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12-07-2017 05:53 PM  19 months ago
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Pistol Pete

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Servo transparency?
Anyone has a list or link of who makes what servos under the different brandings?

Surely there is a manufacturer or two putting out several namebrands out the same assembly line.

I've "heard" a few such as align-savox but no clue if ever confirmed.

I have a list for blades so curious as to the servos.

Seeing another post asking about a new unknown servo in the market prompted this thread. I didnt want to hijack his.
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12-07-2017 09:36 PM  19 months ago
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I am sure you are correct. There may be differences in component costs/quality even if they come out of the same place. Molds, labels, CNC trivial differences, colors make them look different. Do you remember when every servo on the entire planet used the Mitsumi motor and CTS pot? Companies shared the molded parts. Sometimes different colors. Orange Bantoms.

I am sure everyone does not write their own processor code!
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12-07-2017 10:05 PM  19 months ago
HilliHeli

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Savox = MKS (?)!Antriebe, die bewegen!
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12-07-2017 10:39 PM  19 months ago
wjvail

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http://rc.runryder.com/t761652p1/

Pete... Hijack away! I don't think your question and mine are dissimilar.

I've asked the same question several times over the years and not really found an answer. There can only be one or two places these are coming from. Maybe we'll get an answer this time 'round. See the above thread.

I'd like to know if there is one or two root manufactures and if everything else is made to a re-sellers specification; however, I don't know what value that would really have. If BK, for instance, specs better components and firmware from the same supplier as Align, hypothetically, but both are made from Mom's Kosmic Servos, do I care? If every servo presently sold is made by some central manufacture, am I any smarter for knowing who that is?
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12-08-2017 06:05 AM  19 months ago
Heli Fanatix

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Just on what I've learn from using

Savox makes Align
Savox makes Spektrum (same as Align but with JR Spline)
MKS makes what was formerly known as Torq
RJX makes BK but Servo King makes RJX ... LOL
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12-08-2017 07:48 AM  19 months ago
EEngineer

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You need to continue the learning curve.....Logo 600SXs, 800XX, TDR IIs
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12-08-2017 01:59 PM  19 months ago
Heli_Splatter

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FYI Hitec -- servo manufacturer
Hitec/Multiplex History

Hitec RCD was formed in 1973 with a mission to bring burgeoning technology to a worldwide audience. With a passion for modeling, we soon dedicated ourselves to developing the most innovative products and advancements in the history of radio control. From pushing the boundaries of servo engineering to creating the most advanced, reliable radio systems available for RC hobbyists and industrial users alike, Hitec RCD has established a rock-solid reputation for quality products and dedicated customer service. In 2003, our acquisition of the esteemed German-based Multiplex, combined the strengths of two respected brands to allow for extensive expansion of our product lines. Today, we offer a wide range of radio control items that will keep the beginner and professional hobbyist alike at the top of their game. After all, you trust your hobby to our brands and for that, we are dedicated to you!

In 2013, we celebrated our ten-year collaboration with Multiplex and a combined 80 years of producing world-leading RC products!
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12-08-2017 02:48 PM  19 months ago
JuanRodriguez

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HS,
So, what other “rebranded” servos are made by Hitec ???
Been there, done that and old enough to know better.....
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12-08-2017 05:01 PM  19 months ago
Pistol Pete

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Four Stroker
There may be differences in component costs/quality even if they come out of the same place. Molds, labels, CNC trivial differences, colors make them look different.
Yes, no doubt there are differences coming out of the same place.

I figured that perhaps this curiousity quest may shine a light of which ones come from the same assembly line and should give you an idea of quality control, sort of speaking. Say IF a manufacturer had ISO 9001 standards, anything coming out of its doors "should" give you peace of mind...you would think.

Given, truth behind the specs can be measured and compared across the many brands, eventually it comes down to how much money do you want to sink into the project versus risk assessment.

Examples:
A flying buddy bought a second hand Align 500 with "Solar" servos. Some of us raised an eyebrow and were like...whaaaat?. When you search about them and see their specs and price you squint and wonder more. To date they have not dissapointed even after one crash...so far. Sure not a true test but it makes you wonder.

Ive read here where a well known heli flyer successfully uses car servos in his helis. While the brand is reputable, it makes me wonder why are the heli servos higher in price for same performance? Marketing 101 comes to mind.
wjvail
I've asked the same question several times over the years and not really found an answer
I see that and Im hoping this thread may give us both, as well as others, what we are curious about.

Thanks all for sharing.
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12-08-2017 05:21 PM  19 months ago
Heli_Splatter

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I was searching for Hitec rebrands. I have not found any. I did not know of multiplex relationship. Thought others might like to see it.
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12-08-2017 06:26 PM  19 months ago
Heli 770

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The Hitecs are made by a Korean servo manufacture with an offshoot of Hitec Korea.
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