$14 for postage is a rip off!

by | Saturday, February 18, 2023 |
Or why you're not really being screwed on shipping

While it may seem you're being screwed when charged $14 for a small box, you're actually getting a good deal.

no categories.
Read More

All-metal versus all-steel, what gives?

by | Thursday, December 29, 2022 |
Is all-metal and all-steel the same?

Aluminum, brass, titanium, and steel are all metals - but - God in his infinite wisdom make them all different. Some are better than others for servo gears. As a rule, steel is the best. In this brief read you'll learn why!

no categories.
Read More

Regarding positive feedback oscillations

by | Thursday, September 22, 2022 |
Stop the oscillation before it ever begins with a bit of Velcro!

Large control surfaces are more flexible than you might believe and this means they can set up a positive feedback oscillation. There's an easy fix and we show you what to do about it!

no categories.
Read More

Hangar 9 OV-10 Bronco guide

by | Sunday, August 14, 2022 |
There's doing it, and then there's doing it right!

Lots of ways to skin the cat servo-wise. This brief guide steps through what you need in terms of servos, extensions, and batteries to setup your Bronco to best suit your desires.

Read More

Amazon servo vs DS505s

by | Tuesday, August 2, 2022 |
Buy once, cry once, or buy cheap and really cry?

Many guys never learn the difference between price and value. In this brief look at two servos, one built to order for the lower end of the price scale, and the other built to the highest standard, you get the insider's perspective.

no categories.
Read More

Is titanium the best for gears?

by | Saturday, July 30, 2022 |
Shoping for servos can be tricky when pros are out to fool you you, so heads up!

Companies play dirty in our view by hiring world class psychologists to play their customers with sharp advertising and the canny use of words. Words express;y designed to evince emotions that may not be in the modeler's own interest. Be careful and above all else, trust your eyes!

no categories.
Read More

Traxxas Slash guide

by | Monday, June 13, 2022 |
What's the best Slash steering servo? It depends! This guide shows you how to suss it out.

The Slash is a super versatile rig but what’s the best steering servo for it? As it happens, this brief how-to guide will lead you to selecting the best servo for you and your needs.

Read More

Regarding props - heads up!

by | Monday, May 30, 2022 |
Gore warning - these images may turn strong stomachs!

Props can cause horrendous injuries; a leather glove or electric starter aren't enough to eliminate he possibility of getting hurt - so don't fly alone, have a pal help you, and get behind the model with alacrity to mitigate risk.

no categories.
Read More

Traxxas Sledge guide

by | Thursday, April 28, 2022 |
There's more to selecting the best steering servo than meets the eye!

What’s the best steering servo for a Traxxas Sledge? Seems simple, but it actually depends. On what? On you! This how-to guides you toward what ‘yours’ demands!

Read More

On selecting battery packs

by | Sunday, March 27, 2022 |
3 tips for selecting the right pack for your model!

The right pack can make or break the experience so we show you three easy ways to go about doing it the way pros do; by chemistry and capacity!

no categories.
Read More

HPI Savage servo

by | Friday, January 28, 2022 |
Selecting the best servo for an HPI Savage

Using the stock TF-50 2.4GHz FHSS Digital RC System with a powerful HV servo requires a power source that's up to the job 'and' which won't burn out the radio. We show you how!

Read More

NPL, ProModeler, and steering lasers!

by | Tuesday, January 4, 2022 |

Modelers think in terms of centering and precision for aircraft and trucks while physicists and scientists - charged with implementing COTS solutions for steering laser beams - turn to ProModeler for the same reasons!

no categories.
Read More

Skywing Extra NG 116 servos

by | Tuesday, December 21, 2021 |
Servos for the Skywing Extra NG 116"

Paying for performance you can't feel is the height of foolishness but many club pilots do just that in equipping their model as if they were the 2nd coming of Jase. But if you tell us straight how you really fly then we can help guide you to the right servo for your purposes.

Read More

Flex CAP 232EX servos

by | Saturday, November 6, 2021 |
When you've outgrown toe package servos, what's next?

Flex Innovations does a fantastic job of packaging the CAP 232EX with servos great for the purpose of hitting an unbeatable price. Pilots who love the airframe and outgrow the servos have four ProModeler alternatives in the mini-class, one of which is probably just what's the doctor ordered!

Read More

On servo gear trains

by | Saturday, October 16, 2021 |
A bit about the ins and outs of servo gear trains

Ever wondered how such a tiny motor can produce such huge amounts of torque? Like the transmission in a Ferrari launching it to to 200mph, with the servo it's down to the gear train.

no categories.
Read More

About tail rotor servos

by | Friday, September 17, 2021 |

Tail Rotor Servos There are a class of servos, which we call tail rotor servos. Their pulse range is half as wide (the why is beyond the scope of this article so please just accept that they're...

no categories.
Read More

BEC or dedicated pack?

by | Wednesday, September 1, 2021 |

Kindly review this material before proceeding. The case against synthetic voltage Bypassing the BEC As the manufacturer of ProModeler servos we advise using a 2S LiIon or LiFePO4 dedicated pack or a...

no categories.
Read More

Idle thoughts regarding chargers

by | Sunday, July 11, 2021 |
Before buying your next charger

Most charger-purchases are tactical decisions; what do I need right now? But a more strategic view may result in your deciding several inexpensive individual chargers deliver better redundancy and flexibility for charging/discharging several packs at a time. This may better suit you!

no categories.
Read More

Traxxas X-Maxx guide

by | Tuesday, July 6, 2021 |
Selecting a standard servo for the X-Maxx

The stock servo doesn’t last and everyone has a different opinion on what’s best, but in truth, it depends. This how-to guide helps you select the best servo based on your needs!

Read More

60-class servos

by | Saturday, June 26, 2021 |
Servos for the Extreme Flight 60-class model

Selecting servos for your next 60-class 3D model from Extreme Flight is either a matter of doing what others say, or thoughtfully deciding whether - for your style - you prefer speed, power, or both!

no categories.
Read More

TEKNO EB48 2.0 servo

by | Friday, April 2, 2021 |
Servo for a scale comp buggy

Selecting the best steering servo for a big fast competition buggy like the TEKNO EB48 2.0 isn't a slam dunk decision. They suggest 300oz-in but the decision is more complicated. What's best? Depends.

Read More

Double up, another use for a Y-harness!

by | Saturday, March 20, 2021 |
Reverse your thinking regarding Y-harnesses!

Most only think of the Y-harness for connecting two servos to one channel. Thing is, this handy little accessory is useful the other way around, also.

no categories.
Read More