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Old 01-02-2006, 11:19 PM   #1
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Default Hitec HS-81 Equivalent

Anyone know of a servo comparable to the Hitec HS-81 in size and power?
If so, who sells them?
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Old 01-03-2006, 12:24 AM   #2
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Why? Is price a problem? The HS-81 is a darn good servo and is hard to beat for the money. Futaba makes a similar sized servo but it is nearly twice the price of the '81

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Old 01-03-2006, 01:04 AM   #3
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The Hobbico CS-12 is comparable to the HS-81 specs wise, though IMHO not as good as the Hitecs or Futabas.

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Thing I hate about the HS-81's is their prone to gear-stripping (I only use MG's) and some of them lose their centering ability after a year (although Hitec replaces the POT in them free of charge if they do this withing a year)

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Geez, what do you guys want for a decent priced mid power small servo???

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I beg to disagree on the HS-81 losing their centering ability after about a year of usage. Some of mine are well over four years old and I have not had that happen to me yet.

They are definitely prone to gear stripping, but so are the GWS, Hobbicos and Futabas if not handled with care. They don't like to have their arms turned by hand.
 
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