This thing peak charges to 8.4 by my Triton. How would I use this as
the Rx batt for my glow planes?
I stepped off into Electric flight with a Superfly and a SuperFlea powered
by LiPo. I never thought I'd enjoy electric flight but these planes are
| This thing peak charges to 8.4 by my Triton. How would I use this as
| the Rx batt for my glow planes?
You need a voltage regulator. This is probably the biggest reason that you
don't already see lots of Li-poly batteries in glow planes.
They're not too expensive, but they're still a lot more expensive than
a simple 4 or 5 cell NiCd pack.
| I stepped off into Electric flight with a Superfly and a SuperFlea powered
| by LiPo. I never thought I'd enjoy electric flight but these planes are
Go to fmadirect.com. They sell voltage regulators to power receivers from two
cell lithium batteries. Tower also now sells such a device, but their catalog
description indicates that they don't even understand what the thing is used
for. I like the lipos for electric powered flight, but they should be taken
out of the airplane and put in a fireproof container to be charged. The
receiver batteries in my glow planes are usually in some poorly accessible
area. Seems like too much hassle for the relatively small amount of weight
loss to the overall aircraft.
Bought one of the 1020 2C packs from them last night for use as a power
source for one of my wireless video systems. Came complete with a 5v
regulator. $53 and change with shipping.