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03-17-2009 02:55 AM  8 years agoPost 1
rotormonkey

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I'm looking at running a lipo for a receiver pack, and was wondering how big of a regulator I'd need for my 50.

I've got HS5625MGs on cyclic, and a Spartan / 9254 on the tail. I'm running a GV-1 (don't imagine that'll factor in too much), and an S3001 on throttle.

I can't seem to find any data on amp draw for the servos at all. So how big of a reg do I need to get this all working?

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03-17-2009 02:58 AM  8 years agoPost 2
george0079

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A minimum of 6 amp.

Hell... I can fix that.
Uh oh..
Nope.
It's ***ked!!!
RE-KIT!!!!!

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03-17-2009 03:16 AM  8 years agoPost 3
Yug

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Depends if you're running any of your servos direct of 7.4v. If your entire system is regulated, then 6A is a minimum if you're working the servos hard. Sport flying is far less demanding but it's allways worth considering worst case current draw as well as the type of cabling you are using. The standard type cables will provide a degree of current limiting but worst case scenarios are allways worth considering !

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03-17-2009 03:28 AM  8 years agoPost 4
smallplanes

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You will have to runsome type of reg to those servos.


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03-17-2009 03:36 AM  8 years agoPost 5
rotormonkey

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Yeah, the whole system will be regulated. I was actually thinking of running 3s lipos. Mainly because I already have the batteries for my 450, and because I need the extra weight to get my CoG right anyway.

So you guys figure 6A? That's it? If I'm pushing it? Say screwing up the collective on tic-tocs or something 6A will be fine? Or should I give myself more of a buffer?

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03-17-2009 03:44 AM  8 years agoPost 6
dirtkiller

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I am not flying hard 3d but I use a 10 amp reg on my birds

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03-17-2009 04:09 AM  8 years agoPost 7
baddynergy

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Get the Align 2n1 with step down for the tail and you will be just fine. I wouldn't use a 3s pack though, most regs wont take the voltage. Run a 2s 2500mah 7.4v pack and you will get around 6 hard flights before recharging.

The 2n1 will hold up to whatever you can throw at it.

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03-17-2009 04:14 AM  8 years agoPost 8
BJames111

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Yeah, the whole system will be regulated. I was actually thinking of running 3s lipos. Mainly because I already have the batteries for my 450, and because I need the extra weight to get my CoG right anyway.
You won't find many regulators that will work off of 11.1v input. I highly recommend investing in a high quality Regulator such as the Fromeco Arizona, and a good 7.4v lipo.

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03-17-2009 04:25 AM  8 years agoPost 9
Blade_Master1

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03-17-2009 04:54 AM  8 years agoPost 10
rotormonkey

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Actually I was looking at the first one there. Don't know I'd trust a $10 reg in my nitro though... Anybody have experience with this particular unit? Their batteries are good. How about their electronics?

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03-17-2009 05:28 AM  8 years agoPost 11
Blade_Master1

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Ya thats what is holding me back from buying 1
although I can't justify spending 50$ + when a 6V pack will do

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03-17-2009 02:09 PM  8 years agoPost 12
BJames111

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I don't think those BEC's are adequate for helicopters. I wouldn't use one in mine.

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03-17-2009 02:20 PM  8 years agoPost 13
Andy from Sandy

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I have been using the Flight Tech 8Amp regulator for some time now and a couple of the guys at the field have also bought them.

Dual input leads, dual output leads, adjustable output voltage and a fail safe switch. Pretty good value.

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bi...p?&I=LNVDB1&P=G

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03-17-2009 11:56 PM  8 years agoPost 14
Ravenhyper50

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Hey Rotormonkey, Best bang for your buck and is for heli use.
http://www.centuryheli.com/products...44&prtnm=CNE400

I have used these becs on all my swifts powering everything just fine! I have used it on 4-10 cell voltage and never had any problems with them so far, even after a few crashes the capacitor got a little bent, but still works fine.

My vote is http://www.centuryheli.com/products...44&prtnm=CNE400

Your 450 packs will work fine with this unit.

Cheers,
Raven

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03-18-2009 12:26 AM  8 years agoPost 15
Blade_Master1

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^^^
Features:
For use on Micro to 50 size helicotpers.
Use with 3S 11.1v or higher (up to 10S 37v) Li-Po or Li-Ion.
Small sleek design.
3A continuous load.
Built in step down for gyro. <--- tail servo
Adjustable 5.8 Volts or 5.3 Volts (selectable voltage output).

Great price but is 3 amps enough and only 5.8V ?

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