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09-08-2003 01:58 AM  14 years agoPost 1
1800bigk

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on a standard freya does everybody cut a hole in the canopy for the on/off switch or what. Theres no way my fat fingers can reach that spot.

thanks

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09-08-2003 02:05 AM  14 years agoPost 2
Dazzler

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No I didnt cut a hole

There is an upgrade switch mount you can buy for like $6 that allows you to mount your switch under the servo tray. I made my own from a nylon piece from Home Depot in the door hinge area, that I customized to fit, worked out great and looks good.

Daz...

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09-08-2003 02:14 AM  14 years agoPost 3
1800bigk

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great info thank you

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09-08-2003 03:05 AM  14 years agoPost 4
inventory

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I used a Super-rocker switch and drilled two small holes in the front skid for mounting, very convenient for the charge jack too, simply mount along the skid with the antenna tube.

This setup has worked great for me, the only drawback I can see is a small increase in the vibration level, but switches are cheap and easy to replace, so to me the convenience is worth it....

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09-08-2003 03:11 AM  14 years agoPost 5
Glenn in Den

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What were they thinking with that switch! I can get it but I have to lay on the ground and bend my wrist back and . . . .

Not only that but with the push-pull collective upgrade, if one piece of dust lands on the top of the lever, it will shut off the switch!

What a pain! I am THIS CLOSE to cutting the canopy. My canopy is kind of ruined anyway so I might do it but I won't want to cut the next one.

Where do you buy this $6 switch mount?

Glenn.

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09-08-2003 03:19 AM  14 years agoPost 6
1800bigk

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I know, while I was putting it together i kept saying to my self how good the quality is then i get to switch part and I'm like what!!

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09-08-2003 04:39 PM  14 years agoPost 7
kirk

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For 98 cents you can get a plastic outlet box at home depot. They have a perfect 90 Degree bend in them and with a little bit of cutting with a drill and some tinsnips it really works out well. I was assembling a freya one weekend and needed a different way to mount the switch and didnt want to wait a few days to have the a switch mount ordered in. Glenn If you want me to make you one let me know...

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09-08-2003 05:03 PM  14 years agoPost 8
z11355

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i just drill a hole and stop screwing
around making this more complex
than need be.

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09-08-2003 05:10 PM  14 years agoPost 9
kirk

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Yep you can do that too, but with the push pull collective upgrade I am not too comfortable with those linkages moving that close to my on off switch (I doubt they would turn the switch off but why chance it). I use the JR heavy duty switch which is a bit bigger then the futuba switch...

Its not really that complex

Take care!!
Kirk

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09-08-2003 05:22 PM  14 years agoPost 10
z11355

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i use the same pushpull and it clears
the HD JR switch.

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09-08-2003 05:40 PM  14 years agoPost 11
mrNoodles

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Just get the Freya switch plate for somewhere around $5!!

/Fredrik
'Hm now I just have to find out where to connect the GV1 sensor to the Jazz80 ESC.

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09-08-2003 05:43 PM  14 years agoPost 12
Trap

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Contact HeliProz! Put one on my Freya - slick!

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09-08-2003 06:47 PM  14 years agoPost 13
Glenn in Den

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The JR switch is what I have too.

While it is unlikely the pp collective mod will turn off the switch, it is likely to pinch your finger a time or two, depening on the servo and stick settings when the power comes on!

I did that once already!


Glenn in Den.

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09-08-2003 10:27 PM  14 years agoPost 14
NiteLite

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Freya switch

I took a small piece af aluminum, made a bracket and mounted it on the frame under the carb. Works great.

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09-08-2003 10:55 PM  14 years agoPost 15
Daniel Santana

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09-09-2003 03:16 AM  14 years agoPost 16
inventory

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Rstacy-

No offense taken, I think you misunderstood me a little bit. What I mean by "cheap and easy to replace" is that I'm willing to do it every 4-6 months rather than every year as a preventative measure. I don't put the switch on the skids and then blindly sit back and wait for it to break; It has its maintenance schedule like anything else. Personally I don't think the vibes are too much more intense than right by the motor in the stock position, but like you said, these things aren't cheap, so I use a SuperRocker and change often.....

I'm confident that the part would last longer the life cycle I've imposed on it, and the skid mounting position w/ the charge jack extension running by the antenna tube is for my purposes a very convenient and clean mounting location.......

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