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Old 08-17-2004, 09:30 AM
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I'm about 1 week from finishing by new OMP Edge 540....it is beautiful if I don't say so myself. Its got the gator flag [8D]


Now, I'm wondering where do people put the switch on these profiles. I guess at the bottom of the wing...which is supposedly unsafe from my understanding. Are folks using charging jacks or is there a different way to do this on a profile like just hanging the charging lead out through the access door?
Old 08-17-2004, 10:15 AM
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I put mine in the hatch opposite the muffler.
Old 08-17-2004, 10:22 AM
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Ok, yes, thats what I guess I will do...
No one is opening up the hatch everytime to charge the plane right?
Old 08-17-2004, 11:09 AM
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Ok, yes, thats what I guess I will do...
No one is opening up the hatch everytime to charge the plane right?
no, that's why you have the charge lead either hanging a little out the hatch or have a charge switch.
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See I thought I could cut a small slit on the edge and just have the jack sticking out the bottom....I figured you PRO Bro's would not bother with a switch jack since the plane will be a kit again in a few weeks.
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On my Burrito, I just have the battery lead hanging out the top of the right wing as well as an extension that's plugged into the rx in the battery slot. I just plug the two together to fly. Never had a switch fail like this.
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Old 08-17-2004, 05:01 PM
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I usually place it just forward of the spar, in front of the left hatch. If it's a charging one, great. If not, I hang the lead out the hatch side.

Personally, I don't think the actual hatch is a good place for a switch. Personal experience showed me that if the hatch happens to leave the plane (like you forgot to screw it on) it takes the switch with it, and the battery doesn't have the good sense to plug itself into the rx. Stupid battery anyway. Coolest crash I ever had!! Bent the wing tube like 20 degrees and destroyed 2 servos, cases BROKEN wide open.
Old 08-17-2004, 08:57 PM
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Here's how I did mine on the Burrito. I used a little 1/16" balsa doubler where the switch went thru the sheeting.
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Old 08-18-2004, 09:57 AM
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Thanks!
Old 08-18-2004, 11:00 AM
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I was looking at my plane last night...and I'm afraid I've made it to pretty to fly....

I hate when I do that. Maybe a couple of scratches and I'll be able to shake it off.
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I was looking at my plane last night...and I'm afraid I've made it to pretty to fly....

I hate when I do that. Maybe a couple of scratches and I'll be able to shake it off.
pics pics pics.....
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Lets see it! I have a smart fly superswitch lol with 18 guage leads and has a charging jack with it with the neat little cover that when your flying closes over the port so nothing can get in.
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Pics coming soon.

I think I need to take them before I have to mess up my covering job for the switch jack..lol
Old 08-20-2004, 12:52 AM
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I was looking at my plane last night...and I'm afraid I've made it to pretty to fly....

I hate when I do that. Maybe a couple of scratches and I'll be able to shake it off.
"Hangar Rash against the back door will take care of it.[:@]

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