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12-26-2017 05:46 AM  5 months agoPost 1
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Just getting back to the Hobby after a 5 + year layoff I need to repair couple of my birds 1 being the Align 500 ESP which has ds510 not the metal gear servos however I can't seem to find the plastic replacement gears anywhere there's only Metal Gear replacement do anyone know where I can find the plastic Gear replacement or do anyone know if I can replace the plastic gears with metal gears and the servo operates the same as the other two servos with plastic gears any and all leads would be greatly appreciated.

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12-26-2017 07:19 PM  5 months agoPost 2
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I looked as well didn't find any either..

looks like you'll have to do all 3 servos. unless they are new I would just buy a new set of servos instead of upgrading them.

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12-26-2017 09:15 PM  5 months agoPost 3
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DS510 servos not the DS510m
For the most part the servos are practically new besides this one crash that happened to strip the gears of 1 I really don't want to replace all three servos as I am currently trying to replace things needed to fix my 600 efl Pro as well do you know if the metal gear replacements would be a direct swap for the plastic gears and if so would it change the characteristics of that one servo working in unison with the other two as this particular servo was assigned to aileron

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12-26-2017 09:41 PM  5 months agoPost 4
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It is highly recommended that all 3 cyclic servos are identical in age and in design.
You could check your servo specs for speed to that of the 510m if they are the same you might get away with it. In that case put it on the elevator.

Most people use metal gear servos with plastic arms as the weak point.

I would rather change an arm instead of gears.

Let us know how it pan's out.

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12-26-2017 10:03 PM  5 months agoPost 5
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Assuming that the metal gears are the same as the plastic, I don’t see any reason why you can’t just rebuild the stripped servo with the metal gears and have at it ...... to me , the difference is that the metal gear servo will be more resilient..... speedwise, they should both be identical since the electronics inside the servo don’t change.....

Been there, done that and old enough to know better.....

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12-26-2017 10:04 PM  5 months agoPost 6
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DS510 servos not the DS510m
Don't really want to change all three servos simply because of some simple gears in one but if that is the road I must travel then travel it is but if the metal gears are a direct swap for the plastic gears I'd rather by three sets of replacement metal gears then buy 3 Metal Gear servos

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12-26-2017 10:09 PM  5 months agoPost 7
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DS510 servos not the DS510m
I'm hoping it's that simple but I'm just trying to find out if it is a direct swap before I buy them and they don't fit, guys thanks for the input and help but I really wish someone new if these Metal Gear replacements will be a direct swap

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12-26-2017 10:18 PM  5 months agoPost 8
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Sorry I can’t personally confirm it but I can’t see how it wouldn’t be otherwise.....

Been there, done that and old enough to know better.....

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12-26-2017 10:21 PM  5 months agoPost 9
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DS510 servos not the DS510m
I'm thinking along the same lines because I believe the size of the servo inside and out is the same so I believe the size of the gears would be around if not the same except for the fact one is metal and one is plastic

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12-26-2017 10:53 PM  5 months agoPost 10
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They will fit the only difference is the material.
Personally I would do all 3.

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12-26-2017 10:54 PM  5 months agoPost 11
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DS510 servos not the DS510m
Thanks guys for all of the input did a little Google searching and found out in some old HF threads that the metal gear replacements would be a direct swap for the plastic gears looks like I'll just rebuild all three servos instead of having to buy three new servos makes a little more cost effective sense to me once again thanks for all the input

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12-26-2017 10:57 PM  5 months agoPost 12
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Once again thanks for your time and effort and helping me solve this riddle

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12-26-2017 11:04 PM  5 months agoPost 13
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