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Old 2009.06.02, 01:50 PM   #1
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What is the best ESC and Servo for the MRCG

Hey Guys,

Sorry, I know this has been asked before but I was wondering what is the best ESC and servo for the MRCG.

Thanks for your help,

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Old 2009.06.02, 02:14 PM   #2
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I am installing my Spektrum SR3500 with Tekin B1R this week. I previously had the full size Spektrum RX with the Xray 180 esc. It worked alright, but I had to bind the RX with a different ESC to get it to work. Throttle response is also better on the B1R.

The size of the standard RX was too large, the SR3500 fits nicely.
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Old 2009.06.02, 02:36 PM   #3
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I just got done reading some info on the Tekin B1R ESC and it sounds like a good esc. Also, I plan on installing a KO Propo KR-408S receiver, it is pretty small.

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Old 2009.06.02, 03:32 PM   #4
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The "best servo" comes down to a couple choices, as far as the team seems to have found: Futaba S3114, S3154, and JR DS285 (edited post, I guess I read some of EMU's writeups incorrectly. ).

The S3154 is digital, especially great if you're going to be using the KR-408S. You should definitely consider reinforcing the servo horn to make it stiffer though, as all Futaba micro servos tend to come with flimsy horns. I haven't found a good servo saver that fits the small Futaba splines yet though, so this is a consideration.

Same things apply to the S3114, which is the servo I recommend using with the Mini-Z ASF board. Reinforcing the servo horn is a good idea, like the S3154 -- see this pic for Pchan0's take on it:

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/f...0/CIMG2220.jpg


EMU likes the JR DS285 more as it can fit the Micro-T servo saver with no modifications; however, I think the Micro-T servo saver itself needs some work to be tall enough to engage the tierod properly. See this pic:

http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o...janpics017.jpg


Hope that helps a little in your considerations.
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I use the JR 285, which is a digital servo. Dave and I both noticed that it has more torque and is a bit faster than the SM22. It uses the same servo horns/savers.

I think I am using an M18 or Mini-T saver, not the Micro-t saver. Its been a while since I took it out of the packaging...
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Old 2009.06.02, 07:37 PM   #6
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Is it the Mini-T saver? I remember you saying something about it, I assumed it was the Micro-T one since the 18th scale servo savers are pretty big (I bought an RC18 saver... doesn't fit on the Futaba S3114 at all).

MK2kompressor uses the Micro-T servo saver in the second picture, lengthened with a piece of CF, with good results.
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