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Old 03-18-2013, 12:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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im loocking for a power switch for my whiplash, any recommendations for a high quality reliable switch? my local hobby store has "JRPA001 Dlx Switch Harness" would that be a good choice?
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default JR deluxe switch

I use those in my gassers, very reliable no worries.

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Old 03-18-2013, 07:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I use Perfect Regulators Safe Switch. http://www.perfectregulators.com/ind...&product_id=82

You can use a pin switch or loop a servo connector for a remote trigger.
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I stopped using switches all together where possible. I use EC3 connectors and let them hang out through a cooling air hole in the bottom of the canopy. Just connect them and store them hidden inside the canopy. Of course connectors fail as well.
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I use an "arming" switch on my whiplashes that works well. No "switch" to fail and easier to arm the electronics with the canopy on.
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I Don't Use Switches.
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:21 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I use an "arming" switch on my whiplashes that works well. No "switch" to fail and easier to arm the electronics with the canopy on.
Very nice idea Doug. It looks more safe than regular switches. I'll try this on one of my gassers.
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:23 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Im going with the jr delux switch. I dont understand so many have switch failures, on my gas rc car i have a crappy switch and never failed on me, and it goes under alot more stress than in an heli.
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:39 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I have a Jr deluxe switch, not sure if a needle was off on flight 3 or the switch failed but the motor died during a tic toc. No switches will be on my gasser again just in case it jiggled and caused the crash. 830$ latter for that lesson. I do like the arming switch idea though. No failures that way.

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Old 03-19-2013, 11:22 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Very nice idea Doug. It looks more safe than regular switches. I'll try this on one of my gassers.
+1 Great Idea.
I'm going to replace all my switches with this method eventually.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:27 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Im going with the jr delux switch. I dont understand so many have switch failures, on my gas rc car i have a crappy switch and never failed on me, and it goes under alot more stress than in an heli.
hahaha... that's so true, I too had a lot of rc gas car with crappy switch full of dust, water etc... and they always worked, however I would not take that risk on an heli.

BTW, I use Hitec switch http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...P?I=LXVE88&P=8
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Old 03-22-2013, 02:35 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I also use a JR delux switch. However in cojunction I use a Jewel Generator. The Jewel serves as a back up system and it is wired directly to the system. Should the switch fail the generator will provide all the power needed. Also no longer need to charge the helicopters batteries unless it sets for over a month. Just go fly.
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yeah, im getting the jewel when the summer comes, then my charging days will be over
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:00 PM   #15 (permalink)
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At the risk of sounding stupid, what are you guys using the switch for? I have a JR Deluxe on my ignition battery, but nothing on my battery to the receiver aside from a castle 10amp BEC set to 5.1v. Are most running a single battery setup these days? Or do you run two switches?
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LiFe and LiPo power is now common place with HV servos that do not require any regulator or BEC. Some connect the battery each time eliminating any conventional switch, some elect to use some type of a switch.
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Old 04-08-2013, 12:13 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I stopped using switches all together where possible. I use EC3 connectors and let them hang out through a cooling air hole in the bottom of the canopy. Just connect them and store them hidden inside the canopy. Of course connectors fail as well.
I completely agree, I got rid of switches in all of my models along time ago.
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Getting rid of switches all together is a great idea... this just makes it a little better..

https://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=518696
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Another reason to stay away from Deans. I use them on my planes but never on helis.

an EC3 or even a bigger EC5 as an arming plug would never come off in flight.

The Hpi versions of the deans would probably be fine since they are in a carriage/frame and aren't relying solely on the deans pins to stay secured.

I have to admit, I am still running a ReactorX on one my my helis which has a failsafe switch and I am running a JR Deluxe with a straight Life on the other. I opt for convenience.

I do hope to go 100% life pretty soon one both of mine and will probably build an EC5 arming switch and get off the JR Deluxe.

I've never had one fail, which I suppose is why I haven't been in any hurry to change.
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I have a generator wired directly to the electronics. If the switch failed in flight, ti would have no effect as the generator would continue to run everything.

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