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HelicopterMain Discussion › is the switch up to the job??
12-22-2003 04:08 AM  13 years agoPost 1
snookfishnjoe

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bouncing of another post about is the connectors up to the job.. how about the switch.that is used to turn on and off the heli.. do you guys recomend just pluging the battery direct. or do you guys trust the switch. i guess the only down fall is that between flights when you want to turn the battery off you have to remove the canopy. but i also dont know if i want to trust a .99 cent switch to control all of my power. .

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12-22-2003 04:17 AM  13 years agoPost 2
S_Owen

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Wichita Falls, TX.

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http://www.heliproz.com/gemrocker.html

A switch you can trust and the last switch you'll buy.

[b]Murphy's Constant:[/b] Matter will be damaged in direct proportion to its value.

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12-22-2003 04:42 AM  13 years agoPost 3
AGRAV8

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Second that

That is the one I trust as well.

GOOD guy list-39, BAD guy list-0

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12-22-2003 05:21 AM  13 years agoPost 4
Bill Ludwig

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Try http://www.fromeco.com for a $30 solid state failsafe switch.

- Bill Ludwig

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12-22-2003 06:31 AM  13 years agoPost 5
Wes

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Jonesboro, AR

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Futaba

Futaba makes a really good heavy duty switch, and the 1's bill is talking about are really nice too.

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12-22-2003 11:54 AM  13 years agoPost 6
donlynn

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New Zealand

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Gidday

As said the futaba h/duty switch is up to the job, I would suggest you dont "just pluging the battery " as the terminals are only rated for a finite number of operations.

Regards Don

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12-22-2003 01:53 PM  13 years agoPost 7
Drunk Monk

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Preston, UK

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There's a few people starting to use 2 switches but I quite like the idea of the fail safe switch, couldn't find them on that link though


Stephen

I only open my mouth to change feet.....

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12-22-2003 01:59 PM  13 years agoPost 8
GMcNair

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Birmingham AL

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I also use the GEM unit and it is nice. One of my helis has dual switches and dual batteries slaved together via an EMS/Jomar battery backer for "ultimate" safety and redundancy. That being said, I am learning of more and more scale builders in Germany who do not use switches at all. I am considering this for my next build, using Deans heavy duty connectors instead.

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12-22-2003 02:59 PM  13 years agoPost 9
gunpilot

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Michigan

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Do any of you have a picture of how you mounted the gem rocker switch on a R50v2?

R50V2 x 2

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12-22-2003 03:30 PM  13 years agoPost 10
rtrickyjr

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Drumore, PA (SW of Quarryville)

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50 mounting

you can mount it where the tail rotor servo used to go if you're using the rear mounting servo option. Works well there.


-Rick-

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12-29-2003 09:11 AM  13 years agoPost 11
Cormac

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Canada

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Drunk Monk,

The link for the Fromeco site is

http://www.fromeco.org/index.htm

Looks like a really cool switch

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