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Equipment

There is a wide variety of equipment needed and available for F5B whether you are flying Intermediate or Open FAI the choices can sometimes be daunting. We will share with you some of our experiences and comments on whats available and where to get it.

Limiter History

The introduction of the limiter from 2008 was one of the most profound, interesting and controversial developments for F5B (and F5D). This section goes into more detail. It describes the hardware and software available, installation hints, testing results and operational results as they become available. A bit of history. The ...

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Limiter Overview

The Energy Limiter is a device which shuts off the motor after a certain amount of energy has been used. Why do we use “Limiters”? F5B pilots have always pushed equipment to the limit in the search for more performance and at the World Champs in 2004 a couple of battery ...

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Unilog in English

The UniLog and other SM units come with comprehensive instructions, but unfortunately for English speakers they are all in German. Having gone to the trouble of translating them for my own benefit, I can now make them available to other non-german speakers – just click on the relevant link below. ...

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HK200 from HobbyKing

The HK200 (HK-SS200ALV ) is notable for its low cost, $29 from Hobby King international and $32, about £20, from the UK site. This is for an ESC rated at 190/200A by the manufacturer but easily capable of up to 300A for a (very) short time. The circuit design is good and ...

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ESC’s

Several different makes of ESC are in use for F5B models but you will find that a lot of people are using a slightly modified Castle Creations Phoenix 180 for it’s performance and relatively low cost. Without the modification the P125/P180 should not be used with more then 4S, after ...

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Batteries in general

Just to prove that good does not always need to be expensive, some of us have been using the Turnigy series Lipo batteries for ultimate performance. They seem to be on par with latest offerings (45C and 65C) from Thunder Power. You will find more information on forums like RC Groups ...

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