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Old 10-28-2003, 05:02 PM   #1
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OK guys being an Airtronics guy I don't know to much about either Hitec or JR!

Now I have some Airtronics Z receivers and I am looking at buying either JR or Hitec since no one likes to stock anything but standard Airtronics servos, ie nothing exotic from Airtronics anyways, so I am look at the other alternatives that are readily available in the LHO!

So what are your opinions on both? Now I am not yet ready to make the jump to digital servos as I don't want to spend $1000.00 for 5 servos so lets just stick to good heavy duty BB servos for now. These are for a CG Extra 300 with an OS 1.08 in it. I am looking at a 1/4 scale servo for the rudder and perhaps the elevator but two good high torque ones should be good for the ailerons.

Please vote but also post some opinions along with some recomended model numbers.

Thanx in advance for your help.
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Old 10-28-2003, 05:16 PM   #2
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On my Zlin - 2 meter span - likely gas engine
I'm considering Hitec 605BB for Elevator and Rudder
JR 517's for ailerons (2) and throttle
I've also been toying with a pair of Hitec 81's, running 6 volts - one in each elevator half (same aileron idea) :
I think most guys here like the hitecs

I am almost 100% JR though - (have a few Hitec 425's from some deal)
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Old 10-28-2003, 05:31 PM   #3
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Well..I am die hard Jr user . But if it is best bang for the buck , I say go with the Hitec servos .

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Old 10-28-2003, 05:36 PM   #4
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I got a 1/4 scale 700BB for my Sukhoi rudder after much research and 2 x 605BB for the elevator.

These are Hitec servos and as has been said, great bang for the buck. Also Hitec stands strongly behind their product and would recommend them easily. Most of my planes (and the heli's) use Hitec servos.

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Old 10-28-2003, 05:41 PM   #5
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I dont think I would want to use the Hitec HS81's in anything larger than maybe a .25 or .32 size palne, even if one for each elevator half. I use a lot of them in my 1/2A and small size planes (like my lazy bee) and I have had some fail after hitting the surface (carrying it to and from the field). They are nice little servos but not designed for larger planes, and too much vibration IMO. I was using one for a throttle in a 60 size plane and it went on me too. In my smaller planes, what they were designed for, no problem.

Jim, I use a lot of Hitec servos. I like the 425BB for a good general purpose standard servo with a dual ball bearing output shaft. For something larger, the new sport digitals or the 56XX series are pretty nice.

The 605's ARE definitely being discontinued - allready have been, according to Mike Mayberry from Hitec. They are being replaced with a better quality motor in the same size case and should be out soon.

I have read a bit about the 5645's not centering well, but after flying them in three planes I seem to be having good luck. I also have 5945's in two aircraft and they are excellent, most guys compare them to the JR 8411.

So many choices though - sometimes I wonder why there are so many, I mean do you need to have a choice of allmost 40 different servos from Hitec alone?

Good luck!
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Old 10-28-2003, 05:42 PM   #6
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What Kevin and Nuker said "HITEC" have them all through my 34% and they are working great!

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Old 10-28-2003, 06:21 PM   #7
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I suggest 5475's for the ailerons and 5645's for rudder and elevator. I haven't used these servos before but the hitec servos I do have have worked perfectly and I would definetly buy hitec servos again. In fact I do have a 5475 suppose to arrive tommorow.

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Old 10-28-2003, 06:31 PM   #8
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I'm a JR user and very happy too! The 8103. I use JR receivers. For servos I use Hitec. Most of my planes have the 605's, good bang for your buck, but it is being replaced and I'm sure it will be good too. I am putting 5945's and 5735 in my 33%, along with a JR PCM receiver. I have gotten use to the programming on the JR now and find it more than adequate. Considering I have trouble setting the clock on the VCR, I'm doing well with my radio. My next radio?? The JR 10X of course! There sure are lots of choices out there. My setup has proved to be very reliable. Have fun shopping!

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Old 10-28-2003, 06:35 PM   #9
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Way to go Frank Same servos and setup I'm using in my big Edge!

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Old 10-28-2003, 06:53 PM   #10
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Frank and Jim M.... Your talking about he servo setups or 1/3 scale airplanes and I agree that the servos your using for these are awsome. I just purchased the 5945 coreless digitals for my 27% Extra BUT.....Scale guy is talking about servos or a CG Extra 68" wingspan weighing in at 8.5 lbs.

Please excuse me AND correct me if I'm wrong but I wouldn't think you would need 1/4 scale ultra high torque servos for the rudder and elevators of this plane and I'm not sure why you feel you need those Scaleguy! For one thing it would be definitely adding unnecesary weight on a beautiful flying plane! If you feel you need to go that highend on this plane I would think that 625MG's would be plenty of servo ( 76oz/94oz) at 4.8 and 6.0v respectively for any of the control serfaces on the CG Extra!

Just my humble opinion trying to figure out the reasoning here!
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