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Old 04-15-2019, 03:51 PM   #1
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I'm wondering what type of servo gear train guys are using to fly their gas powered airframes. Years ago, all servos were nylon or plastic gears but most guys flew glow. Does everyone use metal geared servos now?
I thought a poll would be useful. You may choose more than one type and share your reasoning. Feel free to post experiences with servo gear failure. -Steve
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Old 04-15-2019, 04:06 PM   #2
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Depending on your gas engine you better buy the strongest you can. Every gas powered plane I've seen shakes like crazy at idle. I think Titanium is the way to go. Check the Google link below. I have a 50CC plane here now that the gas engine shook so bad that it de-laminated the firewall, never mind the servo's. Cheers Floyd

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Re: What servo gears for gas powered airframes

Put in the best you can afford. Metal gear servo's weren't a option not long ago as they expensive. Bought a Digtal, metal gear servo on Amazon for $25, shipping was free. Seems like a good qaulity servo. At $25 a servo, it would be silly not to.
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Re: What servo gears for gas powered airframes

Thanks for the reply guys. I should clarify that I use metal servos in my gassers but I am wondering If the Practice is the same for everyone. Even in the smaller 10-20cc category.
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Re: What servo gears for gas powered airframes

Steve,

Do metal and better yet try and find Titanium Gears like a Savox SV-1270TG High Voltage Monster Torque Titanium Gear Digital Servo.

Don't know how much Torque you need.

I fly IMAC 35cc to 170cc Airframes for 15+ years and have been using Savox for about the last 6 years and find them quite reliable.

Don't chintz out on servos when you've spent all that time and money building the airframe.

Floyd I don't know who's tuning your engines but even my DA85 and DA120, notoriously labelled as bone shakers, are smooth. I't's all in the tuning. You can leave a gas lawn mower at factory needle settings but you should be tuning your model airplane gas engines. LOL!
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Steve,

Nice stable of planes there, especially the Hurricane, but your Radio choice doesn't make me Calm! LOL!
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Floyd I don't know who's tuning your engines but even my DA85 and DA120, notoriously labelled as bone shakers, are smooth. I't's all in the tuning. You can leave a gas lawn mower at factory needle settings but you should be tuning your model airplane gas engines. LOL!
I don't fly gas and never will. I love Nitro and will never change. As for gas engines, I've seen more crashes with gas than nitro. Maybe nobody knows how to set up a gas engine but the amount of gas planes I've seen crash would make me give up flying if I flew gas. Cheers Floyd

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Depending on your gas engine you better buy the strongest you can. Every gas powered plane I've seen shakes like crazy at idle. I think Titanium is the way to go. Check the Google link below. I have a 50CC plane here now that the gas engine shook so bad that it de-laminated the firewall, never mind the servo's. Cheers Floyd

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I don't fly gas and never will. I love Nitro and will never change. As for gas engines, I've seen more crashes with gas than nitro. Maybe nobody knows how to set up a gas engine but the amount of gas planes I've seen crash would make me give up flying if I flew gas. Cheers Floyd
Floyd,

In your original post you said you had a 50cc gas plane. Wasup?

What were the causes of he crashes?

Iv'e seen more glow engines quit in flight then gas.

I use to fly "Slimers" before i saw he light! LOL!

Enya 4 Strokes were my preferred glow engines before I switched to gas.

Gas is WAY cheaper then glow.

But to each hus own as long as we are having fun. LOL!
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I said I have a 50CC plane with a damaged firewall caused from the gas engine that was in it. The causes of most gas crashes I've seen are engine failures in flight. I've seen more gas engines fail in flight than glow in the last 30 years. I love the slime and smell of glow. Gas is cheaper than glow, but not when you crash a $1000.00 plane. I love nitro fuel, and have lots of fun with nitro. I even started blending my own nitro fuel. I guess when I can't afford $20.00 for a jug of nitro fuel I'll be done flying. But for now it's all I know, and you can't teach a old dog like me new tricks. Cheers Floyd
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Re: What servo gears for gas powered airframes

BTW, floyd, nothing wrong with Glow, and similarly, nothing wrong with gas. Keep flying what you enjoy, this is what the hobby is about. But I do agree with you, tuning Gas seems to be like a black art for some, but then again all it takes is a bit of know how and things run smoothly. (Same with glow).
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