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09-08-2013 07:10 PM  5 years agoPost 1


Jacksonville, Florida

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Hey guys as some of you know I have been out of the hobby for a number of years. I just need a refresher on what electrics I need. I have a Outrage Velocity 50 FBL. So far I have a Mikado Vbar unit coming. just wanted to double check myself.

Trying not to put them in the dirt.

09-08-2013 07:41 PM  5 years agoPost 2


Sherbrooke, Qc, Canada

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Option 1 : 4.8v or 6v NiCad/NiMH Battery pack
Option 2 : 2 cell or 3 cell Lipo Pack + Voltage regulator or BEC (scott gray reactor / CC Pro BEC / (...) you will need a bec for ~5Amp draw
option 3 : High Voltage setup use only high voltage servo's ex: JR -DS8711HV futaba -S9352HV (...)
Option 3 : use Life batteries without regulators (I'm not familiar with this option, some people seam to swear by it !

Servo's :

Highly politic section, depend's on your power source mostly !

Radio :
doesn't say if you have one.
Very political again, see what your local guy's are using, it will be a better help. Go with the better you can buy you less chances of outgrowing it in your projects. I'm a Futaba Guy 8FG for me but I confess that it has so much options that it makes it complicated BUT it is entirely customizable !

Good luck !


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09-09-2013 02:32 AM  5 years agoPost 3

rrElite Veteran

Tacoma, WA

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Yes, you will need the good luck.

_Sam B_

09-09-2013 05:43 PM  5 years agoPost 4



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HV servos are great, but do cost a pretty penny. A LiFe pack should be able to run almost all standard servos, though it would be best to check on the tail servo (may need a step-down regulator).

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09-09-2013 05:45 PM  5 years agoPost 5
Ronald Thomas


Gainesville, Fl, USA

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I personally would steer clear of the CC BEC. Nowadays, HV servos are not much more than standard. Any of the options presented will work but HV servos with a direct 2s lipo will have the least amount of failure points....Ron

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09-09-2013 06:04 PM  5 years agoPost 6

rrKey Veteran

Wichita KS

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+1 HV servos and 2s lipo

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09-09-2013 06:33 PM  5 years agoPost 7



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My set up is pretty easy to copy in the classifieds for a pretty low dollar count

You'll need servos first and foremost.

JR 8717 servos...Four of them...Cyclic and throttle.
Savox 2272 HV BLS tail servo.

If you have a newer V Bar with built in governor...awesome.
If it's the older V Bar you'll want a governor.

Multigov Pro with a Spektrum back plate sensor.

If you have a Spektrum radio...I think you do?....You can bypass the governor when buying your receiver.
Just get an AR7100R or AR7110R...They both have a built in rev limiter which is way more consistent than most governors.
These receivers also have a built in voltage regulator and a heavy duty power lead to plug in your RX pack.

My heli would be fine with no voltage regulator but I prefer to use one just for the heavy duty power lead.

Finally...nothing simplifies the start up procedure like the old tried and true Switchglo Pro glow plug warmer.
No need for fancy attachments or extra radio channels.
Just put a Y adapter in your throttle servo lead and plug in the Switchglo...When you plug in the RX power,the glow plug will light.
If you don't start it before the Switchglo turns off,just push the throttle stick up to 100% and drop it back to 0% and the plug is lit again....No mixing in the radio...The Switchglo works this way stock and most people don't even know

Since you have a 50,the Align starter is fine...A really good one as a matter of fact.

But if you look to the future and see a 90 in it...avoid the Align starter and get a Sullivan Dynatron or at least a Hobbico TM 180.

Enjoy the build bro.

I literally never use the word literally right.

09-10-2013 01:20 AM  5 years agoPost 8


Jacksonville, Florida

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Thanks for the info guys. I just wanted to little refresher on what all I needed to get this thing up and running.

Trying not to put them in the dirt.

09-10-2013 06:07 AM  5 years agoPost 9

rrElite Veteran

Ottawa, Ontario

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6v nicads and Life packs are the best way to do it IMO no bec, no reg,
no fancy high priced hv servos required just get servo's spec'd for 6V.
use a remote glow and your good to go
keep it simple

spending time, paying attention

09-10-2013 01:04 PM  5 years agoPost 10

rrElite Veteran

Jonesville , IN USA #1

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I have that same kit sitting here also, V1 i think.
Guess i might need to build it someday soon.

Indoor plumbing??? No, we don't need that!!!

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