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Old 01-11-2022, 06:55 PM   #61
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Any suggestions on what to use for a micro servo?


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I use reefs and NSDRC. I can't tell the difference, but the NSDRC is cheaper and supposedly stronger. Spare Time Hobbies makes a nice/cheap micro servo mount for the 3 gear dig.

If you want to go low profile instead of micro, I have one of these in the for sale forum, for half retail...

https://www.amainhobbies.com/protek-...kaAj9hEALw_wcB

Badass dig servo. I had it in my wraith, but had to go micro when I put a 70mm 1415 castle motor in it. Long ass motor sits where the servo used to be. I'll attach a pic of the old setup.
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Old 01-12-2022, 05:42 AM   #62
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I wanted to go direct power to take the burden off the micro x but honestly how much juice is the dig servo going to use.


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I have mini servos running off SW4s. The SW4 internal BEC is 5.5v and 1 or 2 amps. I have even run full sizer servos off it. The minis are fine the full size are slow and weaker.

The only dig I have had was an MOA so it was controlled by the ESC. I have had selectable lockers controlled by Mini ESCs and they don't need much power. They are basically just moving a plastic collar back and forth.

The stock TRX ESC's internal BEC is only a 6 volt with low amps and it runs mini servos fine.

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Old 01-12-2022, 02:10 PM   #63
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I use reefs and NSDRC. I can't tell the difference, but the NSDRC is cheaper and supposedly stronger. Spare Time Hobbies makes a nice/cheap micro servo mount for the 3 gear dig.

If you want to go low profile instead of micro, I have one of these in the for sale forum, for half retail...

https://www.amainhobbies.com/protek-...kaAj9hEALw_wcB

Badass dig servo. I had it in my wraith, but had to go micro when I put a 70mm 1415 castle motor in it. Long ass motor sits where the servo used to be. I'll attach a pic of the old setup.

I think Iím gonna go micro. Save on the weight in the ass end. Iíll check out the spare time hobbies and the nsdrc for sure. Reefs is almost as much as a decent full size so Iíll probably skip that.


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Old 01-12-2022, 02:11 PM   #64
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I have mini servos running off SW4s. The SW4 internal BEC is 5.5v and 1 or 2 amps. I have even run full sizer servos off it. The minis are fine the full size are slow and weaker.

The only dig I have had was an MOA so it was controlled by the ESC. I have had selectable lockers controlled by Mini ESCs and they don't need much power. They are basically just moving a plastic collar back and forth.

The stock TRX ESC's internal BEC is only a 6 volt with low amps and it runs mini servos fine.

Iím definitely going to look into a micro.


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Old 01-12-2022, 02:17 PM   #65
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I have had good luck with the cheap TRX micros. I have been running one at 7.4 volts for a few months and it works great. They are supposed to be limited to 6 volt. I have a controller where I can set the endpoints and that is also important. I think much of the fails people have with the TRX ones and what ever is in the Axial III on the dig may be avoided if the could adjust the endpoints.
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Old 01-12-2022, 02:28 PM   #66
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I have had good luck with the cheap TRX micros. I have been running one at 7.4 volts for a few months and it works great. They are supposed to be limited to 6 volt. I have a controller where I can set the endpoints and that is also important. I think much of the fails people have with the TRX ones and what ever is in the Axial III on the dig may be avoided if the could adjust the endpoints.

I went out and got the DX5 rugged. Yes the touch screen kinda sucks. But it has selectable endpoints I already have them set for the servo thatís in there so hopefully I will be able to just adjust a little and it wonít take 2 hours because of the stupid touch pad.


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Old 01-13-2022, 05:23 AM   #67
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I went out and got the DX5 rugged. Yes the touch screen kinda sucks. But it has selectable endpoints I already have them set for the servo thatís in there so hopefully I will be able to just adjust a little and it wonít take 2 hours because of the stupid touch pad.


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Once you get used to the touch pad it isn't as pad. When you use the touch pad start at the top of the screen and slide you finger down or at the bottom of the screen and slide your finger up as opposed to trying just touch it in the middle.
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