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Old Jan 05, 2014, 11:21 AM
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Flight control power supply

I bought a beautiful used Shinden, complete with electric motor and ESC. It currently has a small 2S LiPo battery, switch, and voltage regulator to power the receiver and servos. I'd like to use two 2S LiPos and dual system to make a redundent power supply. Can you folks share what brands, sizes of batteries, regulators, and switches make a reliable, safe and light weight system?

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Old Feb 06, 2014, 05:38 PM
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Consider this

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Old Feb 06, 2014, 05:39 PM
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Old Feb 11, 2014, 01:02 AM
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What he said.
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Old Feb 20, 2014, 10:40 AM
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I bought a beautiful used Shinden, complete with electric motor and ESC. It currently has a small 2S LiPo battery, switch, and voltage regulator to power the receiver and servos. I'd like to use two 2S LiPos and dual system to make a redundent power supply. Can you folks share what brands, sizes of batteries, regulators, and switches make a reliable, safe and light weight system?

Larry Fitch
You might try asking here if you're looking for various opinions:

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/rc-pattern-flying-101/

There are likely a higher proportion of visitors there who have redundant systems in their planes and I believe there is more than one way to do it.
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Old Feb 21, 2014, 04:00 PM
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I tap two cells of my main pack into a Tech Aero PLR5-E set at 6.5v then have a 350 mah 2c as back up into a second regulator set at 6.0v. The main packs don't notice the usage and the backup is always there and charged. Plug them in separately and differ the order each time to make sure the system is working. Check the back up voltage each day and after a lot of flying it will run down so I swap to a spare.
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Old Mar 04, 2014, 07:58 PM
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I use the Tech Aero also. Works perfect. I use a Castle BEC pro for the primary and a 2s 750 @ storage charge for the back up. I tried tapping in to the balance plug originally but something goofy was going with all that and my eagle tree data recorder which caused my CC100 to belch fireballs
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