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01-25-2012 12:12 AM  7 years ago
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Switch glo with 7 channels?
Im sure this question has been asked a million times but I was just wanting someone to explain it to me. Anyway Im tired of taking my canopy off to put my glo warmer on so I was wanted a switch glo to make my life easier. The problem is, is that Im using a futaba r617fs 7 channel rx but Im gonna be using an 8fg, I just dont have any more ports in my rx for a switch glo and I really dont wanna buy an 8 ch receiver right now if I dont need one. Is there a way to Y the switch glo to something? Thanks for the help guys!
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01-25-2012 12:56 AM  7 years ago
AWittleWabbit

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I use switch glo with my dx7. Let me see if I can find a link to a tutorial. Iirc I used a mix.Heli-itis sufferer.
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01-25-2012 01:29 AM  7 years ago
Tyler

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Run a Y-adaptor on the gear channel or aux channel that controls your gyro gain. If that channel happens to be reverse of what you need to activate the switchglo you can either use an inline channel reverser on the lead going to the glo unit. Some glow units allow you to reverse the channel on board, I believe the switchglo pro has a built in channel reverser.

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01-25-2012 01:30 AM  7 years ago
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01-25-2012 01:47 AM  7 years ago
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NIce thats waht i needed to know. Im ordering now. Thanks!"Winning"
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01-25-2012 01:52 AM  7 years ago
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One of the best upgrades you will ever buy. Actually, most folks don't even consider them an upgrade any longer, they consider the switchglo a requirement for a glo bird.Enjoy things that money can buy IF you don't lose the things money can't buy.
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01-25-2012 02:21 AM  7 years ago
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YEah i can definitely see why. Its more than a pain in the a$$ taking off the canopy every time you need to start the dang heli."Winning"
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01-25-2012 03:19 AM  7 years ago
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After much fiddling and different ways of running a switchglo i have settled on running mine off of the throttle channel. On a Spektrum 7100 or 7100r i run it on the non regulated out put of the throttle and have it arm at low throttle. So whenever the throttle is at idle it glows the plug. I turn the alarm off so ots not annoying sitting on the bench or walking to and from the flightline. So far this has worked best for me. No worry of switches to flip and being in or out of gov. Or heading hold modesJames VanHook iKON Flybarless Factory Pilot SAB Heli Devision Rep Goblin 700
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01-25-2012 08:17 AM  7 years ago
wtupman

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you have figured out the perfect setup.

not only have you the correct setup , the additional beenifit when you shoot autos, it keeps your glow plug hot no flame outs
DONT TRASH WHAT THE OTHER GUY IS FLYING OR FLYING WITH. AT LEAST HE IS FLYING!!!
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01-25-2012 01:59 PM  7 years ago
tjrhodes01

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swich glo is nice but taking off the canopy to start? they make glo plug extensions that you can mount it any where on the heli ,guess i'm old school its worked for me for years and they cost about 7 bucks and usually you can find them for pennys on the dollar at swap meets, i dont mind the little carry along ignitor i only have to charge it once a month and i just leave it in my pocket when i fly , i even use it to fire up one of my turbines
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01-25-2012 03:40 PM  7 years ago
kcordell

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If your engine is tuned properly, you shouldn't need a lit glow plug when doing autos.
Nothing against the SwitchGlow (I have one, but use PushGlo, easier to setup and use), but most say they want it to prevent 'hot starts'. Well, hot starts happen, and this is another item to check when you 'pre-flight' your model.
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01-25-2012 04:27 PM  7 years ago
jsenicka

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I used my governor channel.
When I go to hold I have governor percentage on opposite side of scale from normal flight modes. That kicks the SG pro.
yes I get glow every time I go to hold, but the driving reason was to let me do Switch Glow on 7 channels
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01-25-2012 04:31 PM  7 years ago
JLV84

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Actually its impossible to hot start in my setup. Being the throttle has to be below 25% for the plug to light. And i dont care to keep the plug lt during autos, its more just the easiest way i have found hooking it up.James VanHook iKON Flybarless Factory Pilot SAB Heli Devision Rep Goblin 700
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01-25-2012 05:19 PM  7 years ago
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Use a 2n1 without the lipo regulator
You can use a Align 2n1 regulator by simply plugging the receiver lead into any open channel on the receiver, or "Y" harness to an exsisting channel in use. It appears the glow plug regulator receives power from the receiver to step down to the glow plug voltage. I've used this for years on every glow heli I'm flying. You can often find these cheaper than the Switchglow and much simplier to use. Just tie wrap the lipo battery connector out of the way and it will be ready to use.
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01-25-2012 05:27 PM  7 years ago
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After much fiddling and different ways of running a switchglo i have settled on running mine off of the throttle channel. On a Spektrum 7100 or 7100r i run it on the non regulated out put of the throttle and have it arm at low throttle. So whenever the throttle is at idle it glows the plug. I turn the alarm off so ots not annoying sitting on the bench or walking to and from the flightline. So far this has worked best for me. No worry of switches to flip and being in or out of gov. Or heading hold modes
This is precisely how I ran it on our DX7 prior to switching to Aurora 9. No switch to flip and un-flip.
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