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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.

http://www.aircraft-world.com/shopdi...radio+-+SERVOS

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.)

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...LAB_Servo.html

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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