Best LVC for RC plane?

Hi Guys -

I got my Easy Star put together, reinforced with carbon fiber rods, brushless motor and mystery esc from HobbyCity, etc, etc. Took my maiden flight yesterday (which happens to be the first time I've flown an rc plane) and it was a BLAST!

Anyway, My question is regarding LVCs. I know that the ESC has a built-in LVC, but I'm not sure of the behavior. Does it just taper off power to the motor or what? I am a bit skeptical to let the LVC kick in.

What are you guys using for LVC? Is there any sort of "remote" LVC that notifies you when the voltage reaches a certain level?

Thanks for any suggestions guys. This is a real hoot. Will be installing APM and cameras, etc in no time!

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  • Moderator
    You can get all sorts of devices from this Hobby King wireless battery monitor

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    To high end transmitters with telemetry http://www.suasnews.com/2010/08/815/last-dance-for-traditional-suas...

    You should avoid letting the low voltage cutoff happen as that will put your Lipo under stress, the best way of avoiding it is timing your flights and finding out when it occurs and then not flying that long!

    That time will of course vary if its a windy day or if your hooning around the sky.
  • Moderator
    Did you mean to say "the ESC has a built-in BEC..."?
  • Moderator
    Many ESCs are programable as to the cutoff level and the type... just like the braking...hard, soft, etc.
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