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    Aging Electronics

    Hi, I had a pilot call me today and he had bought a PowerExpander Eq10 at a swap meet recently. He installed it but found that if he flexed the unit that it was intermittent. This brings up something that we should all think about. Care and feeding of our electronic equipment. One thing you...
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    EQ10 issue

    Hi, what I am saying is that you think you are having a problem and I am willing to refund your money since I cannot seem to duplicate your issue here. I want you to be happy and since you had the same problem with another Eq10 that bench tested perfect here that the issue must be on your end...
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    EQ10 issue

    Hi, I really do not know why you are having issues. All I can do at this point is offer your money back. The Eq10 has 4096 resolution and updates the servos at about 60Hz (the rate at which most radios update the servo information per channel). I have a T10CAG here with an R6108SB receiver on...
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    EQ10 issue

    Hi, the Eq10 has 4096 resolution. I do not have an explanation for why he is having problems. I have literally 1000s of these units out there.
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    Power needs for GS planes

    When you rate wire for current you rate it at a constant current rating. A wire is rated so a constant current through it for an unlimited time will not cause the wire to fail.
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    Power needs for GS planes

    Hi. Question, have you ever taken one of these extensions and run 8.73A through it for 15 minutes? I am betting it will melt the plastic before 15 minutes is up. If you want to send me one I will be glad to run the test and share the results. Also, the connector is a MUCH bigger problem than...
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    Power needs for GS planes

    Just making a point about the RSS. It gives you redundant receivers but implements no redundancy inside at all. Most people do not use it the way you do. I am not saying this is bad, I just think PowerBox should actually inform people of the limitations rather than giving them false...
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    Power needs for GS planes

    When I was talking about Deans I was talking Ultras, a 60W is fine for 3-pin Deans.
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    Power needs for GS planes

    On Deans connectors you really need 100W iron. You want the Deans solder point hot for only 1-2 seconds. I basically pre-tin the Deans pin, pre-tin the wire and then place the wire on the pin and heat the wire with the iron that has some extra solder on it just until the wire flows into the...
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    Power needs for GS planes

    The funny thing is, back when I started flying and got my first ProLine system it had 3-pin Deans. Then along came Futaba and later JR and they cut costs by designing the current connector. It really never was designed for planes bigger than .60 glow. That was about the biggest there was back...
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    Power needs for GS planes

    This really does not solve the problem. Good, mult-strand 22ga wire is good for about 6 amps. 4-6ft is not much of a drop. The real problem is the connector, if you want better performance replace the connector on the servo and extensions with Deans 3-pin minis.
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    Power needs for GS planes

    Its not an issue of killing the receivers, its the fact that a single component failure in the RSS could disable a receiver or the whole unit. I am not going to go into the details but I made a block diagram and schematic. Anyone is welcome to verify these. When I do a multi-receiver unit it...
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    Power needs for GS planes

    Mike is a very, very good engineer and I am sure he came to the same conclusion I have. There is really no sure-fire way to protect your receiver from all the issues an electronic ignition can create.
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    Power needs for GS planes

    I will never, ever make a unit that connects the receiver power to the ignition power. I place the value of my plane at more than the cost of an ignition battery. When you connect your ignition to your receiver by a wire you are just asking for trouble when the slightest thing goes wrong in...
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    Power needs for GS planes

    A servo actually uses the most current when you move it. When you command it to move it will try to get to the new position as fast as it can. To do this it will open the motor up full, using the most current. Current load holding a position is actually less. 3D will put the worst current...
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