What's this servo for?
Suitable uses for a DS2180BLDP include large unmanned vehicles for civilian consumer, defense contractors, ordinance disposal, and industry like;
- High performance RC trucks ranging from 10-20KG
- Fixed-wing tactical UAVs grossing 25-250Kg
- Squad-level remote sensing/surveillance
- Rotary-wing agricultural-spraying to 400Kg
- Ordinance disposal manipulators from 20-80Kg lift
Click Specs next.
- Shock - Test Method 516.6
- Vibration - Test Method 514.6
- Rain - Test Method 514.5
Making the ProModeler DS1735BLDP better is that unlike hobby-grade servos, it's built with MIL-SPEC components and tested to these MIL-STDS (military standards).
These are real world ownership considerations applicable to civilian-use, also.
The principal DS1735BLDP use in RC trucks is steering. Big fast powerful rigs abuse steering servos like nothing else on Earth, but durability is the prime consideration.
Demanding applications like an SCX6, 1/5 EXB, or DBXL-E (and a host of others in the heavyweight-class) require the best performance considerations - like centering, power, and speed - but always rugged durability above all. This servo is engineered to deliver in spades! Let's see where the ruggedness is built in.
For example, the all-alloy case looks trick, but lots of imports servos have alloy cases. What separates ProModeler is how it's built.
Case has several jobs . . .
- Mounting tabs
- Cooling fins
- Transmission section
- 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. It's one where Allen head machine thread fasteners thread into the center case. This makes it more rigid in torsion (twisting force that's trying to lever the case sections apart and screw up the gear mesh). Reason this is important is if the gear-mesh changes under load it creates bad wear patterns leading to failure (basically bad juju for any servo).
Speaking of gears, they're all-steel. Why steel? Simple, because it's the best and most durable material available. For example, did you know NASCAR, drag racers, Ferraris, and Corvettes use all-steel gears, also? There's nothing better. Fact.
But equally important is where the steel gear shafts are anchored. In this servo, the gear shafts are anchored withing bronze hard points embedded into aluminum. These reinforce the case and spread impact loads. Servos without these soon end up with round bores for the shafts that get pounded into an egg shape, thus allowing the gear mesh goes to Hell.
Believe me, if that happens then it's new gears 'and' a new case because you can't put new gears into a case with worn bores (you can but they'll get trashed really quickly). So what this really means is those servos are throw aways. It's out view you're better off if we reinforce the case to begin with, agreed?
Installation - Axial SCX6
Installation - Losi 5iveT
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Installation - Losi DBXL-E 2.0
TEMPORARILY shows DS1885BLWR being installed but the DS1735BLDP fits similarly
Installation into this Losi DBXL 2.0 is a doodle. Basically you're going to shim it 5mm higher and replace the stock arm with one of ours along with a pack of adjustable links to compensate for the slight difference in output shaft position. That's it, easy peasy!
So the first step is to survey what you have, often a Spektrum SPMS906 steering servo.
- The stocker is a Spektrum servo, not bad per se but no pork belly, that's for sure!
Step two is removing the stock servo, which is so easy we won't tell you how. Please excuse the dirt!
- Look at the size of the installation bay - it's ginormous.
So next you're going to fix the beam mounts to the servo. A small drop of threadlocker is all that's called for, word to the wise.
- One the beam mounts are installed we're almost there.
All that's left is to shim the servo. Some 5mm thick shims will do the trick (hardware store item)
- Looking pretty good sitting there, eh? The Losi DBXL-E 2.0 is very generous in terms of space with which to work.
So we're almost done. All you need is a set of dual-linkages to replaced the fixed length plastic pushrods with ones you can adjust.
- While there are tons of available linkage kits, Losi's LOI351014 work just fine
So the last step is to install the linkage rods onto a servo arm and a PDRS40D-15T will do nicely.
- Subtrim the servo center, and set the end points and you're done!
Installation - Kraton 8s EXB
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What you get
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