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Powerbox-Systems

Powerbox-Systems: Royal SRS

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Powerbox-Systems: iGyro SRS

Powerbox-Systems: P-Bus

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Mercury SRS
Powerbox-Systems

Powerbox-Systems: Mercury SRS Powerbox-Systems has 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 soon to be implemented functions that can be adjusted from your mobile phone (with the optional “BlueCom” adapter) As normal, it works with all the usual well known brands of receivers with a Serial bus output (single wire connection as opposed to connection per channel) The freedom to use any powerbox output 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 itself 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. Zero is gyro off, turn the slider one way for normal gain and go the other way for heading hold gain. “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 independent gyro settings, you can have different setups for example for flight as to flight with flaps… (which when used with the GPS speed sensor is not really necessary, as the gyro updates the gain based on your speed) I already have this powerbox in a number of models, both acrobatic and jets with perfect results, and I would bet that we are going to see a lot more of these units at the field in the future. 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Micro Match
Powerbox-Systems

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 www.PickeringRC.com

HBL380 X8
MKS Servos

HBL380 X8 – MKS Servos I have been using the MKS HBL380 servos for a couple of seasons now, and they not only look spectacular, they are spectacular! Part of the already greatly successful X8 range, which in 3D helicopters had are already become world champions, this version specifically made for large scale acrobatic models and jets really takes plane servos to a new level. With a brushless motor, and already tried and tested electronics from the X8 series it has truly become 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! Additionally, with an extra large spline, (which does make finding servo arms more difficult) provides extra grip due to the larger teeth, meaning that even the standard included plastic arms can be used with great success. Now the number one servo in my book, if you try one out you won’t look back, even if they are quite pricy…  As a cheaper alternative, the MKS HV777 shares very similar specs just without the brushless motor, so check them out! www.PickeringRC.com

Smoke-EL: New 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. We can also now set it all up from your phone! Some examples of the App:

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!) 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…

SparkSwitch
Powerbox-Systems

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) www.PickeringRC.com