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03-11-2003 02:36 AM  14 years agoPost 1
NitroCrushr

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Lancaster, PA

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I will be using a 5 cell 6 Volt 1400mAh battery in my heli and I was wondering what kind of voltage monitors you guys would recommend.

Any recommendations?

Steve

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03-11-2003 02:40 AM  14 years agoPost 2
airman02

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I use a Gem 2000 and it is great!!! Well worth the money!!!!!

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03-11-2003 02:45 AM  14 years agoPost 3
Ace Dude

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The only way to correctly test a battery pack is under load. I use a digital voltmeter with a 500/750mAh load on it before every flight. I built the unit myself and use some light bulbs and push button switches (Radio Shack) so I can test the pack with and w/o a load. I picked up the digital multimeter at Sears for < $20. I've never lost an aircraft due a dead battery. You can make a similar one yourself or look at the ACE Voltmaster.

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03-11-2003 02:46 AM  14 years agoPost 4
raptorchris

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If you get a gem, be sure to get the 6v one. You can use the 4.8v if you have one, you just have to re-calibrate it. That is a pain in the but to get right. If you buy the right one, you should be all set.

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03-11-2003 02:55 AM  14 years agoPost 5
NitroCrushr

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Thanks

Where can I get one of the Gem Voltage Monitors? Does MTA carry them?

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03-11-2003 03:04 AM  14 years agoPost 6
NitroCrushr

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I just found the Gem 2000's on Heliproz website, but they are all 4.8 volt.

Is there a Gem Voltage Monitor that is designed specifically for 6 Volt packs?


Steve

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03-11-2003 03:55 AM  14 years agoPost 7
Ace Dude

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If you want an on-board monitor take a serious look at the BC-6. Not only does is store the lowest voltage during your flight it's also a glitch counter.

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03-11-2003 05:50 AM  14 years agoPost 8
runboy

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Where do I find some info on BC-6 ?

[url]http://www.avitop.com/[/url]

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03-11-2003 05:58 AM  14 years agoPost 9
runboy

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I found it:

http://www.yntdesign.com

[url]http://www.avitop.com/[/url]

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03-11-2003 06:00 AM  14 years agoPost 10
rockier

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Las Vegas

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The RC4 and the Hobbico MKII Both of them work great.

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03-11-2003 01:23 PM  14 years agoPost 11
HelicopterJohn

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Seffner, Florida (Just East of Tampa, Florida)

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GEM 2000 Dual LED System

I use the Gem 2000 Dual Green LED System on all my Heli's and highly recommend their product.

I fly both Raptor 50 V.1's and also the Raptor 60/90 V.2. Check out my RR gallery for photos of installation tips that may be of use. I also have a link to the Electrotek Website where you can get more technical information of the products they offer for the "SAFETY" of our sport.

The newest Gem 2000's have even brighter LED's

OC Bob's Gathering #2 was a Premiere Event. Pictures in my Gallery

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