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Old Feb 08, 2010, 09:55 AM
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Originally Posted by George Parks View Post
There is a very good reason for having a second battery to power the receiver and servos. It is a matter of safety. If your ESC should fail there is a good possibility you will lose receiver power and crash. And if you are using a JR or Spektrum 2.4 and the voltage of the battery drops too low you get a brown-out which turns the receiver off just long enough to crash. This is not speculation - it is based on experience. The added ounce of a little 2cell lipo does not have a noticible effect on performance of these planes.
BTW, I will be at SEFF and will bring a Pogo, Little Toni, and Outrageous.
Look forward to seeing you there.
George Parks
This completely ignores the fact that a separate BEC http://www.castlecreations.com/products/ccbec.html will NOT be affected by an ESC failure.

Not to mention that with your 2 cell lipo scenario, if you are not running Spektrum you still need a regulator!
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