Originally Posted by teddy5085
anyone have any thoughts on the tgy-210Dmh mg servo compared to the hitech mg 65 ??? other then its 4g heaver ?? x 4 servos = 16g to airframe would it be noticeable to a newbie such as my self?? thanks for any fb
If you like me, and don't have years of experience and this is your first 3dhs plane, you have a lot more to gain by getting the recommended and most common setup vs. the perceived money saved on other servos. If you experience any issues, you will be able to get much more meaningful help vs. if you use components no one else uses. If you experience challenges with setting up the control surfaces, if you try maneuvers and don't get satisfactory results, you don't want replies such as "well, did you use hitec? That is what most of us use." I am not saying those are the only servos that work, many use other servos as well, but given where we are, we are better off with the recommended setup. I know spending $30 on a servo sounds like a lot. Especially coming from the "RTF" world (which by the way, I think you learn very quickly there is no such thing) where for $125 you can get an entire Plane. I remember when I asked for replacement servo recommendation for my trainer, and someone recommended the hitecs, i thought he was nuts! $25 *4 for a plane I got for $50 on craigslist? So think of it as an investment. You would be able to move them to other frames vs. that $3 servos that caused your Plane to crash or why after a while your plane doesn't feel accurate anymore. The frame probably accounts for only to a 1/3 or a 1/4 of the overall cost of the plane. It just the way it is (if you really want to enjoy the plane for what it is and not jeopardize it).
The Edge was the first plane I actually put good brand name servos in. I can tell you it makes a world of difference. Go to any of your other planes and look closely at the control surfaces. I bet you will find they don't center each time the same way...