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09-02-2013 07:16 PM  4 years agoPost 1
BENTDABOOM

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have givin up on nimas and time to go with lipos.
I see some you can use with a 2S but are their some you use with a 3S where can I find those?

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09-03-2013 02:36 AM  4 years agoPost 2
jschenck

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A great option for your Raptor is the Align 2-1 (part #HE50H10) since it is both a regulator and a glow plug lighter. It has LED status lights on it to let you know when the LiPo is getting low. I would suggest a minimum of 2000mah pack. Do NOT use the Align battery that they bundled with these. They were marginal when they were new and likely any that are on the shelf are now a few years old.

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09-03-2013 02:40 AM  4 years agoPost 3
Eury

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I had bad luck with 2 out of 2 of the Align 2 in 1s that I had. Both failed in flight. Ended up keeping one as a glow ignitor only. My favorite regs are the Western Robotics.

The Aligns were awesome until then, though.

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09-03-2013 02:46 AM  4 years agoPost 4
jschenck

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Did they fail on the switch? Was that a FB setup?

I don't think I would use the 2-1 in any FBL or in any 700mm blade size since I just don't trust them on larger AMP draws. But with a FB Raptor I had good use out of mine, several seasons worth and it was the older style 2-1

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09-03-2013 02:54 AM  4 years agoPost 5
Eury

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Been a while, I know one was on a Raptor 50 that was my beater, the other I think was on a 600N,it was probably my first one, so that would be flybar. Don't remember what failed, it was probably the switch on the one I kept using as a glow ignitor because I remember that giving it a shake would bring it to life.

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09-03-2013 02:59 AM  4 years agoPost 6
altima1779

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I still use a nimh in my Evo 50 FBL with good results. I easly get 3 to 4 flights on a jr 2300mah nimh with my power hungry spektrum/Savox servos.

I don't like to add unneeded equipment if I don't have to, Like a regulator for example.

Now on my goblin 700 I am using a 3s lipo with my high voltage servos, again I like the hv servos in this setup because it avoids having to use a regulator.

In my humble opinion the less equipment in line the less to go wrong.

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09-03-2013 03:05 AM  4 years agoPost 7
Steff Giguere

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IMHO the best out there is Scott Gray's new Reactor HVx....

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09-03-2013 03:42 AM  4 years agoPost 8
BENTDABOOM

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so what Im hearing is not to get the 2/1 with the ignitor, wouldn't make sense anyway cuzz I use my trusty pocket ignitor, so one function must be enuff wouldn't ya say, am not looking for anything hitec rather something so I can get rid of that darn nima and use a 3S

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09-03-2013 06:47 AM  4 years agoPost 9
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09-03-2013 07:35 AM  4 years agoPost 10
sharam

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I have been using the Align 2/1 on my Trex Vbar 700, 8717 cyclic servos for over 200 flights now with no issues. I also had the 2/1 in a Synergy N9 - again no issues in a few hundred flights. 3600 mah 2S Lipos on both.

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09-03-2013 12:54 PM  4 years agoPost 11
Ace Dude

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have givin up on nimas and time to go with lipos.
I see some you can use with a 2S but are their some you use with a 3S where can I find those?
Why do you want to use 3s?

Most regulators work on 2s. There are a few regulators that work on 3s and of course BECs have a much wider voltage operating range.

My favorite for 2s is the Fromeco Arizona. I have been using them for years w/o issue.

I'm sure the Reactor HV is top notch, but it's also quite expensive.

I haven't used this one myself, but was talking to a very notable pilot at IRCHA who thought highly of this regulator from ACE RC. The price is also very reasonable.

Input Voltage: 3S-12S LiPo
Output Voltage: 5.6V/6V
Output Current: 8A continuous, 20A peak
Efficiency: Up to 90%
Dimensions: 2.1 x 1.4 x 0.75" (53 x 35 x 19mm)
Weight: 1.9oz (54g)

  

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09-03-2013 01:04 PM  4 years agoPost 12
Dave Willis

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09-03-2013 01:20 PM  4 years agoPost 13
trappg

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Have you considered a 2S A123? I have been using them for years with plane RXs and now in my nitro helicopters. If all your servos are 6 volt servos you can run a 2S A123 without any regulation. Or in the case where your tail servo is 4.8 (which many are) just run a single reducer (Futaba PS-01RS) for that servo. And unlike LiPos you can cycle an A123 pack to verify it's health. A123 packs are generally lighter weight too.

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09-03-2013 02:00 PM  4 years agoPost 14
gwright

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I use the Ace regulator mentioned above. Since I only fly electrics, most of my stuff is from 6S to 12S, so it's good for everything and completely eliminates the need for a seperate pack for the electronics. I've not had a failure and use several of them.

Gary Wright

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09-03-2013 02:24 PM  4 years agoPost 15
Matt Wheeler

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I run a BEC Pro from Castle in my X50 nitro. 2200 mah LiPo and get a good solid 5 flights. It is a 25c battery and after 5 flights I put 800 mah back in.

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09-03-2013 05:42 PM  4 years agoPost 16
BENTDABOOM

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ace dude, looks like that one from ACE RC is only for lectric helis, is that right? and yes am finding out 2S is the way to go

tappg plez explain a 2S A123 I know what the 2S is not A123

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09-03-2013 05:54 PM  4 years agoPost 17
gwright

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you can use it for power on anything, not just electric. It's good for input from 3S up to 12S, so instead of using like a 2S/2200 pack, you'd use like a 3S/1500 if you want equivalent weight and capacity.

Gary Wright

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09-03-2013 05:55 PM  4 years agoPost 18
Luvmyhelis

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I have run the Castle Pro's. One has failed resulting in a crash but I still run one on one of my 600s. Plus the WB Herc, and Gryphon Quasar. Both of which are performing well. Although I now run those on a separate 3s flight pack on all my electrics since I also have had a number of esc's fail over the last years. And lost RX power due to that failure in the system as it also disabled the bec's ability to provide current off my main packs during the failure time. Since the main packs were shorting through the esc. The Bec wasn't providing enough power to avoid a brownout.

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09-03-2013 05:58 PM  4 years agoPost 19
cdrking

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This is an excellent option, it has been working great for me.

Wide input voltage range from 4.5V to 36V (2-8 LiPo Cells).

Western Robotics BEC G2

http://www.western-robotics.com/her...er-mini_hp.html

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09-03-2013 07:36 PM  4 years agoPost 20
BENTDABOOM

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thanx for the suggestions and am looking ata CC BEC 10A volt reg. anyone had experience with this unit?

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