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Old 07-05-2005, 10:30 PM   #1
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Can it be done with the Novak booster? I'm thinking about getting a 7.4V Li Poly and use the Novak booster to regulate the voltage since the servos work at 6.0v. Has anyone try this? Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-06-2005, 12:55 PM   #2
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Yes, that's what it's for.
I used a 1900 mah 2cell LiPo in my Kyosho Evolva w/Novak servo booster (voltage regulator). Also equipped with digital servos & spektrum.
No problems! Great speed & power from servos.
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Yes, that's what it's for.
I used a 1900 mah 2cell LiPo in my Kyosho Evolva w/Novak servo booster (voltage regulator). Also equipped with digital servos & spektrum.
No problems! Great speed & power from servos.
I use a 5 pack AAA. I dont think there would be any weight advantage to go to LiPo and the servo saver would there?
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Old 07-06-2005, 05:13 PM   #4
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lipo packs with the same capacity as nimh usually weigh half as much!!! Most definitely there is a weight advantage by running lipo. I will be trying the Thunder Power 900mah 7.4 lipo which weighs only 1.6oz(46gr)...
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That's right, deffinate weight advantage. 2 cell 7.4v 2100 pack weighs less than a 5 cell 2/3 a pack (1000mah-1400mah @ 6v)!
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To drop your voltage you could always try two diodes in series. Silicone diodes have a 0.6V drop across them so two in series = 1.2V, that takes your 7.4V down to 6.2V. Will also then protect against (your "friend") connecting the battery in the wrong way..

I also use diodes in series + small globe to discharge RX packs without going too low in voltage
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lipo less weight than 5 pack aaa, but what about the weight of the booster, there are now 1000mah aaa which are enough for digitals for a one hour main, right?
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50c worth of diodes is not going to weigh much.

I'm currently using AAA's. Last pack I used for a 1hr main was 900mah, digital servo on steering and analogue on throttle. When I got home I pulled over 200mah out of the pack on discharger then ran it for about another 5mins before failsafe kicked in on undervoltage.
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