Electronics

Mercury SRS

Mercury SRS Powerbox-Systems has just blown apart the market for powerboxes! The Mercury SRS is a very compact unit (same size as the evolution) but with some amazing specs, including full 3 axis gyro, GPS, fully programmable on all channels, gear door sequencer, regulated voltage to 5,9v or 7,4v and even some functions available to be adjusted from your mobile phone (with the optional “BlueCom” adapter) As normal, it works with all the usual well known brands of receivers, being connected by Serial bus (single wire connection as opposed to connection per channel) The freedom to use any exit as any channel, and program each of them freely allows an almost infinite world of possibilities. An example of this could be that you could use say 9 exits just for a single surface, all setup from the powerbox using just one channel on the radio. Dont worry about the seemingly endless possibilities for this powerbox, as the manual also indicates the pre-established exits should you not wish to adjust anything, and if you do you will soon see that it is in reality very simple. The gyro can work in one of two ways. “3e Mode”: works in the same way as the iGyro 3e, where gain is given by a slider, increasing gain for all channels at once. “Srs Mode”: Works in the same way as the iGyro Srs, where you have a 3 position switch, with the options Off, On1, On2. With On1 and On2 being independant gyro settings, you can have different setups for example for flight as to flight with flaps… In addition, you can add the Powerbox-Systems GPS which allows the gyro to automatically reduce the gain the faster you fly, allowing large gain settings when flying slowly, but very little gain as required for faster flight. 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Micro Match

Micro Match The latest little product from Powerbox-Systems, the Micro Match. The Micro Match is basically an intelligent “Y” lead. It allows you to connect two servos to a single channel, with the added benefit of being able to still individually program each of the two servos, by means of the BlueCom adapter (bluetooth adapter so you can set up through your phone/tablet) Options available are servo center, servo reverse, and adjustable end points. With an operating voltage of 4-9v and over 10A it is more than enough for any application Micro Match Presentando lo último de Powerbox-Systems, el Micro Match. El Micro Match es básicamente un cable en “Y” inteligente. Permite conectar dos servos a un único canal, con el beneficio adicional de poder ajustar individualmente cada servo a traves del BlueCom (adaptador bluetooth para conectar con el móvil) Las opciones disponibles son de ajustar el centro, servo reverse, y finales de recorrido. Permitiendo voltajes de 4 a 9v y más de 10A de consumo es más que suficiente para cualquier tipo de modelo.

HBL380 X8 – MKS Servos

HBL380 X8 – MKS Servos I have just received the new MKS HBL380 servos, and they look spectacular! Part of the already greatly succesfull X8 range, which in 3D helicopters are already world champions, they now bring us this version specifically made for large scale acrobatic models and jets. With a brushless motor, and already tried and tested electronics from the X8 series this promises to be a class leader. But, what about the specs? They are simply amazing: Torque at 7,4v: 39Kg Speed at 7,4v: 0,092s Voltage: from 6 to 8,4v If we provide direct power from a 2S lipo (8,4v) the specs get even better! 0,082s speed and 41kg torque! I am really looking forward to putting these new servos through their paces!

Mercury

Mercury Powerbox-Systems has done it again, a new product that promises to change what we install in our large scale models. A whole new powerbox unit, full of possibilites. The new Powerbox-Systems Mercury. As well as the usual functions, it also includes the powerfull 3 axis iGyro, door sequencer, free selection of the 15 output channels, each individually programmable and adjustable as well as specific settings for vector thrust pipes. The best bit? It is no bigger than the Evolution, making this a huge package in a very small box, makking it surprisingly light too. I can see this becoming the favourite for many models, irregardless of if it is an acrobat, a jet or a scale model… Mercury Powerbox-Systems la ha vuelto a hacer, un nuevo producto que promete cambiar la instalación en nuestros modelos de gran escala. Se trata de una nueva centralita, compacta pero llena de posibilidades. La nueva Powerbox-Systems Mercury. Además de las funciones habituales de todas las centralitas Powerbox, incorpora el iGyro de 3 ejes, secuenciador de compuertas, libre asignación de sus 15 canales, funciones especiales para toberas vectoriales y la posibilidad de ajustar cada uno de los canales individualmente desde la centralita. ¿Lo mejor? Que todo esto viene en una caja del mismo tamaño que la Evolution, muy compacto y mucho más ligero que las opciones anteriores. Preveo que esta centralita va a ser muy popular, ya sea para acrobaticos, jets o maquetas…

Smoke-EL with G force sensor!

