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I couldn't find a dedicated thread for this so just curious.

What Servos and Batteries is everyone using?

From what I have done for research:

- The JR 241 and 281's are tried and true
- MKS are excellent but very pricey
- KST X08's are gaining an excellent reputation for a lower price point
- Have not heard much about Hitecs
- Some using Airtronics.

What servos are you using and have found to be the best, the best value, and your favorite?

Also, for batteries, how many are running an unregulated 1s, how many are using one of the all in 1 voltage boosted 1s batteries, and how many are using a 1s with an external voltage regulator?

Also, which brands of battery and sizes do you guys like?

Thank you!
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Old Today, 12:55 PM
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So I ended up finding a few threads on this, sorry for another one. Although, any input would still be appreciated.

Has anyone tested the X08's out quite a bit yet? Seems the most recent servo thread was when they were brand new with few testers.
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I went from a two cell w/regulator to a single cell, no reg., and won't go back. No worries about the reg falling and resulting in a crash (had it happen twice), and a big plus....MUCH more runtime per charge. The very small reduction in speed and torque isn't even noticeable (and no worries about whether the two cells are balanced). BTW, I use the 500 mAh (e-flight) helicopter single cell with no problems.

As for servos, I stick with Hyp. ds09 in the wing, and JR ds285 for rudder and elevator. Lately I've been going rudderless, and my next plane will have the wing servos in the pod, so I'll probably have three 285's in there, instead of the 09's.

And if you put the servos in the wing, don't bother with the ds09 AMD! They're easy to strip. Stick with SMD, or SCD. The are fine, but the SCD's have a polymer(?) gear train that's tougher and a little lighter and usually more expensive. But I just ordered wing servos from Skip Miller Models (a GREAT company to use), and the (better) SCD's were cheaper than their counterpart, so I'll be using them shortly.

The old d-47 is still loved by some, but I couldn't stop stripping them.....ymmv.

Hope this helps.
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Thanks for the tips!
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