Register

If this is your first visit, please click the Sign Up now button to begin the process of creating your account so you can begin posting on our forums! The Sign Up process will only take up about a minute of two of your time.

Results 1 to 8 of 8

  1. #1
    MJD's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Orangeville, ON, CANADA
    Posts
    7,466

    A handy little regulator

    Aha, found this while poking around. http://www.soaringusa.com/Regulator-...vo-Inline.html

    At 1.5A should be fine as a regulator for small 2-3 channel flight packs, no? 2.45 grams is a good thing.

    Marine GOOP = magic faerie boogers in a tube, sticks everything.

    Revver Bro #231

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    vancouver, BC, CANADA
    Posts
    91
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback
    That's great nice 'n light, but there is also this one (of many available)
    http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...arehouse_.html

  3. #3
    Moderator BMatthews's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Chilliwack, BC, CANADA
    Posts
    12,065
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback
    If you simply run a 4 cell pack then there's no need for a regulator.

    These are produced to let folks use a 2S Lipo pack without a motor ESC in gliders and glow models. Or in some very high power applications where the ESC does not come with an onboard regulator for the flight parts or for those folks that simply do not like trusting the motor battery to run the flight controls as well.

    But again this is all based on the desire to use a higher voltage pack than the usual 4 cell NiCad or NiMh. If you stick to the basic 4 cell option there's no need for a regulator.
    Witty saying to be plagarized shortly.....

  4. #4
    MJD's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Orangeville, ON, CANADA
    Posts
    7,466
    I know what they're for. The choices for a 1/2A model battery pack are not so plentiful. I've used 220 and 300 mAh (32g) NiMH packs in the past, but I won't any longer, just had too much trouble with them. I can get 14g 200mAh 2s, 18g 250 mAh 2S, or 30g 430mAh 2s LiPo packs off the shelf at the LHS. These can be safely and repeatedly charged at 1C on my field charger which I always have available, and at this point I trust them. From a reliability standpoint regulators don't worry me. So this is the way I am going for 1/8A - A stuff. These are smaller then the 3A regulators I got earlier this year and I like the short leads and compact size. Haven't yet ordered anything from HK, not sure I plan to.
    Marine GOOP = magic faerie boogers in a tube, sticks everything.

    Revver Bro #231

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Stockholm, SWEDEN
    Posts
    96
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback
    Yet another alternative for small rx-batterieries: http://www.hyperflight.co.uk/product...s+%26+Switches

    Theese are 1S-LiPo with built-in step-up converter and charge regulator as well as low voltage protection circuits and low voltage alarm. I've read they are very popular with the DLG-fellows and I've just ordered one for my first DLG, so I can't say if they are worth the rather high price-tag just yet. Time will tell....

    Oh, almost forgot: I think I read somewhere that Kennedy Composites (and probably others as well) sells them in the US.

    /Stefan

  6. #6
    aspeed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Ruthven, ON, CANADA
    Posts
    2,069
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback
    I got a couple of these. Haven't tried them yet. Boosts the voltage so a single cell battery can be used and is lighter because of that. http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...o_5v_1A_.html?

  7. #7
    MJD's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Orangeville, ON, CANADA
    Posts
    7,466
    Cool, neat little device. I feel more comfortable stepping down than boosting voltage, but that might just be a pointless instinctual reaction. For most of what I would build, a small 2S plus a 2.45g regulator is a pretty light and inexpensive setup. But for insanely light stuff.. hmmm.
    Marine GOOP = magic faerie boogers in a tube, sticks everything.

    Revver Bro #231

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    855
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback
    There is many receivers and servos which works well with a single cell Lipo which make TD .010 planes possible in very small size, servos which are designed for single cell use are as fast as a regular servo on 5V!


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:44 PM.

SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.