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Offline Graham T Martin

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RX battery consumption
« on: 04, April 2019, 10:31:09 AM »
Hello everyone.


I am looking to get back into F3a and to that end, have pulled from the loft my Enigma and Twister. Dz160 and DZ170 powered.


I am upgrading the Rx batteries to lipo, and am wondering what the ballpark capacity drain per flight is likely to be.


As I don't want to pull the aircraft to bits, would look at 4-5 flights without recharging.


What would you recommend?


Regards


Graham

Offline Nigel Armstrong

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Re: RX battery consumption
« Reply #1 on: 04, April 2019, 12:15:21 PM »
My models are electric. For the receiver power supply I use a Digital Switch /regulator and a 850mAh 2 cell Lipo.  I replace the battery after six flights.
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Offline Graham T Martin

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Re: RX battery consumption
« Reply #2 on: 04, April 2019, 12:54:21 PM »
Hi Nigel

Wow, only around 100mah per flight.
Saves me putting in a 2200 brick.
Think I will start with 1600's and see where I am, with the extra  vibration from the YS on the JR digi servo's


Thanks

Graham
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Re: RX battery consumption
« Reply #3 on: 05, April 2019, 11:19:24 AM »
Hi Graham,
If you are using an IC engine, the vibration it causes will make the servos work much harder and consequently draw more power. My Axiome on a YS200 CD uses a TP480 2S pack each flight for safety. This also feeds the CDi system and after an 8 min flight, will have used ~ 250 mAh, of which 175 mAh is attributable to the radio equipment. So for six flights I would guess a 1200 mAh pack would be ok as long as you monitored its level as you went along

Best wishes

Keith

Offline Graham T Martin

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Re: RX battery consumption
« Reply #4 on: 16, April 2019, 04:32:19 PM »
Thanks Keith.


I have opted for a 1600 2s receiver pack in both, and a remote balance plug to monitor the capacity being used.


I have put a separate 1300 2s for the spark on the YS 170.


There seems to be no weight penalty including the regulators, against the original packs.


Now all I need to do is get myself up to the standard of the aircraft.😊


Thanks for the input.


Regards all


Graham Martin