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Old 06-19-2012, 07:31 PM
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Does anyone have a brand of servo tester they would recommend? I plan to use it for testing and centering servos before installation.

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Old 06-19-2012, 08:57 PM
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I have several and the best is a $40 version made by GWS (believe it, or not).
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Old 06-19-2012, 10:10 PM
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I have several and the best is a $40 version made by GWS (believe it, or not).

Spad, is it this one?

http://www.horizonhobby.com/products...-mt1-GWSRMT001
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Old 06-19-2012, 10:49 PM
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About 5 bucks in parts if you want to build one- just google 'servo tester plans'...
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Or, spend 8 bucks on an orange RX and just leave it on the bench!
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Originally Posted by spad View Post
I have several and the best is a $40 version made by GWS (believe it, or not).
I agree with spad, this is a very useful tool, that will do many more things than an extra RX will do.
I have found it's neutral 1500 micro seconds, matches my JR radios

I am very happy with it.
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Old 06-20-2012, 02:06 PM
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And, it may be out of production, or will be soon as Amazon has it for about twenty-eight dollars.
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Old 06-20-2012, 10:41 PM
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Originally Posted by MX5Seeker View Post
Does anyone have a brand of servo tester they would recommend? I plan to use it for testing and centering servos before installation.

Thanks.
Yeah, I made one years ago with a little microcontroller and LCD display. It showed the pulse width on an LCD display, and also could slowly creep the servo from full "left" to full "Right" and back and forth automatically as long as the battery held out.

Parts cost a lot more than $28 though.
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I'm glad all this came up: I just ordered a "spare" GWS tester before they disappear!
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I bought this :

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...vo_Tester.html

Best $8 I spent ...

Now when I set-up a new servo installation, I use the tester ... I have a 4 cell Rx pack to plug into the tester as power ... No guessing - I press button for centred and bingo all servos centred ...

Imagine aileron servos in wing .... no need to hook up to fuselage and rx as I used to do ... I now have wing on it's own and plug into the tester.
I even had an old RTF Tx / Rx package I kept for servo set-up / testing ... even that's a pain compared to the tester.

Why DIY for what is possibly only a couple of $ saving ? Plus the above covers just about every servo there is as it's switchable.
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