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Technical, Techniques, Hints, and Tips => The "Black Arts!" ( Electrics & Electronics ) => Topic started by: RODDERS on November 14, 2010, 11:27:11 AM

Title: switching on lights etc with a 2 channel r/c
Post by: RODDERS on November 14, 2010, 11:27:11 AM
I intend to have a 2 channel system .1 for rudder..1 for motor..
  Is it poss to use a latching relay or somesuch in the circuitry somewhere to turn on lights etc,when a servo is operated?
    Thanx
Title: Re: switching on lights etc with a 2 channel r/c
Post by: Watchleader on November 14, 2010, 11:35:20 AM
Hi Rodders
The answer is YES
Simplest is to set a microswitch (change over type, or latching type if you prefer) so that extreme rudder movement with operate it, using the arm on the servo or on the rudder post (Not the rudder itself of course) :D
Obviously dont try it at full motor speed,   <:( <:(  in fact when stationary is best!! :-)) :-))
I used one of those cheap little press on/press off plunger type switches.
Good luck
Title: Re: switching on lights etc with a 2 channel r/c
Post by: barriew on November 14, 2010, 01:31:04 PM
You can also get electronic switches which will work with a quick blip on the steering servo. Blip on - blip off.

Barrie
Title: Re: switching on lights etc with a 2 channel r/c
Post by: Circlip on November 14, 2010, 02:54:46 PM
G. Sommerhoff  "Radio Control for Models"   :-))

   Regards  Ian.
Title: Re: switching on lights etc with a 2 channel r/c
Post by: dougal99 on November 14, 2010, 04:10:40 PM
I used the twin switcher works ok for me

http://www.action-electronics.co.uk/switches.php


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