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HelicopterMain Discussion › Fromeco regulator-can you use the Aircraft version on a heli?
09-14-2007 07:21 AM  10 years agoPost 1
Shoego Heli

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I might get the Fromeco regulator from someone, but it is the aircraft version. Looking at the website about the regulator does not show a 5.0 volt output, but then maybe I could just add an Align step-down for the gyro. The rest of the outputs look to be usable but I'm not sure if this is an ok system to use on the heli.

The reason I'm considering this aircraft version is because of the low price it's being offered to me.

If anyone was curious here is the link to the regulators.

heli version:
http://www.fromeco.org/aarizona%20reg.htm

aircraft version:
http://www.fromeco.org/aregulators.htm

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09-14-2007 07:36 AM  10 years agoPost 2
andyp

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Hi

The Fromeco Arizona Heli reg is the best choice. However the aircraft reg works fine in helis, with a tail step down diode.

One thing thought - Fromeco actually use a different type of capacitor in the 'aircraft' reg if you are going to put it in a heli. This is to eliminate any possibility of oscillation in the heli environment. Not strictly necessary apparently, but something they offer.

I use a Fromeco aircraft reg in my night heli with no problem.

Best bet is to give Fromeco a ring.

However, with so much money tied up in a heli, why not just get a new Arizona Reg and be done with it?

Andrew

QuickUK Flight Team
Fromeco Regulators and Batteries

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09-14-2007 11:24 AM  10 years agoPost 3
PietervA

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Hello

I use the "aircraft" regulator in one of my 50s. Told Fromeco I wanted it for heli rather than 'plane use, but don't know if that made a difference. It is slightly cheaper (a gallon's worth?), lighter & more compact.

As Andy says, you'll need a step-down diode, unless you elect to run everything at 5.3V. The other disadvantage is the consumption of 2-3mA when switched off, which means you can't really leave the batteries plugged in over the week.

Max output 3A per JR type lead, as per Fromeco site; I have 3 leads out of mine, all plugged into the Rx.

Very small & tidy, though.

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09-15-2007 12:40 AM  10 years agoPost 4
Heliscat

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Dublin, CA

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here's one. Could I use a Duralite regulator on a fromeco battery? My duralite went south and I want to use the fromeco but not sure if I need the AZ regulator too.

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09-15-2007 01:23 AM  10 years agoPost 5
philthewrench

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Westchester Co. NY

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I don't know how "technically" sound it is but I have been using one with all 9252's and a 401 combo on the tail at 5.3v in a Stinger 50 for about 6 or 7 gallons. So far no problems, even survived an average crash with no ill effects.
But keep in mind I'm generally more lucky that smart

Phil

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09-15-2007 03:22 AM  10 years agoPost 6
THX1138

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I run the Airplane reg. I use it on 6v across the board as mt gyro and tail servo both run on 6v so I don't have to worry about a step-down. I love it and have zero problems for 10 gallons.

Here is a pic from before the maiden.

Lou

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