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Old 11-20-2008, 02:53 PM   #1
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Default So who runs a LiPo RX without a regulator?

I noticed more and more "Pro" racers plugging their LiPo batteries directly into their receiver.

Anyone doing this? Will it work ok with Futaba?

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Old 11-20-2008, 03:24 PM   #2
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The 2.4 ghz receivers are equiped with an intern regulator only for the receiver and today you can find more servo's made for higher voltages, JR has some models with interesting specs.

I think the guys using no regulator know what their electronics can have and some do not and are lucky.....
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servos don't last as long i get a season if lucky and some don't make that but the speeds and tourqe are off the chart and response time is down ,and i dont charge all weekend thats the best of all...... in the radio i charge once every month or so

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Old 11-20-2008, 04:49 PM   #4
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i would definately run a regulator.if you dont you have a good chance to blow a servo in the middle of a race and not finish. rather safe then sorry.
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JR is coming out with a new "HIGH VOLTAGE" servo, which is designed for use with a7.4V Lipo battery, now if this are the servos you are going to be using, then you don't need a Voltage Regulator.
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Old 11-20-2008, 06:07 PM   #6
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I was also assured(By Robert from KO America) that you can use ko digital servos without a regulator, so long as you are using a ko 2.4 ghz transmitter and receiver don't know if you can do this with futaba I would recommend calling futaba and asking them.
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