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Old 04-25-2012, 10:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Getting the most out of my servos at 6V

Setting my 450 pro up soon and I am still a little confused about powering my electronics.

Setup :

DX6i with V-bar

Scorpion 2221-8 I think its right around 3500 Kv

Scorpion Commander 15V 45 Amps V2

Hitec 5065 X 3

Spektrum 5020 tail servo

Will be running them with V-bar so I will not be using the Rx, but the Rx did come with satalite. Rx is staying in my FB 450 pro. V-bar with satalite.

These servos can run at 6V but what are the Volts coming out of the AR6100?

Can i set the output voltage with either AR6100 or the V-bar, just not sure what my options are.

I just want everything to work together ( my electronics that is)

Thanks

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Old 04-25-2012, 10:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You set the servo voltage when you program your Scorpion Commander ESC (assuming that it has the option to set output voltage, which on a name brand ESC like that seems like a safe assumption).

The ESC plugs into (and thus sends power to) the VBar unit.

The satellite receiver (or 2 of them, if you want) also plugs into and is powered through the VBar. Just to be clear, a mini VBar looks a lot like a receiver, but it's not one--it needs to be plugged into either a "traditional receiver" like an AR6100 or you can plug one or two satellite receivers (much simpler!) into the two little ports on the side of mini VBar.

The VBar also provides power to the servos. The mini VBar manual pages have a wiring guide

After you get that all set up and flying right, you can get a phase sensor and plug that into the VBar and set up your VBar as a governor (and see also http://vstabi.info/en/node/759). There's even a page in the VBar support about setting up the Scorpion Commander with VBar.

The 450 Pro with VBar is an amazing flier. You have chosen great components as well. You're gonna love it!

(And just BTW, I assume that you know that there are dedicated VBar and 450 Pro forums here, right?)

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