheli.com The battery thing you were talking about i believe is, You can have two separate power sources on the heli. One set will go only to the motor, and the other will only go to the electronics. I have a mikado logo and i personally just run one pack to power the electronics and motor to cut down on clutter. I run a castle 110hv esc that does not have a built in bec, so i run a castle bec pro. I fried an esc in flight and the bec still provided power to land. Just your personal preference. Good luck and welcome to the heli world.

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11-17-2011 03:15 AM  6 years agoPost 3
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thanks for the input, I did find the data sheet on the tower pro, not that bad for torque and speed for a low budget servo but I don't trust them in the air, I'll pull em out and stick em in something on the ground. I do have two spectrum servos that came with a dx7 they are digital but the gears are plastic and the speed and torque seem low. I checked out your suggestion on ready heli and it seems like a good servo for sure but price wise it is a little high for me. But that may be where I have to land if I want a trustworthy servo.

just4fun is recommending the align 610 and a 650 for the tail. good servos also but pricey again. I may just have to save up a bit and get the good stuff to be safe, in a crash I could loose a lot more cash from a faulty servo than I would spend just putting good ones in in the first place.

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11-24-2011 10:14 PM  6 years agoPost 4
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Align ds620's and a ds650 on the tail rockzz !!

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11-28-2011 07:14 AM  6 years agoPost 5
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the balance of budget and performance would be MKS 1210 with 10-12kg 0.1s, digital, titanium gear, $25 per servo. I use it in my Vision 50 and got very good performance. Tail servo could be Aligh 620/650, they are all very good. MKS 760 is better but much more expensive.

the thing you mentioned splits power to motor and servos is "regulator", I'm using both the Korean made 7020 and SGP (scott gary). If you are using jive ESC it's no need to get another regulator, the jive BEC is very reliable, 80HV would be enough but a little expensive. The Align 100A or 70A is a good choice for balance with built in BEC.

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11-28-2011 04:25 PM  6 years agoPost 6
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I'm a chicken, gonna pony up the dough for the align ds610 and either a ds620 or 650 for the tail. gotta trust what you put in the air. those mks look pretty nice for the price for sure and I may grab a couple for my rock crawlers.

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