RunRyder RC
 3  Topic Subscribe
WATCH
 2 pages [ <<    <    ( 1 )     2     NEXT    >> ] 1179 views POST REPLY
Scorpion Power Scorpion Power
HelicopterMain Discussion › Voltwatch
12-11-2008 12:38 PM  8 years agoPost 1
009

rrNovice

ME

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Hi

How did you plug the voltwatch in your receiver if no extra channel ara available?

Thanks for your support!

PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR  Quote
12-11-2008 12:41 PM  8 years agoPost 2
JRjoe

rrElite Veteran

Jonesville , IN USA #1

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Y harness


JRjoe.....
Indoor plumbing??? No, we don't need that!!!

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
12-11-2008 12:42 PM  8 years agoPost 3
JRjoe

rrElite Veteran

Jonesville , IN USA #1

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I'm not a big fan of those things anyway. Much better to use a DVM that puts a load on the battery to get a good reading.


JRjoe.....
Indoor plumbing??? No, we don't need that!!!

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
12-11-2008 12:52 PM  8 years agoPost 4
Mutt

rrKey Veteran

M ca usa

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I'm not a big fan of those things anyway
That makes 2 of us that feel that way. Just something else to put a drain on the battery and possible short out and cause other troubles.

PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR  Quote
12-11-2008 12:53 PM  8 years agoPost 5
Chickenrun

rrVeteran

Lincolnshire England UK

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I'm not a big fan of those things anyway.
Me too plus 3

Cheers

PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR  Quote
12-11-2008 01:17 PM  8 years agoPost 6
Blade_Master1

rrElite Veteran

Canada

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I use them, think they're great
to check your battery under load, pickup your heli by the swash, the lights will drop to the actual level

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
12-11-2008 01:47 PM  8 years agoPost 7
JRjoe

rrElite Veteran

Jonesville , IN USA #1

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

pickup your heli by the swash
Intersting idea, but for some reason i think it's a bad one.

Just my opinion though.


JRjoe.....
Indoor plumbing??? No, we don't need that!!!

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
12-11-2008 02:33 PM  8 years agoPost 8
Four Stroker

rrElite Veteran

Atlanta

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Get a voltage monitor that saves the lowest voltage while you are flying. Like this one: http://www.ronlund.com/

Better than a loaded voltmeter since it uses actual flight loads.

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
12-11-2008 02:52 PM  8 years agoPost 9
Climax

rrVeteran

West London, United Kingdom

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Spartan also produce one, take a look at:

http://www.spartan-rc.com/products/voltguard_g3/g3.php

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
12-11-2008 03:00 PM  8 years agoPost 10
JetFire

rrKey Veteran

The Golden STATE

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I'm not a big fan of those things anyway.
+1. Me neither


Trex700N Pro
DX8-2.4
Spartan/BL9088

-The ONLY way you fail is when you quit.-

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
12-11-2008 06:49 PM  8 years agoPost 11
GM1

rrElite Veteran

Tallahassee, Florida US

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

VoltMagic

I have used the VoltMagic for a couple of years and found them to do exactly as advertised. I was shocked when I first started using them at how low the voltage would actually fall during hard flights. Also alerted me to an impending battery failure. Good product.
Gordie

On a dog sled team, if you're not the lead dog, the view never changes.

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  BLOGAttn:RR  Quote
12-12-2008 01:46 PM  8 years agoPost 12
reddragon

rrElite Veteran

Brooklyn, N.Y.

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Just something else to put a drain on the battery and possible short out and cause other troubles.
How much does an LED device that monitors voltage possibly drain? If you ask me all the other do-dads (carb-smart, etc.) that we hook up to our helicopters (great wiring runs) open up more potential problems, drain lots more power and have a greater risk of failure/troubles that an LED monitor. Some Scale helicopters have much more signal LED's mounted on the outside of a fuselage and it doesn't affect battery life to the extent that it drains rapidly. LED lights are meant to be more energy efficient than a standard light source. In short a Voltwatch is "helpful" ( I said helpful) if you don't have anything else to use.

Wayne - Fly it like you stole it! You're in good hands with Runryder!

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
12-12-2008 02:39 PM  8 years agoPost 13
Mighty Mouse

rrApprentice

Deep South

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I doubt it drains more than 10ma. It is not the best way to test a battery pack, but surely gives a rough indication of fly no fly.

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
12-12-2008 02:39 PM  8 years agoPost 14
Mutt

rrKey Veteran

M ca usa

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

How much does an LED device that monitors voltage possibly drain? If you ask me all the other do-dads (carb-smart, etc.) that we hook up to our helicopters (great wiring runs) open up more potential problems, drain lots more power and have a greater risk of failure/troubles that an LED monitor
Seen many of them short out and cause all kinds of troubles. as for carb smart etc I never will see a need for them to me they are for people who are 1.either to lazy to properly tune thier engines or2. dont have a clue on how too. THe more electrical junk you put on a heli plane etc the more troubles your setting up for.

PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR  Quote
12-12-2008 02:48 PM  8 years agoPost 15
JRjoe

rrElite Veteran

Jonesville , IN USA #1

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

THe more electrical junk you put on a heli plane etc the more troubles your setting up for.
Well Said!!!


JRjoe.....
Indoor plumbing??? No, we don't need that!!!

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
12-12-2008 03:28 PM  8 years agoPost 16
jetfixrguy

rrVeteran

Spring Hill, FL

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

You can also move the 2 pins from the voltwatch to your gyro gain lead or vice versa.

I use one just to make sure my generator is charging, if it's pegged green it's working, if not.... umm Houston we have a problem.

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
12-12-2008 03:40 PM  8 years agoPost 17
Four Stroker

rrElite Veteran

Atlanta

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

VoltMagic or Spartan things are also great for checking out your regulator - in flight.

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
12-21-2008 01:13 PM  8 years agoPost 18
009

rrNovice

ME

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

GY 401 sensivity plug

Alright thanks for your comments. Conserning the sensivity plug on GY401 and the voltwatch, can I plug it both on a Y and put the receiver this way. Does any problem may occur. I pick up the BR 2000 from Futaba to.

Thanks for your great advice

PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR  Quote
12-21-2008 05:10 PM  8 years agoPost 19
jgunpilot

rrKey Veteran

Pollock, LA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

A voltmeter with load is technically better than a VoltWatch. But how often do you hook up the meter? The VoltWatch is visible constantly in case the voltage goes low for any reason.

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
12-21-2008 05:16 PM  8 years agoPost 20
009

rrNovice

ME

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

After each flight with a Hobbico expanded scale voltmeter but I order the Futaba BR 2000 last week!

PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR  Quote
WATCH
 2 pages [ <<    <    ( 1 )     2     NEXT    >> ] 1179 views POST REPLY
Scorpion Power Scorpion Power
HelicopterMain Discussion › Voltwatch
 Print TOPIC  Make Suggestion 

 3  Topic Subscribe

Wednesday, October 18 - 6:38 am - Copyright © 2000-2017 RunRyder   EMAILEnable Cookies

Login Here
 New Subscriptions 
 Buddies Online