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Old 01-21-2009, 04:34 PM
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Hi...I'm setting up my Python . I have 8 servos in all. Only one is non digatal.
Servos are
1-8711
6-8611's
and one ???
Anyhow I have two Duralite 3000mah Li/manganese batts. for the R6014 receiver and a 2900 Li/ion for the ignition.
I have one of your optical kill systems for the engine.
My question is.between the PowerBox 40/16 evo and your Compition 12 system which is going to give me the most benifits for the dollar spent?

I'm confused as to weather I even need some type of power expander on only 8 servos.
Please give me some good advise as to what I should do.

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Old 01-21-2009, 04:47 PM
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Hi,
I would recommend you use the PowerSystem Sport Plus, $199.95. I am assuming this is a 50cc or 85cc plane. I think we are a better value, but I think you will have to determine if that is the case for you. What questions do you have?
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Hi,
I would recommend you use the PowerSystem Sport Plus, $199.95. I am assuming this is a 50cc or 85cc plane. I think we are a better value, but I think you will have to determine if that is the case for you. What questions do you have?
Hi Robert..My Python is a QQ 100cc (DA100)
My question is what system would give me the most features for the $ that I would really need. This is my first venture into a high performance 3d type aircraft. Up to now I have been into Giant scale bi-planes like the 30% Waco YMF % and 30% Stearman.
I'm also concerned with the lower pulse signal output voltage of the Futaba R6014FS receiver with non Futaba servos.

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Hi Steve,
OK, then the PowerSystem Competition 12 would probably be the right system. It will boost the servo control voltage to 5V, making it compatible with all servos. I think out system is a better value. For a 100cc plane I definitely recommend some type of power system instead of running off the receiver.
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