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Old Feb 08, 2010, 05:14 PM
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I'm also curious about the rules requiring a separate RX pack. To me it makes more sense to require the use of a separate BEC which can be powered by the flight pack. It simplifies the operation of the plane from a charging perspective as well as preventing control loss due to frying both sides of the ESC.

In practice I've fried a few ESC's while trying different props but have yet to lose the RX side of the ESC. I'm not saying that this doesn't happen, just that I haven't personally experienced it.

I have watched quite a few glow planes go in due to an RX pack that looked fine on the ground but seemed to fail in flight.

While I know I don't have the years of experience that those building the rules for this class of racing do I'd ask that they take another look at allowing the planes to use a single battery with the RX power fed from an approved BEC. Saves weight and simplifies the power source in my opinion.
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