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Old Feb 14, 2015, 11:12 PM
I just want to go fly!
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i feel ive made a break through and have really become much more consistent with her landing habits. keeping the landing speed up a bit helps a lot.
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Old Feb 18, 2015, 03:21 PM
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New Stearman from Horizon Arrived!

I was happy to grab one when they came back in stock and have all the recommended parts for building but I'm wondering about servos. After reading many of these posts it sounds like some have opted to downsize servos for weight savings. I had that thought in mind and picked up Hitec 82mg's (17gram) for the rudder and elevator and I already have a collection of 9gram servos from other projects for the ailerons.

My question to those with some flight hours with smaller servos; how are they performing? Are 9gram servos sufficient for ailerons or should I step up to the 17 gram?

Thanks for any input and happy to join the squadron!

Tom
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Old Feb 21, 2015, 11:30 AM
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I'm using Hitec 82 MG's in a .40 sized Maxford Gee Bee model E. After buying them I found out that these servos have no output shaft bearings and that the hole will wear and become sloppy with long use. There are other same size Hitec servos with metal sleeve or ball bearings that are recommended by Hitec if bearings are a concern.
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Old Feb 21, 2015, 03:45 PM
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with only one set of ailerons i like nice strong servos so i can get good deflection and really roll this baby.
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Old Feb 21, 2015, 10:47 PM
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I think I went with the E-flite recommended servos which are still working just great, been to windy so far this week to fly but with the extra light at night will be able to get some evening go arounds.
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Old Feb 22, 2015, 02:44 PM
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Thanks for the servo input, guys. I'll go with the recommended sizes. I've got the h 82mgs for the ailerons and since I needed to make an order from MotionRC, I ordered a pair of Freewing 27gram metal gear servos for the rudder and elevator. Hopefully, I'll get it built this week.

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