| Wondering if Specktrum DSS receiver (AR6000 DSM DuaLink 6-Channel Park
| Flyer Rx) will work with any other brand servos? Particularly hitech?
They appear to be completely standard -- so yes, they would.
I've only seen one non-standard servo lately. Well, two --
1) the VEX system that Radio Shack is selling for robots and the like
appears to have perfectly standard servos, but the plugs are
different, with wire prongs sticking out rather than aaccepting metal
Of course, this is a very minor issue and could be easily fixed with
an easily made adapter. It's very similar to the old Aitronics servo
2) the Parkzone servos have *5*
wires rather than three. Apparantly
you've got two wires for the motor, and three wires for the pot, so I
guess they moved some of the circuitry out of the servo and into the
I'm sure it's relatively simple matter to take the electronics out of
a more standard servo and convert one of these servos to a standard
servo, and it ought to be possible to modify a standard servo to work
with the Parkzone setup (essentially disconnecting all the
electronics, assuming that the pot values are similar) though it
really doesn't seem time effective -- either just buy more Parkzone
servos, or ditch their ESC/RX and replace it with standard equipment.
Still, I have to wonder why they decided to do it this way. My guess
is that they wanted to lock people into buying replacement parts from
them and not from Hitec and others. It could also be done to save
costs, but I don't see where it would save enough costs to be useful.
Bad Parkzone, no donut. And I'll go out of my way to avoid giving you
any business if I can easily avoid it.
Doug McLaren, firstname.lastname@example.org Life - Sexually transmitted, always fatal