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HelicopterRadio - Servo - Gyro - Gov - Batt › Need a regulator - suggestions please
06-01-2010 03:58 PM  7 years agoPost 1
Scott1115

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Greenwich, CT

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I need a regulator for my Trex 600NP. I currently have an Align 2-in-1 and it seems to be fine but I have too much invested in the heli to worry about this part failing.

PLEASE, I do not want to get into the argument about the 2-in-1 being good or bad.

Kindly suggest an alternative regulator that allows all the functions of the Align, including remote glow starting.

Thank you!

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06-01-2010 04:02 PM  7 years agoPost 2
red_z06

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Arizona regulator is a good choice (what we use). Although the packaging isn't sexy, it does the job with following.

Regulate from 6-8v for main
Regulate tail to 5v
Failsafe switch for your battery (you must supply your own switch)

www.JustinJee.com

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06-01-2010 04:04 PM  7 years agoPost 3
rotormonkey

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Ottawa, ON - Canada

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If you really want a good reg, you might have to get the remote glow system separate. afaik the only reg that has that built in is the align. There may be more.

The Fromeco Arizona is the cat's a$$ of regs. Scott Gray ReactorX is supposed to be good too. I've been on the Arizona for a couple years though, and it's never had any trouble with my power hungry setups. Both of mine are second hand, and still work like new with a good constant output even under load.

If it can't hover, it ain't worth flying.

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06-01-2010 04:16 PM  7 years agoPost 4
Frank Bostwick

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Cincinnati Ohio

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+1 for the Arizona. I have 2 helis that I use them with, they work great. Im switching to a straight 2sA123 and removing it on one, so I do have on going on the block, hint hint. That aside they are very reliable, good regulators and the pin flag looks great too!

RIP ROMAN

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06-01-2010 04:22 PM  7 years agoPost 5
Gyronut

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Martinsville In.

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+2 for the Arizona.....

Flawless operation.

Rick

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06-01-2010 04:29 PM  7 years agoPost 6
Ed W

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Reisterstown,M.D. US

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+3 for the Arizona, adjustable, and very consumer friendly.

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06-01-2010 04:29 PM  7 years agoPost 7
PC12DRVR

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SG REACTOR is the way to go, I have had the Arizona and it works but the electronic board is exsposed, drawback in my opinion, but much cheaper.

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06-01-2010 05:06 PM  7 years agoPost 8
brandov2

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az

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Perfect reg ccpm.. Its a great regulator you can also adjust all three cyclics from 4.8v to about 6.5v with a 2 cell battery,more with a 3 cell. Then all the other gyro, throttle, gov, is just at 5.0v and can also get the failsafe remote switch also makes it handy to turn on and off . And if the switch ever does fail it will fail in the on position. I just use the switch on the reg myself works great never a problem.

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06-01-2010 05:26 PM  7 years agoPost 9
van-man-123

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the elyq regulator and switch glow work for me

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06-01-2010 05:29 PM  7 years agoPost 10
Darren Lee

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Woodstock, GA

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You guys still use regulators?

AR7100R + LiFePO4 here.

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06-01-2010 05:45 PM  7 years agoPost 11
budz

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arizona for me

once i tried them, i was sold.

team solo

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06-01-2010 06:30 PM  7 years agoPost 12
ssmith512

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Arizona all the way for me.

Steve

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06-01-2010 06:35 PM  7 years agoPost 13
red_z06

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Dumont, NJ

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Newer Arizona eliminates the difficult to insert on board connectors for the gyro and gain connectors and replaced them with the wired connectors like the rest of the colored connectors. I still have the older style so have not seen the new yet.

It would be nice if they merged Arizona and Kiwi together by adding regulator bypass for the main and also add adjustable tail voltage for new HV tail servos that are starting to appear.

www.JustinJee.com

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06-01-2010 06:37 PM  7 years agoPost 14
jsenicka

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Eagle River, WI

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A123 + Switchglo for me.
Either AR7100 with built in regulator for tail servo, or a simple tail step down diode. Everything else runs raw A123 at 6.6.
I went from all Arizona (10+) to all A123 and no regulators.

Jim Senicka
Team Manager, GrandRC Flight Team

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06-01-2010 06:42 PM  7 years agoPost 15
red_z06

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Dumont, NJ

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A123 with a diode will drop the tail to 6.0v from 6.6v. In my tests, both 9256 and 6100g lasted about 100 flights at this voltage (your results will vary). In contrast, running them at or below 5.4v, I have not had a single burnout of the tail servos.

For use with A123, two diode will have to be used in series to bring the voltage down to 5.3v from 6.6v

www.JustinJee.com

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06-01-2010 09:42 PM  7 years agoPost 16
rpat

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Weirton, W. Va.

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A123's here with a step down from Infiniation that brings the voltage down to 5.0 volts to the tail servo. I can't see running any regulator no matter who makes it. Those regulators are just one more thing that can go wrong. A123's are the answer.

trex 700fbl cal30,minititan,, trx600fbl,trex250,logo 500,Velocity N2

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06-01-2010 09:54 PM  7 years agoPost 17
red_z06

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Dumont, NJ

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a step down from Infiniation that brings the voltage down to 5.0 volts
This is a regulator if it brings 6.6v to 5.0v.

www.JustinJee.com

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06-01-2010 10:09 PM  7 years agoPost 18
z11355

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New England

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really not seeing the 'value' of the $25 version of the infinivation unit compared to $5-15 units from just about everyone else.

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06-01-2010 10:19 PM  7 years agoPost 19
jones007

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Monterey, CA - USA

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You guys still use regulators?

AR7100R + LiFePO4 here.
Nope - I quit using regulators a few years ago. I run my 600ESP and 700LE with BLS451s on unregulated 2S lipo. I've got over 200 flights on the 600, and about 40 flights on the 700 now, with no problems. Use the AR7100R to regulate voltage for throttle and the tail, and you're good to go. Low-cost, reliable and minimum wiring.

--Kevin

Trex 700N, Trex 600ESP, Trex 500, Trex 450Pro

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06-01-2010 10:20 PM  7 years agoPost 20
red_z06

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Do you have a link on the infinivation?

www.JustinJee.com

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