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Feb 20, 2013, 02:47 PM
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My experience in using Emax servos is quite the opposite. I have been using them since 2010. When I was in Southern China I dropped in to their factory. Don't want to say too much, they manufacture private label servo for a famous brand. I met the owner more half a dozen times. Once in Nuremberg Toy Fair last year, Bob is the owner and he speaks pretty good English. Jane is his assistant, she is wonderful to talk to and deal with.
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Feb 20, 2013, 03:00 PM
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I think we all get a dud now and then. I've used Hitec servos almost exclusively for the last 15 years and got one bad NIB servo out of 60+ HS-55's. All the other Hitec sizes have been flawless unless I managed to destroy them with my own stupidity. I have to admit that one bad one still shook my confidence until I e-mailed them and they sent me a new one without asking for the bad one back. Unparalleled customer service!

Joe
Feb 22, 2013, 04:28 AM
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Originally Posted by jombo
I use these http://www.valuehobby.com/radio-syst...vo-es9258.html on my Protos , and like them . Now since i can't find the Turnigy servos , i will be changing all them over when they seem to die.
I had one of the Emax servos on my 450's tail but I didn't like how much gear slop it had.
Apr 11, 2013, 06:12 PM
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I got one of these last month and i am slowly getting all the part. are these still throwing tailblade holders?
should I go ahead and get the metal align tail set?
Apr 14, 2013, 08:40 PM
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No just get the Align plastic set. For this helicopter this set will be 100% fine even threw crashes.
Apr 14, 2013, 08:58 PM
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Originally Posted by mhills51
No just get the Align plastic set. For this helicopter this set will be 100% fine even threw crashes.
+1! I took the crap EXI metal tail rotor off of mine and went plastic. Completely solved my LONG battle with a vibration problem. No matter how much I balanced the metal one it still vibrated. Then I took out the calipers and started measuring things. That's when I found the metal blade holders to be wildly different dimensions. I didn't even save them for parts. Straight into the trash!

Joe
Apr 15, 2013, 06:49 PM
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Just a quick question for you guys, can I use lithium-based NLGI #2 grease on the thrust bearings.I hade this laying around it was used for disc brakes on a car.
Apr 15, 2013, 07:41 PM
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Mine is up for sale!

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1873630
May 28, 2013, 11:27 PM
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I finished the DFC head upgrade on my EXI500. I am using the AR7200BX for the controller. Flew it last night for the first time. It was sweeeeeettttt!

The machine has never felt so much under my control as it did last night. I could put it anywhere I wanted and it just hung there. I am very happy.

ROG
May 28, 2013, 11:54 PM
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Originally Posted by leeve
Just a quick question for you guys, can I use lithium-based NLGI #2 grease on the thrust bearings.I hade this laying around it was used for disc brakes on a car.
If the tail grips are metal, you can use just about any kind of grease, but if they're plastic, you need to steer clear of petroleum based greases.
Jun 25, 2013, 04:53 PM
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So what happened? Xheli don't sell exi anymore ?
Not even parts ! Well that bites the big one .
Jun 26, 2013, 12:48 AM
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I went through my order history and looked up a lot of EXI 450 and 500 spares by part number, but they aren't listed anymore. I had seen this like 0.75 years ago & posted about it, but there was limited interest.
Jun 27, 2013, 09:52 AM
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Yea , I did the same. The only things I found were some tools . I guess it's either align or HOBBY KING . Good thing the 500 is harder to loose orientation with than the 450 , the most I would possibly need is a belt or TT gears .
Jun 27, 2013, 12:05 PM
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Surely Tarot do quite a few parts too.
Jun 27, 2013, 10:34 PM
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They did have $4.95 shipping and I got the parts in a couple/few days.

I used the EXI parts quite a bit when I was flying outside of my skill set (or should I say flying a 450 helicopter around in general). They were ok quality, on par with HK nowadays.


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