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Old 07-12-2018, 04:08 AM
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Your favourite servos for 60cc electric conversions

Having undertaken a couple of 60cc electric conversions, I am curious to know what servos you guys use for F3A type flying (not 3D). Are 6 volt servos up to the job or are HV servos the way to go? I don't have an unlimited budget, but clearly I want something that is fit for purpose and readily available on the market.
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Old 07-12-2018, 09:07 AM
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Hitec D955TW
MKS 777 or the lighter MKS 777A+
All the torque, holding power and centering you could ask for.
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Old 07-12-2018, 09:20 AM
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https://www.servocity.com/bls-173sv-servo

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Old 07-12-2018, 09:29 AM
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I have 2 60cc Electrics almost complete - AJ Laser 93" and EF/3D Extra 95". I use various high voltage Hitec Servos - 7954s - expecting a 2 cell lipo. I use Smarfly Power expanders to facilitate redundant battery inputs and voltage regulation - 5.0V to the receiver while full voltage to the servos. I keep the servo cost under $100 for 400oz @ 7.4 or 300oz @ 6.0.
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Old 07-12-2018, 10:00 AM
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Savox 1270s would be my first choice, although there are plenty others. if you are really trying to keep costs down, Spektrum 6150s. MKS 777s are tall and heavy and really not a good choice for a 60cc.
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Old 07-12-2018, 12:14 PM
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Mks 1009 will do the job your after. They center supurb and will have enough torque on 6v to do what your after. Cheap also !
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Old 07-12-2018, 01:39 PM
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I'm not sure that the 120oz of torque on the 1009 will be enough for a 60cc class plane. I love MKS but I'd go with something bigger.
I'd probably go for an MKS 777 or MKS 599. A Savox 1270 would be a good choice too. The Futaba BLS 173 is great.

Don't go cheap on servos. They make a huge difference in performance.
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I had a 37% godfrey with 100oz on every surface. It flew wonderful.
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Old 07-12-2018, 07:42 PM
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I flew a 35% Carden on 100oz servos (JR 4131). It was great for its time but today’s expectations are different. Planes have more power, larger controls and are flown through far more aggressive aerobatics. My Carden 35% Extra with a 3W-80 and JR 4131 servos was state of the art in the 90s. It was the days of 4.8v nicads and 72mhz. 20 years later a 35% Extra has controls twice as big with larger throws and has a DA-120 up front.
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Old 07-13-2018, 04:42 AM
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Thanks for your input. Plenty of food for thought. Now I need to go away and research your suggestions!
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