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Old 09-22-2012, 08:33 AM
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Got a d8t, converted w/ Tekno kit.

Got Tekin Rx8 esc/motor.

My question is: where the heck do I install the on/off switch??? I can't see any sort of mounting bracket, and the directions don't refer to where/how to secure it down?

Many thanks in advance -
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You can basically mount it wherever you want, or at least wherever possible but usually people mount them to the esc. On my scte, the on/off switch is mounted to the side of the esc using double sided tape that was included with the esc.
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If you don't have double sided tape, you can use ca glue, shoe goo or another adhesive.
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Originally Posted by Gene158 View Post
You can basically mount it wherever you want, or at least wherever possible but usually people mount them to the esc. On my scte, the on/off switch is mounted to the side of the esc using double sided tape that was included with the esc.
+1 Same place I have mine.
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Originally Posted by T. Herwig View Post
+1 Same place I have mine.
Ok - never would have figured glue would be the ideal mounting application, but there ya have it. Many thanks, guys!
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Step one, cut off switch
Step two, strip wires
Step three, twist wires together
Step four, solder wires
Setp five, insulate solder joint
Step six, ziptie
Step Seven, ???
Step eight, profit!

If you race some day the on/off switch will get you!

This public service anoucement has been brought to you by "Racers against on/off switches"
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Another question: this truggy uses the Losi 8t-e conversion battery tray. There is a plate for the esc to sit. There are 3 small holes on the plate. The underside of the esc has four VERY small holes. There is no real mounting hardware.

What's the answer to how best to mount the esc?? The holes don't line up, there's no bracket, no mounting hardware, nada. Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-22-2012, 09:02 AM
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Mount the Esc with servo tape, maybe even a couple layers, provides for some give, helps reliability.

Mount the switch so on is either forward or down, the direction of most big impacts. I never have switch issues this way.
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Mount the Esc with servo tape, maybe even a couple layers, provides for some give, helps reliability.

Mount the switch so on is either forward or down, the direction of most big impacts. I never have switch issues this way.
Seriously? Servo tape provides enough of a hold in an 1/8 scale truggy?? With every part of the truggy bolted and loctited, we just tape the esc down?
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Originally Posted by ttugrad1793 View Post
Seriously? Servo tape provides enough of a hold in an 1/8 scale truggy?? With every part of the truggy bolted and loctited, we just tape the esc down?
Yes. And I second the post about eliminating the switch. Took me out of a race more than once.
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Yep, most of the 1/8 esc failures happen on hard landings. A little give really helps.

Clean and dry the surfaces, maybe scuff them a little to break through surface junk & oxidation. Use good servo tape, I like the Parma/3M clear with the red backing. Check it regularly as part of maintenance. A loose zip tie over it as insurance doesn’t hurt though.
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Add me to the + on eliminating the switch
PS- Doing so will not void the Tekin warranty
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Just cut that mother trucker off !
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Originally Posted by GLwagon View Post
Step one, cut off switch
Step two, strip wires
Step three, twist wires together
Step four, solder wires
Setp five, insulate solder joint
Step six, ziptie
Step Seven, ???
Step eight, profit!

If you race some day the on/off switch will get you!

This public service anoucement has been brought to you by "Racers against on/off switches"





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Originally Posted by GLwagon View Post
Step one, cut off switch
Step two, strip wires
Step three, twist wires together
Step four, solder wires
Setp five, insulate solder joint
Step six, ziptie
Step Seven, ???
Step eight, profit!

If you race some day the on/off switch will get you!

This public service anoucement has been brought to you by "Racers against on/off switches"
Woot!!! Oh so true. Great advice! ! ! !
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