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Old Aug 03, 2010, 07:04 PM
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Just Bought a Skywalker. Servo suggestions?

Hi guys. Well, I dropped the hammer on the Skywalker from BEVRC.com today. Looks like the new version ships on Thursday.

I plan on using my DPCAV filtered 900mHz vid TX. I would like to buy some decent servos for this puppy, so I'm willing to spend the money if necessary. Do you guys have any suggestions as to which ones would be best for this setup? I'm worried about servo glitches and such caused by the TX, so I really want to avoid that hassle early on. Long term durability is important too, since I may get into flight stabilization too.

Whadaya think?
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Old Aug 03, 2010, 07:06 PM
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I'm going with these...

http://www.hobbypartz.com/9gexidimeges.html
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Old Aug 03, 2010, 07:31 PM
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Emax 8.5gr or Esky 8gr
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Old Aug 03, 2010, 07:43 PM
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Wow! Those are all pretty cheap. Good reviews too. I just wonder how they hold up in the long term.
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Old Aug 03, 2010, 07:50 PM
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The EXIs are metal geared. I use them in my 450 heli and they are still going strong. I also use 1 for pan on my radian...
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Old Aug 03, 2010, 07:55 PM
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According to the reviews on that website the EXI's gears are NOT all metal. They have a nylon one that still can strip...
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Old Aug 03, 2010, 08:10 PM
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I use Hextronic HXT-900s all around, no problems. Its not a high performance 3D plane, its a dump truck!! lol
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Old Aug 03, 2010, 08:17 PM
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Try to use some metal-gear servos, especially for the elevetor. U can have a try for Emax ES08MA, a good choice for FPV.
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Old Aug 03, 2010, 09:12 PM
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I used Hitec HS-65HB servos.
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Old Aug 04, 2010, 06:47 AM
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I used Hitec HS-65HB servos.
I use them on my pan tilt...great performance. I use the original Tiny-S on the control surfaces of the Easy Star...a bit glitchy but work.
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Old Aug 04, 2010, 08:15 AM
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Same as RaptorAP, i use HXT-900s but, if you don't mind spending the extra $$$, get some
Hitec HS-65HB Micro Karbo Gear Servos.


Cheers, Kev.
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Old Aug 04, 2010, 08:19 AM
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emax 9g metal gear digital , work like a dream and cheap.
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Old Aug 04, 2010, 08:29 AM
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There seems to be a consensus on the HS-65HB. They are obviously more expensive and heavier, but what about fit? Any issues getting them to fit in the stock holes? I suppose squeezing them in there isn't that big of a deal.

I'm still weighing all the options, but leaning towards Hitec's. Anybody having any glitching/interference issues with these?
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Old Aug 04, 2010, 08:40 AM
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I've read that people use them(HS-65HB) in 450 class helis, so, they should be the same size as HXT-900s.


Cheers, Kev.
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Old Aug 04, 2010, 08:41 AM
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HXT900s if you want tried and tested cheap servos, if you want to spend a bit more money go with the HS-65HB. I don't know the other servos folks recommend here, but the two I mention passed my three month 24/7 servo test (although the HXT900 was worn out pretty bad).

Cheers,

Sander.
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