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Jan 17, 2017, 09:31 AM
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Using your receiver


I am new to night flying and have seen all kinds of thing to buy and run off a separate battery or the balance plug. Is there any way to plug into your receiver in the gear spot and be able to turn it on and off
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Jan 17, 2017, 12:43 PM
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You can use one of these Turnigy receiver switches on your GEAR channel to turn lights ON or OFF. They work quite well. Link attached....

Denny

https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-...-switch-1.html
Feb 09, 2017, 11:56 PM
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You can also use any cheap brushed esc if you have one around.
Oct 14, 2017, 11:59 PM
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Originally Posted by yorkiepap
You can use one of these Turnigy receiver switches on your GEAR channel to turn lights ON or OFF. They work quite well. Link attached....

Denny

https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-...-switch-1.html
Holy CRAP those are cheap! Do you use them for night light (LED) control of the entire lighting system? If so, have they been 100% reliable?

I've used one Maxx Products FT1020 which has been completely reliable but it's nearly 3x the cost.

http://www.maxxprod.com/mpi/mpi-42.html - scroll to near the bottom
Oct 31, 2017, 08:16 AM
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Originally Posted by yorkiepap
You can use one of these Turnigy receiver switches on your GEAR channel to turn lights ON or OFF. They work quite well. Link attached....

Denny

https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-...-switch-1.html
Hi, these work good.

Launch NOT this way (0 min 45 sec)


I used elevons only on this GRXL.

I controlled head lights (3 watt Eagle Eye LEDs) with
this receiver switch.

I also configured rudder as a switch and used a second
switch for the remaining strip LEDs.

If you notice in the video, my GRXL has no lights until
I hit full right rudder at some altitude, after rolling to
right side up, haha.

Then about :34 seconds I toggle the gear switch on
and off...for the head lights.

I have used dozens of these receiver switches
and they are fine.

Two tips:

If you use separate batteries for motor and LEDs,
they must have a common ground wire for the
receiver switch to work at all.

I always build night flyers ...now...so they have a few
LEDs running unswitched from flight battery. That way
if you accidentally turn off a switch while flying in the dark
you still see your plane...... ;-(

Have fun.

edit: The strobes you see are Strobons.
I use them always. They run off receiver
bind plug, or any unused channel for power
(no signal wire). If you are a DIYer easy to do.
http://www.flytron.com/led-systems/2...ontroller.html

If you do use this particular Strobon board, do not connect it directly to
12 volt! This one is powered by receiver only.
Last edited by Number_6; Nov 01, 2017 at 12:54 PM.


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