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Old 07-29-2003, 04:35 PM
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Frogive the dumb question, but what do I do with the receiver battery charging plug? My first thought was to leave it laying inside the radio compartment. After all I'm probably going to charge it at home, with the wing removed and the compartment exposed.

But then I wouldn't be able to check the battery voltage between flights. Are these things typically mounted so you can access them from the outside? I've seen one (and only one) commercial mounting gadget for this purpose. Is that what everyone else does? Or is there some way to mount it myself with some glue and balsa?

I'm so new to this I just haven't seen how other people do this.

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Many people mount it to a charge receptacle through the side of the fuse opposite of the exhaust. Ernst makes these as do several others.

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But how exactly do they attach it? Do they buy the commercial gadget? What did people do before that came out?
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Default Where do I mount the charging plug?

They mount the charge plug to a charge receptacle. Yes, it's a commercial gadget. They generally mount to the fuse side with a pair of screws. Before these were made available, many people just let the charge jack hang in the breeze with the wire hanging between the fuse and wing.

Dubro makes a switch and charge receptacle combo.
http://horizon.hobbyshopnow.com/prod...sp?prod=DUB207

Here is the Ernst unit. The specific one shown is for Futaba, but they also make them for Airtronics, JR, Hitec, etc.
http://horizon.hobbyshopnow.com/prod...sp?prod=ERN124

Check out your LHS and I'm sure they will have a couple in stock.

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Ahh, now I see. That explains why my older RC books don't mention anuthing about it. They just let it hang loose.

Mystery solved. Thank you so much. It's so hard to tell which gizmos are luxuries and which are essential. I've already discovered the electric starter is ESSENTIAL.
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Nah, the electric starter is a luxury. That is, after you learn how to fine tune your engine

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