View Full Version : Beating a dead horse: Best non-digital servo for tail?

The Lost
11-01-2006, 01:33 PM
I've got a beater MX400 i use when either my TRex is on the bench or i just want to 'fly it like i hate it'.

I recently *dorked* it tail first and destroyed the HS-50 i was using as the tail servo.

I'm not going to fork out the $$$ for a GY401/9650 on this bird (I won the Heli and I'm trying to keep it as 'free' as possible).

Whats the best non digital servo for a tail? Everybody keeps telling me something different.. HS-81, Futaba 3110, HS-50 ? ? ?

I was happy with the HS50 but i guess its common for the casing to separate. I just want something durable ( :twisted: ) that will work well with a gy240.


11-01-2006, 01:59 PM
I think a good non digital will probably be the HS-65MG, but you might as well go ahead and get the 401 and never have to think about it again for the $20 extra.

The Lost
11-01-2006, 02:41 PM
I won this heli... I don't like it enough to fork out the $$$ for a 401. I had a gy240 laying around and so thats what i use.

The specs on the HS-81 look decent... maybe thats what i'll pick up.


11-01-2006, 02:41 PM
I have an hs-55 that I've been using on my XL, works pretty well.

11-01-2006, 02:49 PM
HS-81 is better than HS65 and its alot cheaper aprx $18.00

The Lost
11-01-2006, 02:56 PM
I have an hs-55 that I've been using on my XL, works pretty well.

The HS-50 is better on the tail then a HS-55 (i've tried it). With a .09 transit time its almost twice as fast as as the HS-55's .17sec .

Maybe i'll just zip-tie the HS-50's case to keep it together :roll: .


11-01-2006, 02:59 PM
I'm using the Futaba S-3110 and it seems to work ok. Faster than the HS-55 and less expensive than the HS-50.

11-01-2006, 03:59 PM
I've been using an HS-81/gy-401 since I bought my rex in May. It seems to get a little hot if I run a few batteries in a row, but I haven't run into any problems so far. For 18 bucks its hard to beat. Its been through 3 crashes and is still holding up. Once it dies though, a 9650 will replace it..... but for now, I can't justify changing it since it is still working great.

11-02-2006, 05:19 PM
I agree with COOKIEULT70. The S3110 is fast and plenty of torque... and oh yea... cheap ($14). It holds well for me on full power climbs, flips, FFF, etc. I am just barely into aerobatics though so I have no idea how it holds up to a 3D beating.

Length: 0.9" (21.8mm)
Width: 0.4" (11mm)
Height: 0.8" (19.8mm)
Weight: .27oz (7.7g)
Speed @ 4.8V: .10 sec/60
Torque @ 4.8V: 22 oz-in

The Lost
11-02-2006, 05:33 PM
Thanks guys... Looks like I'll be picking up the 3110 or HS-81 (depending on what my LHS has in stock)

Maybe I'll buy both and do an 'in-depth' flight revue and post the results.