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05-27-2015 06:34 PM  3 years agoPost 1
OT45

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Kingston, NY

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What do you guys recommend on cyclic servos or metal gear sets for the 180cfx? I need to get something better than stock.

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05-27-2015 09:13 PM  3 years agoPost 2
turboomni

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I did the servo saver mod and the metal servo tops from Microheli and haven't had a problem. What sort of problems you having specifically??

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05-28-2015 01:15 PM  3 years agoPost 3
OT45

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Broken mounting tabs from using loctite and broken gears due to the saver mod not slipping.

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05-28-2015 02:11 PM  3 years agoPost 4
turboomni

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Well if the servo saver is not slipping maybe you have the screw too tight perhaps?

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05-28-2015 04:30 PM  3 years agoPost 5
OT45

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Yes, probably. In any case, I want a better gear train.
I see blue arrow servos out there, but only with 1 metal gear, I see gear upgrades that are full metal where one needs to change out the pinion on the motor. Not sure what is the best option....

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05-28-2015 04:40 PM  3 years agoPost 6
turboomni

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Can't help you out there with the metal gears as I have not used them. Lynx and Micro heli offer them. Don't know which is better. I would like to know myself.

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05-29-2015 03:51 PM  3 years agoPost 7
OT45

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A set of Lynx is on order. I'll let you know how these are...

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05-29-2015 04:24 PM  3 years agoPost 8
Rodney Kirstine

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Caldwell, ID - USA

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I installed the RHK metal gears in my stock servos and have been running them with just regular servo horns, ever since, and they've been great. I've crashed the crap out of it multiple times and the servos and gears are still working perfectly.

Rodney
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05-29-2015 04:36 PM  3 years agoPost 9
turboomni

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I'm curious if micro heli,rakon,and lynx all sell the same thing or do they each make their own??
Yes OT let us know how you like them. Eventually I will I suppose want to get a set too as I am liking this little Tasmanian Devil more and more.

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06-09-2015 03:09 AM  3 years agoPost 10
OT45

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I got the Lynx gear set LX1027-A which look good but trying to fit the pot drive pin was a PITA. The splined shaft length was .040" too long and didn't fit. I was able to press the steel pin in further. On one I bent it and on the other messed up the plastic end but I was able to straighten it.
In the process of fitting the gears I realized that 2 of my servo cases had cracked tabs so I had to place another parts order. I ended up getting the microheli MH-DS005UC aluminum upper cases. These fit well and are nicely machined. I wish they came with some heat shrink. I use kapton tape to hold them together. I'll test fly in the next few days....
I think getting new servos would have been an easier option.

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06-11-2015 03:12 PM  3 years agoPost 11
OT45

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Ok, flight report, I'm amazed that I can feel a difference in the air with the metal gear train. Previously if felt that the heli had a tendency to overshoot on cyclic. I thought maybe it was a gain thing, but now it feels more dialed in. The servos don't jitter when the blades are folded like before. Crash survivability is good. I proved that yesterday lol.
I'm thinking I want to upgrade the tail servo as well. Any thoughts on tail servos or gear sets?? (Mine gets horrible tail oscillations only when flying backwards into the wind in turns, not sure if that is slop or too much gain)

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06-11-2015 03:51 PM  3 years agoPost 12
turboomni

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Interesting report on the gears. I guess there is less slop in the metal gear sets than the plastic? I dont know of any gear sets for the tail but if you find anything let us know! It could be slop in the tail. I upgraded my tail pitch slider and kept the stock arm no need to upgrade that and it took out a good bit of slop.

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