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Old 07-19-2012, 07:18 AM
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Can someone recommend the lightest possible micro switch/harness? I am wanting to add landing lights to a micro electric. I don't have an extra channel, so I'll tap off the battery lead. A switch would be helpful (so they're not always on). Weight is an issue, since it's micro. I've searched the internet, and all the micro switches I can find don't list weight or size (they are replacement parts for existing systems. I'll be using a 1 cell battery if that makes a difference. Any recommendations?
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ORIGINAL: 70x7 (my apologies if this is not the correct forum) Can someone recommend the lightest possible micro switch/harness?
I am wanting to add landing lights to a micro electric. I don't have an extra channel, so I'll tap off the battery lead.
A switch would be helpful (so they're not always on).
Weight is an issue, since it's micro. I've searched the internet, and all the micro switches I can find don't list
weight or size (they are replacement parts for existing systems.
I'll be using a 1 cell battery if that makes a difference. Any recommendations?

Unfortunately, the lightest switches with leads generally have the wrong plugs and
changing those plugs can be a hassle. In lieu ofmicro switch harness, DIY with one
extension lead or a servo lead and a mini Deans plug or similar:
.Cut lead to required length for both "switch" and battery.
. Solder battery socket on end if servo lead.
.Cut positive lead in position switch is required and solder onto the two pins of aDeansmini plug or similar.
. Solder small piece of wire to bridge the two pins of a Deans mini "socket", this then forms the switch (or breaker)
similar to using a fuse as a contact breaker on large EP modles. - light, can be fitted to users requirements.

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Check out Radio Shack on line. They have a few "sum mini" switches. Here is an example.

http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...uctId=12708878
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