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02-21-2011 01:33 AM  6 years agoPost 1
freakyreef

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Okay, so since I began flying years ago, I have always used Nicad batt's. My rx batt took a crap on me today, luckily on the last flight and didn't result in an unplanned rebuild. I guess it's time to move into present so I have decided to go with a regulated system. Just wanting some advice on my plans.

Running an Evo 50 with the following... Futaba 149dp rx, gy-520 gyro with a 9254 on the tail. Running 9252's on cyclics and throttle with a revlock 40 and ds-610 on the collective (Non-ccpm obviously) and a carbsmart with an hs-65 on the mixture.
It appears I am good to go with up to 6 volts on everything but the 9254 (even though Futaba says no on the 9252's)
So my plans were to go with the Align 2 in 1 combo with the 2S1P 7.4V 1900mAh/12C lipo included with the reg. setup. I had also planned on the align step down for the 9254.

Since I am new to the regulated scene, I was looking for advice and opinions on this setup. your thoughts would be appreciated.

Thanks for the input.

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02-21-2011 01:35 AM  6 years agoPost 2
fung_jeff

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Get the reactor X. It only gives the 3 cyclic servos 6-6.8v, then the other servos and equipment is fed with 5.2v regulated.

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02-21-2011 01:43 AM  6 years agoPost 3
Flying Brian

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Get the reactor X. It only gives the 3 cyclic servos 6-6.8v, then the other servos and equipment is fed with 5.2v regulated.
Are you sure you want to give the Futaba 9252's that kind of Voltage throuout?

I know some will say they can handle it, but then again, why risk it.

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02-21-2011 01:56 AM  6 years agoPost 4
McKrackin

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6.8 volts is nowhere near enough to hurt the 9252's.

I just use 2S LiFe batteries unregulated on my helis.
I have 9252's on one and Savox 1258's on another.

I literally never use the word literally right.

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02-21-2011 01:58 AM  6 years agoPost 5
fung_jeff

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Seriously. Practically all servos can handle 6v's, Except rudder servos.

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02-21-2011 02:07 AM  6 years agoPost 6
Anthony.L

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Futaba S9252 were designed back in the days when people ran 4.8v NiCad packs. However you have to remember a 4.8v pack fully peaked charged is actually 5.6v. So running the same servos on a regulated 6.0v source is dang near the same thing. That small .4v difference is not going to burn up the servo or decrease it's life span.

Best to stay with 4.8-5.2v on the S9254 tail servo though.

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02-21-2011 02:08 AM  6 years agoPost 7
Flying Brian

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6.8 volts is nowhere near enough to hurt the 9252's.
Im nervous using a straight line 6.0 volts. But that is just me.

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02-21-2011 02:15 AM  6 years agoPost 8
helismash

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I have to agree with fung_kyle, the Reactor X is a nice unit.

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02-21-2011 03:01 AM  6 years agoPost 9
freakyreef

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I was concerned about running the 9252 servos at 6.8, which I why I wasn't looking at the reactor x2. I am sure it is a great regulator, just not feeling real comfortable about running them that high voltage.
I wasn't too concerned about 6 volts since a fully charged 4 cell pack is 5.6 volts. Looks like the Align 2 in 1 hasn't been mentioned by anyone else. Perhaps not the way to go?

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02-21-2011 03:19 AM  6 years agoPost 10
helinutz2

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http://www.scottgrayrc.com/ReactorX.html

You have the option of running 6.0, 6.8, or 8.4 volts.

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02-21-2011 03:50 AM  6 years agoPost 11
bigdog714

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I started out with electrics and have always been comfortable with BECs, so I fly them in my nitros, preferably Castle.

I run 5.9v systems with all 6.0v servos and gyros, it easy and suits my flying skills. I am a smooth 3D pilot not a stick banger!

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02-21-2011 03:55 AM  6 years agoPost 12
freakyreef

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Thanks for all the input. I think I have the info I need to make my purchases.

Walk on water long enough, eventually you will get your feet wet.

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02-21-2011 03:40 PM  6 years agoPost 13
fung_jeff

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The X2 would be a bit overkill because 8.4v seems a bit high for servos... Reacote X works perfectly fine, just without the 8.4v.

Jeffrey Fung...15 Years old - FLEET: Evo 50, Raptor 30, Trex 500, SDX's, X-Spec, Logo 10/400

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02-21-2011 03:49 PM  6 years agoPost 14
bigdog714

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Cool!

One thing that I always try to impress on pilots, is to purchase equipment that fits your flying skills. Do I need the performance of an 8.0v system, do I need 8717s to have an enjoyable afternoon at the field doing some nice sport flying. Do I need to complicate my electrical system with step down regulators? Lastly, do I need to take the risk of pushing a servo beyond it's design, after all its your money flying around, not mine!

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