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From: "airporter" <airporter@...>
Date: Wednesday, January 2, 2013 5:58 PM
Subject: Re: [BugHLG] Bug gear?
What are guys running for the on-board gear in the bug? Are servos lighter than the ones shown on the plan suitable? What about single cell LiPo's and servos designed for them? I am running a a Spectrum Tx, so am thinking about the Orange Rx's that HobbyKinhg sells, coupled with either a single cell LiPo and servos designed for 1 S LiPo, or a 2S Lipo, and the correct servos for that battery. Suggestions? I’ve been using the Spektrum AR6300 receiver and two Dymond D44 servos (no longer available) powered by a 240 mah Smart LiPo from Kennedy Composites. After nearly four years of use I’ve never had a range problem with the receiver nor a brownout problem with this battery arrangement. Although this is not the cheapest setup, it’s been VERY reliable. As for servos, I’ve gone with the bigger D44s (the new HS35 or HS5035 are ideal replacements) for their durability. With these items my last Bug, #3, weighed 98 grams, which is probably more than many out there, but then again, I’ve NEVER had an inflight break of ANY kind. Of course, YMMV. Porter [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]