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11-15-2011 04:29 AM  6 years agoPost 1
FlytilyaDrop

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I was hoping someone is using a switch glo pro with your 3GX system.

If so could you help me out on the settings on the switch glo pro and how to connect to the 3GX.

Im guessing that I need to by a Y connector with two female and one male end and plug both the switch glo pro and throttle servo into the 3GX throttle channel.

My set up is 3GX using 2 sats.

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11-15-2011 12:44 PM  6 years agoPost 2
jsenicka

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you can't.
Not unless you want the glow lighting on every throttle excursion.

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11-15-2011 03:50 PM  6 years agoPost 3
FlytilyaDrop

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How about plugging the switchglo pro into the power out on the 3gx that goes to second rx, I'm using the 3gx with two sats as my rx, so that plug on the 3gx will avalible.
That should work shouldn't it, and then ill buy the remote push button for the switchglo pro.

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11-16-2011 02:45 AM  6 years agoPost 4
dw12

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In the end...I used a 7 channel Rx with the 3GX.
You probably did not want to hear that and I apologize,I too liked the idea of 2 satellites only.

Why can't the 3GX have more channels for nitro?

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11-16-2011 09:36 AM  6 years agoPost 5
jsenicka

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with a push button, and power connected to a y-harness or SBUS port you can make it work.
Just not a way to control with transmitter on the 3GX when not using external 7 channel or above

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11-17-2011 09:42 PM  6 years agoPost 6
wifeorheli

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THERE IS A WAY. I learned this from Bert Kammerer. What he has done when there is not enough channels is tie into the aux or gear. You can tie into the gyro channel and set it to glow when the switch is flipped to rate mode not HH. So when you start up heli flip to rate mode Switchglow will ignite start motor then switch back to HH. Easy money and works. I fly 3gx let me get back to you let me look at my setup and see what can be done

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11-17-2011 11:59 PM  6 years agoPost 7
kcordell

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I bought (and still have) a SwitchGlo in the box. Hooked it up once, worked perfect, BUT, PushGlo is much easier to install and use. Just plug it into ANY slot in the RX (Y into one if needed) and push the button, glo for 12 seconds.
No need to worry about switches, ect.

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11-18-2011 01:51 AM  6 years agoPost 8
Al Miessner

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Wifeorheli nailed it. I also use the 3Gx and switch glow and that is the way to do it.

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11-18-2011 02:30 AM  6 years agoPost 9
wifeorheli

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TICK can you post a picture of your setup and how its tied in and what you did this is very usefull information for many with the 3gx and all others limited to channels! you should actually make a how to thread i was gonna when i got a switchglow but never got one

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11-18-2011 03:12 AM  6 years agoPost 10
FlytilyaDrop

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Does anyone know if its ok to power the 3GX threw the rudder or throttle channels??

I am running Vel 90 Nitro and my setup follows,,

Switch glo pro connected to the power out on 3GX and using a push button to start glow plug.

Align 610 on cyclic running straight 7.4 off the 3GX,

Align 650 on tail and hitec 5625mg on throttle reg down to 5.3 by using the Perfect reg safeswitch duo.

Perfect reg safeswitch duo is powering the 3GX threw the rudder and throttle channels at 7.4 (both rudder and throttle from reg is 7.4) and the power input of the 3GX is not being used.

I just dont know if their is enough amps to run all the servo's by getting power threw the rudder and throttle on the 3GX.
Or if its even ok to do so.

The reg says it pushes 3amps threw the reg down of 5.3 and the non reg side of the reg is 20amps max rated.

I have set it up on the bench and everything is working just fine and no smoke so far

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11-18-2011 04:23 AM  6 years agoPost 11
FlytilyaDrop

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Never mind, Im just going to run the 2in1 reg and problem solved.

This hobby sucks, when your not flying.

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11-18-2011 04:38 AM  6 years agoPost 12
wifeorheli

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11-19-2011 12:00 AM  6 years agoPost 13
Al Miessner

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after reading the posts carefully the question was how to use it with no receiver connected. well there I would have to suggest using the throttle servo output and plug in a Y harness there (one to servo one to the switch glow. programing the switch glow via instructions that come with it to turn on when throttle hold is hit, this should work.
I run a futaba receiver therefore I have a channel 5 (aux /gear) channe for gyro gain that I use for the activating switch glow. I'm not near my heli for pictures right now, but if you still want me to post them, just let me know.
Al

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11-19-2011 03:11 PM  6 years agoPost 14
wifeorheli

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Now i have no experience whith switch glow like hands on but i would assume it activates when signal from the signal wire is acheived correct?

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11-19-2011 08:25 PM  6 years agoPost 15
Al Miessner

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that is correct

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Trex 450 Pro CGY750

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11-19-2011 09:48 PM  6 years agoPost 16
wifeorheli

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so threw the throttle wouldnt work right cause its constsantly getting signal? Throttle hold would be signal to close

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11-20-2011 03:56 AM  6 years agoPost 17
Al Miessner

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I rember a couple years back a lot of guys having it rigged this way and throttle hold would be the low point were the switch glow would kick on, the principal hasn't changed. It looks at the signal just like a servo and won't activate until it is the right one.

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