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BMS-385DMAX Digital Servo (Metal Gear) 4.2kg / .15sec / 16.5g

BMS-385DMAX Digital Servo (Metal Gear) 4.2kg / .15sec / 16.5g

BMS-385DMAX Digital Servo (Metal Gear) 4.2kg / .15sec / 16.5g
This servo is designed to be used in R/C glider applications. By using carbon nylon gears and optimizing the curvature of the gears, the gears are able to withstand large amounts of force.
The servo will automatically learn the users transmitter pulse timings and lock into the signal every time. The servo also includes a signal buffer in the CPU with fail-safe functionality.
The servo comes with an accessory package and the universal JR/Hitec "S" Connector which is physically and electrically compatible with all major receiver brands sold worldwide.
1. M9.6 ball bearing (si-oil)
2. Extra Strong torque with low signal affect and success get CE certification.
3. Rubber seals for waterproof case
4. Designed to be used in R/C glider applications.
5. Futaba compatible 25-tooth aluminum 6061 output splines
6. Digital motor drive with ultra-square PWM signal
7. Automatic determination of servo center pulse width
8. Metal gears of aluminum 6061 material combined with light and strong C95 material
9. Fail-Safe function
10. Digital control IC - SOP package with 12bit data transfer
11. MOS-FET motor driver chips that can handle 7A peak loads
12. Useable on 6.0V
Weight: 16.5grams / 0.59oz
Dimensions: 26 x 13 x 26 mm / 1.16 x 0.51 x 1.02 inch
Torque At 4.8V: 4.2kg/cm , 57 oz/in
Torque At 6.0V: 4.7kg/cm , 62 oz/in
Speed At 4.8V: 0.15sec / 60 deg at no load
Speed At 6.0V: 0.13sec / 60 deg at no load


Weight (g) 16.5
Torque (kg) 4.7
Speed (Sec/60deg) 0.13
A(mm) 37
B(mm) 27
C(mm) 31.5
D(mm) 13
E(mm) 36
F(mm) 20
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Total of 31 discussions.
Kevin  1 points - 3/28/2014
has anybody powered this off a multiwii board for use as the yaw servo on a tricopter? do i need an external BEC to power the unit? any wiring tips for a BEC would be great..
changosurf  1 points - 3/24/2014
whats the max refresh rate for this servo? I tried 300khz (multiwii) and it burned up the servo...
 tricopterY 865 points
This is a digital servo and should be able to deal with 300Hz (you mentioned 300khz ! no such thing). Your experience cannot be attributed to the refresh rate - look for other causes eg. binding Yaw mechanism, end points etc.. Only analogue servos would get damaged (some may work), if pulsed at 300Hz. I use this servo on a scratch built Tricopter, and have not had any problem.
Jerome K  36 points - 3/18/2014
Hey Tommy2toes, I agree, hope the plane, crew and passengers are found well. On this subject though. I just purchased this servo, (second one.. very good servo). I waited just about 2 weeks and it arrived. Went to install the servo 3 days later and nothing!!! Was pretty ticked off to say the least. I emailed support right away, told them what happened... servo did absolutely nothing and then smelled a 'hint' of smoke... Hmmph!!! Next day I got an email from warranty support, they are replacing the servo for me. WOW!!! I HAVE NEVER HAD A BETTER EXPERIENCE WITH ANY TYPE OF RETURN BEFORE!!! THANK YOU HK FOR BEING ON THE SPOT. We all know that their shipping is slow, but MAN.... this claim for a replacement went quickly. Thank you HK!!!! Thank you very much!
bagija  11 points - 2/25/2014
shopping at hobbyking number 2008669092 $ 115.24 Received orders, payments received but goods not delivered, contact customer support also can not, how responsibilities hobbyking??? Your credibility we have repeatedly questioned ...... I sent an email but no response, careful shopping at hobbyking, because you will always long to wait ... hobbyking is no customer care.
 tommy2toes 2623 points
yes service is slow. i think my stuff was on the plane that just went down i dont know what to do about it. it was in maylaysha i saw it was to arrive from that to my house and it is not here. i hope they find the people alive but its been three days out in the open ocean if they are pray some rafts got out the door. my stuff became unimportant when i heard where it is. the point is it can always be worse. hope your stuff shows up soon.
 Theunsie 270 points
sorry to hear about your stuff mate but like you said people come first, I would rather loose a big order than a family member on that plane.
Hajile  21 points - 2/14/2014
Do they sell replacement gears for this? I had a blade strike and mine stripped.
 Matthew 10 points
No they do not.
 blackfede 1 points
Yes, here have discovered that is not a full metal gear servo, the only gear you can broke it's the black one
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74 thumbs up!
Bought three of these and two of them make a "flying beatle" noise at centered position and without any Tx input. It is not a high volume noise but I never experienced this before. I bought lots of servos, both analogic and digital and surely these ones (66pcnt !) are NOT OK. I am not confident about them and I will not risk a plane with these servos.

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44 thumbs up!
I bought 1 and it showed up DOA, the gears were completly jammed in it. Sent it back 40 days ago and haven't received anykind of response from hobby king yet. Giving it 3 stars for the fit and finish but I never got to test it so I can't do a 5 star rating.

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17 thumbs up!
The auto-centering of these servos is terrible. They cannot find the Center and so they hunt and make a high pitch buzzing noise. I do not trust these in my glider and so will throw them in the bin. Waste of time and money if you buy these servos.

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16 thumbs up!
I bought 2 of those, 1 was burned during third flight, plane was almost crashed, second one I put to the trash for prevention. Don't recomend to buy.

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16 thumbs up!
J'ai command 4 servos et il crame les un aprs les autres je vais les changer avant le premier vol! Je pensais mettre un peu plus cher et en avoir des meilleurs et c'est faux!:( Premire fois que je suis du du matos de HK

I ordered 4 servos and it burns one after the others I am going to change them before the first flight! I thought spend more money for having best quality and it's wrong!:(First time when I am disappointed by HK product

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