if you're into weighting your SCX24 with brass (everybody doesn't but those who do, you know why), then we've just made a batch of Brass Monkeys.
Basically, it's our DS125CLHV servo but instead of CNC machining the case from a billet of 6061-T6 aircraft aluminum, we started off from solid brass billets, instead. The point? 41g vs 21g, which puts an extra 20g mounted in the right place . . . low. In short, created to help increase control for pro-level SCX24 crawlers.
So why did we make it? Honestly? Mostly for shits and giggles (meaning for the fun of it). Frankly, in a world of me too label-engineered servo, we did it because some of you thrive on being unique, and owning the best there is. And you make no bones or excuses for wanting the best. We totally get it.
So basically, for some of you, this servo is better. A lot better. It's what ProModeler is about. The Brass Monkey is usually for thicc rigs (because it's all about high
alpha performance). The other crazies for the Brass Monkey are the race
boat guys who think nothing of dropping $2000 on a heavy hydro. Anyway,
for them and for comp-class SCX24-class rigs (ones with almost no actual Axial-parts
in them) there's nothing better than a Brass Monkey.
Look, this servo isn't for run-of-the-mill rigs. Why not? It's because
label-engineered products (where fast buck operators slap a label on
someone else's product) fill that niche of the market. Honestly, we're
not interested in fulfilling the needs of bottom feeders. Our goal is to
meet the requirements of the savvy. Ones who grok weight and balance,
e,g. are seeking über (monkey-like) agility. Hence . . . Brass Monkey!
Of course, some buy it for looks, too. Nothing wrong with that because
form follows function. Thus, the brutalist nature of the Brass Monkey
has it's own appeal as eye candy and thus, the purposeful look isn't
just for performance. Moreover, if you don't mind losing the laser engraved logo, you may also polish it to a high shine.
This servo will be a revelation in what it brings to the game. For those with no clue what it's for, that's OK, we didn't make the Brass Monkey for everybody. It's special. And heads up, this is a very limited production run for showcasing the art in what we do. Frankly, it's pretty - almost jewel like - and we find nothing wrong with that.
In short, it exists because we can make it. That, and we figure the wannabe label-engineering outfits will be calling their eastern overlords to beg for something like it for them to import. But that will take time so in the meantime, we rejoice in leading, once again. Remember the old saying; lead, follow, or get out of the way!
Click Specs next.
Created for the uncompromising, the brass case has several jobs . . .
- 4-hole mounting tabs
- Reinforced transmission section
- Bronze hard points for gear shafts
- Steel gears
- Environmental protection (seals)
- Million-cycle potentiometer
- Potting compound on PCB
- Slip-fit brushless motor
To begin, the foundation is the 10-bolt construction CNC-machined from a solid billet of brass with one purpose, to aid in climbing by lowering the CG of the rig.
Gears? Steel. Why? Simple, it's because there's nothing better available for purpose.