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    Watertight Rx Switch?

    Anyone know of a source for a watertight receiver switch, similar to that used on the Laser?
    Thanks...

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    RE: Watertight Rx Switch?

    One of the best around is from Speedmaster, www.rossisales.com . It's not only waterproof but comes with a spring-loaded lift-and-lock feature so that it can't be accidentally be turned on or off.
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    RE: Watertight Rx Switch?

    Thanks, Ron... is this the same one?
    Rossisales didn't have a photo...

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    RE: Watertight Rx Switch?

    Yes, Speedmaster's switch looks just like that one.
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    RE: Watertight Rx Switch?

    Well okey dokey ... case closed!
    Many thanks!

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    RE: Watertight Rx Switch?

    I used the Du-Bro's for many years but it didn't solve the issue with the switch itself going bad as it doesn't take much condensation in the radio box to ruin one. These may look expensive at first but they're just a little cheaper than 2 regular switches that you may have to replace eventually.
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    RE: Watertight Rx Switch?


    ORIGINAL: pjwright

    Anyone know of a source for a watertight receiver switch, similar to that used on the Laser?
    Thanks...

    PJ
    Look under Aquacraft at Towere Hobbies. Aquacraft makes a couple of styles. One has a silicone rubber boot that fits over the standard switch that came wih your radio and the other has a rod that runs though a rubber boot mounted to your radio box and attaches to your switch toggle through a hole you have to drill.

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    RE: Watertight Rx Switch?

    Thanks, Bill - this is the one:
    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXMNK2&P=7
    It's certainly less pricey than the waterproof toggle switch.
    Believe I'll try both and see how they do. Amazing how many people open their carefully sealed waterproof hatches after every run to turn off the Rx.

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    RE: Watertight Rx Switch?

    The boot doesn't completely cover the switch as anything exposed can get water into it.
    The economical way to make one which is also highly advised if not mandatory now for racing is just a simple loop of wire connected to 2 bullet connectors on the outside of the radio box. In case of an electrical fire or short a quick pull will disconnect the power.
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    RE: Watertight Rx Switch?

    This sort of thing, as used in electric powered aircraft, Bill?
    http://www.mikrokopter.us/shop/index...&product_id=85
    It appears as if this solution, while economical, is not "waterproof"?

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    RE: Watertight Rx Switch?

    I've got one of these. No trouble after 5 years.

    http://www.pjsails.co.uk/radioaccesories.PDF

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    RE: Watertight Rx Switch?

    Thanks, Edward...

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    RE: Watertight Rx Switch?

    Midwest Model Yachting is back in business and Brian carries a waterproof toggle switch, but I think he is out of stock until his next shipment comes in. I think they are a SailsEtc item, but with MWMY doing the importing to the US, you don't have to worry about long delays at Customs.

    It is Item #451 at the bottom of this page: www.midwestmodelyachting.com/HullDeckFittings.asp

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    RE: Watertight Rx Switch?

    Thanks, Crusher - of course the one item without a photo, but still a good lead. Also glad that Midwest is back among the living!

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