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11-22-2006 04:35 AM  11 years agoPost 1
Qrrambero

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I am a hard head when it comes to changes. I have been happy with my
Ni cads, but I have found out that after the second fly I do not have more juice in the receiver battery.
I would like you advise what is a good Lipo battery for the receiver. I have few 90's helis that I would like to try. Also what regulator is good. I have heard about Thunder Power, Duralite and Froneco. I have visited the websides, but I did not find any information.
Thanks for the input.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING FOR ALL OF YOU.

Ae

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11-22-2006 05:10 AM  11 years agoPost 2
hockeysew

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Duralite 4000 mAh-with regulator-fly all weekend

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11-22-2006 06:25 AM  11 years agoPost 3
Phaedrus

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I have been very happy with the Fromeco packs and Arizona regulator.

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11-22-2006 02:50 PM  11 years agoPost 4
SubSailor

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Hi Qrrambero,
If you would like to get a better system for your 90's there are quite a few great options out there. Now, seeing as how I am a Fromeco rep you can guess what I'm going to recommend but I firmly believe in Fromeco's product quality as well as their customer service. They WILL take care of you should the need ever arise.

Fromeco offers two different levels on their battery packs for heli's, one being the Relion's and the second, and top of the line being the Peerless packs. The Peerless uses fantastic cells of the highest quality but make no mistake, the Relions are also of very, very high quality. Personaly, I use the Relions but the choice is up to you. Note: If you don't have one already you will need a charger capable of charging lithium cells(Lion/Lipo). If your not sure about your charge tell us what one you have and we should be able to advise.

This link will give you alot of info on cell types etc, this is your best bet for great information: http://www.fromeco.org/shop/apeerlessadvantage.htm

Here's a little more info on cells: http://www.fromeco.org/shop/aufmythbusters.htm

Here is a link to Fromeco's "Knowledge base" which should have some good reading if you would like to learn a little more about their systems and basic questions customers have had or may have: http://www.fromeco.org/instantkb/

The Arizona regulator is a fantastic regulator that is basicaly two regulators in one. It will send a straight 5V to your gyro and this is not adjustable. But, you are able to adjust the voltage going to your receiver to anywhere from 5V to 6V thus allowing you to adjust what voltage you want your servos to run at. More voltage, more torque and speed. I believe the Arizona is the standard by which all regulators should be judged by, it is just solid, reliable, consistant. A true work horse. And here is a link to it so you can read up on it: http://www.fromeco.org/shop/aarizona%20reg.htm

So, for your 90 this is what I, and many others would recommend:
4800 mah battery pack, Relion or Peerless, entirely up to you.
Arizona regulator
I do and would recommend that you get the Deans/16ga wire upgrade on both the pack and the Arizona. It's only $4.50 and worth every penny.
The 4800 mah pack will allow you to fly all day without worry but do, as you would/should with any batteries, check them often with a load checker. Your "No FLy" voltage is 7.0 with a 1 amp load. It would be your choice of whether you wanted the Relions or the Peerless, again, both are just fantastic packs. Here's the link of where to buy em:
http://www.fromeco.org/Shop/shopdis...m+Ion+batteries

And here is the link for the Arizona regulator:
http://www.fromeco.org/Shop/shopdis...izona+Regulator

I know I'm a bit long winded here, sorry about that, but I truely believe that Fromeco offers the best product out there for the best price. You will be very happy with this setup and if you have any questions please feel free to pm me. Hope I've been of some help, good luck!!

Sincerely,
John

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11-22-2006 02:56 PM  11 years agoPost 5
Dr Lodge

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Fromeco Peerless 4800 and Arizona Regulator - no contest!!

Vibe 90, Vibe 50, Vigor CS x2,
Dyna-x, Knight 503D, Logo 10,
TRex 500, Furion, Gaui EP200

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11-23-2006 05:45 PM  11 years agoPost 6
SubSailor

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The Doctor knows best!!!

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11-23-2006 07:46 PM  11 years agoPost 7
shlm

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Before deciding, I would suggesting giving Duralite a call as to learn more about their solution. They were very helpful before and after the sale.

http://www.duralitebatteries.com/

I've been running thier setup for years and love it. Simple plug and play installation along with safe charging technology. Take a peek at their gallery and you will see that I am in good company.....

http://www.duralitebatteries.com/gallery.html

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11-23-2006 08:43 PM  11 years agoPost 8
Qrrambero

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Thanks for your help.
Sub sailor thanks for taking the time and give me all this information.
Now there is a question about the regulators.. Someone told me that some regulators run the servos at 6V and the gyro a different voltage. Or you advise me to run the heli at the same voltage as I run it for the Ni Cad.

Ae

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11-23-2006 09:26 PM  11 years agoPost 9
ez2bgman

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Like SubSailor and Dr. Lodge, I too run the Arizona Regulator and Relion batteries. Until recently I was using a 4800 mah Relion battery for my Raptor 50. After talking with Kurt at Fromeco, I decided to split up my 4800 mah pack and make 2 - 2400 mah packs for my Raptor 50. I did this mainly to save some weight. I will still get 6-8 flights out of the 2400 Relion pack and I will always have the 2nd pack charged and ready to go.

The Arizona regulator is a dual voltage regulator. It sends a fixed (nonadjustable) 5 volts to the gyro/rudder servo. For the rest of the servos the voltage can be adjusted from 5v - 6v by "shorting" out two little pins on the side of the regulator. The regulator itself is very robust and has a large blue heatsink attached to it to help dissepate and heat.

This is by far one of the best battery systems that I have used in my helis. Not only can you get more flights per charge compared to Nicads/Nimh, but the Li-Ion batteries weigh less than comparable Nicads/Nimh as well.

One thing that is better with the Relion/Peerless batteries is that you do not need to use a specific charger (as long as the charger can charge Li-Ion/Lipo cells you're ok). The Duralite setup requires that you use their charger only. If you use another charger on the Duralite cells, you will void the warranty they offer.

Check them out and I know you will not be dissapointed.

Gary
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11-24-2006 02:15 AM  11 years agoPost 10
RCMed-x

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I use duralite 4000 mah flat batt with a novak car reg 6volt
with tail servo drop down also duralite fly hard no worries,no
problems plenty of power & flight time

Ive tried manny combos so far this works

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11-24-2006 12:53 PM  11 years agoPost 11
Dr Lodge

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Just to say, I have the Duralite regulator on my Logo 10, with a 800mAh LiPo battery. Its works fine, but then its a lighter setup than the Fromeco so more suitable for this application. I will be sticking with Fromeco for the Nitro helis though.

Vibe 90, Vibe 50, Vigor CS x2,
Dyna-x, Knight 503D, Logo 10,
TRex 500, Furion, Gaui EP200

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