Hitec, STEP UP, GUYS!!! :)

Hitec robotics including ROBONOVA humanoid, HSR-8498HB servos, MR C-3024 Controllers and RoboBasic
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Hitec, STEP UP, GUYS!!! :)

Post by PaulL » Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:19 am

Post by PaulL
Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:19 am

I performed a massive servo swap this past weekend. I've ended up buying enough parts to not only equip my "latest" RN-1 with HSR-5498SG's all around, but had enough parts left over to reconstruct my stock RN-1 with the stock HSR-8498HB's.

The difference in play in the servos is night and day. My stock HSR-8498HB servos haven't seen much use, but all the same, the HSR-5498SG's are EXTREMELY tight. I have seen specs for other "better selling" robots in recent times, and the torque specs of the HSR-5498SG's are more like others that seem to sell better. The RN-1 kits from vendors seem to be hanging out longer than they should, so I think the time has come... :)

Further, folks who have seen the stock RN-1 versus my blue RN-1 prefer the blue one hands down.

So, HITEC, Listen up! Take those other colored bracket sets you have lying around, all but the gold, and all those HSR-5498SG's in the warehouse, and put out the RN-2!!!

I can't wait to finish up my hardware mods and software for the Roboard, but I can say, I think it's going to be a pretty sweet 'bot!! :)

So, Hitec, a few other options on top of servo upgrades and colored bracket sets- upgrade the cells to Lipo (got some cells from overseas, 2200 mAh that fit inside the body, in contrast with the 1000 mAh stock NiMh cells), do something more mod-able with a faster controller (Roboard, and perhaps some investment in a team of programmers to build some nifty software?), and put out the RN-2!!! :D

Meanwhile, I'll keep working on my RN 1.5... :)

Take Care,
Paul
I performed a massive servo swap this past weekend. I've ended up buying enough parts to not only equip my "latest" RN-1 with HSR-5498SG's all around, but had enough parts left over to reconstruct my stock RN-1 with the stock HSR-8498HB's.

The difference in play in the servos is night and day. My stock HSR-8498HB servos haven't seen much use, but all the same, the HSR-5498SG's are EXTREMELY tight. I have seen specs for other "better selling" robots in recent times, and the torque specs of the HSR-5498SG's are more like others that seem to sell better. The RN-1 kits from vendors seem to be hanging out longer than they should, so I think the time has come... :)

Further, folks who have seen the stock RN-1 versus my blue RN-1 prefer the blue one hands down.

So, HITEC, Listen up! Take those other colored bracket sets you have lying around, all but the gold, and all those HSR-5498SG's in the warehouse, and put out the RN-2!!!

I can't wait to finish up my hardware mods and software for the Roboard, but I can say, I think it's going to be a pretty sweet 'bot!! :)

So, Hitec, a few other options on top of servo upgrades and colored bracket sets- upgrade the cells to Lipo (got some cells from overseas, 2200 mAh that fit inside the body, in contrast with the 1000 mAh stock NiMh cells), do something more mod-able with a faster controller (Roboard, and perhaps some investment in a team of programmers to build some nifty software?), and put out the RN-2!!! :D

Meanwhile, I'll keep working on my RN 1.5... :)

Take Care,
Paul
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