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HelicopterRadio - Servo - Gyro - Gov - Batt › Need a regulator - suggestions please
06-02-2010 05:13 AM  7 years agoPost 21
BLUETHUNDER

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06-02-2010 05:23 AM  7 years agoPost 22
jschenck

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Another one for best regualtor = none. LiFe packs and servos known good at higher voltage. I don't even have a switch, in line jumper on the positive lead. No regulator to fail or switch.

I still have and use an Align 2-1 on my heli's with lower voltage servos (9252's) and really like the built in glow lighter. But giving that up for the simpler setup of LiFe is worth it for me going forward.

I had an Arizona for a while, great regulator. Also have the ElyQ regulator, seems good but I don't have a lot of time on it. I'll know by the end of the summer. Also have used the Scott Gray - good

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06-02-2010 11:21 AM  7 years agoPost 23
Knud Pedersen

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I have used the Fromeco Arizona and Fromeco KIWI in my Statusses with 8717 servoes.
The KIWIis a bus system, whereyou plug in your Swashservo, and they will get directly battery power (enregulated), and the rx get 5V bachwards through the swashservisignal cable (like the Reactor)
They both have fail-safe-on switchs.

Fromeco KIWI http://www.fromeco.org/products/02f...40/default.aspx
Fromeco Arizona http://www.fromeco.org/products/02f...00/default.aspx

They both works GREAT!!!
But the are big, and the KIWI has many cables....(see my gallery)

I think i might give the ney PERFECT REGULATOR "Remote Fail-Safe Switch + 2 Channel 5v Regulator"

http://www.perfectregulators.com/in...0&product_id=76

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06-02-2010 12:49 PM  7 years agoPost 24
hillbilly2239

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+1 for the PERFECT REGULATORS, been using one for a few months now and love the thing! and also +1 for the price!!

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product...tor-16awg-Deans

very affordable, and very reliable so far!

hillbilly

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06-02-2010 01:12 PM  7 years agoPost 25
rpat

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jsenicka,
I have been running A123's in my evo for about a year and a half with 9252's with no problem at all.

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

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06-02-2010 02:43 PM  7 years agoPost 26
joec

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The highest quality reg out there is the Reactor X2. This is the only regulator with a true case to protect the electronics and its quality is second to none over the shrink wrapped regulators.

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06-02-2010 02:47 PM  7 years agoPost 27
cudaboy_71

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for the record, perfect reg supplies a regulated, adjustable up to 8v on 3s (7v on 2s). running unregulated 2s still suffers voltage drop through several flights (not that it is *that* noticable). but, it is nice to feel the cyclic power stay there throughout the day and know you're really getting 8v.

if it ain't broke, break it.

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06-02-2010 03:07 PM  7 years agoPost 28
Thi-rex

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Just have to drop by and say "+1" for Perfect Regulator. It works flawlessly for countless flights, and Matt (designer) is a friendly guy to deal with whenever you have problems.
Don't ever get fooled by the price with the dumb attached statements "you get what you pay for". It is usually true, but in this case you are paying 75% of the unit's cost just for Scott Gray's name on it. After all, I don't think SG is an electrician or EE to design it by himself.

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06-02-2010 03:19 PM  7 years agoPost 29
hootowl

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A123 no reg here

Wolves don't lose sleep over the opinions of sheep

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06-02-2010 04:14 PM  7 years agoPost 30
ScottyGray

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Waterloo, Ontario Canada

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There are many ways to power your heli; some better than others for sure. Just wanted to comment on the Reactor to clarify some comments on its design and price.

Reactor electronics are designed by a professional electronics engineer to my specs. (I am a mech eng.) Six years ago when Reactor was released it was designed to perform to high standards and the first of its kind to offer a CCPM servo bus and dual regulators. We did over a year of testing, many bench and flight tests. I wanted a reg I could trust to 3D competition flying and to power expensive F3C helis that power failures are not an option. Since then it has evolved to the X/X2 versions to handle HV servos, very high current, flybarless servo loads, and is known as a high quality trustworthy reg that many of the worlds top pilots use. In fact nearly all our factory pilots running the ReactorX/X2 are those who tried many others and came to us wanting something to trust and be done with it.

It is the cost of a good servo for many reasons. High quality components only, enclosure & heatsink, features, sound electronic design, each one is hand tested in Canada before shipping, and it has a full warranty no questions asked, etc.

Maybe it's not for everyone, and that's OK since yes, there are many ways to get power to your servos. Our top priorities are quality and trustworthy performance. Anyway, that's just a little history on Reactor for you, and please feel free to contact me directly with any questions or comments! Thanks all, happy flying!!

Scott Gray

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07-07-2010 12:50 PM  7 years agoPost 31
3D-ALEX

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Does anybody know if the 6v reg with 5v output for the gyro/tail supplies power to the reciever through both the main power line AND the gyro lead to the reciever?

Thanks!

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07-07-2010 01:16 PM  7 years agoPost 32
puma1824

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Does anybody know if the 6v reg with 5v output for the gyro/tail supplies power to the reciever through both the main power line AND the gyro lead to the reciever?
Yes it does.

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07-07-2010 01:16 PM  7 years agoPost 33
rotormonkey

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The Fromeco Arizona reg will supply power to the receiver through both the gyro gain and rudder leads. I don't know about the others though.

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

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07-07-2010 01:21 PM  7 years agoPost 34
red_z06

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Considering that universal servo connectors are rated for 3A, it is a good idea to use both rudder ch and gain ch to feed power to the receiver. This doubles the current capacity of your power in to the receiver and as a insurance of having 2 power lines.

www.JustinJee.com

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07-07-2010 04:18 PM  7 years agoPost 35
3D-ALEX

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Thanks for the responses!

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07-09-2010 08:53 PM  7 years agoPost 36
Rojoalfa

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Duralite...

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Duralite... here


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Saludos cordiales,

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07-09-2010 09:28 PM  7 years agoPost 37
nickwap

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I have used the Flight Power 8 amp regulators with no problems for the past year or so.
Not a dual output but they are adjustable.
Good price.
I have them fitted in 700 FBL (x2) 600 and a Vibe 50 the 700's have Align Servos and the 50's JR8717's

Nick

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07-12-2010 10:49 AM  7 years agoPost 38
gouki

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reactorX2 for me

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