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  • Servo selection for retrac and tow release

    Folks, I think the general consensus is to use high torque HiTec digital servos for retrac and tow release functions. Does anyone have positive or negative experiences with the Savox SA-1230 digital servo? A friend has used these for all control surfaces on his 170cc powered tug, and has not had an issue after three years of operations. They are rated at 500oz-in torque at 6.0volts and sell for about $70.00,so look like a good fit for my current glider build. Thoughts?

    Larry

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    Others may have their own opinion, but I've read that many IMAC fliers think highly and are using Savox servos. They look like a good value to me and I've put them in my Blanik. Also, one of my buddies, whom works at a hobby shop, saw them in my Blanik and said, "I like your choice in servos". Everyone has their favorite brand and one can have a bad one from any of the suppliers. So, you pays your money and takes your chances. I haven't much time on my Savox SA-1256tg's, but they are quite, smooth and strong enough for my application.
    Mark

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    • #3
      Mark, Thanks for the nice response. It's helpful.

      Larry

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      • #4
        Savox sure seems to be a good servo.
        I use Hitec 7955 on retracts, mainly because they are what the retracts are set up for when arriving from the Czech Republic

        Tow release needs to be a good quality hi torque.


        Len
        Len Buffinton
        Team Horizon Hobby

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        • #5
          Len, Thanks. I have no gliders from the Czech Republic, so I think I'm OK.

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