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Old 07-25-2015, 08:46 PM   #1
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Scale servos what to use?

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I have a 550 Swift that will be going into a Jet Ranger body and was wondering about servos. Today I tested a bunch of servos and found the best behaved and smoothest of the bunch were the Futaba servos. Because it's scale with a BeastX do I need to have fast servos on the collective for it to work properly? I've used the stock Futaba servos on other things and they seem to work the best but can they stand the rigors of being on the collective of a 550 scale bird?
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Old 07-26-2015, 09:05 PM   #2
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Re: Scale servos what to use?

I would look for a tail servo in the .09 to .11 second range for 60 degrees of travel. For the collective, from .10 to .12 will do the job very nicely. Do not use economy servos for a scale helicopter but you don't need to spend 185 dollars a servo either. I have these servos in my helicopters that are 550 and larger. Spektrum 6040's in my Logo 500 for collective and a Futaba 9254 on the tail (servo was already installed when I bought it). Align DS610's in my AS350 and Jet Ranger on the collective and DS650's on the tail. Futaba BLS 451's on the collective for my TOW Defender and a Spektrum S6030 on the tail. You can also use the Spektrum 6080G tail servo as its specs are not bad at all and you might find those Spektrum servos I have mentioned at blow-out prices. Take care.

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