TowerPro MG995 Servo

TowerPro MG995
Brand: TowerPro
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Street Price: 8.50 USD
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User Reviews

Number of Reviews: 15
Average Rating: 3.1 / 5.0

Basic Information

Modulation: Digital
Torque:

4.8V:

130.5 oz-in (9.40 kg-cm)

6.0V:

152.8 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)
Motor Type: 3-pole
Gear Type: Metal
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Special Notes

  • This servo can be purchased with 180 or 360 degree rotation for robotics applications.

Additional Specifications

Rotational Range: ? (add)
Pulse Cycle: 1 ms
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Connector Type: JR

User Reviews of TowerPro MG995 (15)

  • Rating:

    4 out of 5

    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!

  • Rating:

    1 out of 5

    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:

    3 out of 5

    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 Today it has been superseded by the MG996R, which is mechanically similar but a lot more accurate.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:

    5 out of 5

    Application(s):

    robot

    Comments:

    atmega32 microcontroller

  • Rating:

    4 out of 5

    Application(s):

    mostly 1:10 cars

  • Rating:

    3 out of 5

    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.???

  • Rating:

    3 out of 5

    Application(s):

    RC Truck

    Comments:

    Price wise this is cheap for its MEGA torque performance.

    Highly recommended for 1/10th MT.

  • Rating:

    4 out of 5

    Application(s):

    Biped

    Comments:

    used on bipedal robot

  • Rating:

    4 out of 5

    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.

  • Rating:

    3 out of 5

    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 :)

  • Rating:

    1 out of 5

    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.

  • Rating:

    3 out of 5

    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....

  • Rating:

    3 out of 5

    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.

  • Rating:

    2 out of 5

    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!!

  • Rating:

    3 out of 5

    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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