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Old Jan 25, 2015, 05:32 PM
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Old Jan 26, 2015, 10:12 AM
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Gtzero if the servos you are using are designed to take 6 volts they will actuly last longer at 6 then 5.5 just thaught you should know that.
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Old Jan 26, 2015, 10:20 AM
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Gtzero if the servos you are using are designed to take 6 volts they will actually last longer at 6 then 5.5 just thaught you should know that.
I didn't know that. I figured the higher volts would make them work harder. And die quicker. Thanks for the info. I'll bump it up to 6v. I really like this bec. It takes less than 30 seconds to change a voltage setting lol.
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Old Jan 26, 2015, 11:14 AM
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The lower volts are more likely to make the servo motor stall/blowback witch is hard on the contacts. And somthing about the potentiometer also likes the higher volts. I'm not sure what but I got this info from savox servos so it should be a reliable source. He said always run your servos at the max volts that they are rated at for best performance and longest life out of them. I'm not sure how adjustable your voltage is but he actuly said to run them slightly higher like 8 volts for servos rated at 7.4 and 6.4 or 6.6 for 6 volt servos. Because when doing 3D or extreme aerobatics you are always moving manny servos at once and the voltage drops. That is if you can adjust too that with your set up otherwise 6 would be good.
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The lower volts are more likely to make the servo motor stall/blowback witch is hard on the contacts. And somthing about the potentiometer also likes the higher volts. I'm not sure what but I got this info from savox servos so it should be a reliable source. He said always run your servos at the max volts that they are rated at for best performance and longest life out of them. I'm not sure how adjustable your voltage is but he actuly said to run them slightly higher like 8 volts for servos rated at 7.4 and 6.4 or 6.6 for 6 volt servos. Because when doing 3D or extreme aerobatics you are always moving manny servos at once and the voltage drops. That is if you can adjust too that with your set up otherwise 6 would be good.
Very good to know. Right now I have them set up to 5.8V and they are working great. I will bump the BEC up to 6V after I fly it this weekend (weather permitting). I don't think I will go over 6V since I can't verify how much voltage drop is actually occurring when using multiple servos. --- I can actually see a speed increase on the flight controls over the stock 5V setup-- I'm interested to see how much this increase changes the way the plane handles.

Thank you very much for inputs and advice

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Maybe I'm old school, but I've always understood that higher voltage caused the motor brushes to arc more , causing them to wear out sooner. But then I'm old school.

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Old Today, 09:56 AM
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higher voltage, less amps, amps kill. The servo will also make more power so you're less demanding of it
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