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Old 12-31-2006, 10:57 PM
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I'm putting together an electric Super Dimona, a powered scale glider. It calls for four servos, two standard and two micro. I want to use a Phoenix 45 but it calls for four micro servos. From this it looks like I have to use a separate battery pack. In this setup something has to be disconnected. I'm not sure what. Any help would be appreciated.
Old 01-01-2007, 07:57 AM
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It depends on the voltage of your motorbattery. On 3S LiPo it might be too much to do for the BEC.
But remember: standard servoes might use less current than micro-servoes. Some of the small servoes use a huge amount of current.
Instead of a separat RX-battery go for an UBEC!
Old 01-01-2007, 02:15 PM
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MrMulligan,
The CC Phoenix 45 should be fine with 4 servos, standard, mini, or micro with a 3S Lipo. With over 3S you will need either an external BEC or battery (ugh).
As jooNorway said, the standards tend to draw a little less current than micros, why that is?? BTSOOM[X(]
Good luck on the Super Dimona, I have been sorta drooling over it for a while, my first R/C plane was a motor glider (1988) and I have always had one or two in my hangar, but nothing that classy[8D]
Regards,
Pete
Old 01-01-2007, 06:23 PM
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Gentlemen, I thank you for the information. Have a Happy New Year.
Old 01-02-2007, 11:44 AM
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MrMulligan,
You're welcome!
Now the next time I'm on Rt 36, you can buy me a hot cup of cofee at Wawa
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Old 01-02-2007, 06:26 PM
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You got it, Pete.

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