Thread: Discussion What kind of servos are best?
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Old Oct 15, 2011, 10:58 AM
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I imagine maybe with very large planes (which in my world would be 40 size and larger, ie. larger than anything I own or fly) metal gears might make sense. The one time I went out of my way to use MG servos, it didn't work out well at all. I'd say close to 100% of my planes use servos with plastic gears.

Sure, I've had to toss lots of servos over the years, due to mis-handling, crashes, hard landings and what-not. Nothing's going to save a plastic gear under excessive force. On the other hand -- had the servo in question been metal gear, I suspect some other component might have broken instead.

I do fly throughout the winter, so there's an argument in favor of plastic gears -- no lubricant to congeal in the cold.
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