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Old 11-01-2006, 12:33 PM   #1
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Default Beating a dead horse: Best non-digital servo for tail?

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.


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Old 11-01-2006, 12:59 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 11-01-2006, 01:41 PM   #3
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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.

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Old 11-01-2006, 01:41 PM   #4
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I have an hs-55 that I've been using on my XL, works pretty well.
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Old 11-01-2006, 01:49 PM   #5
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HS-81 is better than HS65 and its alot cheaper aprx $18.00
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Old 11-01-2006, 01:56 PM   #6
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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 .

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Old 11-01-2006, 01:59 PM   #7
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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.
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Old 11-01-2006, 02:59 PM   #8
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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.
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Old 11-02-2006, 04:19 PM   #9
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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.

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Old 11-02-2006, 04:33 PM   #10
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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.
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