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12-18-2010 12:00 AM  9 years ago
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Power switch
what are you using for a power switch? I am running a 2S setup.
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12-18-2010 12:27 AM  9 years ago
jsenicka

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Perfect Switch from Perfect Regulators.
I am using the model with built in 5v reg for tail and one other channel
http://www.experiencerc.com/store/p...roducts_id=5953
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12-18-2010 03:54 AM  9 years ago
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I was thinking more like just adding a switch. Has anyone else tried doing it like that?If something hasn't broken on your helicopter, it's about to.'
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12-18-2010 04:12 AM  9 years ago
Wingman77

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what, do you mean internal?
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12-18-2010 04:33 AM  9 years ago
jsenicka

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you could run a HD switch from JR or similarJim Senicka
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12-18-2010 05:20 AM  9 years ago
Wingman77

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yea, that is what I would do.
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12-18-2010 08:20 AM  9 years ago
nwmtech

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Perfect Regulators Failsafe switch defintiely. That way at least if the switch fails it will fail in the ON position.
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12-18-2010 02:37 PM  9 years ago
Ejeremy

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Wow the Perfect Regulators Failsafe switch looks nice. So if I hook up a lipo to it it will send the full power to the totalg at 8.4v and then back feed the throttle and rudder to it to stepdown to 5v?

If that's the case I'm gunna have to get an extra present for myself!!

Jeremy
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12-18-2010 03:51 PM  9 years ago
nwmtech

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Yep, yougot it. Its got a small micro switch on the unit or you can use any type of external remote switch you'd like (pinflag, bind plug, micro switch, etc.). Its nice having a redundant power supply without using any extra leads. Especially on a fbl unit that doesn't use a remote sensor. Less wires equals less vibes.
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12-18-2010 04:05 PM  9 years ago
Kevin Dalrymple

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Or buy the Perfect regulator with the step down for the tail and throttle. It is the next model up from just the switch.

I am running the perfect regulator switch and it works great. I have even moded a HD futaba switch. That worked, bit I have heard of hem failing. If it fails you will be SOL. I did mod my perfect switch by installing 2 servo extensions to supply power to the Total G.
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12-18-2010 04:08 PM  9 years ago
Ronald Thomas

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Or just use the lipo with a Deans plug and no switch (one less failure point to worry about) and use a Spektrum regulator for the tail and throttle (costs $25 and it has two input/outputs)Team MikadoUSA 480XXTreme, 550SX, 600SX, 700XXTreme, 800XXTreme!!
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12-18-2010 07:09 PM  9 years ago
nwmtech

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Nothing wrong with just plugging in the battery that's for sure. I just prefer not to stress solder joints any more than I have to and not to mention it seems silly to pull the canopy on a nitro just to unplug the receiver battery. I like being able to do a couple flights on my lunch break back to back and not having to pull the canopy is REALLY nice.
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12-19-2010 12:48 AM  9 years ago
panzlflyer

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Kiwi regulator from Fromeco, direct to servos, 5v for tail, fail safe switch.T700,450Pro,Spirit Pro,Beast+, Qav 500,Futaba18SZ
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12-19-2010 05:26 AM  9 years ago
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http://www.perfectregulators.com/in...t&product_id=74

I found it a little cheaper
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12-19-2010 06:04 AM  9 years ago
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https://rc.runryder.com/t608321p3/?top=1292738499

check out that switch
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12-19-2010 02:51 PM  9 years ago
ssmith512

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I did a similar setup to rcnut, but was able to find a smaller switch. The switch is rated for 10AMPS.

Steve
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12-19-2010 07:48 PM  9 years ago
Kevin Dalrymple

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Steve aren't you running a voltage regulator also with the switch?

Fail safe switches do not need a high amp rating as there are just mili amps going throught the switch. The power on / off takes place in the circut board, not the switch. It works like a relay. That is what makes the fail safe switch better than just a switch.

All switches are subject to vibration on helis. And vibration will kill a switch over time. How long of a time? Well no one really can tell you. A Heavy Duty IS better, but still can break.
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12-19-2010 11:56 PM  9 years ago
inkspot1967

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im running a jr heavy duty switch on mine direct 8v to total-g and a dual voltage reg for the tail servo only. works great

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12-20-2010 04:06 PM  9 years ago
merlin3

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no switch, direct plug in, safest way to goJustin - Team Horizon, Team Byron
2-700x, Trex 700n, small helis
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12-23-2010 11:25 PM  9 years ago
helitroll

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No switch
Pictures of your setup please.
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