Smoke-EL with G force sensor! Smoke-El have updated their already great system, now including a G-Force sensor, allowing you to automatically activate the smoke after a certain G limit. This allows you to simulate the vapour trail generated by advanced jets in tight turns. Smoke-EL con sensor de G’s! El sistema de humo eléctrico Smoke-EL acaba de actualizar sus sistemas, ahora pudiendo incorporar un sensor de Gs que permite activar la estela de humo únicamente a partir de una cierta fuerza G. Ideal para simular las estelas que pueden dejar los cazas en giros bruscos. We can also now set it all up from your phone! Some examples of the App: Además de esto, se puede programar desde el móvil! Ejemplos de algunos pantallazos desde el móvil:

Twin iGyro 3e in a Sebart Mig 3D

Twin iGyro 3e in a Sebart Mig 3D During my stay in India, I was asked to set up a Sebart Mig 3D, which as it was, didn’t work. We decided to install two Powerbox-Systems iGyro 3e units (a total of 6 axis of gyro!) Doble iGyro 3e en Mig 3D de Sebart Durante mi viaje a India, me pidieron ajustar un Mig 3D de sebart, el cual no funcionaba como venía de serie. Querían la instalación de giroscopos para ayudar con el vuelo 3D gracias a las toberas vectoriales. La solución, fue de usar no uno, sino dos giroscopos de 3 ejes de Powerbox-Systems, los iGyro 3e. The following is the setup that we used, and the result as you can see in the video, was even better than we had hoped or expected. First iGyro 3e: The first iGyro was installed in the conventional manner, to control the main flight surfaces (two channels for ailerons, two for elevator, and two for rudder on a Y lead) Second iGyro 3e: The second iGyro was installed to control the two vector thrust tubes. These had one servo dealing with side to side movement, and a further two servos dealing with up and down movement of each of the two pipes (when both servos move at the same time they act as elevators, and when they move in opposite directions then they act as ailerons. This iGyro was set up as a “delta wing” via the BlueCom adapter, as the vector tubes have the same setup a as a standard delta model. In this second iGyro we also activated the “Boost x4” allowing the gyro to move the thrust tubes much more when correcting any deviations. The result, you can see for yourself. Here is a short video of the test flight and gyro test. Unfortunately we finished the model on the last day of the trip and ran out of time to test further… La siguiente solución es una prueba que hicimos, es la versión más compleja disponible, pero el resultado superó toda expectativa como veréis en el video. Primer iGyro 3e: Se instaló de la forma convencional para las superficies móviles del avión (dos canales para alerones, dos para profundidad y uno el de dirección con una Y. Segundo iGyro 3e: Se instaló para las toberas vectoriales. Éstas llevan un servo que actúa ambas de lado a lado, y luego un servo cada uno que permite mover arriba y abajo cada tobera independientemente (cuando mueven juntos hará de profundidad, o cuando van a contrarios harán de alerones) Éste iGyro se programó desde el BlueCom como “ala delta” y conectamos uno de esos servos en la salida de profundidad y el otro en la salida de alerones, de forma que el propio iGyro los mezcla para hacer las funciones necesarias. En este segundo iGyro activamos además el Boost x4 para que el gyro pueda mover hasta extremos las toberas para ayudar en el vuelo 3D. Para el resultado, juzgar vosotros mismos el estreno y video de prueba. Por desgracia fue el último día del viaje y nos quedamos sin luz para grabar más, pero aún así creo que el video habla por si sólo…

Lipos

Lipos Possibly one of the most important decisions to be made when putting together a new model is the type of battery that we are going to use to supply that all important power to our servos and other electrical components. One of my favourite Powerbox-Systems products are their Lipo batteries, different to all others on the market due to their unique specifications. Unlike most lipos these are designed specially for receiver systems. The first advantage is that they have a hard case, with a simple cradle support, making taking them out of the model for charging just a couple of seconds. Currently Powerbox-Systems have three different lipo sizes, these being 1.500mAh, 2.800mAh and 4.000mAh. They also have a new set, of 3.300mAh LiFePo4. For my 3m Krill-Model Sukhoi I decided to use the Powerbox-Systems 4.000mAh Lipo’s. They supply the power to all 17 servos (4 per wing, 2 per elevator, 2 for rudder and 1 for throttle) as well as the power for the ignition and also for the smoke pump. This has worked perfectly, giving me 4 full flights which use just under half the power of the lipos, at which point I swap the batteries for a fresh set, purely for peace of mind. Lipos Tal vez la parte que más dudas nos genera al elegir el equipo de un avón son los servos, ya que cada marca tiene su propia gama inmensa, su numeración, y más importante, su manera de medir sus características. Uno de mis accesorios favoritos de Powerbox son sus Lipos, ya que puedes estar completmanete tranquilo a la hora de cargarlos. Ahora mismo Powerbox tienen de tres distintos tamaños, siendo éstos de 1.500mAh, 2.800mAh y 4.000mAh. Además tienen unos de 3.200mAh de LiFePo Para mi Sukhoi de Krill-Model de 3m opté por usar las baterías Lipo de Powerbox-Systems de 4.000mAh. Suministran la corriente a todos los servos (4 por ala, 2 por profundidad, 2 en direccion y 1 en gas, total de 17 servos), al encendido y también la bomba de humo. Me han funcionado perfectamente, dando 4 vuelos con total seguridad, gastando algo menos de la mitad andes de cambiarlas por un juego que está cargado.

