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Old Mar 19, 2002, 08:22 PM
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whats the smallest readily available servo

Is the smallest servo available still the hs55 size?
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Old Mar 19, 2002, 09:59 PM
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The HS-50 is smaller. The indoor stuff like WES-Technik is even smaller still. Check out http://www.toddsmodels.com/servo.htm
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Old Mar 20, 2002, 12:07 AM
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CS-10 molecular servo. available through http://www.hobbypeople.net/
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Old Mar 20, 2002, 06:45 AM
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I think the GWS Pico servo is smaller & lighter than an HS50, don't have the figures to hand though.

I use the GWSs (with JST connectors) for indoor models and HS50s for small outdoor models (S280 etc).
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Old Mar 20, 2002, 07:22 AM
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I like the GWS Pico servos. You get more arms and extra screws. The screw that holds the arms on goes in easy, the HS's go in hard, not good for wimpy models. I hard wired a GWS receiver and two Pico servos together in a brick and got the weight down to 14 grams total. The three pieces weighted 19 grams before I started. Now I can add a retract servo and have the same weight in the plane.
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Old Mar 20, 2002, 07:44 AM
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Jamara Bit servos 5gm at www.eam.net
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Old Mar 20, 2002, 08:31 AM
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Tiny servo

Heard a rumor that GWS is coming out with a new tiny servo, probably similar to the expensive German linear outout servos.
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Old Mar 21, 2002, 05:23 PM
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The FMA Direct PS 30 is the smallest and lightest available with the exception of the Westek. PS 30 also uses a full size output shaft that accepts other manufacurers output arms. Finally, it has twisted, self-shielding cable that is highly flexible and has 65 starnds of #44 wire.
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Old Mar 21, 2002, 06:38 PM
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Fred: The specs and picture of the PS30 remind me of the Expert SL110 that I picked up a while back on an emergency run to the LHS, and it was all they had. I can't complain about it, seems fine, except the leads were pretty short. Are these 'close relatives'?
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Old Mar 21, 2002, 10:24 PM
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Hi Fred. I'm a little lost. your specs claim .28oz but the GWS Pico and HS-50 both claim to be sigificantly lighter. Can you help?

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Old Mar 22, 2002, 02:52 AM
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I've actually weighed the GWS Pico BB 101 and the HS-50. They each weigh 0.22 oz. as claimed. The HS-55 came in at 0.28 oz.

Maybe FMA is shooting themselves in the foot when they state 0.28 oz for the PS-30.

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Old Mar 22, 2002, 03:04 AM
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The difference is maybe that the GWS is available with JST leads & connectors ... definitely lighter than standard connectors. All my GWS Picos are the JST lead ones, I use Multiplex Pico 3/4 Rxs for my indoor models but the GWS R4P is available with a JST block too.
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Old Mar 22, 2002, 05:20 AM
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Nope. My 0.22 oz. 101s and HS-50s have regular (JR, HiTech etc.) plugs and leads. The JST would be even lighter.

I weighed them on a digital reloading scale that measures to 0.10 grain. One grain = around 1/15 of a gram.

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Old Mar 22, 2002, 05:54 AM
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AZ Chuck, Can you elaborate on your "BRICK"?

Dear AZ Chuck:
Can you explain and or post some pics on exactly how you fabricated the "Brick" configuration of 2 servos + receiver @14grams AUW?
Sincerely,
Jon B. Shereshaw
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Old Mar 22, 2002, 01:09 PM
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My 0.22 oz. 101s and HS-50s have regular (JR, HiTech etc.) plugs and leads. The JST would be even lighter.
OK, I use the Pico F STD which is a little lighter than the Pico BB. The quoted weights are 5.4g and 6.2g ... I assume the lighter weight is with the JST lead. The Pico BB is quoted as 5.7g / 6.5g. 6.5g is 0.229 oz, that's pretty close to what you measured with JR lead fitted.

So to come back to the original question of the thread, at 5.4g (0.19 oz) I think the Pico F with JST lead may well be the smallest & lightest mass-produced servo around.
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