TowerPro MG995 Servo

Specifications

Modulation: Digital
Torque: 4.8V: 130.54 oz-in (9.40 kg-cm)
6.0V: 152.76 oz-in (11.00 kg-cm)
Speed: 4.8V: 0.20 sec/60°
6.0V: 0.16 sec/60°
Weight: 1.94 oz (55.0 g)
Dimensions: Length:1.60 in (40.7 mm)
Width:0.78 in (19.7 mm)
Height:1.69 in (42.9 mm)
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Gear Type: Metal
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Pulse Cycle: 1 ms
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Connector Type: JR
TowerPro MG995
Brand: TowerPro
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Typical Price: 8.50 USD
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Reviews of TowerPro MG995 (19)

  • Rating:

    Application(s): Lifting things

    Comments: Not enough torque, burns out easily. Bad. 0/10. Would not recommend.

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    Application(s): Front wheel steering on big plane.

    Comments: I buyed 12 units for a big Ercoupe 2,45m, but, after try all servos with a tester, two of them have electronic failure that causes erratic or not precise movement and locking tester. I am not confident with this servos after read comments here. I have installed only one for front wheel stering and will search better servos for rest. Rest of servos will be used on non critical functions, robotics, ships or cars, not for airplanes. The servo used for steering shows a very bad centering: you can move a little the stick at radio, the servo moves, you return the stick to center and the servo stays at the last posution, do not return to center. You can repeat this and servo has many little increments on position without return, reaching almost 2 degre without return.

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    Application(s): 4 of 4 I purchased Thur amazon for throttle servos , all failed or shorted out !

    Comments: Poor servos and never will buy anything from tower pro, what a joke ! Waste of money and time!

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    Application(s): Robot leg joint

    Comments: Smoked at 6v. very noisy under load. lasted maybe 20 seconds and torque is not what it states maybe half. waste of money although not dear

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    Application(s): robotics

    Comments: Despite its prominently displayed text on the label this servo is *not* a digital servo. I modified two for continual rotation and there's just a YT2462 / KC2462 in there, a simple analog servo controller.
    So all the news about overshoot or slow and bad centering are just normal because that's what you get with high inertia (= metal gears) and analog pulse width stretching (thats how the analog controllers work).
    All in all I'd say it's ok for the money.

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    Application(s): rc plane

    Comments: these servo have a lot of power but they are not accurate. Use them on rc cars or ROBOTS or modify them to continuous rotation would be nice. BUT do not use them on rc planes!!

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    Application(s): Hexapod robot

    Comments: I bought 20 Tower Pro MG995 to my hexapod :(
    is very slow. I hope that the robot does not fall on the way down stairs.

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    Application(s): Scale Trial : 3 Axial SCX10 in France (Europe)

    Comments: I bought 3 Tower Pro MG995 in jaunary 2015. After 4 month of normal use. One had problem to turn totally (stops before end) and the second was dead after a roll over. The last one has just been installed since 1 month and is still running. But for how long ?
    I bought this servo at 8.90USD (price got down) and I know you I can not expect to get high efficiency and durability at this price. But many told me to buy this servo....

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    Application(s): testing

    Comments: I used MCU to drive it, back and forth precisely. After a few times of full-range movement, it was burnt... can't move anymore... a transistor inside was burnt.

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    Application(s): Hirobo Heli Cyclic - Tested only

    Comments: TORQUE extreme yes!

    CENTERING awful!

    PRICE amazing!

    SPEED oh c'mon!

    CENTERING i replaced the pot from an old FUTABA S3003 and voila!! crsip as a FUTABA servo :)

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    Application(s): DM-1 Throttle/Brake

    Comments: Yes, it is good. The best cost-benefit among the low cost servos. I do not understand, a person pays a little over $ 10.00 and expect to have a Savox performance. If you want to have a satisfactory performance without spending much money, this is your servo. If you want accuracy and speed, unfortunately, will be necessary to spend more money.

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    Application(s): Biped

    Comments: used on bipedal robot

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    Application(s): RC Truck

    Comments: Price wise this is cheap for its MEGA torque performance.

    Highly recommended for 1/10th MT.

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    Application(s): r/c nitro car.

    Comments: they are strong and all gears are metal, i bought some to put in to a 60 size plane but after seeing the report of over shooting and slow on centring i decided to use them on the nitro car on steering witch they do a good job for the price. i think the main reason for overshoot and the centring problem is due to the all metal gearing ?? it would be interesting to see how one of these mg995 servo's would work with a plastic set of gears fitted.???

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    Application(s): mostly 1:10 cars

    Comments: I got a batch of them tower pro´s, don´t know the difference to the toward pro but seems to be the same. They are cheap and strong and they can take some bumps but not suitable for a plane or heli cause centering is awful and they do overshoot a lot hence not very precise but for a cheap steering servo it suits my needs.

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    Application(s): robot

    Comments: atmega32 microcontroller

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    Application(s): robotics

    Comments: Strong, torquey, cheap (~$10) but inaccurate, doesn't center properly. Today it has been superseded by the MG996R, which is mechanically similar but a lot more accurate.

  • Rating:

    Application(s): attempted to use it for steering a 3.3 Revo

    Comments: This servo is complete garbage. It's far slower than advertised and is unable to function properly. I tried 4 of these servos with 2 different radios and they are all crap regardless of system or application. DO NOT BUY.

  • Rating:

    Application(s): rock crawling

    Comments: For this price tag it has an incredible amount of torque. I use this to steer my 1/10th scale rock crawler with an extra pound of weight in each tire! I havent had a single problem with it yet. I would recommend this servo to anyone, regardless of budget!

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