Recently, when I was setting up a model’s radio system, I discovered that I needed to reverse a couple of servos due to an orientation problem in the way they were mounted. Since I was using Hitec HS7245MH digital servos, I knew it was possible to make the changes myself if I had the right tool. I popped over to Hitec’s website and, after a bit of reading, decided on one of the several options there.
The Hitec HFP30 is a programmer for Hitec digital servos and a servo tester for all brands of servos, digital or analog. So after it arrived, I was able to easily and quickly reverse the two servos I needed to, as well as set nonstandard endpoints in a couple of others. If I had known how easy servo programming is, I’d have been doing it long ago.
With just a battery and the HFP30, it’s possible to do a lot of servotesting chores and new model setups without having to go through the whole radiostartup routine. I find it easier to use the HFP30 when setting up a new model’s control surfaces than hooking up the receiver and using the transmitter. I can simply plug in the servo to the HFP30, power it up, and (in Manual Test mode) set the servo to center. That makes it easy to get the surface adjusted properly, and any fine adjustments that may be needed can be made later in the transmitter. The HFP30 is a superhandy tool, and I use it more often than I ever expected. It costs about $80.00. hitecrcd.com
Hitec’s HFP-30 is easy to use and versatile. It can program Hitec digital servos, test any servo, set up control surfaces during model assembly, and automatically cycle servos for current testing.