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01-24-2015 08:43 PM  3 years agoPost 1
McKrackin

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My current set up,3GX,supplies power to the FBL unit through the servo connections.
BeastX is the same.

My servos are plugged directly into the voltage regulator.
Then there are jumpers from the servo OUT on the FBL unit to the servos IN on the voltage regulator.
Power is provided to the FBL through these jumpers.

I like this because the servos are not powered by the FBL unit.
The only thing powered by the FBL unit is the tail servo and the lights and whatnot on the FBL unit.

Can I power a V Bar in this manner or do I have to drop back to two power supply leads and plug all my servos into the V Bar?

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01-25-2015 02:27 AM  3 years agoPost 2
HilliHeli

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My servos are plugged directly into the voltage regulator.
Are your servos unable to run on straight 2S Lipo (?)

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01-25-2015 02:29 AM  3 years agoPost 3
McKrackin

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Align 600 series. Probably would be ok but the regulator is nice with the pin flag switch and low voltage alarm.

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01-25-2015 10:11 PM  3 years agoPost 4
HilliHeli

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Mini-vbar's are notoriously Power-hungry, best to run power "to" Mini-v then use your regulator to distribute however you like.

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01-25-2015 10:52 PM  3 years agoPost 5
BobOD

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That's not really true. If you're only supplying power to supply the vbar, it doesn't draw much. The issue with the mini vbar is when you have all your servos drawing power through it, you need to run multiple power leads to it and there aren't enough sockets.

You'll be fine to plug the servos into the regulator...better way to do it actually.

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01-26-2015 05:35 AM  3 years agoPost 6
McKrackin

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To clarify my question....

Substitue the V Bar for the RX in this pic....

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01-26-2015 05:38 AM  3 years agoPost 7
McKrackin

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You see,the V Bar would be getting 5.2 volts as would the tail servo.
The cyclic servos would get whatever the reg is set to...6 volts in my case.

Can the V Bar be powered this way?

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01-26-2015 09:46 AM  3 years agoPost 8
hemp

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Yes, vbar works great with dual power bus regulators.


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01-26-2015 12:55 PM  3 years agoPost 9
LaDon

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Only thing is in your picture you wouldn't have any head gyro the way your wiring is drawn. You only have a tail gyro and that is it. I think you would have to go at it a little different in your wiring

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01-26-2015 04:19 PM  3 years agoPost 10
McKrackin

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The head gyro still works.
The signal is transmitted from the the V Bar to the regulator and on to the servos.

This is exactly the way my BeastX and 3GX gyros are wired.

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01-26-2015 06:20 PM  3 years agoPost 11
LaDon

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Maybe the way you have yours but the way he has his drawn none of the cyclic servos are going to the gyro. I don't see how you can wired like that. I would like to know cause I have thought about doing something like this but I might be missing something. To me his setup looks like the wiring for a flybar heli

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01-26-2015 09:50 PM  3 years agoPost 12
HilliHeli

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Maybe the way you have yours but the way he has his drawn none of the cyclic servos are going to the gyro.
The way that Ernie described it to me was that the RX. (in the diagram) is replaced by the Mini-vbar running Satellite RX.'

Signal-wire leads (only) are run from the Mini-v's servo-ports to the Regulator (and then from Reg. to servos).

My concern was that you cannot run power "IN" to the Mini-v's servo-ports and that only RX B or RX C can be used for power-source ;

http://www.vstabi.info/en/node/442

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01-26-2015 11:13 PM  3 years agoPost 13
McKrackin

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Maybe the way you have yours but the way he has his drawn none of the cyclic servos are going to the gyro. I don't see how you can wired like that. I would like to know cause I have thought about doing something like this but I might be missing something. To me his setup looks like the wiring for a flybar heli
Pay attention to the arrows on the jumpers.
Power goes from the regulator to the FBL.
Signal goes the other direction...from the FBL to the regulator.

Even if it was a flybar set up...which this diagram is(actually a plank with a tail gyro)...the signal still gets to the servos through the regulator.
It works exactly the same way with FBL.

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01-26-2015 11:15 PM  3 years agoPost 14
McKrackin

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I went for it with the Kbar...No monetary risk that way.lol...

It works.

Watch at YouTube

Watch at YouTube

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01-26-2015 11:15 PM  3 years agoPost 15
Ronald Thomas

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Pay attention to the arrows on the jumpers.
Power goes from the regulator to the FBL.
Signal goes the other direction...from the FBL to the regulator.
Even if it was a flybar set up...which this diagram is(actually a plank with a tail gyro)...the signal still gets to the servos through the regulator.
It works exactly the same way with FBL.
It is fine

Was this for a K-Bar??

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01-26-2015 11:24 PM  3 years agoPost 16
McKrackin

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Ultimately for a V Bar but tested on a K Bar.
Cheaper screw ups

I finally remembered that my 700N was wired exactly like this with a V Bar and ReactorX regulator.

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01-27-2015 03:03 AM  3 years agoPost 17
LaDon

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I see I was looking at the diagram. I didn't realize that the receiver was substituted for the vbar with sats. I guess I didn't see that above it. Thanks for clarifying

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01-28-2015 08:49 PM  3 years agoPost 18
McKrackin

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Kbar test hop looked good.

Watch at YouTube

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