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06-02-2009 01:51 AM  8 years agoPost 1
Mark C

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With all the warnings in the manual on the V-Bar 4.0 about current draw I was wondering what everyone was using for a regulator.

I know one answer is "2 Cell LiPo no regulator" but my servos won't handle it.

So... wazza good regulator for the V-Bar?

Thanks!

Mark C.

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06-02-2009 01:56 AM  8 years agoPost 2
Ronald Thomas

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Western Robotics, Duralite, etc........

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06-02-2009 03:37 AM  8 years agoPost 3
Mapleleafs

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PERFECT REGULATORS

Vbar Trex 700N, Vbar MSH Protos 500, Vbar Logo 400

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06-02-2009 04:00 AM  8 years agoPost 4
Eco8gator

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Probably the one that comes in the Jive ESC

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06-02-2009 04:07 AM  8 years agoPost 5
Mark C

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Western Robotics, Duralite, etc........
I didn't think a Duralite would handle it. That is what I have now. Can anyone using a Duralite setup on a V-Bar confirm this?

I will check out the Western Robotics.
PERFECT REGULATORS
I look into those as well.
Probably the one that comes in the Jive ESC
Now why would I put a Jive ESC on a Vibe 50?

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06-02-2009 04:41 AM  8 years agoPost 6
Mark C

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But to clarify... This in on a Vibe 50 nitro. I'm really wanting to know what others are using out there that is working.

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06-02-2009 06:07 AM  8 years agoPost 7
MrMel

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Gotland

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Currentdraw are higher on a FBL then with paddles, but not by much when it comes to Vbar 4.0 (not like 3.6 which had huge draw)

So I say you will most likely be fine with most regulator you are using normally.

I know friends flying with Align 2-in-1, duralites etc.

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06-02-2009 06:21 AM  8 years agoPost 8
human213

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Look at the emcotec
Nothing better.

m

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06-02-2009 09:40 AM  8 years agoPost 9
Jeff polisena

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I have three different setups and not a problem out of any of them . Duralite HC with switch , AR7100 r with no external reg and AR7000 with spectrum vr5203 duel reg just on throttle and tail servo .

I stole it ,flew it and gave it back ;)

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06-02-2009 09:51 AM  8 years agoPost 10
Raptile

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Arizona fromeco for me the Emcotec is good also ... dont use Reactor-X I have glitches with V-BAR!

Futaba FASST 12FG | Raptor 90 V-Max V-BAR 4.0| Henseleit TDR 4.0 | PiroFreak =)

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06-02-2009 02:13 PM  8 years agoPost 11
KevinB

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I've been using a ReactorX for 6 months now on my vibe50 with a Vbar. It started out with the version 3 firmware, then I upgraded to v4 when it came out. Works flawlessly. Just bought a second one for my vbar-ed evo50.

KevinB

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06-02-2009 02:17 PM  8 years agoPost 12
tchavei

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Portugal

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Look at the emcotec
The micro heli reg seems impressive to say at least. Currently I'm using a smartFly reg and an emcoteg mini reg for the tail. 6.52V on cyclic, 5.2V on tail. Works quite nice.

I also used a perfect regulator which was working very nicely.

I had bad experience with the arizona Reg though and I don't trust the Duralite after opening one up and looking at the pcb

Tony


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06-02-2009 02:24 PM  8 years agoPost 13
SandyEM16

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Enid, OK

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With my Vibe, 8717s, 9256, HS-65, V4.0 I can peak over 9 amps depending on my cyclic gain. Just a milli second of low voltage could reset our rxs..With all this stuff on our helis I have gone to KISS principle as far as power supplies.. All my helis are switchless, regulatorless with A123 and at least 2 power leads going to the rx bus directly from the battery lead. I do use a spektrum reg for the 9256, tho, I a drop down diode works great..

Sandy

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06-02-2009 03:00 PM  8 years agoPost 14
jbdww

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Round Rock, Texas

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Mark,
It is good to see you move over to Flybarless.

On my Trex 700 I am using the Duralite regulator with 8717s and BLS251 with V-Bar and it is handling the load very good.

On my TRex 600 I am using the Dimension Engineering SportBEC which is rated at 3 Amps with BLS451 and BLS251 with VBar for almost a year now with no issues.

Below is an Amp graph of what my TRex 600 is drawing from my 3S lipo going into the SportBEC.

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06-02-2009 03:54 PM  8 years agoPost 15
puma1824

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Maryland, USA

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But to clarify... This in on a Vibe 50 nitro. I'm really wanting to know what others are using out there that is working
I've been using Perfect Regulator CCPM version regulators on both my Flybarless Vibe 50s with no issues.

Setup VBar elec setup:

> Cyclic - BLS451 @ 6v
> Tail - BLS251 @ 5v
> Vbar - Black Sensor v4.0 @ 5v
> Throttle - 9257 @ 5v
> RX - Futaba R608FS @ 5v
> Multigov Pro @ 5v
> SwitchGlo @ 5v
> Mixture - JR DS285 @ 5v *Not currently configured
> Outrage 2s1p 2500 RX pack

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06-02-2009 08:19 PM  8 years agoPost 16
Mark C

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Thanks for all the great responses.

I do think that whatever Regulator I end up with I'm going to put a logger on it for a heavy bench test session. In fact, I have a bench top power supply that will supply 50amps a 5V and I'm going to run it and log it on the bench to see which way I'm going with it.

The Perfect CCPM regulator looks pretty awesome but maybe overkill since I'm not running 8717s. My current Duralite may just work.

I will let you guys know.

Again, thanks!

Mark C.

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06-05-2009 03:24 PM  8 years agoPost 17
Stet

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Key Largo FL

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I'm using the Reactor on two large electric helicopters with 8717's. One has the glitch counter on the 9 channel spektrum (JR) receiver. It has shown a remarkably low number of dropped frames (less than 10 per flight on all antennas combined). I am more concerned about it's quality and robustness. I have heard of some failures, and wondering if there are more out there. Other than that concern, I am very happy with the performance.

keepin' it real

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