When it comes to setting up an aircraft, there are a lot of aspects to consider. One of those is going to be how to power your aircraft. There are a few options for powering your aircraft; you can fly with an internal combustion engine(such as glow, petrol, and turbine) or an electric motor. Let’s take a broad look at the different options.
An internal combustion system is going to operate with four basic components. One, a fuel source. This can be glow fuel – or nitro fuel – which is a mix of nitromethane, methane, and an oil, a petrol based fuel (such as gasoline or diesel), or a kerosene based fuel for turbine engines. Your fuel source will need to be kept in a fuel tank. Two, you will need the appropriate engine based on the type of fuel you wish use. Three, you will need fuel lines to connect the fuel source to your engine. Four, you will need the proper ignition system. Each type of engine has their own ignition system. We will keep that lesson for another segment.
The other option for powering your aircraft is to use an electric motor configuration. An electric configuration is typically easier to setup and maintain – just charge your batteries! The basics of an electric setup include your motor, an electronic speed controller, and your flight batteries. Again there are multiple types of motors and ESC’s (electronic speed controllers) to choose, but we will get into more detail in another segment as well.
After receiving numerous questions regarding getting extra channels while using Jeti Central Box 210/220 we have come up with elegant configuration that uses power from CB210/220 servo port 9/10 for Central Box 100. This way you can have up to 20 high power servos connected to the system and still have full battery telemetry & redundancy.
If you connect Telemetry to the CB100 and use CB100 only for noncritical functions (Gyro, Lights, Airbrakes…) you can get away with a single power lead and go up to 22 servos.
Just when you thought it could not get any better…. It did! Introducing the newest in motor technology. Hardened steel shaft, 28mm oversize bearing, bolt-on prop adapter, integrated cooling fan and pre-installed Jeti telemetry sensors represent the highest level of quality.
The Emcotec DPSI 2001 RV power distribution unit is designed to operate with the included Fuel Cap magnetic switch actuator or a specially designed Magnetic Switch or Magnetic Switch PCB actuators. The switches are fail proof and they are controlled by self-locking circuitry. This means that DPSI 2001 RV stays turned On, even if the switch fails. The logic for turning Off is also redundant, a simple malfunction cannot cause the power supply to be turned Off. Find it here.
These servos are brand new on the market. Never before have we seen such powerful and thoughtful craftsmanship for such an affordable price.
Don’t mistake their low-cost for low-quality!! These are extremely capable servos able to hold their own against hardware at three times the price!
Starting at just $23, the Hacker EL line features ultra-efficient Coreless motors, soft start, all metal gearing, aluminum case, low current consumption and constant output power. They are the perfect match for almost any pilot’s needs.
Read up on their specs below and start shopping here.
We know that it can be hard to compare motors from two different companies, but using Jeti Telemetry systems it was a breeze. These are not identical motors at all, but numbers are very close.
The major differences are in rotor pole count, telemetry sensors and overall dimensions. The Elite motor has 14 poles and the Xpwr has 28, this allows you to run Elite with virtually any ESC. Weight is also very close with the Xpwr weighing 775g and the Elite weighing 825g with Jeti Telemetry sensors installed.
We have performed bench tests with a Fiala 21×10 propeller and 12S 5000mAh battery packs.
Elite 35: 94A, 7470rpm
Xpwr 35: 98A, 7440rpm
Note: Xpwr 35 Motor has NO Temperature Sensor Installed (Transmitter Screenshot Displays ESC Temperature/Jeti Spin Pro 99)