I've been using cheap and nasty 9g servos for my mount, one came from sparkfun, one from HK, others elsewhere. Anyway, I'm now 3 for 3 in having stripped the gears in them, they don't seem up to the task.
I'd like to get a feel for what actually works. Who makes tough servos? What are you guys using?
HS-65HB from Hitec, here's a link:
Cool, thanks. This looks like the original that all the cheapies are copied from. Would have been worth getting these to start with.
You must buy metal geared servos! emax es08md are what I use and they are fine. bought from giantcod (in the UK).
Thanks Dave, I'll give these a go. I can get two of these shipped to Australia for just a bit more than one HS-65MG will cost me from HK.
I swear my quad is cursed! Got two of these servos and installed them in my shiny new camera mount: http://quadframe.com/collections/frontpage/products/g01k
One of them failed before I even got off the ground! Burnt out ir something, it twitches, gets really hot and causes the APM to brown out. I'll see if I can get a replacement out of Giantcod. So that's 4 servos my quad has eaten now.
I guess what you pay for. This time I'll bite the bullet and get some Hitec servos.