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01-23-2007 10:14 PM  12 years ago
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battery setup recomendations?
i need a set up for my recievers on the heli's and was lookin for good ideas. any good ideas? i want something that is gonna make it for 2-3 tanks or so. i dont have a lipo charger so i cant use that. also i do have a 3000mah nimh pack that came with my raptor. i was wondering if i can use that. it has the large style plug on it though. i guss if i could use it i would have to cut off and put on regular connector. does this sound ok or am i asking for trouble?
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01-23-2007 10:31 PM  12 years ago
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Hi Sla

Yeah you can use the NiMH pack if you like but even NiMH will not withstand a crash like a NiCD. NiCD packs are more robust.

I used to use 1700mah NiCD packs on my Furys which were good for 4 maybe 5 flights, but that was running them very border line. I used to begin noticing the voltage drop during tick tocks near the end, which was scarily low.

Deciding that was getting too close for comfort I opted to go down the Lipo route. I now use the FlightPower 3000mah Evo RX pack which is good for about 7 hard flights and is also very light. You would also think it was made for the radio tray on the Stratus. BTW all 7 flights are at a constant regulated voltage (6Volt) which does not drop under heavy load. I will never ever go back from this setup, as it not only gives me longer, more consistent flights, but it also improves my servo and therefore helis performance to an unbelieveable degree.

Buy a £45 ($90) Lipo charger and invest in the FlightPower packs, they are absolutely superb.
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01-24-2007 04:04 AM  12 years ago
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Yo can't go wrong with duralite set up. I have it on both of my stratuses. Plenty of flying time, and faster servos.Just do it.
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01-24-2007 10:39 PM  12 years ago
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Yo can't go wrong with FROMECO set up. I have it on my Raptor. Plenty of flying time (maybe 8), and faster servos.

Arizona regulator and perless batteries 4800 mah

http://www.fromeco.org/index.htm

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01-24-2007 11:13 PM  12 years ago
primalchrome

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Aren't there warnings about running Futaba Gyros at 6v?
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01-24-2007 11:25 PM  12 years ago
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you will need a stepdown to the tail servo, 6V regulator for the rest. I love it.Just do it.
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01-26-2007 04:29 AM  12 years ago
BlakeMcBrayer

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Aren't there warnings about running Futaba Gyros at 6v
you will need a stepdown to the tail servo, 6V regulator for the rest.
That is what is so great about the Fromeco Arizona regulator setup. It has dual outputs!

The gyro output is set at 5.3 volts, since higher can and will damage gyros and tail servos. The second output is adjustable between 5 and 6 volts for everything else.

It's a very nice setup, and when running Fromeco's Peerless L-Ion packs, it's almost bullet proof IMHO.

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01-26-2007 04:34 AM  12 years ago
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I'm using a 3600mAh Nimh pack.. Works okay but drains fast with the digital servos all around. Been looking to do a swap as well so I can get more than two flights without it dying.
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01-26-2007 07:47 AM  12 years ago
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ok so i bought the 60-90 package from duralite. its only 250 or something like that and it comes with all i need. thanks guys. i still might get that fromeco thing though. it sounds good.
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01-26-2007 03:06 PM  12 years ago
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I use Fromeco Arizona regulators and Fromeco Relion packs in all my Helis, including my Spectra Gasser, and have nothing but praise for the product and the service.

Cheers;
Eric
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01-28-2007 03:14 PM  12 years ago
Dave Willis

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Lets Keep it Goin
Hey Guys,
Keep this thread going. I, for one, am (and have been for a long time) thinking about switching to Li-Po/Li-Ion packs in my helicopters and before I make a decision I want to know all I can.

Thanks.....Dave
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01-28-2007 04:25 PM  12 years ago
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The Fromeco products are quite superb, and the guys that run the business are great to do business with. I've had two single output Fromeco adjstable regs on my Strati with MZ receivers for two years with zero issues. They are as close to bombproof as anything you'll find.

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01-28-2007 06:54 PM  12 years ago
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well from what i have learned you cant go wrong with the fromeco or duralite setups. and both the lith ion and lipo setups work the best. but i have learned that the lith ion setup is a little moe user friendly than the lipo.
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