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Old 07-02-2009, 12:09 PM
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Is there a Smartfly unit that will facilitate separate batteries for the servos and the receiver ?
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Old 07-02-2009, 12:28 PM
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No, we do not believe in that philosophy. With separate batteries for receiver and servos, if you loose either you loose the plane. With out unit, and the fact we have a separate regulator and capacitor just for the receiver, there is no reason to run separate batteries.
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Old 07-02-2009, 03:11 PM
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Thanks for the quick reply.

I'm a newbie so bear with me. My concern relates to depletion of the single battery that powers the servos and the receiver. I use a Futuba 12FG Fasst transmitter and receiver. Futuba support replied to my query about separate batteries by advising me to use a power distribution system such as those offered by Smart Fly.

Do any of your units protect against this in some manner ?

Thanks.........George
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Hi George,
All our systems accept two batteries for redundancy. If one battery fails it is isolated from the system and the good battery is used. If both batteries are good them both batteries are used. Running two batteries with protection against a bad battery pack is the cheapest insurance against most failures, battery pack or wiring. Let me know if you have any other questions. What size plane are you outfitting?
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