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12-29-2009 10:13 PM  7 years agoPost 1
Hughes500PilotrrKey Veteran - Anaheim, CA - My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Anyone have any info on the Futaba GH-1? Thanks. -Steve

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12-29-2009 10:34 PM  7 years agoPost 2
sestcourt

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Found an instruction manual, but not much info on the web about it...

http://www.futaba.com.au/images/INS...MANUALS/GH1.pdf

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12-29-2009 11:13 PM  7 years agoPost 3
tommytt1

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Found this link:http://www.himodel.com/engines/Futa...ystem_GH-1.html

I made a mistake once, but I was wrong?

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12-30-2009 02:14 AM  7 years agoPost 4
AirWolfRC

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Been wondering when one of the major suppliers come out with one of those things.

Checking the numbers, it looks like it's about only 50% efficient with it's DC/DC convertor. That's why they say not to energize it for more than a minute at a time. The other 50% goes to heating up the convertor. 75% to 85% efficiency is not that hard to do.

Also it uses about 50% to 100% as much juice as the rest of the heli while holding the push button to activate it.

It is nice to not have to have a separate battery though.

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12-30-2009 03:14 PM  7 years agoPost 5
Skaluf

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This is actually an older Futaba product,came out around 2000.

Steve

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12-30-2009 04:13 PM  7 years agoPost 6
AirWolfRC

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I've been thinking about building my own for a while now but if Futaba can get the conversion efficiency up to at least 80%, I'll use theirs.

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