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Old 12-16-2009, 08:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Jackster View Post
Can you guys post pics of how you mount your on/off switch? I'd appreciate it.
Just put some double-sided tape on it and stick it in front of the ESC on the chassis with "ON" facing the front of the vehicle. Cake.
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Old 12-16-2009, 09:47 AM
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But if on is forward and you hit something, won't it switch off?
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Old 12-16-2009, 09:52 AM
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i've given up on off switches they're never truely off and i'd leave my batts plugged in if i just turned it off so i figure with out the switch in place i'll be sure to unplug my batts which you should do anyways, by removing the on off switch i just eliminate one more thing to break here's a vid that i made on removal of the switch, if you can, you could pull apart the esc and see where the on off wires go on the board and bridge that connection with a small piece of wire but that can be a pain to solder... and if you soldered it to other spots or bridge a connection that you can't undo cuz the solder is adhere'd to the board...

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to Jackster, no with the ON forward when you hit something the switches momentum will push it in the on direction further, you could also mount it laterally so that the switch is going sideways but this still poses a risk of switching it off in a crash imo best thing to do is remove it

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Old 12-16-2009, 09:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Jackster View Post
But if on is forward and you hit something, won't it switch off?
If you have the switch oriented so that you slide the switch toward the front of the vehicle to turn it on, that will prevent it from turning off if you hit something basically head on. Are you not seeing it?
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Old 12-16-2009, 10:08 AM
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This is what I'm seeing:
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Old 12-16-2009, 10:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Jackster View Post
This is what I'm seeing:
no because while the impact is coming from the front the rest of the car wants too keep moving forward, so the the force behind the switch would be from the rear if the car were to be moving backwards and were to say hit a wall that picture would be applicable

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Old 12-16-2009, 10:18 AM
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Ok I'll take your word for it, but I'm still not seeing it. I guess I'm just dumb.
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Old 12-16-2009, 10:21 AM
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put a marble or a coin in your battery tray (have it somewhat clean) and pull your pinion if you run a brushed motor, and roll it gently into a wall and see how the object moves it will slide towards the front of the car, same applies to your switch

you're not dumb, physics can be very confusing, its a way of thinking that you need to get used to,

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Old 12-16-2009, 10:29 AM
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No I meant like if the switch hit something directly. I see what you guys are talking about now.
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Old 12-16-2009, 10:31 AM
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oh yeah of course if you were hit the slider on the switch it'll turn off, but if your switch is properly secured and mounted in an open part of the chassie nothing should come in contact with it

imo the best way still is to just pull the switch

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Old 12-16-2009, 10:39 AM
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The body is protecting the switch so, like rclugnut said, there is really no way to physically contact the switch in a wreck. The switch goes in the general area of the red square with ON facing the direction of the arrow.

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So you have to take the body off to get to the switch?... Is that the way most guys mount it?
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Yes, that is how everyone does it that uses a switch. You have to do it like that. You can't have the switch exposed or you will run in to the problem you were afraid of having (something hitting it). If you mount the switch about where I indicated, you can slip your finger under the edge of the body and reach the switch without any problem. You don't have to take the body off.
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Old 12-16-2009, 10:50 AM
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Its not like you have to take the body totally of just lift the side a little and flip the switch.Once you have do it a few times it comes pretty naturally
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Alright thanks guys. I'll leave you alone now.
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