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Apr 10, 2016, 07:02 AM
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I don't know about the SM22, but I have several DS285 on 1S and no problems.
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Apr 10, 2016, 09:00 AM
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I've used SM22 on 1S. They work fine.
Apr 10, 2016, 10:02 AM
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Flying a SM22 now on 1S, works fine. Servo is slower but you don't notice it. I have mine on the rudder. DS285 is a bit better, I.e faster. Only downside is the whole Taranis telem issue, so I'm moving to Airtronics 94800 on pull spring for elevator and either the same on rudder or a JR 185 or SM22
Apr 10, 2016, 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by samc99us
Flying a SM22 now on 1S, works fine. Servo is slower but you don't notice it. I have mine on the rudder. DS285 is a bit better, I.e faster. Only downside is the whole Taranis telem issue, so I'm moving to Airtronics 94800 on pull spring for elevator and either the same on rudder or a JR 185 or SM22
What Taranis telem issue?
Apr 10, 2016, 11:43 AM
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Originally Posted by VintageFan
What Taranis telem issue?
Taranis telemetry causes buzzing and high current consumption with just about every JR digital servo I have tested.

I posted some numbers here, but not for the 285. Probably did not have any spare ones on hand that day.
Apr 10, 2016, 01:35 PM
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Thanks, now you mention it I recall seeing something about that. I thought you might have meant a problem with telemetry on 1S
Apr 10, 2016, 07:56 PM
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Originally Posted by jazz8388
My usual setup is to use a JR DS285 on the elevator
and an SM22 on the rudder. Can anyone share their
experience running them on 1S? I could not find a
minimum voltage spec listed.
My other components, Hyperion DS09 and
Spektrum 6255 both call out a minimum of 3.5v.

I have the same setup but use 2 D285's for the tail and AT 94802's for the ailerons. Works great on a 750 mah single.

For those who are concerned on how low a voltage your equipment is capable of its a moot point. Your single cell lipo should never get below 3.7v.
Apr 10, 2016, 08:50 PM
Launch high. Fly low.

Really interested with this one.
Apr 10, 2016, 11:46 PM
Detail Freak
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Isn't that pretty big and heavy, even compared to a 1200 Turnigy round cell?

18650 = 18mm diameter x 65 mm long.
I would think you would want to keep things down to the 14500 size or smaller?
Greetings, Jun.

Apr 10, 2016, 11:56 PM
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18650s are pretty big batteries. As far as that size goes, there are a lot better quality batteries available than the trustfire, ultrafire, etc. One benefit is that these are regularly used with personal vaporizer devices, so just about every shop that advertises "vape" products will have raw 18650s for sale. More about 18650s can be read here
Apr 11, 2016, 12:11 AM
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Yeah, I would be a little skeptical about a 4200 mAh 18650 cell without seeing a discharge curve from a reputable source. I think the highest I've seen is around 3500.

I've been using a Sanyo 800 mAh 14500 cell. So far so good. Haven't checked recently to see if any higher capacity 14500 cells are out there now.

Apr 11, 2016, 12:53 AM
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I haven't gotten all scientific on the bench but I have been flying for over a year on 650 mAh 1s round cells with 285's on rudder 290's on elevator and 09's in the wings on my taranis with altimeter and low voltage warning set to squak @ 3.7 V and I get about 1.5 hrs flight time. It takes about another 20 mins to drop to 3.6 at which point the X4 rx and servos are still working but I have not run the battery further to see when things actually quit. I also have 188's in one of my Zens and it will go another 20 to 30 mins. before amber yells at me.
Jul 28, 2017, 09:50 PM
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Hello to all of you and THANK-YOU for all the info here you have generously offered up.
I am returning to the R/C GLIDING game after many years away from it and have found that has ALL changed as far as RADIO GEAR AND BATTERIES are concerned.
After lurking around here for quite some time now, I have decided to go with a TOPSKY 2.0 Super DLG to get me started ( crash test dummy ) but would like to think i'll end up with a SNIPE one day.
I thought the TARANIS X9D PLUS with a spare 2000 mAh battery was also a good way to go. Maybe will go to LiFE Battery if needed
FrSky High Precision Vario with Telemetry would be AWESOME ( I used to fly a paraglider and loved that sound )

So now the QUESTIONS to the more knowlegable folk
Receiver : (thinking) FrSky D4R-II ( for its 3.5 volt ) or X6R for simple 4 servo plug-in
Servosthinking) MKS75K or Dymond D47 or KST X08
Battery: Turnigy Nano-tech 15C 1200 mAh Round Cell 1s Lipo or 18650 Cells
Battery Charger: no ideas yet, Lipo battery tech is all new to me.

I am not interested in competition, just some chuckin fun in the western suburbs of Sydney Australia
I am not an EE type so try to keep thing simple-ish. Long flights between charging is the goal.

ANY suggestions at all, throw em at me but the TOPSKY 2.0 Super DLG and TARANIS X9D Plus Tx are already purchased.

May all your thermals be …..clockwise…
Thank you all …Craig
Jul 28, 2017, 10:51 PM
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The d4r-ll works well on single cell lipo's.
Jul 28, 2017, 10:58 PM
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The X4R does too.

I started using the 1200mah round cells but now I only use the 900mah. It is easier to fit the 900's because they are smaller in diameter and 900 gives you plenty of flying time.

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