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Postby USS Silversides » Sun Feb 15, 2004 5:41 pm

I think I've found a radio that I can afford:

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXCJG8**&P=7

I know that is preferable to have a radio with more channels than just four, but I'm working off a small budget.

So could you just tell me if this radio is good enough quality? (that way I can finish my sub and stop asking the board all these questions :p )

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Postby sam reichart » Mon Feb 16, 2004 10:20 am

Rechargeable batteries for the flight pack and transmitter are better than using disposables...but if you're on a tight budget...
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Postby USS Silversides » Mon Feb 16, 2004 10:33 am

Yes, matter of fact, I do have some Nicads sitting around.

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Postby doug lachance » Mon Feb 16, 2004 5:47 pm

that system comes with nicad batts in tx..and a charger..
if you use a BEC speed control...
your all set.
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Postby USS Silversides » Mon Feb 16, 2004 7:01 pm

Sounds good! :;):
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Postby Ramius-II » Mon Feb 16, 2004 7:48 pm

Hi Jon:
One thing to check on would be how are on/off functions handled. Some systems require a servo be modified to activate switch(es) for simple on/off while others have a switch function module that give 12 on/off on one channel. Just a thought.

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Postby USS Silversides » Mon Feb 16, 2004 8:39 pm

Sorry Ed- not following you.... :D

All I know is what it says:

FEATURES: Channel 1 and 2 elevon mixing option.
Channels 2 and 4 v-tail mixing option.
Adjustable Travel Volume (ATV) on Channels 1 and 2 limits or extends
the maximum servo throw. Rate setting is adjustable from 30%-110%
Five LED power meter with low battery alarm.
Trainer jack (trainer cord not included).
All channel servo reversing.

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Postby sam reichart » Mon Feb 16, 2004 8:39 pm

doug lachance wrote:that system comes with nicad batts in tx..and a charger..
if you use a BEC speed control...
your all set.

from the website link for this radio:

"REQUIRES: Four AA batteries for battery box."
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Postby USS Silversides » Mon Feb 16, 2004 8:41 pm

Oh now I get it Ed! :p
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Postby USS Silversides » Mon Feb 16, 2004 8:42 pm

Sam-
Can I use 1.2v NiCads?
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Postby doug lachance » Mon Feb 16, 2004 8:53 pm

i said BEC..
you plug speed cont into receiver.
and you plug speed cont into battery you use for motors in sub.
no need for rec. battery pack...no rocket science here...just subs..
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Postby USS Silversides » Mon Feb 16, 2004 9:00 pm

Sub science :p

Okay, one of Ray Mason's tapes ('93 I think) Skip tells how to build a BEC. Can I do that? My ESC doesn't have a BEC. :(
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Postby doug lachance » Mon Feb 16, 2004 9:11 pm

for the price..$30 or $40 .....
buy one with bec and the amps you need and you wont be sorry...
they are bullet proof...i use them in all my large ships and now subs.
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Postby sam reichart » Tue Feb 17, 2004 9:29 am

Skip also sells a BEC: from his website-
"BE/VR (Battery Eliminator/Voltage Regulator) can be used to power the receiver and servos directly from the main battery, eliminating the need for a separate receiver battery. Eliminates the headache of having an extra battery to charge as well as wondering if the receiver battery will last as long as the drive battery. Also great for any application that requires a fixed 5 volt output. Small size (1 1/2" x 1/2" x 1/2") allows you to mount BE/VR virtually anywhere.
Can be used with any battery rated at least 6 volts."

cost is $16. As Doug has stated, this will take care if all your battery needs from the receiver side.
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