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Can the new futaba 6008 HS receiver handle 8 Volts?

Amarjit

Senior Heliman

Chicago, IL

Thanks,
Andy

09-21-2009 Over year old.
i-like-it

Senior Heliman

pennsylvania

wouldn't be the first to try it

SPECS: Dimensions: 1.8 x 0.9 x 0.5" (45 x 22 x 13mm)
Weight: 0.48oz (13.5g)
Power Requirement: 4.8 or 6.0V battery or regulated output from ESC

09-22-2009 Over year old.
4cyclic

Key Veteran

Montreal, Can. and northern Vermont

runs well on 6v in my Protos. Can't see why 2s would be a problem.

Life is meaningful flying helis.

09-22-2009 Over year old.
Doublah

Veteran

USA

I have been running both of my machines using the 6008HS on 8 volts for 2 months now. A lot of flights too with absolutely no issues. I would not hesitate.

09-22-2009 Over year old.
Amarjit

Senior Heliman

Chicago, IL

wow

just out of curiousity, were you running the old receivers on 8 volts as well?

Thanks,
andy

09-22-2009 Over year old.
Doublah

Veteran

USA

Yes. I have run all Futaba 2.4 receivers on 8 volts. I have been doing this for over a year. No problems.

09-22-2009 Over year old.
SkySurfer

Senior Heliman

usa

How are you guys lowering the voltage to the gyro servo on a 8v setup?

09-22-2009 Over year old.
hornet dave

Key Veteran

Cedar Rapids, IA USA

http://www.ronlund.com/Merchant2/me..._Code=INF-06034

I got a fever! The only prescription is MORE 6HV

09-22-2009 Over year old.
i-like-it

Senior Heliman

pennsylvania

Ronlund cant be serious at 24 bucks

4 dollars for align 5.1 step down
http://www.allerc.com/product_info.php?products_id=2780

09-22-2009 Over year old.
hornet dave

Key Veteran

Cedar Rapids, IA USA

well.. go ahead and use that stepdown on a non-regulated lipo setup and see how long your tail servo lasts. Then be sure to let us know as i'm not willing to be the guinea pig sending 7 volts to my expensive 5V tail rotor servos. Ideally you'd just use a tail rotor servo that will handle 2S lipo or A123 voltages and not have to worry about it but that's not the question at hand.

Or... lets see, you need to knock down basically 7.5 volts to say 5 volts, so you need to drop 2.5 volts. I guess you can buy three of those align stepdowns and hook them all up? I'd rather pay the extra 12 bucks and have less wire in the heli and have true regulated voltage to the tail rotor servo.

I got a fever! The only prescription is MORE 6HV

09-23-2009 Over year old.
Doublah

Veteran

USA

Hornet Dave...just use the Spektrum 5203 step down for the gyro and tail servo.

09-23-2009 Over year old.
hornet dave

Key Veteran

Cedar Rapids, IA USA

yup that is a regulator, as is the one I linked.

I got a fever! The only prescription is MORE 6HV

09-24-2009 Over year old.
i-like-it

Senior Heliman

pennsylvania

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm dave

60 flights and not a glitch. tails rock solid.
been flying the crap out of it, to see if dave's untested knowalage of align stepdown on lipo voltage is correct. NOT..... servo dont even get warm. and when i test my output to servo it reads 5.3v. so i wondering why dave put his two cents in without true knowalage of this setup. guess some people just feel the need to post. funny i think.

10-02-2009 Over year old.
hornet dave

Key Veteran

Cedar Rapids, IA USA

edit - there's so many directions I can go on this issue. I'll take the high road and stop feeding the trolls.

hint - open up that align step-down and see what's inside. You may discover why your 5.1 volt "regulator" is putting out 5.3 volts.

I got a fever! The only prescription is MORE 6HV

10-05-2009 Over year old.
Knud Pedersen

Key Veteran

Denmark - Europe

http://www.ronlund.com/Merchant2/me..._Code=INF-06034
Does this "all ways" give 5V to the gyro/tail, or is it depending on how many Voltage you put in front of it (8V, 6V etc.)?

ChopperKnud
Team Miniature Aircraft
ThePitchbrothers

12-29-2009 Over year old.
VinceY

Senior Heliman

Newnan GA

I don't know about the Ron Lund reg, but the align is a one volt step down. 6 volts in = 5 volts out. 8 volts in = 7 volts out. On unregulated lipo voltage you are nowhere near 5 volts after the align step down. I prefer the Arizona Kiwi regulator. It has a pass through(8volts) for the cyclic servos and regulated 5 volts for everything else.

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12-30-2009 Over year old.
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elmobad

Senior Heliman

chicago IL

doublah what you useing for a switch on your V8 set up on the 6008HS

12-30-2009 Over year old.
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