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03-07-2012 02:57 AM  6 years agoPost 21
johnbs8

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The super rocker can be custom made. They made me one without the charge port but added a power lead for my push glow. All heavy duty wiring too. I love this switch and lifetime waranty.

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03-07-2012 03:08 AM  6 years agoPost 22
Mike Fortin

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Where is that one John?

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03-07-2012 03:37 AM  6 years agoPost 23
dchekas

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Mike,

I'm using this on my 700N:

http://www.spektrumrc.com/Products/...?ProdId=SPM9531

Dual in/Dual out HD switch.

You could just snip the "charge" lead off.

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03-07-2012 03:41 AM  6 years agoPost 24
Mike Fortin

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I have that now, it hasn't failed yet but I'm not a big fan of the thin wires when using larger deans or EC3 connectors.

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03-07-2012 04:07 AM  6 years agoPost 25
skytrekin

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The Futaba HD one has 20awg wire on it.
Using one on my 600N

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03-07-2012 04:13 AM  6 years agoPost 26
Mike Fortin

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The Super Rocker looks to be the best but mounting it will be hard in my application with the canopy in it's stock switch location.

Geesh.

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03-07-2012 05:11 AM  6 years agoPost 27
Dr.Ben

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There is likely no switch on the planet that will exceed the overall reliability of an EC3/5 union as your defacto switch. Even fail-on switches have extra electronics behind them. The concern expressed about having small wire gauge going into the larger connector is valid. You can eliminate that failure mode by have a short pigtail of 13 or so gauge silicone wire going into the EC3, and then soldering the radio pigtail into that with good heat shrink tubing support. Solder correctly and do not wick solder up the wires, making them rigid. For the radio pigtail, source some of the leads with silicone 20 gauge wire from a place like Radical RC (http://www.radicalrc.com/category/U...icone-Wiring-99). As long as you are soldering that radio pigtail, do two of them off the EC3 leads so you can feed your receiver and the 750 buses.

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03-07-2012 02:04 PM  6 years agoPost 28
taxus812

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I do not us a pin switch with my perfect regulator remote switch either.

I use a simple micro switch (I bought it at radio shack) modified to short accross the two control leads to power off (per the instructions). It is mounted in the helis normal mounting location.

(before Im asked I use the remote switch because it can handle far more current before I see any voltage drops at the reciever bus and the battery leads are large and short. There are a few other plusses but that is the bigest reason.

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03-07-2012 02:11 PM  6 years agoPost 29
rcnut

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Mike, not sure if this will help. I'm using a 30 amp toggle switch from Radio Shack.

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03-07-2012 02:36 PM  6 years agoPost 30
taxus812

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I so love that !!! I thought about doing that

I was concerned about hitting the switch accidently.

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03-07-2012 02:49 PM  6 years agoPost 31
rcnut

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Looking at the Perfect Regulator switch...

http://www.perfectregulators.com/in...t&product_id=74

That would be easy to make...

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03-07-2012 02:53 PM  6 years agoPost 32
rcnut

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I was concerned about hitting the switch accidently.
I've hit the switch a couple of times while cleaning, but no biggy...didn't hurt anything. A lot of the time, I will unplug the battery from the switch after a flying session. This reminds me to check the state of my battery before flying again!

Been times I forgot to charge the battery when showing up to the flying field.

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03-07-2012 03:03 PM  6 years agoPost 33
cudaboy_71

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you can just use one piece of a deans or EC3 shorted to itself as a switch.

In other words, cut one of the leads from your BEC in half, and solder inline one piece of the connector of your choice (sounds like you like EC3). when you want to close the circuit (turn it on) snap on the shorted EC3.

i don't have one made up myself...but, i'm thinking about doing it for my Logo600.

if it ain't broke, break it.

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03-07-2012 03:54 PM  6 years agoPost 34
BobOD

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I've used these to avoid unintended actuation. You have to pull the lever out to change its position.
http://parts.digikey.ca/1/1/855416-...a-631h-22v.html

Mouser.com has a pretty good selection of fifferent sizes and amp ratings.

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03-07-2012 04:00 PM  6 years agoPost 35
BobOD

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And here's an option for main packs for your electric

This one is rated 1200A

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03-07-2012 06:24 PM  6 years agoPost 36
fastflyer20

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Cudaboy, I made one exactly like that and mounted 1/2 of the deans to the heli. Then I got to see what happens when the other half of the deans vibrates out one minute into it's first flight. They are fine unless you rigidly mount them!

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03-07-2012 06:33 PM  6 years agoPost 37
cudaboy_71

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hrm...thanks for the headsup...although i do have a good supply of 'chinese knockoff' deans that are much tighter.

still, maybe the snapping EC3 route might be better....

or better yet just let it dangle. might be easier to access in an emergency with the canopy still on.

if it ain't broke, break it.

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