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External BEC solve spektrum rx problems??

Old 07-13-2008, 03:28 AM
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Default External BEC solve spektrum rx problems??

Hi Guys,
I lost a plane a while ago, after speaking with the supplier the conclusion was that the esc went up in smoke which momentarily spiked or dropped the voltage to the rx which was a AR6100 causing it to reboot and resulting in a crash. I know of at least three other people who have lost planes from similar causes with Spektrum RX's. My question is would a external BEC like the park BEC prevent this problem from happening again??

Also when flying an aircraft how long should I wait between flights?? I have a Parkzone T28 and I had a stryker until the above incident, I always basically put one battery through it, felt the esc if it wasn't hot I just through another in and kept flying should I be waiting longer??

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The ParkBEC is a very good investment and BEC's are becoming the smart move for Spektrum receivers. A linear BEC which is what ESC's have are not up to the task as well as switching BEC's.
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on my small foamys 16 oz and under and just useing three small micro servos I have been ok with the bec built into my castle creations speed controls. Any thing bigger than that and i use a seperate bec and I have never had a problem they are cheap insurance.
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Thanks thats what I was hoping to hear.
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Old 07-15-2008, 01:34 PM
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Why are you blaming it on the rcvr. when it's the ESC that crapped out. A rcvr. on 72 would have crapped out the same way if the ESC went up in smoke. It's the linear regulator in the ESC that's the problem.
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