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Glider without BEC?

Timmy

Well-known member
#1
I have a simple soarer I want to fly and I dont have a BEC and I don't want to use my other ESCs. Could I plug in a 5V battery or less directly into my receiver? Or will that still hurt it?
 

mrjdstewart

Well-known member
#2
yes. you can find a cheap LED flashlight from HF, take the 3 battery pack holder out and solder servo leads to it (only need power and ground). 3 AAA batteries will give you the voltage you need, then just plug into empty spot on your Rx. i have done this on DLG's before and it works fine.

good luck,

me :cool:
 

Timmy

Well-known member
#5
Just checking, 3 AAA batteries, and plugged into the + and - pins in the receiver right?
 
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mrjdstewart

Well-known member
#6
yup. each AAA is 1.5v so 3 is equal 4.5+ volts. you need 3V minimum to run the Rx and servos. this give you a little room to work.

good luck,

me :cool:
 

Arcfyre

Well-known member
#10
If you want to save some weight and can solder, there are 3.7v batteries available for cameras and such. They are smaller and lighter than AAA or AAs and you only need two.