SparkSwitch

SparkSwitch One of the newest products by Powerbox-Systems is their Spark Switch, an electronic switch that can be used to turn on and off the power supply to other electronic devices, such as engine ignitions. Even though there are similar products on the market, the Spark Switch is different, as it is much easier to use and set up. It is simply a case of connecting to a free receiver channel that is controlled by a switch that goes from -100% to +100%. In one direction the power is on, in the other it is off. The power supplied to the ignition can come either directly from the powerbox, or from a separate battery. It includes a voltage regulator, so it is possible to use a lipo at 7,4v and the Spark Switch reduces it to 5,9v for use on most ignitions without problems Due to its simple operation, its installation is equally simple, just needing 4 connections: -Signal input, from the receiver (to receive the orders of on or off) -Power input, (power from either battery or powerbox) -Power out (to the ignition, regulated to 5,9v) -LED out (to see the status of the Spark Switch – LED on indicates that the switch is in the “On” position, and therefore the ignition is receiving power)

Royal RRS

Royal RRS This powerbox is currently the top of the range unit produced by Powerbox-Systems (with the exception of the same version which includes Spektrum technology) and has been for some time THE unit used for large scale models, irregardless of their type.When we open the box, the first thing that we see is a beatifully designed powerbox (beatifull for an aeromodeller of course!). It has 7 channels, 5 of them have four exits each, each one of them can be programmed independantly, as well as another 2 channels with 3 exits each (non programmable). The unit has everything duplicated, with two receivers, two batteries, and as explained by our friends at Powerbox-Systems, the unit actually holds two, identical powerboxes, so if one where to fail, the second one can still take over. It also includes a screen that can be installed in the model, which is used for the programming, and also the status of the battery or receiver signal. Its install is very simple, with just four screws using the same system as servos (rubber gromment with brass eyelets) Even though it is designed for use with two receivers, it is also possible to use just one, simply connecting it to the receiver port 1. We can also choose if we wish for the servos to run on 5,9v or 7,4v (such as for new HV servos). Irregardless of this, the receiver will only ever receive 5,9v as required. The programming of the Royal RRS is the same as the Champions RRS, only with 5 programmable channels as opposed to 3. The programming would therefore be as follows: The first phase of teaching the powerbox the throws of the transmitter is completed as follows: -We move the first dial on the adjuster board to “A” and the second dial to “Reset” -Now we press the buttons “+” and “-” at the same time. (the yellow and red LED will light up on the adjuster board), -With the transmitter stick in the centre, we press the “+” button (so that the powerbox memorises the centre position) -Holding the transmitter stick at full throw, we press again the “+” button (so the powerbox memorises the full throw position) -We do the same for the oposite full throw, again pressing “+”. (so the powerbox memorises the opposite full throw position) -When we press the “+” button for the third time, the powerbox accepts that you have told it the three programming spaces (full left, centre and full right) and the yellow LED will turn off. To save the positions for the servo, move the second dial to “Save” and press “+”, with this the red LED will turn off and the settings have been saved. The second phase of programming the servos for your model: -Connect ONLY the first servo and programme it as normal (using transmitter sub trim and end point adjustments). If you wished to do so, you could also programme it with the powerbox using the same process as the other servos, as follows.. -Connect the second servo, however leave one of the ball links disconnected. Select on the first dial “A” and the second dial servo number “2”. To programme the centre, leave the transmitter stick in the centre and adjust the servo centre with the “+” and “-” keys. To assure that it is correctly centred, you should be able to put in the bolt for the loose ball link easily. -To programme the full throw, do exactly the same, holding the transmitter stick on full and adjust the servo position with the “+” and “-” keys, repeating the test that you can easily put the bolt through the ball link. -Repeat the same process for the opposite full throw. -As soon as you make one change, the red LED lights up, to indicate that a change has been made but has not yet been saved. To save the changes, move the second dial to “Save” and press the “+” button. the red LED will go out because the changes have now been saved, and your servos are sincronised correctly. Now we simply repeat the same process as many times as necessary until we have all servos programmed. During the programming we can see on the screen what adjustment we are making. “C” is the center of the servo (sub-trim) and “L” & “R” are Left and Right (end points) In the bottom half of the screen, you can also see: “Channel” – This is to indicate the channel that we are adjusting (A. B, C, D or E) “Servo” -This is to indicate which servo of that channel we are adjusting (servo 1, 2, 3 or 4) “Current” – The current being used on that servo (this can be used to assure that the adjustments have been made correctly, and therefore the servo is not in a stalled position (which would increase power consumption) “Saved” – This indicates if the changes have been saved. If saved there is a “tick” “Init” – This indicates that you have made a modification to this servo (since turning the Royal on) The Royal also has an option called “Black Box” which can be accessed by pressing momentarily both battery muttons on the swith (buttons I and II) and indicates “Time” – how long the Royal has been turned on for “Consumption” – How many mAh has been used from each of the batteries in this time since the unit has been on “Min Voltage” – minimum voltage from each of the batteries “Max Current” – maximum current drawn in A of each battery “Online RX I y II” – This is the satus of the two receivers. Both should be at 100%, if