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    Power System Sport Plus Kill Switch Problem

    I have a PowerSystem Sport Plus that is mounted in an Aeroworks 260 35CC. I ran into a problem on the maiden flight. I lost power shortly after take off. After an uneventful deadstick back around (thank God), we attempted to start the plane back up. We noticed that the red LED on the killswitch was not illuminated.

    After some investigation, we noticed that if you wiggle or apply (sideways) pressure to the black receptacle on the PSSP (not on the remote part of the optical switch), the LED would flicker on and off. We tried new fiber optic wire to make sure that wasn't the problem and also made sure the optic wire was securely seated. It appears that something is loose inside the black wire receptacle or on the board itself.

    As it stands now, the kill switch appears to work, but as soon as you wiggle the black area, it will cut out. I'm pretty sure this is what caused the deadstick (vibration was just enough to kill the connection and it shut down). I obviously can't fly the plane in this situation.

    Any ideas?

    I sent the above to Smart Fly as well, I just thought I'd post in the forum to run ideas by anyone. I have a straight up kill switch in an Ultra Stick that works like a champ.



    When I say the black part, I am referring to both the part that screws the cable tight and the black square area. If you touch those, the connection disconnects.


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    RE: Power System Sport Plus Kill Switch Problem

    Hi,
    I replied to your e-mail but please send the unit in and we will turn it around in a day or less. Sorry for the inconvenience.
    Robert Ritchey
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    RE: Power System Sport Plus Kill Switch Problem


    Not a problem...! I just replied to your email and will be sending it to you shortly. Thanks for taking a look at it.

    FWIW I wasn't positing it on here to ***** about it or anything, I just thought someone might come along and go "hey moron, did you check this?"..

    Thanks again for the help!


    ORIGINAL: rrritchey

    Hi,
    I replied to your e-mail but please send the unit in and we will turn it around in a day or less. Sorry for the inconvenience.


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