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12-27-2010 11:41 PM  7 years agoPost 21
Anthony.L

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Seattle, WA

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1. Arizona

Never used personally, but I've seen many friends use them with great results. Fromeco absolutely makes quality equipment. The Kiwi is also great if you want to pass through unregulated 2s lipo to your servos but then send regulated output to the RX for everything else.

2. Gryphon Extreme-Heli Voltage Regulator

Never used, never seen.

3. Duralite Regulator

Used personally in a couple helicopters. They are very high quality, lightweight, and most importantly perform flawless. I like the options for different voltage outputs, and 16awg input/output wire for HV applications.

4. Align 2 in 1

Stay away from the latest hard case version. The original version with shrink wrap was perfectly fine if you pull the wrap, changed the wires, and then also hot glued them. Replace with new wrap and mine worked for several years with zero issues until I sold the heli.

5. Reactor X2

I have this one in my T-Rex 700N and it's worked flawlessly. I like the option to change the output voltage via dip switch. The real key with this unit is the external power bus for the servos. Downsides are weight, cost, and extra amount of wiring involved. On the 700 there is room, but more challenging on other birds.

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12-27-2010 11:44 PM  7 years agoPost 22
Gehrbox

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Charleston,SC

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You just hang-out and cut-up peoples threads? Everything in those statements are meant to help new guys out.If you got contructive criticism to be looked at just start another thread
Wasn't trying to trample your feelings. Im sorry if you took it that way. A number of the statements in your post were inaccurate or misleading. I have one heli with a regulator and 2s LiPo pack and the other uses a LiFe pack. I was speaking from my own experience as well as that of a number of others that I consulted with before I decided to try a LiFe system.

The subject here was which is the best regulated setup to use. In my opinion a regulator is an unneccessary potential failure mode that can be avoided. So to me the best regulated setup to use is one without a regulator like a constant voltage output pack such as a LiFe or A123.

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12-28-2010 02:06 AM  7 years agoPost 23
Flying Brian

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St. Clairsville, Ohio

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Personally I really like the sound of life123 chemistry. Also the tech behind the use of voltage and charging is quite novice if you do minor research on the system, my opinon.

I'm only using the duralite 5.3 system on my ion because everyone else has tried it on this machine and it has worked perfectly. But I do like the life123 the more I learn about it.

I'm a super novice ........

"I just don't Listen" "

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12-30-2010 07:39 PM  7 years agoPost 24
Santiago P

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South West, Ohio

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1. None (4cell 3700ma Nimh) Never an issue, ever!
2. Duralite 7.5A Reg no switch with 2s Li-po(lightweight, inexpensive)

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