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HelicopterRadio - Servo - Gyro - Gov - Batt › SHOULD I BUY A REGULATOR? ADVICE HELP PLEASE!
11-29-2007 05:38 PM  9 years agoPost 1
TECO

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My 4.8 1400, battery is not enough for my rap90,
I want fly more before put on charge, but futaba's manual says the we can't use 6v battery on their servos.

I don't kmow nothing about regulators,,,,(SHOULD I BUY 1?)
Can you guys help understand that?
And what battery should i buy? and a good regulator?

Thanks a lot!

RICH.

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11-29-2007 07:21 PM  9 years agoPost 2
blbills

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Do a search, you'll find plenty of info and opinions

Brian

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11-29-2007 08:01 PM  9 years agoPost 3
cellexjohn

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"Should I get a regulator". Sure. If you don't mind spending the money. Look at the Fromeco web site or Duralite. Either one should serve the purpose. I would look at something in the 4500 mah range and higher. That should get you plenty of flights before recharging.

I was never happy with the nimh packs myself.

Enjoy,
John

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11-29-2007 08:54 PM  9 years agoPost 4
TECO

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ok, but sorry about the question,what the regualator does?
and the regulator works where? how?, i am kind new with this stuffs!

thanks

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11-30-2007 01:35 AM  9 years agoPost 5
wannabfishin02

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The regulator will take the voltage from the battery for instance a 7.4 volt battery and drop the voltage down to something safe to use with your servos, receiver, and gyro. I currently use a fromeco regulator using their battery as well. It has an adjustable voltage as well. Its a good system, and im sure there are other good systems besides the fromeco, but its the only one im familiar with. If your looking for a system that will give you more flights between charges, I think a regulator with another battery will be just what your looking for.

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11-30-2007 02:37 AM  9 years agoPost 6
Wyn

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The other option is to simply get a larger battery pack, something with maybe the eLite 4500 SCHR cells (4500 MAH, 3 mOhms). Downside is slightly more weight then a reg setup, upside is simplicity. Not recommending one over the other, just another option to consider. A fast charge at the field works for me, some use a generator that charges while they fly. More options then a kid in a candy store.

Wyn
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11-30-2007 03:02 AM  9 years agoPost 7
human213

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look

at the emcotec products.....
they are used on many uavs, when things HAVE to work...

michael

(disclosure....absolutely no financial interest or connection with
emcotec...)

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12-04-2007 04:36 PM  9 years agoPost 8
TECO

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advice?

ok, i think i got it know, i want to thank you avery body that left somthing and those who sent me a pm.

1, more thing?

I will get a Align B6T 2 in 1 Voltage Regulator,

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product...oducts_id/18762

and a lithium ion fromeco relion 2600mah battry,http://www.fromeco.org/arelion%20batteries.htm

But here's the thing?!

The regulator only takes lithium batterys, RIGHT?

What kind of charge are you guys using and wicht should i buy?

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product...roducts_id/4023
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product...roducts_id/8882
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product...roducts_id/8603
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product...oducts_id/18354
http://www.horizonhobby.com/Product...ProdID=MPU92531
http://www.horizonhobby.com/Product...ProdID=ORI62200

this one here looks good!

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bi...p?&I=LXKSY1&P=7

thanks to all.

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12-04-2007 05:12 PM  9 years agoPost 9
psych-lick

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I would not recommend the Align 2 in 1 with the Fromeco LiIon pack (unless it is a 5200 pack). The 2600 pack is not rated for a large draw and you will get a large voltage drop through the regulator during peak demand (as much as 1 volt). If you are running 5.1 volts in your system and a Spektrum receiver - you are running a strong chance of low voltage cut-out on the receiver.
Either go with the LiPo 7.4v pack or get the 5200 Fromeco pack (2x 7.4v packs wired together).

Another option that no one has recommended yet is to simply get two NiMh packs and run them in parallel with two switches. This will give you 2x the capacity; give you 2x the current/load capability; give you redundancy in the battery pack and switch. You could even use your existing charger.

Highly recommended NiMh batteries: http://www.hangtimes.com/sportrxpacks.html
Look at the 1500 Series Elite '2/3 A' Rx pack, 4 cell pack

Go to their FAQ page and read:
http://www.hangtimes.com/rcbattery_faq.html

Q: What's the big deal about 'Impedance'? What is it and what does it do?

and scroll down about half way to read:
Parallel / Redundant Battery Packs
Dual Switches / Dual Leads

Cheers!

-Jeff T.

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12-04-2007 06:17 PM  9 years agoPost 10
Zaneman007

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I have to agree with psych-lick. Nix the align and keep the current draw in mind. Lion batteries are not the same as Lipos. The current draw on a lion is only few C verses 15C to 20C or more on a lipo. A 2s2p lion system has twice the current draw as a 2s1p, and when you are only talking a few C, it makes a difference.

The advantages of a regulator is that you supply a constant voltage to the servos regardless of the charge on the battery. On an unregulated system the voltage drops a little after every flight.

Personally, I noticed the difference the first time I installed a 6v regulated system. Previously, I was using an unregulated 4.8v Nicd.

I run Futaba servos. Go to Servo City, they list the specs for Futaba servos, most servos can run 6V, but not all. Don't forget you can get a 5.1v regulated system which translates to 4.8V fully charged nicad or nimh.

Just my opinion, and 4 cents(inflation)

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12-04-2007 06:20 PM  9 years agoPost 11
TECO

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. Don't forget you can get a 5.1v regulated system which translates to 4.8V fully charged nicad or nimh.
WHERE?

CAN YOU GIVE MOER DETAILE?

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12-04-2007 06:26 PM  9 years agoPost 12
Zaneman007

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The Arizona reg is adjustable.

The duralite reg is non-adjustable but comes in various voltages from 5.1v to 6.0v.

Just go to Fromeco or Duralites web site.

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