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02-24-2013 12:22 AM  5 years agoPost 1
wrongler

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Does a battery last longer when using a flight sim. compared to flying at the field? Or is it the same usage?

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02-24-2013 03:19 AM  5 years agoPost 2
Ronald Thomas

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I wonder myself. Your tx is "on" longer with the sim so that may be why it seems it does not last as long.

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02-24-2013 07:05 PM  5 years agoPost 3
wrongler

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Does anyone have any information on this?

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02-25-2013 04:30 PM  5 years agoPost 4
AKPhill

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Mine lasts about the same time on the sim as when i am flying my heli's
Radio uses the same amount of juice either way

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02-25-2013 04:49 PM  5 years agoPost 5
cwright

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Mine lasts longer on the sim. I think its because with the Sim its not transmitting the RF signal there for using less power. Chuck

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02-25-2013 04:51 PM  5 years agoPost 6
JKos

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Redondo Beach, CA

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> Radio uses the same amount of juice either way

Not quite. The tx battery should last longer on the sim because the RF section is not powered. If you are using a JR/Spektrum or similar radio on which the radio comes on when you plug a cord into the trainer port, do not turn on the power switch. Turning on the power switch will turn on the RF section.

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02-25-2013 05:05 PM  5 years agoPost 7
wrongler

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How about if you are using a SimStick?

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02-25-2013 05:07 PM  5 years agoPost 8
Ace Dude

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It all depends on how your TX is connected. If it uses the DSC port on your radio then the RF portion of the radio is not powered conserving battery power. If your TX is connected using the RF signal then it's just as if you were at the field.

  

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02-25-2013 05:09 PM  5 years agoPost 9
JKos

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Ah, a SimStick. As Ace said, it will be the same then. I don't use one because the batteries last so much longer when plugged in.

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02-25-2013 05:21 PM  5 years agoPost 10
wrongler

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Brewerton, New York

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Thanks, I think I have my question answered!

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02-25-2013 05:28 PM  5 years agoPost 11
Ace Dude

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Same here...when I use Phoneix I'm using my old JR x-388s radio which connects using the DSC port on the back of the radio to the Phoneix USB interface connected to the PC. The battery lasts a very long time.

  

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