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Old Dec 21, 2014, 09:42 AM
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Turning lights on and off

I have the HK Flybeam which I have added the Turnigy remote switch which turns the lites on and off via my Spektrum DX6 Gen2 radio using the gear channel. I want to add the 16 led circular light disk to the bottom of. the plane for landing lights. I only want the landing lights on when making my final approach to land. I know I need another Turnigy remote switch for the led disk, but is there a mix or way to turn both sets of lights independently with my 6 channel DX6 Gen2 radio?
I appreciate your help.
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Old Dec 21, 2014, 11:06 AM
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You need free channels for that, one for each light kit if you want individual control for them.
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Old Dec 21, 2014, 11:25 AM
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This unit here will control more than one thing from just one channel on your radio.

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...f_Switch_.html

Just a simple two position switch like your gear switch will make it turn on and off different things by hitting the switch for the right amount of time and cycling through the 7 ON-OFF ports.

You can set up various Modes so that more than one thing is turned on at the same time or all things are off.

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...9X48229X55.pdf
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Old Dec 21, 2014, 11:50 AM
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Thanks Davidmc36, that thing is slicker than whale sh_t. It's exactly what I needed. thanks again.
Steve
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Old Jan 27, 2015, 08:10 PM
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How could i make this item, without buying and solder my own contraption? I want to put my lights on a switch but i want a separate battery to power the lights.
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Old Jan 29, 2015, 01:30 AM
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Likely not that hard if you can do Arduino or other microcontroller programming.
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Old Jan 29, 2015, 06:42 AM
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lol i seen i put without soldering. I meant soldering i don't mind soldering just don't know how i would get a board like this. I was also thinking if i connected another reciever through gear switch from reciever "A" and connect it to auxilary on reciever "B" then the switch would control turning the reciever on and off. Then i could connect a battery to the bind/batt port and put my lights on gear all on reciver "B" but can i put 12 volts on a recevier is my only question? I dot think you can so i will have to see other ways. I know i will probably figure something out. But if you or anybody could help i appreciate it.
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Old Jan 29, 2015, 08:06 AM
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I don't know of any Rx that can handle 12 volts. Arduino is the way I would try. It can have multiple inputs and outputs that will respond to multiple switch positions for different output effects. The Arduino could switch transistors on and off to handle higher current draws.
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Old Feb 22, 2015, 12:05 AM
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https://www.servocity.com/html/rc_sw...l#.VOliIX1lDMI

This might work....
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