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Old 02-21-2012, 05:43 PM   #1
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Default Please Eflite come out with better servos

so tired of these dam servos causing the shakes,,replace one then they fly perfect. just a pain in the ass ..just had to vent.
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Old 02-21-2012, 06:11 PM   #3
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That 2.3g servo isn't going to help any.

The problem is the method to know the position of the servo.

I'd like to give these a try from Hobby King. Using a gear system with a real potentiometer instead of a swiper.

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=16270

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those look yummy,,wonder if any one else has tried them.?
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:48 AM   #5
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Yup. Can't stand the servos. Extremely difficult to maintain and service. I guess this is an inherent problem with tiny helicopters...too small. I have had fun, but losing interest quickly due to the above mentioned frustrations.
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Old 02-22-2012, 02:46 AM   #6
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I wonder if these have the same bolt pattern so they fit the mCPX?
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Old 02-22-2012, 02:51 AM   #7
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I wonder if these have the same bolt pattern so they fit the mCPX?

Next time I order from HK, I'll pick one up. At $3 it's worth a try.
I don't have high hopes though. Maybe I can rig something if it doesn't.
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so tired of these dam servos causing the shakes,,replace one then they fly perfect. just a pain in the ass ..just had to vent.
They just need cleaning and once you have done it properly with deoxit and also use the gold as a very thin cover your issues should be something of the past. Been 60+ flights since I've done that and still perfect.
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Old 02-22-2012, 09:15 AM   #9
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I cleaned my servos for the first time back last summer, and that was the last time.

Mine (all 3) seem to be doing just fine. No shakes I can see.
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Old 02-22-2012, 09:40 AM   #10
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There are a couple of things you can do to ease the pain. As previously mentioned, there's deoxit gold. This is a nice 'servo cleaning and protecting' kit:

http://www.amazon.com/Squeeze-Tube-K...9924495&sr=8-1

Use the cleaner first (red tube), then apply a thin coat of gold (gold tube).

The other thing, believe it or not, is to use a 'speficic' type of carbon fiber for the main shaft. I've been using the Great Planes stuff - specifically part number GPMR7790 - and when the swash rubs against it, it generates a fine dust that seems to be attracted to servos.

When I use this stuff from rcfoam:

http://www.rcfoam.com/product_info.p...522239f9d1f865

that doesn't happen as quickly. The rcfoam stuff has what almost looks like a 'clear coat' on it.

Interestingly enough, I found that thisis exactly the same stuff that is used on my (ebay) $3 training kit for the 450 I used to have. The 450 training kit came with 4 pieces of this cf, but only 2 were usable for main shafts(even close to straight). I got 9 main shafts from a $3 training kit. I'm good with that.

This is definitely as case of YMMV, lol.
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Next time I order from HK, I'll pick one up. At $3 it's worth a try.
I don't have high hopes though. Maybe I can rig something if it doesn't.

do they have similar specs?
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Old 02-22-2012, 10:38 AM   #12
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If you check the 2.3g servo thread by Roffey, you'll find the answer...

The answer is that the stock 1.9g linears are designed to be 'on' and waiting for commands at all times. That's why they chatter. This is not typical servo behavior, and other servos (including the new 2.3g servo) just don't cut it on an mcpx.

Strange things can and probably will happen.
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Old 02-22-2012, 01:13 PM   #13
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I think its just one of those things that pisses you off when all is good then wham im shaking or wobbling and cant track it down like on a normal collective pitch heli,,to find out i have a durty servo is WTF..
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