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Old Oct 30, 2009, 07:25 AM
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HS50 servo failure

Hey peeps..

Had these installed in my Freeair EPP, P51..
The Aileron servo has slowly lost throw until it finally failed last night .. nothing .. just an occasional glitch like pulse from it..

I had to rip off the wing to remove it from the fuse and cant see anything wrong with the servo itself .. it just stopped working ..

I'll replace with HS55 but wondered if anyone had any ideas as to why it might have failed .. I'm guessing it's a POT gone down as the gears appear to be ok

Cheers

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Old Oct 30, 2009, 09:21 AM
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...I'm guessing it's a POT gone down...
You got it.

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Old Oct 30, 2009, 01:11 PM
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Sometimes they just die, hopefully while the plane is on the ground. Cheap ones I bin. More expensive ones I send for repair. Hitec is good about repairs.
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Old Oct 30, 2009, 01:21 PM
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cheers for the help guys .. could there have been anything i did to cause it's demise ?

Dont wanna make a habit of having to de-construct my planes without the grounds help ...

actually i dont wanna make a habit of that either
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Old Oct 30, 2009, 01:27 PM
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^No, it was just a freak occurence. Sometimes the little HS50 pots die.
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Old Oct 30, 2009, 04:11 PM
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I've had a few HS-50 and haven't had that great of luck with them, so I switched to the GWS Pico. I've now got well over 50 Picos in use with no problems.
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Old Oct 30, 2009, 04:35 PM
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The HS45HB would also be a suitable replacement, and is a lot better with the quality
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Old Oct 31, 2009, 06:24 AM
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thanks for the help people
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