not there might be a problem with the conection or signal “Switches I->2 or 2->1” – This is the number of times that the Royal has had to switch from receiver one to reveiver two (or vice versa) due to a weak signal or receiver bad connection. This should always show 0, if not look into receiver placement, binding and all wire connections. This is the normal screen that we see when we turn the Royal on. It shows the status of each of the two batteries, both as a graphic, as well as voltage. It also shows the exit voltage given by each of the regulators, and the mAh used from each battery. La Royal RRS de Powerbox-Systems es la centralita más alta de gama que produce la marca actualmente (con excepción del mismo modelo en versión Spektrum el cual ya integra dos receptores) y ha sido desde hace ya mucho tiempo la centralita usada para los aviones de gran escala, sea de la modalidad que sean. Al abrir la caja lo primero que vemos es que la centralita es una preciosidad (para un aeromodelista claro!) Tiene entradas para 7 canales, con 5 salidas en cada canal, y 5 de los siete canales son totalmente programables mediante el programador que viene incluido.. Todo redundante con dos receptores, además cada uno de ellos con su propio circuitería. Trae además una pantalla exterior que se le conecta y sirve para la programación y luego para ver el estado de las baterias y saber si ha sufrido algún fail-safe. Su instalación es muy sencilla, con tan solo cuatro tornillos usando el mismo sistema que los servos. A pesar de que está pensado para usarse con dos receptores para asegurar la mejor señal posible, también se puede con un solo receptor sin ningún tipo de inconveniente. Podemos elegir además si quieremos que funcione todo el avión a 5,9v o 7,4v (para su uso con los nuevos servos HV). Cualquiera de las dos opciones solo afecta a las salidas a los servos, ya que el receptor sigue recibiendo solamente los 5,9v habituales. La programación es igual a la del Champion RRS, con la única diferencia siendo en el mando de programación que es para 5 canales. Se programa de la siguiente forma: La primera fase es enseñarle a la centralita los recorridos de la emisora: -Movemos la primera ruleta del programador al “A” y la segunda ruleta a “Reset” -Ahora apretamos los botones “+” y “-” simultáneamente. (Se ilumina un led amarillo y uno rojo en el programador), -Dejamos el stick en el centro y apretamos de nuevo el “+” (para que la centralita se acuerde del centro) -Aguantamos el stick a un extremo y apretamos de nuevo el “+” (para que se acuerde de ese extremo) -Repetimos lo mismo para el otro extremo, apretando nuevamente el “+”. (para que se acuerde de este otro extremo) -Al presionar el “+” por tercera vez, la centralita reconoce sus tres posiciones (centro y dos extremos) y se se apaga el led amarillo. Para guardar lo que acabamos de hacer se debe mover la ruleta a “Save” y apretar de nuevo el “+” y se apagará el led rojo. La segunda fase es la de ajustar los servos: -Programar el primer servo de la forma tradicional, desde la emisora (reverse, sub-trim, y end point) Si lo preferís también podéis hacerlo desde la centralita, al igual que explico a continuación para el segundo servo. -Desconectar el primer servo del aleron (simplemente quitando el tornillo de la rotula) y conectar el segundo definitivamente. Para programar el segundo servo hay que seleccionar el canal “A” en la primera ruleta, y el servo “2” en el segundo. -Para centrar el servo, simplemente deja el stick en el centro y aprieta el botón “+” o “-” dependiendo de lo que necesites. Para saber que está centrado con el primer servo, es muy sencillo, con ambos conectados a la centralita, debes de poder volver a poner fácilmente el tornillo que has quitado del primero. -Para programar un extremo es el mismo proceso, aplicando stick a tope hacia el lado deseado y ampliar o recortar el mando obtenido mediante los botones “+” y “-“, repitiendo la prueba de poder pasar fácilmente el tornillo del primer servo. -El proceso para el otro extremo es el mismo. -Una vez cambias uno de los centros o extremos, se enciendo un LED rojo en el programador para identificar que has hecho cambios que todavía no están guardados. -Para guardar los cambios simplemente tienes que mover la segunda ruleta a “SAVE” y presionar el botón “+”. Se apagará el LED rojo y ya tienes los servos perfectamente sincronizados. Repetimos el proceso tantas veces se requiera para el número de servos que tengamos y para todos los canales. Durante la programación podremos ver en la pantalla que ajuste es el que estamos realizando, el “C” siendo el centro, mientras “L” (left – izquierda) o “R” (right – derecha) indica que estamos ajustando uno de los finales de recorrido. En la parte inferior de la pantalla podemos ver: “Channel” – el canal que estamos ajustando, es decir, el A, B, C, D o E para cada uno de los 5 canales programables “Servo” – el servo de ese canal que estamos ajustando, es decir, cual de los 5 servos de ese canal estamos ajustando “Current” – la corriente que esta consumiendo ese servo (ayuda para ver que el servo está bien programado al no haber un consumo excesivo) “Saved” – si se han guardado los cambios. Una vez guardados, aparece un “tick” “Init” – si se han realizado modificaciones en la programacion del servo durante esta puesta en marcha La Royal también dispone de una opción llamado “Black Box” (caja negra) al cual se accede pulsando los dos botones del interruptor simultaneamente. Éste indica: “Time” – tiempo que lleva la centralita encendida “Consumption” – Consumo en mAh de cada una de las dos baterias durante este tiempo “Min Voltage” – Voltage minimo en V de cada bateria durante este tiempo “Max Current” – Consumo máximo en A de cada bateria durante este tiempo “Online RX I y II” – El estado de ambos receptores. Deben de estar ambos al 100%, si no, puede haber un problema de conexión o de señal “Switches I->2 o 2->1” – La cantidad de veces que la centralita ha tenido que pasar de un receptor al otro debido a un problema de señal de receptor que estaba usando. Debía de marcar 0, en caso contrario, pruebe a cambiar la posicion de los receptores y compruebe las conexiones. Esta es la pantalla habitual cuando encendemos la centralita, y marca el estado de las dos baterias en forma gráfica y numérica, el voltaje de salida de los reguladores a los servos y los mAh consumidos durante esta puesta en marcha de las baterias.

