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01-24-2007 02:30 AM  12 years ago
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whats a good voltage regulator setup
lookiing for a good voltage regulator setup to watch the rx batteries. any ideas?
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01-24-2007 05:35 AM  12 years ago
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Check out the Fromeco Arizona regulators. They are what I prefer. They may be a little more than some of the others, but you get what you pay for.
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01-24-2007 05:45 AM  12 years ago
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I ditto that. I am running the Arizona with the 2400 peerless pack. No problems at all. It easily lasts a full day of flying. I usually fly 3-5 times when I go and usually have a ton of power left. This is doing FFF, basic aerobatics and learning 3D. I'm running four 9252's, GY401/9254 combo and CSM RL20 Gov on PCM in an EVO 50.

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01-24-2007 03:33 PM  12 years ago
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What battery are you planning on running?Andy
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01-24-2007 09:23 PM  12 years ago
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i dont know yet. i would like to order one or two today but i havent figured out everything i need so far. i would like to place a order with one store online and order all at once but eeryone only seems to have one or two of the things i need at a time. but i need batteries and reguator complete setup. people have given good ideas but all the stuff like i say is at different stores.
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01-24-2007 10:13 PM  12 years ago
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With the Arizona, all you need to do is get the regulator and battery. You could get a switch to go with it but you can use the reg as a switch also. I believe the Duralite regs don't have a built in switch and you must get one. Also, you have to buy the Duralite charger or else you'll void your warranty. With Fromeco you don't have to worry about that. As long as you have a charger that is LiPO/Ion capable you'll be fine. Fromeco is cheaper also and uses a better quality battery from what I've read. I have had no issues with the Fromeco setup. The Arizona is big so you might want to measure your bird to make sure you have enough room for it. It is almost 2"Wx4"Lx1"D. These are rough dimensions.

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01-25-2007 03:48 PM  12 years ago
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There's duralite regulators with and without a switch, get the one with a switch if you go that route, if the switch fails the regulator stays powered on.

Also there's a balancer circuit built into the DL batteries that ensures they are balanced at all times, when charging, sitting for weeks, flying, whatever, thats the reason you need the DL charger, and its the picture of simplicity, plug it in, when the green light goes off un plug it.
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01-25-2007 06:43 PM  12 years ago
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i went to their site and it looks good cause i can buy the whole package with everything i need. but i was wondering is that a nimh battery or a lipo? and for the 4300 mah one how many flight can i get?
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01-25-2007 07:10 PM  12 years ago
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Neither its lithium ion, nearly the energy density of a lipo but its in a much safer package. My 4000 packs show about 7.4v loaded after 6 or 7 flights over two days, stop fly voltage is 6.9v loaded with a 1amp load so I charge on Friday night and fly all weekend and still dont put a full charge back in. My Funtana I throw it on the charger once a month whether it needs it or not and thats got 6 digital servos and a 6v regulator.

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01-25-2007 07:20 PM  12 years ago
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so then what kind of battery is it?
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01-25-2007 09:56 PM  12 years ago
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ok i ordered the 60-90 package for the duralite setup. i have been looking and maybe i'll buy the smaller pack for my raptor since i am going to make that one a scale heli anyway. and some have said the 4000 is a bit big for the raptor 50. is that right?
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01-26-2007 04:24 AM  12 years ago
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http://www.fromeco.org/

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01-26-2007 03:30 PM  12 years ago
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The batteries are lithium ion. The 4000 works fine in the Raptor thats what I have in all my 50's.Andy
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01-26-2007 10:26 PM  12 years ago
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Same here. I use the duralite 4000mAh batteries with the 5.3v regulator and failsafe switch. Get about 10 flights/charge. Another neat thing is that the switch wiring can easily be modified so when the regulator is switched on, a voltage monitor is also switched on which monitors the voltage directly across the battery. The same setup is used on my 50s and 90.
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01-27-2007 03:06 AM  12 years ago
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I have a complete Duralite setup in my shuttle, and plan on doing the same for my Evo 50. Been very happy with my setup. I got quickly tired of flying twice and having to go home, with the Duralite, I charge it maybe once every 3 weeks.
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01-27-2007 05:26 AM  12 years ago
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I fly with a Fomeco set up.
4800ma relions, Arizona reg, and a pin switch.
I get 15 flights before I think about a recharge.
Make sure you get a good charger for this type of battery.
I now have four (4) birds with this setup, and I have gone weeks before I need a charge. Back in the day with my Nimh batteries I did have to charge every 2 flights. I fly a several gallons of fuel every Sunday without a worry.
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01-27-2007 02:23 PM  12 years ago
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Both setups are great. I think it all comes down to how much money you want to spend, warranty, and customer service.

Duralite - Expensive(JMHO), warranty void if you use a different charger and I've heard thier customer service is great.

Fromeco - Less expensive, great warranty just use a compatible charger, and awesome customer service. I use a Hobbico Accu-Cycle Elite to charge mine.
Also there's a balancer circuit built into the DL batteries that ensures they are balanced at all times
Fromeco's have the same thing in the Peerless line of packs.

Peerless Info

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01-28-2007 03:57 AM  12 years ago
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Fromeco - Less expensive, great warranty just use a compatible charger, and awesome customer service. I use a Hobbico Accu-Cycle Elite to charge mine
Dito! I REALLY like the fact that I don't have to buy a "SPECIAL" charger. I have used Fromeco product for several years now and I have never had any issues. When I did have any questions, they were always just a phone call away and I had my answers. Their customer service is IMHO second to none!!!

And as stated, the Peerless packs do have on board electronics that prevent over/under charge and keep the cells balanced.

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01-28-2007 04:28 AM  12 years ago
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Fromeco blows away Duralite on price, performance, features, customer service. There is no comparison.

Duralite does advertise better though.
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01-28-2007 02:23 PM  12 years ago
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They are cheaper, I'll give you that.Andy
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