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03-10-2014 02:02 PM  4 years agoPost 1
aashu

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I will be using airtronics receiver with microbeast and 7.2 V HV servers (can run fine on 6v as well) in a vario scale . Looking for a decent regulator choice. I have used Fromaco Arizona in the past but those are little too big for this project.

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03-10-2014 02:13 PM  4 years agoPost 2
fastflyer20

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If all your electronics can handle 6V or more, use a Life battery and no regulator - simpler, cheaper and more robust. With current electronics, regulators are becoming unnecessary. Also consider adding a Scorpion backup guard, worth it for any expensive heli.

Tom
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03-10-2014 02:16 PM  4 years agoPost 3
aashu

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hello
My receiver is good for 7.4V and so is microbeast and 3 cyclic servos. Only tail servo is rated 6V. Would that 6V tal servo be ok with 7.4V ?
Will look into scorpian backup guard.

Garden State, NJ

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03-10-2014 02:36 PM  4 years agoPost 4
highrpm

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chances are it would be ok, but a safe bet would be futaba step down for the tail.

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03-10-2014 02:51 PM  4 years agoPost 5
aashu

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Hi
I would just get a 7.4 tail servo and save money on regulator. Thank you

Garden State, NJ

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03-10-2014 02:59 PM  4 years agoPost 6
Ronald Thomas

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Spektrum VR5203 regulator for the tail servo if it is not 2s capable and direct 2s lipo for everything else...

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03-10-2014 03:36 PM  4 years agoPost 7
fastflyer20

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A 6V servos is fine on LiFe, no regulator needed.

Tom
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03-10-2014 03:45 PM  4 years agoPost 8
unclejane

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What I've found more important is a good power bus and switch. I use Scott Gray Reactor regulators even on my HV setups, because by the time I've DIY'ed a good power bus and switch arrangement on my own, I've spent close to the same money or significantly more aggravation as a SG.

The only thing I have to run on 5V is the TR servo and the RX/FBL controller, the swash servos can run on unregulated HV.

And often I don't have enough ports left over to plug in redundant power supplies anyway, so the entire power supply ends up running through, say, the SBUS cable from the RX...

So I just invested in some of the SG Reactors and use those all the time.

LS

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03-10-2014 04:15 PM  4 years agoPost 9
fastflyer20

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For mine,
The electrics that have a RX pack - the Deans connector is the switch, very robust

On gassers I have been using these:

http://www.perfectregulators.com/in...7&product_id=82

I hate extra things on a heli, the potential is for more problems and complicated wiring.

Tom
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03-10-2014 04:36 PM  4 years agoPost 10
Zbawer

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+1 for Scott Gray Reactor X
This things are ultra reliable, have 3 of my own never any issues.
The latest Reactor HVX is optimised to run on 3S.

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03-10-2014 04:36 PM  4 years agoPost 11
AirWolfRC

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I will be using airtronics receiver with microbeast and 7.2 V HV servers . . .
. . . what's a "servers" ?

You would get a better answer if you included what battery and what motor you are using.

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03-10-2014 06:01 PM  4 years agoPost 12
nickt919

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If you do go with a regulator here's a possible choice. I have used this regulator on a 700N for a very long time with good results. It gives 5.3v to everything except the cyclic servos. The cyclic servo voltage is adjustable from 4.8v to 8.5v.

http://www.perfectregulators.com/in...7&product_id=50

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03-10-2014 06:47 PM  4 years agoPost 13
rcnut

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Rockford, Illinois

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Looking for a decent regulator choice. I have used Fromaco Arizona in the past but those are little too big for this project.
Fromco makes a Sahara regulator if you want to go that direction. It is smaller than the Arizon, but doesn't have the regulation for the tail servo...straight 6.0V...after programming the voltage level.

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03-10-2014 08:21 PM  4 years agoPost 14
ssmith512

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Indianapolis, IN USA

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I'm done with regulators. All my stuff is either straight LiFe or straight 2S Lipo now. I just use a perfect regulators safe switch for the on-off function. Much simpler, cleaner, neater, easier, and my old brain likes simpler and easier.

Steve

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03-10-2014 08:52 PM  4 years agoPost 15
Funky Trex

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Westerville, OH - USA

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I prefer not to use regulators/switches/etc for less failure points. I use mostly HV setups in my large helis, but one regulator that has always worked well with any servos I have tried is the MPI. They are not too big but still hold up great and drop very little voltage under load. I am building a 700n now with 6 volt servos and despite plenty of options in my hobby room, that was the first regulator I went for.

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03-10-2014 09:18 PM  4 years agoPost 16
Steff Giguere

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St-Eustache, Quebec, Canada

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Scott Gray Reactor X

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03-10-2014 10:46 PM  4 years agoPost 17
Travis MCH

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Reactor
I have a Scott Gray Reactor HVX with a pulse 3S lipo both never used if anyone is interested. $100 shipped.
I had put it on my Velocity but then changed to a straight receiver pack with Outrage HV servos all around.
Please pm me if interested.
Thanks

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