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03-11-2012 08:38 PM  6 years agoPost 1
RCSavager

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I have them both. Which do you think is a better one to run and why? The other one I'm going to go ahead and sell but I'd like to keep the best one for my application.

Bird = Henseleit TDR
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Lipo = 12S 40C 5000mah

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03-11-2012 09:16 PM  6 years agoPost 2
F1 Rocket

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Jive. The Power Jazz gov is not quite as good and the Jazz lacks the internal BEC of the Jive.

Danny

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03-11-2012 09:26 PM  6 years agoPost 3
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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Rumor has it the PowerJazz is more robust than the PowerJive in a TDR due to the included fan. Of course they now make heat sinks with fans for the Jive series for enclosed canopies like the TDR.

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03-11-2012 10:33 PM  6 years agoPost 4
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If the PowerJazz doesn't have a BEC then I'm sold on the Jive. I guess I'll drop the Jazz on the classifieds and see if anybody wants it. I figured worst case I'd keep it for a backup but I don't have a BEC I can run without shopping. /sadface

Thanks guys, appreciate the info.

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03-11-2012 11:16 PM  6 years agoPost 5
wrongler

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What is the price on the Jazz?

Bill Whittaker

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03-11-2012 11:19 PM  6 years agoPost 6
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Almost sucks for me. /sniff

All I wanted was a HeliJive120 and ended up with two of the wrong ones. One of these days I'll learn.

/banghead

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03-11-2012 11:44 PM  6 years agoPost 7
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Rumor has it the PowerJazz is more robust than the PowerJive in a TDR due to the included fan. Of course they now make heat sinks with fans for the Jive series for enclosed canopies like the TDR.
It's an illusion.
Powerjazz was an older design, no protection, slower hardware.

Gone fishing..or hunting..or something
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03-12-2012 05:32 AM  6 years agoPost 8
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Mr mel is correct, let me tell you a story, my friend got this 5020 for the x7 and jive 80hv, he's a casual flier, so little pitch pumps and jive cut out completely autos down safely, no problem we'll just stick my pjazz in, so again little pitch pumps and then huge fire, esc popped wires and lit up the canopy, pictures in x7 forum. So consensus is jive protects itself and your machine, one reason why I don't mind paying the extra money for it.
Btw your jive is not the wrong one, you can use a cheat for ar, read about it in the kontronik forum, similar to vbar ar that keeps blades spinning

Common sense may not be common after all

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03-12-2012 05:55 AM  6 years agoPost 9
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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I had read somewhere that since the Jazz has the fan, it works better in the TDR since the canopy mostly seals the heat in. But now they have this for the Jive which is sort of the same thing:

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03-12-2012 06:12 AM  6 years agoPost 10
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Just finished the soldering tonight. The pic above is the HV80+ setup. The one I'm using is the HV120+ setup. There are two different ones for the different sizes. I took pics of it next to the HV80+ I just took out so you can see what I'm talking about. Enjoy!

PS. Don't lynch me for all the dirt. I had a horrible attempt at a big auto last time I flew it. Still waiting on parts. /sob

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03-12-2012 01:50 PM  6 years agoPost 11
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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That's a big heat sink. Looks perfect for the TDR.

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03-12-2012 02:14 PM  6 years agoPost 12
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/blush

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03-12-2012 05:05 PM  6 years agoPost 13
Stolla

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You don't need a fan, just heatsink if you cut a hole in the canopy, similar to timo's one, I fly this with monster handwind motors, no problem

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