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    Lights for navigation, saftey and towing
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    Hi Doug,
    No rush still working on back deck and installing motors
    Your help really appreciated
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    RNinMunich
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    "I have an older Futaba Skyport 4 tx is 2 stick rx has 7 channel. "
    Hi Austin,
    If I'm not mistaken the Skysport 4 TX only has 4 channels, which means that channels 5-7 of the RX won't do nuffink 😭.
    So you only have the two stick controls on the TX; no extra switches or pots πŸ€”
    Not to worry; there are some 4 function RC switches on the market that can work from a TX stick input. For instance-
    https://www.componentshop.co.uk/p62-quadswitch.html?___SID=U
    I'll work the lighting circuits around that.
    Hope you're not in a hurry for them coz I'm a bit embrangled at the moment!
    Cheers, Doug 😎
    https://www.componentshop.co.uk/p62-quadswitch.html?___SID=U
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    Young at heart πŸ˜‰ Slightly older in other places.;-/ Cheers Doug
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    https://evandesigns.com/collections/hobby-leds
    https://evandesigns.com/collections/hobby-leds
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    AustinG
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    I have an older Futaba Skyport 4 tx is 2 stick rx has 7 channel.
    blue flashing light would be nice. there are 2 deck lights at aft section of radio mast .
    just finishing hull with props/rudders installed now completing cabin which has a very tricky front section.
    When I have put together will post pictures. So far the most difficult parts have been the hull bow section, radio mast tower which part of self righting system (on the real one) and front of cabin.

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    thank Ron
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    Ron
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    Thanks for calling me today Austin. Here is the link to the navigation lights I was discussing with you.
    http://www.ramrcandramtrack.com/ramdemos/ram05/RAM05.html

    Also see the flashing beacon and electronic switcher.
    http://www.ramrcandramtrack.com/ramdemos/ram08/RAM08.html
    http://www.ramrcandramtrack.com/ramdemos/ram05/RAM05.html
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    http://www.ramrcandramtrack.com/ramdemos/ram08/RAM08.html
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    RNinMunich
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    Okey dokey Austin,
    Coming week I'll knock up the circuits / wiring diagrams to suit.
    Do you want a flashing blue light?
    Towing & Deck lights shouldn't be a problem either - how many deck lights are there?
    Main thing will be - how many channels do you have available on the TX/RX to operate the various circuits?
    How far are you with the build? Pics???
    Will you do a Build Blog?
    Cheers, Doug 😎
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    Young at heart πŸ˜‰ Slightly older in other places.;-/ Cheers Doug
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    Hi Doug,
    After review I'm thinking of just having Nav lights, Towing lights, Blue light, and spot lights. Based on that it would be 4 circuits.
    Look forward your advice

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    "I'm using 12 volt for motors and 4.8nvolt 1100mah for receiver. suspect will have to add something else for lights?"
    OK, thanks Austin, gives me food for thought.
    You should not need an extra battery for lights, unless of course you need some more ballast anyway. I always prefer battery ballast to dead lead ballast πŸ˜‰
    We should be able to tap off those two batteries to feed the lights.
    For RC switches to turn 'em ON/OFF have a look here for some inspiration!
    https://www.componentshop.co.uk/action-electronics/power.htm...
    There must be some decent Canadian/US suppliers of similar switches as well.

    First thing to do do is work out which lights belong together and thus how many circuits / switches you will need.
    Then we can work out the voltage dropping resistors needed to tap off your batteries for the LEDs in each circuit .
    An alternative could be to use a voltage dropper circuit (or so called UBEC) to provide a lower voltage supply, from the drive battery for instance.
    https://www.componentshop.co.uk/action-electronics/battery-e...
    Cheers, Doug 😎
    https://www.componentshop.co.uk/action-electronics/power.html/?cat=178
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    Young at heart πŸ˜‰ Slightly older in other places.;-/ Cheers Doug
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    Check out the fellow in Victoria, who goes by the name "Brightwork" here on the website. He has an extensive harbour of vessels and would be a good contact to help you with your project.
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