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Old 08-16-2007, 01:07 PM   #1711
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I'm in the process of installing the electronics...Do you guys use a switch to control current flow or do you just plug\unplug the battery into the receiver to control the current flow?
I always install a switch on all my cars, but that's just me. I would do the direct connect to the receiver, but it's such a pain to pull the connector out all the time - and a real problem if you're using a receiver cover.

I wish there was a smarter connector or tool that made it easier to remove the connector from the receiver. I'm always worried that I'm going to break something - like a wire or a pin.
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Old 08-16-2007, 01:13 PM   #1712
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I bought a 6" male/female extension that I have plugged in the the RX. Then just plug/unplug on the outside. Only cost couple of dollars, and I think it's more reliable than a switch.
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I always install a switch on all my cars, but that's just me. I would do the direct connect to the receiver, but it's such a pain to pull the connector out all the time - and a real problem if you're using a receiver cover.

I wish there was a smarter connector or tool that made it easier to remove the connector from the receiver. I'm always worried that I'm going to break something - like a wire or a pin.
Thanks guys...I'm thinking I'll do the harness with the male\female extension.
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Old 08-16-2007, 01:25 PM   #1713
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I always install a switch on all my cars, but that's just me. I would do the direct connect to the receiver, but it's such a pain to pull the connector out all the time - and a real problem if you're using a receiver cover.

I wish there was a smarter connector or tool that made it easier to remove the connector from the receiver. I'm always worried that I'm going to break something - like a wire or a pin.

If you have the male/female extension it stays connected to the RX. You unplug it outside of the RX box ala G4S. It's something thats been around before the G4S, but TM made the little mount for the female connector. You can do the same with double sided tape or shoe goo.
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Old 08-16-2007, 01:54 PM   #1714
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If you have the male/female extension it stays connected to the RX. You unplug it outside of the RX box ala G4S. It's something thats been around before the G4S, but TM made the little mount for the female connector. You can do the same with double sided tape or shoe goo.
Thanks Gary, that clarifies things a bit. Attaching one side to something didn't really cross my mind. It is certainly an excellent idea.

I'm using these Parson's Safety clips when I need to join connectors. I'm just so paranoid that something will vibrate itself loose and I'll have a runaway.

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Thanks Gary, that clarifies things a bit. Attaching one side to something didn't really cross my mind. It is certainly an excellent idea.

I'm using these Parson's Safety clips when I need to join connectors. I'm just so paranoid that something will vibrate itself loose and I'll have a runaway.

Wow, I've never seen the safety clips. I've been using the pigtail method for along time, back to 1/8th buggies, and have never had a problem. If it seems loose, or maybe looks frayed just buy another pigtail for $2. I know there are other guys at the track doing the same, especially with the Xray beings it requires the tiny little switch.
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Team Magic's plug is a smart design for switch on/off.. I glued a small zip tie end into the empty slot in the plug and it's easier to remove the plug..
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yep, I found a photo in Kodak's blog;
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yep, I found a photo in Kodak's blog;
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I'm in the process of installing the electronics...Do you guys use a switch to control current flow or do you just plug\unplug the battery into the receiver to control the current flow?
Are you using lipo? If so, I recommend the Novak Nitro Servo Regulator. It comes with a small but very sturdy switch. Das whatum runnin...
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Are you using lipo? If so, I recommend the Novak Nitro Servo Regulator. It comes with a small but very sturdy switch. Das whatum runnin...
I want to use LiPo. Do you know if this will work ok with Spektrum 2.4ghz?

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I want to use LiPo. Do you know if this will work ok with Spektrum 2.4ghz?
Works great for me.
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I ended up using the switch that is on the NT18. It was a perfect fit.l
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I ended up using the switch that is on the NT18. It was a perfect fit.l
This might work as well: XRAY part #356050

Checkout the photos here: http://www.teamxray.com/teamxray/pro...p?prod_id=1193
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This might work as well: XRAY part #356050

Checkout the photos here: http://www.teamxray.com/teamxray/pro...p?prod_id=1193
thats the same switch. I didn't have the part number for it though.

I need to get another for my backup car. thanks
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