Okay... 1st item... Here's wher I got the RC switch from:
They're selling them for 11.95 It was a reasonable alternative instead of making one for my self from schematics on the web. Besides, it's in a nice small package.
I thought I posted that on the site.. oh well.. I'll have to do an update...
Next concerning the receiver batteries... It's not the voltage that makes it any better. Inside the electronics, there's regulators which limit the voltage to what the system needs to operate correctly. If you want the system to last longer, it's not the voltage but the current that it can source and for how long... I am using Energizer rechargable 2300mAH NiMh batteries which I found at Wal-Mart.. And these work fine. besides I haven't found anything from any hobby company or distributer that has anything close to this for a receiver pack. Also, I can keep a ton of them in my box fully charged, and just put them in when needed.
But I would consider a good flat pack that would fit in the Chassis. any ideas???
Thanks for the suggestions for the paint color. I will definately consider that...