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Old Jan 24, 2013, 01:23 PM
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Electric switch/servo switch advise needed

Hi All,

I want to hook up a fog horn for the Shelly Foss. I've got the horn coming from Mack Products (thanks Rich).

The horn takes a short (like a switch) to operate. I know i can rig up a convential servo/switch operation, BUT I would prefer to use some sort of an electronic switch, or a relay that is operated by the channel 3 plug of my Futaba 3PL.

I would appreciate your thoughts on where to obtain an electronic switch, a relay, or a servo/switch module that will operate the horn.

THANKS, Dave
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 01:59 PM
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Here is one option-

http://www.dimensionengineering.com/products/picoswitch

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Old Jan 24, 2013, 03:37 PM
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If you feel reasonably brave, google for " rc switch circuit ". You should find lots of DIY self build projects. My goggle reported 6.8 million, but I only looked at the first few, which appeared quite feasible.
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 04:30 PM
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Turnigy RC Switch..

I use one to run the pump for my water squirter on Shelly Foss..I have another to run a smoke generator ..(currently on the work bench)
can handle 10amp@30 volt.

They are under $10

http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store...Fcyf4AodaQcAYQ

http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store...g/e-switch.jpg
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 10:05 AM
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THANKS for your help!

I am always amazed at the knowledge on this forum.

Dave
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 10:27 AM
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Hi guys,

Based on the subject matter of this thread, I thought some of you might be interested in this. We are attempting to start a new forum under the boats forum. The purpose is to foster development of microcontroller application within the rc boating community and share information, how-to articles, etc. There is more detailed information about our mission in the thread (link below). We need 50 votes in order to get it approved by RC Groups administration. Below is a link to the thread. If you are interested and want to cast an approving vote, simply respond yes in a reply to the thread.

Thanks,
Pete

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1816941
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 02:57 PM
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HK switches

Are the HK switches momentary or latching?
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 06:40 PM
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Both momentary and latching by having the jumper on the switch either on or off.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 12:28 AM
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Woo Hoo thank you Maybe saved my but.LOL
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