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› Kontronik Jive Pro 120hv needs a buffer pack?
12-29-2016 03:42 AM  6 months agoPost 1
Tyler

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I just installed a Jive Pro 120 hv into a logo helicopter and the bec will not power up my mini v-bar during the initialization phase.

What is the best way to install a buffer pack, lipo 250-450 2s pack, for HV servo set up? With my mini v-bar I don't have any spare ports.

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Tyler

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12-29-2016 04:42 AM  6 months agoPost 2
Dr.Ben

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Tyler,

Y harness it through the same port into which you have the slave off the Jive running. Use a switch harness too if you wish.

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12-29-2016 04:43 AM  6 months agoPost 3
Heli Fanatix

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Are you using Futaba or Spektrum?

For Futaba you can use one of the ports on Futaba

For Spektrum you would have to run a Y with any servo

I would put a switch between buffer pack and Y / Futaba RX
- power up mini v
- than power up jive pro 120

- Scott

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12-29-2016 07:41 AM  6 months agoPost 4
Dingo07

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I'm nearing the same scenario and need to purchase a Buffer Pack to use with my JR receiver, Jive Pro120+ and Spirit FBL. Any suggestions on one and a switch?

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12-29-2016 11:34 AM  6 months agoPost 5
DemetriusUSN

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Virginia Beach, Va USA

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Dingo07.....I bought a Futaba heavy duty switch and it works fine with my Kosmik 160hv. That aren't expensive at all.

Minicopter Diabolo 700, TDR Rigid, Goblin Speed 700, Compass 6hvu, Logo 600se V2, Devil 380

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01-02-2017 03:26 AM  5 months agoPost 6
Dingo07

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is this the Futaba switch?

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01-02-2017 03:39 AM  5 months agoPost 7
Dr.Ben

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Correct

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01-02-2017 10:16 AM  5 months agoPost 8
Dingo07

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I ended up getting one of these for a little more peace of mind

edit:

This will be my much more "advanced" switch to tie the buffer pack in

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01-02-2017 05:50 PM  5 months agoPost 9
Dr.Ben

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The benefit of the buffer pack is that is operates in real time and not as a reactive device; reactive devices do not as effectively level peaks and troughs in BEC ouptut. You gain no greater reliability and only add excessively to your cost. KISS. All you need is $15 battery and a switch harness, both of which add the convenience of bench testing the model without having to plug in the main packs. It's all I've run for something like 6 years. It just plain works.

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01-02-2017 07:14 PM  5 months agoPost 10
Ace Dude

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Same here, Kontronik ESC, Futaba HD switch, and small 2s LiFe battery as buffer pack and zero issues in the three years I've been running this setup.

  

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03-02-2017 06:20 PM  3 months agoPost 11
EEngineer

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TX

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Buffer packs work great.

I also use an HD switch in series with the buffer pack to make avionics bench tests easier and without the fear of accidental spool-up.

Even though there's a slight voltage drop across the switch due to switch and cable contact resistance, it's very slight.

Just keep in mind...that the type of buffer pack depends on what Kon internal SBEC voltage output you intend to use.

For 8V, use a 2S LiPo....etc.

It's mentioned in the manual somewhere.

FWIW

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