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From: Juan Balnius <jbalnius@...>
Date: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 11:18 PM
Subject: Re: [BugHLG] Bug questions
What the heck is a BEC. I just plug my LiPO pack to the receiver. Will my glider fly longer if I use a BEC? On Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at 8:18 PM, Lee Teicheira <leet1@...> wrote: > 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] > > > > ------------------------------------ > > Home Page - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BugHLG/ > > Yahoo! Groups Links > > > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]