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Sep 06, 2011, 03:58 PM
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with your permission I'd give you another advice: get a stand alone BEC and don't use built-in ones, cheap insurance...
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Sep 06, 2011, 05:12 PM
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with your permission I'd give you another advice: get a stand alone BEC and don't use built-in ones, cheap insurance...
No PLEASE!! Although I've been building and flying for 3 years now I'm here to learn : ) I've heard people talking about 1 esc and also 'UBEC and Opto ESC but have no idea why or how you use them. As an aside I've just put together a Radian Pro and was a little concerned that the ESC mentions 3-4 servos and yet it has 6!!! I appreciate it comes down to voltage/amps drawn but would appreciate an explanation about the different options.
Sep 08, 2011, 04:23 PM
Flyin brick
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Without getting deeply into electronics me thinks that the UBEC or any other separate/stand alone BEC is better solution than a BEC built into an ESC because your ESC works hard to control your motor. And if, ofr any reason it quits (jamm, overprop,mecanical failure etc) than it's bec will shut down and you plane will go planting carrots with you shouting those words you never use when talking to you mom... BUT if your plane's got a UBEC than you will keep full control over your plane's control surfaces so you'd be able to land it more or lesss safely.
My $.02
Sep 08, 2011, 04:52 PM
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Just about have my TS2 ready to fly- (Can't wait)

I have an extra AR500 receiver- Should this be adequate for line-of-sight flying?
Sep 08, 2011, 08:28 PM
Gig 'Em!
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I've flown my Radian to the point where it was barely a dot in the sky above me. It has an AR500 in it. As long as you didn't get a dud or knockoff, you'll be fine.
Sep 09, 2011, 01:50 PM
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Cool! Thanx TA
Sep 15, 2011, 11:02 PM
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Testing out the Auto Pilot / Return Home on my FPV TS2!

Twinstar2 w/ DOSD testing Autopilot : Return Home (3 min 14 sec)
Sep 16, 2011, 08:16 AM
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airbagit.
Without searching through here too much is there a list of your FPV setup?
Sep 16, 2011, 07:58 PM
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On the plane:
ReadymadeRC 500mw 1.3ghz Video Transmitter
Inverted Vee Antenna
ReadymadeRC 540 lpi cam
DOSD

On the ground:
Lawmate 1.3ghz Receiver
Patch antenna
Fatshark Goggles
Sep 20, 2011, 11:01 AM
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Another FPV flight with Autopilot

9km round Trip to South Beach w/ Auto Pilot / Return Home (4 min 2 sec)
Sep 23, 2011, 07:18 PM
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Multiplex Servos - Keep or Replace?


I ordered a Twinstar ARF and received the RR (receiver ready) version instead. I emailed Amazon.com and said "I paid for the ARF version but received the RR version." They said "our error, send it back for replacement or keep what we shipped you it at the ARF price."

So, I took out the motors and the esc but how about the servos? Are they any good? I have Hitec 65HB's ready to install but if the installed servos are OK, well I'll use them instead.

Your advice is always appreciated......
Sep 23, 2011, 07:55 PM
So many UMs, so little money.
Nice! That's a great score.

Earlier in the thread, someone said that the Multiplex servos were re-branded Hitecs, so if that's true, they're probably rebranded HS-81s. I'm not 100% that's true, though.

Brandon
Sep 23, 2011, 08:19 PM
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Makes sense to me


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Originally Posted by NeveSSL
Nice! That's a great score.

Earlier in the thread, someone said that the Multiplex servos were re-branded Hitecs, so if that's true, they're probably rebranded HS-81s. I'm not 100% that's true, though.

Brandon

Thanks - makes sense to me!
Sep 24, 2011, 03:49 PM
Bye Bye VP Aug 2010 - Aug 2012
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Originally Posted by flyingflipper
I ordered a Twinstar ARF and received the RR (receiver ready) version instead. I emailed Amazon.com and said "I paid for the ARF version but received the RR version." They said "our error, send it back for replacement or keep what we shipped you it at the ARF price."

So, I took out the motors and the esc but how about the servos? Are they any good? I have Hitec 65HB's ready to install but if the installed servos are OK, well I'll use them instead.

Your advice is always appreciated......
The servos are good. I'd say even try out the stock motors for what it's worth.
Sep 24, 2011, 06:33 PM
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Originally Posted by flyingflipper
I ordered a Twinstar ARF and received the RR (receiver ready) version instead. I emailed Amazon.com and said "I paid for the ARF version but received the RR version." They said "our error, send it back for replacement or keep what we shipped you it at the ARF price."

So, I took out the motors and the esc but how about the servos? Are they any good? I have Hitec 65HB's ready to install but if the installed servos are OK, well I'll use them instead.

Your advice is always appreciated......
Factory servos are good!! My Twin came with factory servos and not one problem in 40 plus flights... and I fly mine very hard! 1100 kv motors with 8x6 props and a 30c 3 cell lipos rock!


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