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Old Oct 25, 2008, 11:38 PM
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Tail servo at hobbycity.com. Recommendation?

I am going to buy some stuff from hobbycity.com soon. One of them I am considering is a 'tail servo'. Could you recommend a good tail servo in hobbycity.com? Of course, with similar performance, cheaper is better.

Currently, I am using 'hitec 56HB' in tail of the SJM400. It seems the tail is not solid... I am not sure whether it is because of the servo or not. However, I am going to try. The gyro is a 'telebee'.

Thanks.
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Old Oct 26, 2008, 12:08 AM
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My only comment is that it's not the servo that's causing your tail to be not solid.. I have a Blade 400 and a Futaba 401 gyro and a HB65 on the tail an it's a ROCK!

BUT... I am interested in this same question since I still want a more tail designed servo for my heli as I am will be getting into more 3D stuff next summer.
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Old Oct 26, 2008, 12:16 AM
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cheaper is better.

only on a cheap Heli.....don't skimp on the tail servo/gyro
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Old Oct 26, 2008, 12:20 AM
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Old Oct 26, 2008, 12:32 AM
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I have two gyros, Futaba GY401 and Telebee.

I am using the GY401 in my HBFP. SJM400 has the 'Telebee'. I know I have to swap the gyros. However, if I use the telebee in my HBFP, the tail is wagging. With the telebee, I need to upgrade the tail to direct drive which I don't want to do. With the GY401, the HBFP tail is solid with stock tail setup.

Now, the SJM400 has 'Telebee'. I heard many times in this rcgroup that Telebee gryo is solid in T-tex 450. It should work well with SJM400 too. However, I have a tail wagging problem with this gyro. That's why I am trying to change the servo.

Complicated...right?
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Old Oct 26, 2008, 12:36 AM
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The GWS Park HPX servo works nicely for me on my Blade 400 w/ stock G110 gyro.
Size: 30.86x16.17x28.5
Weight: 19g
Speed: (4.8v: 0.07sec)(6v: 0.05sec)
Torque: (4.8v: 3kg)(6v: 3.6kg)
Price: $12.35

Fast and strong, if a bit heavy. You'll need to boom mount it, more than likely.


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Old Oct 26, 2008, 10:11 AM
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Have this servo with a Logictech 2100t and it is awesome. Price is double what it used to be though.

HDG 201 digital
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Old Oct 26, 2008, 11:30 AM
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Can I use a digital servo with the telebee gyro?
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Old Oct 26, 2008, 02:57 PM
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My only comment is that it's not the servo that's causing your tail to be not solid.. I have a Blade 400 and a Futaba 401 gyro and a HB65 on the tail an it's a ROCK!

BUT... I am interested in this same question since I still want a more tail designed servo for my heli as I am will be getting into more 3D stuff next summer.

I agree, i think he needs to try some other things. Move the linkage around on the holes in rate mode and readjust the gain.

What i find is when i use a hole on the servo horn close to the horn mounting screw i need alot more gain like 70-80% when i move it out further from the screw i need less gain.
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Old Oct 26, 2008, 04:30 PM
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The servo Kiteman linked to is probably a clone of the logitech servo. I know first hand the LT servo holds very well. Put the 401 on the SJM and get a decent servo (used 9650 is a good canidate)
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Old Oct 26, 2008, 10:39 PM
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Have this servo with a Logictech 2100t and it is awesome. Price is double what it used to be though.

HDG 201 digital
Whoa, it did more than double! I bought one a couple weeks ago for like $19. So far I am liking it in my Dragonus.

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Old Oct 26, 2008, 10:43 PM
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Whoa, it did more than double! I bought one a couple weeks ago for like $19. So far I am liking it in my Dragonus.

- Doug
If you log in the price will be much better.

The HG servos are probably the best servos HC sells.

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Old Oct 26, 2008, 11:04 PM
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If you log in the price will be much better.

The HG servos are probably the best servos HC sells.

Pat MacKenzie
LOL - I forgot you have to be logged in to see the good prices.
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Old Oct 26, 2008, 11:43 PM
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Your Telebee is the weak link. Keep the HS56HB and change the gyro instead. There are better gyros out there...

GY401

Logitech

Hitech

Spartan

S J G D P G - 800
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