The FS5106R is a standard-sized servo that has been built by FEETECH (formerly known as Fitec) specifically for continuous rotation. At 6 V, it has a maximum rotation speed of 95 RPM (no-load) and can produce up to 83 oz-in (6 kg-cm) of torque. It features two ball bearings on the output shaft for reduced friction, and it offers easy access to the rest-point adjustment potentiometer. The servo can be controlled using a direct connection to a single microcontroller I/O line without any additional electronics, which makes it a great actuator for beginner robotics projects.
The FS5106R continuous rotation servo converts standard RC servo position pulses into continuous rotation speed. The default rest point is 1.5 ms, but this can be adjusted by using a small screwdriver to turn the middle-point positioner. Pulse widths above the rest point result in anti-clockwise rotation, with speed increasing as the pulse width increases; pulse widths below the rest point result in clockwise rotation, with speed increasing as the pulse width decreases.
The servo has a 12″ (300 mm) lead that is terminated with a JR-style connector and includes additional servo horns and mounting hardware. The following picture shows an example of the hardware that might be included (actual hardware could vary):
This robotics servo is compatible with our servo controllers and has a Futaba-compatible output shaft, which means it works with our servo wheels.
Note that, as with most hobby servos, stalling or back-driving this servo can damage it.
|6 V||4.8 V||Weight (g)||Size (mm)||Digital?||Feed-
|SpringRC SM-S4303R||54||71||43||46||41||41.3 × 20.7 × 40.2||$12.95|
|PowerHD AR-3606HB||71||93||62||83||40||40.5 × 20.0 × 38.0||$14.95|
|FEETECH FS5106R||95||83||78||70||39||40.8 × 20.1 × 38.0||$13.95|
|Parallax Feedback 360°||140||34||–||–||41||40.0 × 20.0 × 37.2||$19.95|
|Parallax (Futaba S148)||50||42||39||33||43||40.5 × 20.0 × 38.0||$13.95|
|FEETECH FT90R||170||21||135||18||9||23.2 × 12.5 × 22.0||$7.95|
|FEETECH FS90R||130||21||100||18||9||23.2 × 12.5 × 22.0||$4.95|
|Size:||40.8 × 20.1 × 38 mm|
|Speed @ 6V:||95 rpm|
|Stall torque @ 6V:||83 oz·in|
|Speed @ 4.8V:||78 rpm|
|Stall torque @ 4.8V:||70 oz·in|
|Lead length:||12 in|
Most standard radio control servos (and all RC servos we sell) have three wires, each a different colour. Usually, they are either black, red, and white, or they are brown, red, and orange/yellow:
Please check the specs for your servo to determine the proper power supply voltage, and please take care to plug the servo into your device in the proper orientation (plugging it in backwards could break the servo or your device).