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Old 07-12-2014, 06:39 PM
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I am looking at the Powerbox Cockpit 4610, Down and Locked Secure Flight, or Smart-Fly EQ6-Plus. Who is using what, in what, and what are your flight pack requirement? I am looking for a system to retrofit into a few WWI & WWII 1/4 & 1/3 scale birds.

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Old 07-12-2014, 08:24 PM
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I forgot to mention that I fly Futaba, currently flying the 12FG, and looking to maybe upgrade to the 14SG.
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I'm curious what makes you think you require something like that?
Old 07-13-2014, 03:10 PM
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Between a few battery failures while flying and switch failures on the ground, I want to prevent anything else. I run 2 4200mHz NiCads, 2 switches on separate receivers and had 1/2 an airplane; I want power redundancy.

It may be bad timing/luck...but I don't want to loose any aircraft this way.

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Old 07-15-2014, 03:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Flytoolow View Post
Between a few battery failures while flying and switch failures on the ground, I want to prevent anything else. I run 2 4200mHz NiCads, 2 switches on separate receivers and had 1/2 an airplane; I want power redundancy.
It may be bad timing/luck...but I don't want to loose any aircraft this way.
Rather than electronic gadgets which tend to be another source of failure, for many years
a simple power bus system works well.
Only two power leads to receiver, all power (positive + leads) to servo via the pictured bus.

See also the dual battery system setups under my webpage sub section
. "Giant Scale, Large RC models, Twins & Multi Engines"

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Old 07-21-2014, 04:28 PM
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"Only two power leads to receiver, all power (positive + leads) to servo via the pictured bus".
That is obviously not going to work! (Unless you saw the buss in half!)
Besides, it's a bit heavy for an A/C model.

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