Archive of the Yahoo! Groups mailing list for the Bug hand-launch glider 2002-2018

From: "Keith H. Vinyard" <kvinyard@...>
Date: Wednesday, March 17, 2004 1:48 PM
Subject: Bug Experiences Update - was Re: Bug Wood
--- In BugHLG@yahoogroups.com, "abra32001" <esojala@a...> wrote: > Also may go to Lithium cell. By the way, is a voltage reg needed for > lithiums? Check the required operating voltage range for the receiver. Some will operate just fine on a single cell. I'm presently using a single 145mah li-poly with a cirrus microjoule rx and driving 2 falcon servos. Averages about a half hour flying time. The airborne radio with all connectors, LBD and stock antanae weighs 13 grams. I also use a "low battery detector" to warn me when voltage drops below 3 volts. If the volts go too low you've ruined your cell. That also means if you get your glider hung up in tree overnight you've lost that $6 cell. I use an extension between the rx and battery as the switch. Make sure you unplug this after use or again you'll ruin you're cell if drained. I do use a voltage regulator and 2 cells in series when using my FMA Tetra and M5 rx. They require more voltage. Keith