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From: Lee Teicheira <leet1@...>
Date: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 9:18 PM
Subject: Re: [BugHLG] Bug questions
Hello The need for a BEC is dependent on the battery, receiver, servo combination you use. If you use a NiMh pack, no problems. If you use a LiPo pack, which is good for weight, (you are trying to keep this as light as possible, aren't you?) you have a 7v pack, which not all receivers and servos can tolerate. If your receiver and/or servos require a 5v supply, and you use a LiPo battery, you will need a 5v BEC. A *very* small ESC might be tolerable to serve as a BEC, but will still cost you some weight. Are you noticing a trend here regarding weight? The bug ain't very big and needs to be kept as light as possible. As for carbon booms, try Aerospace Composite Products (ACP) or CST Composites. HTH Lee On Mon, Jul 16, 2012 at 11:01 PM, rkh1954 <2hoppers@...> wrote: > Ihave started building a Lightnin Bug,this will be my first glider and I > have two questions. First the plans show a BEC do I need the BEC for this > to work right. I have been flying powered electric planes for a while and > all of my ESC's have the BEC built into them, didnt think I would need the > BEC for a glider. Where can I find the 1/8" carbon tube for the boom. > Thanks for the help, great group. > > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]