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Jul 12, 2001, 10:09 AM
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cheap westechnic servo's???


I was wondering if there would be any type of market for servos the same size accept cheaper?? The materials can't cost nearly as much as their price. If there is anyone interested I'll see if I can make a cheaper one. (Less than $40) If there is no patent for the westechnic servos I can probably make them identical.
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Jul 12, 2001, 10:17 AM
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There's definately a need, but I'd beware of copying them exactly.

Also GWS has announced a 4 gram linear servo coming out in the near future. Hopefully it will be affordable like everything else they make.

Jul 12, 2001, 10:25 AM
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The HS-50 can be lightened to about 4.5g (my weight, others may vary). The Microflight article says theirs weighs 4g. If you can make less than 4g for less than ~$35 you probably would have a good market.
Jul 12, 2001, 02:55 PM
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Keith,

Is there a link for how to lighten the HS-50? I have a couple brand-spankin' new ones from Todd that I'd love to hack up.

Thanks!

Mike
Jul 12, 2001, 08:36 PM
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http://www.rcmicroflight.com/may00/reduce.asp
Jul 13, 2001, 12:32 AM
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I believe the wes tech servos are hand made.
Labor maybe your biggest cost.
Jul 13, 2001, 10:03 AM
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Thanks Keith, looks cool..
Jul 14, 2001, 06:35 AM
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I guy from our club makes a kind of kit to be used with pager motors. Same configuration as the WES and similar weight. His email address is: cfouweather@netscapeonline.co.uk

Graham
Jul 14, 2001, 03:20 PM
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Does anyone have a westechnik servo? If I can find out the number of the chip (the numbers on the chips) that would help.