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04-04-2009 09:56 PM  9 years agoPost 3081
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the only other cheap thing i can think of is there are servo extensions that drop the voltage to the servos small regulators basicly align sells to drop voltage to the gyros. i dont like anything that will cause more problems but that would ne a option. but at the same tile that is more connections to worry about. but if you heat shrunk them at the connectors so thay cant come apart it should work fine thay are about 4.00 each

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04-04-2009 10:12 PM  9 years agoPost 3082
sonnyhad

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yep thats what i have in mind, something simple but only use it once.

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04-04-2009 10:58 PM  9 years agoPost 3083
odam2k

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Whats your battery? Lipo? if so, use a BEC, Nimh? can you remove a cell?

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04-04-2009 11:37 PM  9 years agoPost 3084
sonnyhad

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Its a 2 cell li po
Isn't a bec a little pricey?

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04-05-2009 12:19 AM  9 years agoPost 3085
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I like these http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/...?idProduct=3735 and they are cheap...

I don't use my Castle Creations 10A BECs any more, they keep metling my servos I've never had any problems with the Hextronik... and you can select 5v or 6v

In your case, you might want to consider this one http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/...UBEC_for_Lipoly
It's a little more expensive, but its a switching BEC.

The reason for a switching bec is is doesn't waste the power from the battery...

A linear BEC or voltage regulator wastes the extra power as heat using resistors... A switching regulator or BEC will just pulse the power... think of it like you have a water hose in your hand, and its pumping out too much water... the linear one basically sprays it at the edge of the bucket so that some water goes in the bucket, some goes on the ground... a switching regulator or BEC will keep the hose in the bucket and just turn the water on and off... so if you have 10 gallons of water, the first example puts 5 gallons in your bucket, and 5 on the ground, wasting it... the second method gives you the whole 10 gallons, at the right volume... so it will provide water longer...
a switching regulator will make your battery last a lot longer before you have to recharge... a linear regulator will just throw away part of the power from your pack, and you will get fewer flights before you have to recharge...

make sense? If I were you, I'd go with the switching bec...

I'm not expert, but the above is how I understand it...

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04-05-2009 12:22 AM  9 years agoPost 3086
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i use the 2 in 1 regulator bucause i like the on board glow but thats mainly why there are other options for on board glow as well but think you need a basic voltage regulator check out hobby sity i do know that spectrum also has a voltage regulator for 20.00 but its only 2 channels.

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04-05-2009 01:56 AM  9 years agoPost 3087
sonnyhad

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Hey Odam,
Thanks for the explanation. It makes sense! I just got in from flying, just at the end, just about minutes of fuel left it went into like a low throttle and shut off. I set it down and man it was hot! I found the glow plug extention wire was off the spring, the cap was still on but good! I don't know if that would do it or not. But she leaned up on me! I wanted to fire it up again just to be sure it was ok, but that danged wire was off and I have never put them on before, I know they have a spring in them that makes them stay on.

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04-05-2009 01:58 AM  9 years agoPost 3088
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Oh Yeah Baby!!
Micigan State beat UCon!!!

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04-05-2009 03:00 AM  9 years agoPost 3089
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Hey Odam, I ordered that bec and the infared thermometer, I sure could have used it this evening. If my wife finds out I ordered something, I am blaming it on you!!!! I gotta pay for her to register for her medical board exams, Cost more than a Helicopter!! Can you believe it!!

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04-05-2009 03:52 AM  9 years agoPost 3090
ruddernate

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hey guys. thought i'd check in. hope everyone's having fun flying. been windy here but i've been flying anyways. there's been a jet ranger flying around the town i live in a lot the last few days. we ran into him at the new supercenter wal mart they're building here. he's doing some contract work for wal mart for a few days and my son lil' nate was ecstatic as usual when he sees a heli or "ka ka". he got a free tour.

fly it like you stole it

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04-05-2009 04:00 AM  9 years agoPost 3091
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Thats pretty cool Nate, glad to hear you getting some flyin' in. Same here, flyin in the wind, as long as its less that 20mph! sometimes its hard!

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04-05-2009 04:19 AM  9 years agoPost 3092
ruddernate

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had a few moments today that made me nervous. the gyro wasn't going into hh mode. i flew around a few circuits but set her down to check her out and noticed the gyro wasn't initializing. after looking her over i found the gyro had come unplugged at the rx. i was flying without a gyro got her figured out and had a great day of flying. i did destroy one of my planks though, engine and all. oh well, i think i'll replace it with a heli instead.

fly it like you stole it

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04-05-2009 04:29 AM  9 years agoPost 3093
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well there ya go nate think the helis are more fun anyway my 50cc extra 330 hasent gotten much attension sence the first 600 flight

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04-05-2009 04:55 AM  9 years agoPost 3094
ruddernate

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i've got a couple planks i wouldn't mind trading for a heli. anyone??

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04-05-2009 02:38 PM  9 years agoPost 3095
sonnyhad

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Odam are you at the flying field? We have nasty weather coming later today and its kind of cold and breezy this morning. Gotta see if i can fix the 600n, and maybe go fly it as I am worried something might have happened to the motor the way it quit on me.

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04-05-2009 10:05 PM  9 years agoPost 3096
sonnyhad

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Looks like i have a hole in my piston!! Crazy!!

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04-05-2009 11:59 PM  9 years agoPost 3097
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did it run lean sonny thats what happens when you run lean but i know your not taxing the motor all that hard. what motor is it

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04-06-2009 12:01 AM  9 years agoPost 3098
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man its almost 70 degrees today and sunny would be a great day to fly but i have to much other stuff to do. need to get my priorities streight i think lol. i should be flying

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04-06-2009 12:20 AM  9 years agoPost 3099
odam2k

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Oh no Sonny.... Waiting to hear what happened...

I feel for ya... when I got my Raptor 30, within 5 flights I had snapped the piston rod from running too lean. Thats why I got the CarbSmart, but now I suppose I don't really need it because I'm getting pretty good and telling just from the sound... You still have to be set up close for the carbsmart to work though...

Cobra, on a nice day, flying has to be job #1.... they seem so few and far between these days,..

It was one of those awesome days here, pretty windy, but the 50 didn't even notice for the most part... I had one of the awesome 3D pilots helping me out giving me tips... I managed forward and backward flips, rolls both ways, half roll and half flip (roll inverted, flip back upright), tail down tic-tocs (doing much better) and inverted hovering, for almost as long as I wanted...

This Raptor 50 with the OS 50 Hyper is just so darn powerful, it inspires confidence... It flipes just like the Raptor 50 in RealFlight... I even did some rolls while in forward flight...

Burned about 5 tanks today, was at the field for 6 or 7 hours... there were a lot of people there today...

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04-06-2009 12:50 AM  9 years agoPost 3100
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thats awesome odam it really helps sometimes to have someone who knows how to fly help out and give tips the guys at the field i fly at are always telling me to flip that this over im just to scared to do lol

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