Saturday, February 26, 2011

Savox SH-0255MG Servo Review

The Savox SH-0255MG servo is a Micro digital servo with metal gears. The SH-0255MG has 54 oz-inches of torque on six volts, and weighs 15.8 grams. It features an aluminum case for cooler operating temperatures, strong metal gears, and the reliability and centering capability of a digital servo. In addition, this servo will fit in most electric 3D airplanes of the 47"-52" size range due to its small size.

Savox has been in the servo market for quite some time, and is a big servo brand in the RC car market. Although Savox has been in the USA for only a few years, they are emerging into the flight market with their high quality and reliable products.

The SH-0255MG servo is just one of Savox's long line of micro digital servos. It uses metal gears for strength and reliablity, and featuring 54.2 inch ounces of torque and a cool running aluminum case, this servo is a heavyweight when it comes to lightweight micro servos. Ball bearings keep things running smooth on the inside, and a wide variety of control arm styles and lengths gives the pilot options regarding their personal set-up on the outside.

Out of the Box:
Out of the box, the shipping box that is, you just sit and stare in amazement. First of all, the clear plastic boxes for the individual servos provides you with a clear view of the servo itself, the specifications on the back, and attractive design of the Savox logo. Once you tear open the protective wrapping and pop open the crisp, clear box, you will see the great looking Savox decals and a plethora of servo arms. Next, grab a scissor and cut the thin bungee that holds the servo securely during shipping. Now that you have everything out of the box, take it and use it to organize your flight box.

In the Air:
In the air these servos perform perfectly. They are fast, authoritative, and precise. When you give full deflection, you get full deflection; when you give center stick input, you get center. Not only do they hold center and full deflection, but they hold it strongly and precisely because of the high torque and digital centering veracity.  Having high torque and precision control is essential to 3D and precision aerobatics.

In Conclusion:
In conclusion the Savox SH-0255MG servo is a High Torque Digital Micro Servo that is competitively priced, and compatible with a huge variety of performance planes in the 47-52 inch wingspan market.

--Tom K.

Monday, February 21, 2011


A member or spectator managed to make a decent video of the event. You can easily spot my velox doing and abrupt "z-bend" maneuver to eject the ball. Chili cookoff was also that day. Congrats to Dave G. for making the best Chili! Here's the video:

--Tom K.

Golfing plane

Hey Guys,

Sorry, I didn't get any video of the Golf Event. My dad (cameraman) and I were back to back in the line up and since we were using the same radio, the whole passing back and forth of cameras and radios and planes and golf balls would have gotten hairy. If you are interested in learning how the event was laid out, E-Mail me at

--Tom Kitt

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Golfing or Flying?

I'll be flying my Velox in a Golf tournament tomorrow. Video soon to come ;)

Monday, February 14, 2011

Velox VR-1 Sunday Huckin'

Here's some video of my 3DHS Velox VR-1. Great flying airplane. I got so much footage that I couldn't fit it into one video without it being 10 minutes and boring. Here's both parts!


Saturday, February 12, 2011

Sunday, February 6, 2011

SHP Back in the Saddle

I got my SHP that crashed a while back back up in the air with a new color scheme. We had to repair the right wing, and covered it in red hoping to make the plane more visible. We liked it so much we covered part of the left wing, then the canopy, then the tail... Looks and Flies GREAT! Here's today's video:


Throwdown Video

Hey Guys!

The Throwdown at MCRC was AWESOME! We had quite a few guys there and we all had a blast! Check out the video!