Are any of NON mainstream digital servos any good? - RC Groups
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Nov 11, 2012, 11:05 AM
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Are any of NON mainstream digital servos any good?

I have always used HiTec, JR, Futaba, or Airtronics servos. I need some digital servos in the 60-90 in/oz range and I am curious to find out if any of the "off-brand" servos are reliable, and of good quality. I need servos that will work with the fast frame rate of an Airtronics 10ch receiver.
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Nov 11, 2012, 12:23 PM
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The new Spektrum brand servos include a series obviously made by Savox.
These are as good or better than any servos I have used -including servos costing $150.00 apiece.
In my son's F3A model we chose these for the accuracy and performance
Nov 11, 2012, 02:40 PM
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Spekytum, to me is not actually an off-brand.
Nov 11, 2012, 02:45 PM
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Hyperion servos are pretty good. Not cheap though.

I think Ino Labs Servos are made by the same Korean company:
(Due to MAP if you want to see the real price you have to be logged in and actually put the servo in your cart.)

Pat MacKenzie
Nov 11, 2012, 06:52 PM
use the 4s luke, use the 4s...
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Coronas off of hobbyking. Can you really get metal geared digital servos for cheaper than $10 anywhere else? I've been using them for 18 months now and not a single problem
Nov 12, 2012, 01:47 AM
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BMS aka Blue Bird. After a Trappy claim that the 380 is better than any Hitec in that range, I bought one, opened and investigated how is built. It is really well done, engineering meaning.
Also the metal cased KST sold in US by alofthobbies.

@scrub monkey: yes, at aloft, MG KST for $9, in not Asia.
Nov 12, 2012, 06:57 AM
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Corona servos appear to be a little on the cheap side, but I never had problems.

Ino-Lab servos appear very neat to me, and they run very smooth and precise. I recommend those for critical applications.
Nov 12, 2012, 07:40 AM
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I have good experiences with Corona servos as well. I have a firm belief Hobbyking sells the same MG sevos under Hobbyking label (929 & 939). Also the RcTimer 9018 & 9025 metal gear servos have served very well. Hobbyking sells them under Turnigy brand.

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