Evolution

Evolution The Powerbox-Systems Evolution has been for many years one of the most well known and most used powerboxes in large scale models. The advantage that the Evolution always had was that being the first in the range or powerboxes, its cost is kept down yet still implementing most of the functions used by its top of the range counterparts. This year 2010 Powerbox-Systems have updated the Evolution, including new heat disipators to assist with the cooling of the voltage regulators, as well as updating the styling of the Powerbox to fit in with the rest of their recently released products. Even though it is the simplest powerbox offered by the company, it still has the capability to connect two lipos, six chanels to mix to 16 servo exits, as well as voltage regulation, signal amplifyers… It also includes LED”s that show the state of the lipos as well as additional external LED”s that light up in the case of a low votage in either of the batteries. An advantage of this “simple” powerbox is that as it does not have adjustments for different parameters, it is very easy to install in the model, only needing to screw it in the model, connect the 6 receiver chanels to the “IN” sockets (connecting any additional servos directly to the receiver) and then connect the servos to the desired “OUT” sockets. The adjustment of the servos therefore is simply made with the transmitter with the usual functions, such as End Point, Sub trim and Reverse. I have been using and competing with the Powerbox-Systems Evolution for quite some time in my freestyle 2.60m – 2.70m planes and have been very happy with the results. Gaining also the peace of mind that all the servos are correctly powered and in the case of a servo shortcircuit that the powerbox would cut the servo off before causing damage to the receiver or plane.