Originally Posted by slotracer577
What about diodes in line with the pack? I usually just put two power diodes in my wiring and call it done. Cheaper and easier than a regulator.
Still not legal, 2.5 (4) only electric cables, connectors and switches allowed. You could argue on the definition of "cables" but if you solder diodes on them you will have a really hard time in convincing a RD that those a re still "cables".
The only way you cold get away with a voltage regulator, the way the rules are written now is if the regulator is build in the "sheet control unit" or the receiver.
The rule will be most likely emended soon to allow voltage regulators as it happen with the 2.4G receiver, the spectrum is composed of two units, and the way the rule was written before (receiver - singular so only one piece of equipment) had all those spectrum radios not IOM class legal.