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04-22-2009 04:08 PM  9 years agoPost 1
gouki

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i am planning on getting a duralite 7.5amp regulator 5.3volts for my 50size nitro heli. i have three s9255 for cyclic, jr digital hispeed servo for throttle and a 401+9254 for the tail. is the duralite good for my set up? i recently got a cheap turnigy 8-15amp regulator with a 2s lipo and during my range test, at 25steps away, control was inconsistent and at 26steps away, control was lost. i believe it was from the rf noise by the turnigy regulator. will the duralite work better? i am using 72mhz pcm. any feedback on the duralite regulator? i was looking at the duralite because it is cheaper than most and is the switching type. thanks guys!

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04-22-2009 04:20 PM  9 years agoPost 2
RCHeliJim

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I have been using duralite regs and batteries for over 4 years now without an issue myself. Much of that use has been on 50 sized helis running FM and 2.4GHz. My experience with duralite has been great.



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04-22-2009 04:40 PM  9 years agoPost 3
MarshallB

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I've used these in the Vibe 50 and Rex700's.. I've had no problems at all and the price is right.

ACC135 Voltage Regulator MK3

http://www.maxxprod.com/mpi/mpi-21.html


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04-23-2009 08:21 AM  9 years agoPost 4
gouki

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thanks guys! i'm glad the duralite has a good rep

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04-23-2009 11:53 AM  9 years agoPost 5
2LTime

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Walworth,NY

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I use them on two 600n with similar radio equipment as you. With a Nicad, I could not get out of range at my field with the antennae down. With the Duralites it was reduced, but it was still approximatley 80 yards, much more than what they call for. I have had no problems. They ones that come with the switch are great too a you don't need to worry about replacing your switches. If it fails, it won't turn off, which is good.
i was looking at the duralite because it is cheaper than most and is the switching type.
I'm not sure about that. I'm pretty sure they are not switching. I have a switching type and it seems to affect range alot more.

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04-23-2009 08:35 PM  9 years agoPost 6
Colibri

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I lost an expensive Robbe Millenium to bad solder work done by Duralite on the regulator. I send the unit back and they repaired it (for a fee).

After I re-installed it in the repaired bird I noticed that one of the cables was loose again before I went in the air.

I removed the shrinkwrap from the regulator and found out that they solder thick wires (I had ordered with thicker wire) to the super small connections between the front and backside of the circuits. Not a dedicated solder point for the cables.

For one thing these points are not meant to have anything soldered to it (they are about 0.75 mm in diameter) and are meant as connection between the front and the back circuit and second you can't solder a thick power cable to it. It was a miracle that it lasted for the time it did.

This has cost me about $750 in repairs. I'll never ever buy anything from them again.

I would think again before trusting your expensive bird to a ****ty piece of electronics. (Open one up and judge for yourself)

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04-24-2009 12:54 AM  9 years agoPost 7
gouki

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sorry to hear that colibri! so what regulator are you using now?

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04-24-2009 01:29 AM  9 years agoPost 8
montarok

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Brooklyn, NY

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I'm looking for a new regulator and rx pack myself. How about the "Perfect Regulators"?

This...
I've used these in the Vibe 50 and Rex700's.. I've had no problems at all and the price is right.

ACC135 Voltage Regulator MK3

http://www.maxxprod.com/mpi/mpi-21.html
...is looking good.

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04-24-2009 01:32 AM  9 years agoPost 9
Yug

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Duralite stuff is good although I generally modify all wiring with high current finestrand cabling to help minimise voltage drop.

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04-24-2009 07:10 AM  9 years agoPost 10
Colibri

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The Netherlands

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I went back to NiCd. I've yet to find a regulator solution that I fully trust with a $2500 helicopter. It is one more thing that can fail in the critical path. That said, I might try Fromeco in the future. They look very robust but they take up a lot of space.

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04-24-2009 01:22 PM  9 years agoPost 11
ZAC ATTACK

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Hamilton Ontario, CANADA

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^^^^ Fromeco Arizona is a very robust regulator,never had any problems with them at all.The customer service at Fromeco is second to none and the newer regulators can be adjusted to 8v aswell now.
The SG Reactor is another very durable regulator with very good reviews and consistent satisfaction being reported by lots of members here on RR.

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04-24-2009 04:50 PM  9 years agoPost 12
RAK402

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Alhambra, CA

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I own five Duralite regulators, beginning about two and a half years ago.

Hundreds of flights with no problems!

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04-24-2009 04:53 PM  9 years agoPost 13
Auto180_OCMA

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Futaba City Z (Mobara)

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I ve run Durralite Since the first one came out
Great regulators with combo of FLIGHTPOWER batteries

Dang i m that old

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04-24-2009 05:48 PM  9 years agoPost 14
Anthony.L

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Seattle, WA

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I just switched from a Align 2-in-1 to this Duralite High Current regulator with 16g Deans in and out. So far, works great!

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04-24-2009 06:14 PM  9 years agoPost 15
Zaneman007

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Texas - USA

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I have been running duralite regulators on all my 50s for over 2.5 years.

Everyone else at my field runs Arizona regs.

Old Guys Rule!

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