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Old 12-31-2005, 12:39 AM   #11
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I think the voltwatch in question is a straight voltmeter. There is no load. It relys on the load of the receiver and servos, so you can test it as it is in the plane.

I think they are great. I do not have them, but intend on getting them. I'm paranoid about my battery conditions when I fly!

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Just for interest sake....I once measured current usage while rapidly moving 4 digitals on the bench....2-2.5A draw!!!

Modern high torque servos can pull a huge amount of power. Always check your packs under at least a 1A load when using high output servos, and especially when using digitals.
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Based on charge data from my Raptor 50, a 10 minute flight will take about 250ma from the battery. This translated to about 1.5A draw.

Sorry Jim, I was assuming the voltwatch was the onboard meter (without load)
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You are right Mike
the volt watch does not put a load on the batteries it is an on board voltmeter
I have 12 of them on diff airplanes and they have saved me a couple of them. so far
I use them on my more valuable planes the others I check manually every flight
I have had new and almost new batt. packs dump on me too
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