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Old 02-02-2011, 07:35 AM
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I am new to the larger gassers and am in the process of setting up a 88" Wild Hare Edge 540 that I aquired from a fellow club member. I am looking to use a setup similar to what a few guys in my club reccomend so that it will be easier for them to assist me in troubleshooting in the future. Here is what I am looking to use.

Radio - Futaba 7C
Engine DLE 55
Servos Hitec digitals (not sure of the model, but what the plane was previously flown with)
Batteries - 2 Each, Dual Battery Setup - Fromeco Li Ion http://www.fromeco.org/products/01frc2600-100/ with dual JR Leads
Switches - 2 Each already in the plane.
Regulator - 2 Each MPI MKIII http://www.troybuiltmodels.com/items/MPIR6VNEW.html
BEC/Kill Switch -1 Each http://www.troybuiltmodels.com/items/WRCIBEFV2.html

My question are:
With Dual leads on the batteries and on the regulators do I need 2 additional switches for the redundancy.
How would you wire this setup?

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Old 02-02-2011, 08:12 AM
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I vote to ditch the regs and use a couple of A123s. (WrongWayRC rules !) There are switches available with a Deans in and multiple JR outs. [link=http://www.smart-fly.com/Products/Switch/switch.htm]Smartfly[/link]

Pick some sort of ignition battery eliminator and loose the ignition battery too.
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I vote to ditch the regs and use a couple of A123s. (WrongWayRC rules !) There are switches available with a Deans in and multiple JR outs. [link=http://www.smart-fly.com/Products/Switch/switch.htm]Smartfly[/link]

Pick some sort of ignition battery eliminator and loose the ignition battery too.
I second this post. A123 2 cell needs no regulator and that is just that much less to fail on you. One note though, I think you will find that the ignition for the DLE 55 requires 4.8 volts max. So the 4 cell NiCad will be what you will want to use on that. I use 2000 mah min. I never use a regulator on the ignition. They pulse and can interfere with the ignition operation.
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An IBE will let you fly on only two packs, would be fine on only one pack but two fulfill the redundancy need.
I know that Richard at [link=http://www.wrongwayrc.com]WrongWayRC[/link] has an ignition power lead that drops the voltage to keep the ignition happy.

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