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Old Jan 21, 2013, 04:13 PM
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Dirty Birdy Servos

I am building the Great Planes Dirty Birdy as my completion pattern plane for this summer. This will by my first year competing and I will be in the Sportsman class.

My questions is what would be the recommended HiTec servos be for each control surface for this plane.

Thank you in advance for you time!
Chris
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 07:47 PM
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nothing wrong with asking here! but you probly get a quicker and more apropriate answer in the classic pattern section!
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 12:47 AM
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If you posted this in classic pattern you would have 15 reply's by now. They would probably all be different but all helpful. For a cheap non-digital HiTec setup I think this would be perfect:

Throttle:
http://www.servocity.com/html/hs-82mg_servo.html

Ailerons:
http://www.servocity.com/html/hs-225mg_mighty_mini.html

Elevator / Rudder:
http://www.servocity.com/html/hs-625mg_ultra_speed.html

With the small control surfaces and short throws and the emphasis on being smooth on the sticks there is no need for lighting fast or exotic digitals. Remember back in the day these things flew very well with some pretty crappy servos by todays standards. My two 30 year old classics I fly today, 8 and 10 pounds with screaming piped 60's only have the HiTec 485HB Karbonite's with 1450mah unregulated LiFe batts. For the Dirty Birdy I'm building now the selections above are what I'd go with if I was going with HiTec this time.

Go over to the Classic Pattern forum and post some picks of your DB! We don't bite... hard.
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 12:26 PM
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thats why I didn't post anything! I would have sent ya in a completely wrong direction!

as edh 13 has put more in his one post, then I know about pattern flying! I have been flying off and on since the mid 80's and like I said, you need to not only know the right question, but who to ask!

happy flying! oh and it's not that I don't like pattern flying, it's just not real big up here in the northwest!
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