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04-21-2009 09:29 PM  9 years agoPost 1
condair

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I found this on the AVANT section. I have seen it before and it appears to be a pin the shut down the battery? I cant post the pic yet but does anyone know what i am asking about. Usually most have a red ribbon tied to it. looks like a battery cut off.

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04-21-2009 09:32 PM  9 years agoPost 2
rsimon123086

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I know exactly what your talking about but whats your question?

All it really is, is a type of fail safe switch. So when you pull the pin the it is always on that way your switch cant fail. I actually drains the battery so its best to disconnect the battery after you get done flying for the day

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04-21-2009 09:33 PM  9 years agoPost 3
condair

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is it home built or store bought?

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04-21-2009 09:34 PM  9 years agoPost 4
rsimon123086

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The only ones I have seen are associated with the Fromeco product line and their regulators.

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04-21-2009 09:35 PM  9 years agoPost 5
AaronJohnson

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It is a Fromeco pin flag switch. http://www.fromeco.org/Products/02F...91/Default.aspx

It can only be used on a "fail on" power system. Like the Fromco arizona or Kiwi, or the Spektrum 7100, 7100R.

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04-21-2009 09:38 PM  9 years agoPost 6
rsimon123086

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I run them on everything I have, simple, easy, and clean.

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04-21-2009 09:42 PM  9 years agoPost 7
condair

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Ok, so basically the pin is an insulator and interupts the current. Nice, I have the Reactor and the JR RX. Too bad, it looks clean and simple.

thank you all for the info. I am just not too impressed with any of the switches most hobby stores offer and Radio shack doesnt have crap these days.

Quest continues.

Thank you again

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04-21-2009 09:46 PM  9 years agoPost 8
AaronJohnson

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No, the pin completes the circuit. That is why you must use it on something that is set up for "fail on" That means if the switch circuit fails (meaning, circuit goes open), then your system will fail on.

On the fromeco regulators the pin/flag switch plugs into the switch circuit of the regulator. When you insert the pin then the circuit is complete and it tells the regulator to turn off. When you break that circuit by removing the pin then the regulator turns on.

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04-21-2009 09:47 PM  9 years agoPost 9
condair

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Ok, so i was almost close. :-)
I just went to the site and they have some rerally nice products. thanks for the link

Sean

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04-21-2009 09:50 PM  9 years agoPost 10
AaronJohnson

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No problem. Fromeco is great. Good customer service too!

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04-21-2009 11:07 PM  9 years agoPost 11
joec

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The SG ReactorX works with these as well.

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04-21-2009 11:18 PM  9 years agoPost 12
Fabtek94

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Yup the reactorX also has the same failsafe. You can use the arizona "pin and flag" switch, but you will need to change the connector. If I remember correctly, the ReactorX and arizona switch are both female connectors.

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04-21-2009 11:31 PM  9 years agoPost 13
atvracer

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you can also go to Radio shack and get a 1/8 phone jack like a head phone or a mic and use it as a switch that's what femco uses

here's a sample

http://www.radioshack.com/product/i...oductId=2102599

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04-23-2009 04:54 PM  9 years agoPost 14
condair

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Alright, After looking at the site for AZ reg i realizied it cost more to ship the switch. But thank you for the link.

I stopped at Radio Shack and they had the audio connector and the jack for it. Ended up mounting it just above the tail boom holder and it works sweet.

thank you all for the advice.

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04-23-2009 05:10 PM  9 years agoPost 15
Dood

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The picture in the first post is my helicopter.
For the record, the WORLD'S UGLIEST & SLOPPIEST HELI WIRING JOB has been updated.

Here's the 2009 version:

In regards to the pins, I hate them. They're kinda cool in the beginning because they're a unique novelty thing.

After you've used the pin for awhile, you learn that its a pain in the ass.
Turning on the electronics is easy. Turning them off can be kinda hard (you gotta find the hole).

Then you've got the responsibility of keeping track of the pin. I've lost many of them.

As of late, I've completely done away with the Pin Switches and have installed modified standard switches to use with the Arizona.

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04-23-2009 05:35 PM  9 years agoPost 16
condair

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I will post a photo of how i did it. I thought about it being hard to get to with the pin mounted up front. Like i said, mounting it way back and past the canopy allows easy access, IMO. but we will see after a few flights if i hate it as well. My pin is a bright red phono jack that i soldered the jumper to, red was an attempt to keep track of it. we will see.

Thanks for the info and the AVANT looks sweet.

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04-26-2009 01:52 AM  9 years agoPost 17
Pinecone

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ONly thing with using one with a ReactorX, is you have to swap some pins in the connector.

IIRC (I run one on my Vibe 50) is the ReactorX uses the middle and ground (black wire pin) and the Fromeco uses the two outer pins. SO you have to more the white wire to the center of the connector.

Terry
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