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Old Sep 23, 2011, 02:05 PM
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Futaba for me whenever possible
I fly 60 to 90 size planes and typically use Futaba S3152 digitals for everything. They seem not to wear out, and stay centered. While these are nylon gear, they seem to hold up fine on my 3D profiles and everything else for that matter. I drilled a CAP straight in this spring and that did strip one of them, but heck, it broke the servo arms clean off all of em so I guess I can live with that. The S3152's are about $20 bucks a pop new and shipped on Ebay.

I have not had good luck with the few Hiteks I have used on smaller planes.; poor centering and stripping.
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Old Sep 23, 2011, 02:49 PM
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That all sounded good, right up until you mentioned the HItec servos.

What size is that engine? I have a JBA15 on mine. I had a 90FX with MACs muffler. Those are both great power on it.
Right now it's a OS91FS but i will be changing that to a DLE20 I think, I have seen those LBA15's at our field. Would that have lots of vertical pull out power on this plane. I haven't had any of my Hitec's fail but i don't have alot of them either. The Turnigy\BB 620 and 621"s have been doing great for me too.
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Old Sep 23, 2011, 06:51 PM
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can't wait till the video


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I have a gallon of smoke oil now.

No smoke pump or muffler nipples fittings yet.
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Old Sep 23, 2011, 06:57 PM
A trail of smoke is GOOD!
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can't wait till the video
What video?






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Old Sep 23, 2011, 07:02 PM
A trail of smoke is GOOD!
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Oh, You want a video of the bottle of smoke oil?
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Old Sep 23, 2011, 07:05 PM
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hahaha

no one of your great videos you make after you set up a plane with a smoke system silly

my video camera does not or did not pick up my smoke very well at all so I did not bother posting it

but onthe ground it looks ok

testing smoke system for twist 60 (2 min 39 sec)
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Old Sep 23, 2011, 07:08 PM
A trail of smoke is GOOD!
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I took a worn out 4s lipo and poked a hole in it with a nail today.

A lot of smoke, no fire. I was disappointed.
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Old Sep 23, 2011, 07:10 PM
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Halloween is coming

nail in a lipo makes lots of smoke hey

hehehe
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Old Sep 23, 2011, 07:37 PM
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I'd go the DLE 20 Lots of power
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Old Sep 23, 2011, 07:51 PM
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Oh, You want a video of the bottle of smoke oil?
LOL, I finally downloaded The great Waldo pepper. Haven't finished watching it yet.
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Old Sep 23, 2011, 08:54 PM
Walk of Shame Season :)
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Awesome movie.
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Old Sep 23, 2011, 10:24 PM
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I'm in Klamath Falls, OR... and am going to bed.... wake me in 2 days....
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Old Sep 23, 2011, 10:27 PM
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I'm in Klamath Falls, OR... and am going to bed.... wake me in 2 days....
Maybe 3?
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Old Sep 23, 2011, 10:41 PM
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I'm in Klamath Falls, OR... and am going to bed.... wake me in 2 days....
Glad you made it there safely!
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Old Sep 24, 2011, 02:17 AM
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Wayne, haven't you really just had trouble with HS-81s?

Hitec seems to make the most durable standard-sized servos I've ever seen (as experienced in a Hobby Shop). HS-65MGs are great micro servos, and 7955s are indestructible. They don't even sell a gear set for them because it just doesn't fail. We had to direct-order a gear set from them because someone owned a screw head in one and couldn't get it out. lol

Also, compared with other good servos (Futaba, JR, Airtronics, ... ), Hitec's entire product line is generally equal or lower in price.

As a disclaimer, I used to be an Airtronics guy, then a JR guy, then a Hitec guy, then a Futaba guy, and now... it seems like I end up with Hitecs more often than not.

I have had 2 gear sets fail in an airplane with HS-65HBs that fluttered REALLY BAD on the ailerons, and stripped 3 on a 450 heli that I crashed the crap out of. Other than that they've been 100%, and those 5 servos are still in service with metal gear sets now.

I've also only ever nuked one hitec servo's motor/electronics (out of like ... 50 servos). I've killed 3 or 4 airtronics (out of like 6), and a couple JRs (out of probably 15-20). Never a Futaba though (out of 10-20).

Just sayin'.

-Eric
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