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Friday, September 16, 2011

New MKS servo: DS-6100

Another great servo from MKS with this DS6100. It is an improved version of the DS450, well know by helicopter pilots. This DS6100 is more for us :)

DS6100 specs:

Dimensions: 22.5X10X23.5 mm (0.89x 0.39x 0.93 in)
Weight: 9.5 g (0.335 oz)
Dead band: 0.001ms (Default)
  • 3.19 kg-cm @4.8V
  • 3.32 kg-cm @5.0V
  • 0.12 sec @4.8V
  • 0.11 sec @5.0V

I had the chance to get a prototype few monthes ago, and I can tell you that this servos has muscles. I sent the DS6100 (production version) to the servormances team for testing and comparison.

The DS6100 can fit in F3X plane for the elevator of  a V-tail, allowing to save more space on the servo tray. 
It will be also suitable as wing servo in small sailplane up to 2 m. Excellent point, you can buy in option the RDS adapter.

I'll keep you informed as soon as I receive the test results.


  1. perso j'ai monté sur l estrella des DS545 (http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=9978) pour la queue, super content.
    je ne sais pas pourquoi ce servo est pas plus connu dans leur gamme.

  2. do you have to discharge your 4 cell batteries to below 5v before you can use it??!

  3. yes of course ;) !!!

    No, I think the voltage indicated is conservative just to reinforce the message that this servos mus be used with a voltage regulator, and not connected directly to a 5 cells battery like some people does.


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