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Old 02-03-2021, 04:53 AM   #1
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Ordered a bunch of Hitec 485 servos.(14 along with others)
4 out of 14 burned up. Servocity policy is send them to manufacturer so I did. No communication except I did receive 4 servos back with a tech note that the amp and motor were replaced on them They don't stink and the melted cases aren't melted anymore but they are not new servos either, so I have to admit I am not too impressed as what type of confidence do I now have in those 4 servos. I paid like $100 for them and $16 to ship them in. They were faulty from the first plugin and I now have used servos that cost 16% more than new. Not good service from Hitec in my opinion and Servocity should maybe have a conversation with their supplier.
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Old 02-13-2021, 04:18 PM   #2
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Re: Heads up on servos

Sounds like poor quality control to me.
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Old 02-20-2021, 08:42 AM   #3
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Re: Heads up on servos

I recently decided to start using Hitec exclusively...makes me wonder.
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Old 02-26-2021, 07:28 AM   #4
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Re: Heads up on servos

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MHO,............. Hitec has let us go ,...............It,s not the first time I,ve heard this story .
Back to Futaba ,............... Futaba is still with us , the 3004 servo gives us 60 oz @6v ( I think ) , THAT ,............ is plenty for many applications
Times have surely changed
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Old 02-26-2021, 09:35 PM   #5
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Re: Heads up on servos

All the Baja throttle servos I've burnt ar Hi Tec. A Futaba that has been sunk once lives on. IDK. In general purpose I find Spektrum flimsy, Hi Tec "coarse" and Futaba solid and tight running.
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