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01-25-2012 02:16 AM  7 years ago
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flmgrip

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voltage on tail servo
i read all that stuff about voltage stepdown for the tailservo, but not the rest of the components?

little confused here... why not just run everything with a 5.1v regulator?

are there certain ideal setup in that regards...?

right now i'm building my rex600 and i assume everything will run at 5.1v with the regulator that came with the super combo... will that all be good?

thanks!

i can hover
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01-25-2012 01:15 PM  7 years ago
kcordell

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That will work.Team Synergy/Rail, Team Scorpion, YS Engines, VelTye
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01-25-2012 02:00 PM  7 years ago
nickwap

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Some tail servo's are rated at 6V the align ones are, as are some others, check the rating for your tail servo.
Tail servos work particularly hard, reliability and heat build up can be a problem if you run them over specs
If it is incompatible with 6V you can, as you said, run the entire system at 5.1v or 5.2v if you so wish, you will sacrifice a little speed and torque however you will probably not notice the difference.

HTH Nick
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01-25-2012 03:42 PM  7 years ago
BarracudaHockey

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Some folks believe they have to run the highest voltage possible to get the best performance out of their servos. Unfortunately tail servos are updated at a much higher rate than most cyclic and other servos, higher frame rate + higher voltage = higher heat (and melted tail servos if they arent designed for it)

Most of us can fly just fine on 5.1 or 5.4volts on everything. No need to be lulled into the "have to have the latest greatest fastest..." trap.
Andy
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01-26-2012 06:35 AM  7 years ago
flmgrip

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sounds like 5.1V is plenty for me... i barley can hold a nose in hover
i can hover
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01-30-2012 02:18 PM  7 years ago
Richardmid1

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More flights per charge of your RX packs also running lower voltages.60% of the time, it works every time!
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02-04-2012 11:36 PM  7 years ago
spiderco

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I also run my voltage around 5V. I have run higher with no problems.fly til its dry
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