X8 or flat 8 on 8S voltage or above

Discussion in 'Cinestar 8' started by Sam Fleishman, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. Sam Fleishman

    Sam Fleishman Member

    Mar 30, 2013
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    Is anyone running their rig on 8s voltage or above? if so what are the pros and cons. Also how is the wiring different?
    thanks guys!
  2. Steve Maller

    Steve Maller UAV Grief Counselor

    Oct 30, 2012
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    I don't know anybody personally, but here's what you'd face.
    • You could wire two big 6S LiPos in series to get a (scary) 12S power plant.
    • There are few ESCs that would work at 8S or 12S. KDE's new ones will: http://www.kdedirect.com/XFMRBrushlessElectronics.html
    • I don't think any of the currently-available flight control systems will work on anything above 6S, so you'd need to step down the voltage for the other onboard electronic systems (and beware cheap BECs).
    • And some new motors will go up that high, but you'd be kind of off on your own with respect to integration/testing.
    And I've seen plenty of examples of how that can all end in tears.

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