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Burgess
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 11:39 am
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Here's a great little wattsmeter that's light enough to place temporarily on the heli to monitor amps volts and watts in hover and it also records data so you can spool down and see how your setup is doing.
http://www.4-max.co.uk/wattmeter-budget.htm

There not expensive and ought to be available somewhere in easy reach.
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matelot
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 1:11 pm
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Looks very useful. I'm sure I'll end up getting one.

I notice that particular model's got Deans connectors. I'd have to get some Deans and cobble an extension because I'm fitted with Turnigy XT60s.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 11:46 pm
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Good find Burgess. I'll get one of those.

I only use Deans plugs so I'm good to go.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:46 am
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I wished I'd have bought one right at the outset, know exactly what the amps, volts, and watts are, you can optimise the electrics during setup, and a digital tacho would provide a greater degree of accuracy, such as this one:

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__17139__KV_RPM_Meter.html

The meter comes with a male and female Deans connector, so all that's needed is solder them to interconnection leads with appropriate input and output connectors.

I use an in-put lead with a XT60 connector and an output lead with a HXT connector, all my ESCs have HXT 3.5mm with M/F Red plastic Protectors. While I've a variety different LiPOs each of which have different connectors.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:10 am
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A very usefull tool to have for sure. I could use that for my Quad copter for sure! Listen to any RC power expert and they all say if you don't have a Watt meter, you just don't know whats going on with your model if you're doing your own power setups.
I have Castle Creation ESCs on my 3 of helis and can download and save data from flights. So much data sometimes it's hard to sift through it all Rolling Eyes

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