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Old Jun 02, 2002, 12:28 PM
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Fly Piccolo without Piccoboard?

Does anyone know if you can fly the piccolo without the piccoboard? Couldn't you just buy 2 speed controllers and a gyro? I was wondering because you could save about 75 bucks by not buying the piccoboard. Does anyone know what kind of speed controllers you would need, like how many amps and stuff? Let me know. I wanna buy a Piccolo but I don't have much to spend and bypassing the piccoboard would save me a lot. Thanks

-Wayne
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Old Jun 02, 2002, 01:29 PM
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Sure. Many of us do it. But you don't actually save much if anything, since you need two ESCs and a gyro. But it does give you flexibility to change components like the main motor ESC if you go brushless.
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Old Jun 02, 2002, 02:28 PM
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I'm using a mini 5 esc($20) on one of mine with a GWS 2A($17) tail esc and a PG-03 gyro($49). Only draw back is you need a radio with revo mixing.
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Old Jun 03, 2002, 12:55 PM
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Also, you'll need a radio that provides revo mixing if you go with separates. Unless you buy a separate electronic mixer.
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Old Jun 03, 2002, 02:04 PM
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hmm 20+17+49+25=111
......................^=mixer
How much is a picoboard?
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Old Jun 03, 2002, 02:25 PM
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I would reccomend downloading the Flying Model Simulator

You will have to ask around because I seem to have lost the website.
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Old Jan 29, 2004, 11:10 AM
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What's a revo mixer?
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Old Jan 29, 2004, 11:45 AM
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Hey Fred...please move this thread to micro helis.

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