As I finish up my DG1000 ( in sailplane build thread ) I'm getting to where I need to decide how to hook it all up. Simplest route is to hook all the servos direct to the receiver and use a single big battery. Next level is to hook it all up to the receiver with redundant batteries. Of course it goes on and on from there. I'm thinking I will need the weight of good ole NiCds in the nose for balance, so I don't feel too compelled to get something for say dual LiPos and VRs for the receiver and servos. The sailplane has all digital servos ranging from an HS-7955 to HS-5065s. When I think about the power, most of it is the HS-5125s in the wings, HS-7975 and HS-7985 for the rudder and elevator. The rest kind of sit in the same position most of the flight. The two biggest servos for the retract and SLS arm are adjusted to where they have no buzz in either position, so shouldn't be much draw other than when moving. My thinking is the ideal setup would be something that takes the dual pack input with isolation between packs ( don't know if it really needs active balancing ). The receiver already has a regulator in it and because my plan so far is for dual five cell nicads, don't think I need yet another. I do think busing the power strait from the batteries to the servos makes sense so it doesn't all need to go through the receiver. My other scale sailplanes were much simpler and I really didn't worry too much about power. The DG is big ( to me ) and heavy and has much more crammed into it than anything I've had before. Any feedback appreciated.