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JOINING BATTERY & RECEIVER CABLE by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
Hi Les, then I assume that you need something like this harness with JR/Hitec male & female plug/socket. This one also has a third plug for connecting the battery to a charger when the switch is in the off position. DON'T use this feature if you are using a LiPo battery!! There are several other versions without this third plug available here style='background-color:yellow;'>switch-harness.html I guess the RX battery is a fairly small NiMH and also has the JR type plug. BTW: something to check before switching on- Does your speed controller have a BEC circuit? If so it supplies the RX as well so you don't need an RX battery at all. Or doesn't your yacht have any auxiliary motor and ESC? Happy sailing, Cheers Doug 😎 Looking forward to the video of the insulting tape 😁😉 or is that what I keep seeing on the news with Mr T??

JOINING BATTERY & RECEIVER CABLE by Les-Forbes Lieutenant   Posted: 6 days ago
Ah Insulting Tape. LOL. That's for Donald Trump. I think I may have ordered the wrong switch fitting. I thought they were all the same. But the one I received does not fit the receiver, its a tad too fat. Perhaps I can return it for the correct fitting. Problem is I not at all versed in the various pugs types and associated names for them. You have been courageous in stopping me kill this little bit of apparatus. Not wishing to waste my time on this murder, I applied two new transfers to the little Proboat Westward 18 in preparation for its initial sail. I have three ponds I can go to, Knightswood Boat Club, Elderpark Boat Club and Richmond Park Boat Club. All within fifteen minutes drive of me. The suspense is killing me. Thanks again.

On/Off button or Kill Switch by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 days ago
Hi Les, what you have on that switch are JST connectors. Sometimes known as BEC connectors. The RX end will fit your receiver . You can plug it in any free servo socket. Just make sure red is on the middle pin and black towards the outside of the RX case. Then you only need to match the plug on the other side of the switch to your battery, which unfortunately you omitted to show us 🤔 Looks like the receiver has the standard JR type plugs. Cheers Doug 😎

JOINING BATTERY & RECEIVER CABLE by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 days ago
Hi Les, if you can't solder DON'T CUT ANYTHING! How would you want to connect the switch anyway? What you need is this<... style='background-color:yellow;'>switch.html I don't recommend insulating tape for anything on a model boat! After a while the glue leaches out and makes everything sticky 😡 --> Emergency repairs only ! If you do cut wires and insert a switch Colin is quite right; soldering and heat shrink sleeve is the way to do it. Wire at least same thickness as the original. You would only need to cut the red wire anyway. But much easier to use the switch above and the existing plugs. Don't cost the earth.😉 Cheers Doug 😎 PS What a difference one little letter can make! Would love to hear what 'insulting' tape has to say for itself 😉

JOINING BATTERY & RECEIVER CABLE by Wingcoax Petty Officer   Posted: 7 days ago
Very likely to give you migraine. visit your local model shop or look online for the correct switch harness to match your radio gear, that way the plugs will match.

JOINING BATTERY & RECEIVER CABLE by Les-Forbes Lieutenant   Posted: 7 days ago
I want to cut the battery lead to my receiver in order to incorporate an on/of switch. Can I just join up the two new peices of wire with insulating tape. Will it matter if the two wires are slightly different thicknesses. I would use some sort of insulting tape to complete. Or would what I am contemplating doing, give me some big headaches at some point.

On/Off button or Kill Switch by Wingcoax Petty Officer   Posted: 8 days ago
Really the only problem is your confidence, just make sure the polarity is correct. I can't see on your pics what make your radio set is, you should be able to get a match from your model shop.

On/Off button or Kill Switch by Les-Forbes Lieutenant   Posted: 8 days ago
Thanks Wingcoax. How do you know what the plug size is called or named. I ordered this small On/Of button but the plug size is different. Could I cut the black and red cable and just swap the plugs over. Is there a danger in doing that. I would seal the joins carefully.

On/Off button or Kill Switch by Wingcoax Petty Officer   Posted: 8 days ago
As your receiver says"4 channel" they are for extra servos. Any switch can be used as long as the plugs match.

On/Off button or Kill Switch by Les-Forbes Lieutenant   Posted: 9 days ago
To use my wee Proboat Westward sail boat, I have to attach the battery plug to the receiver. It’s no big deal, but a nuisance all the same. Would one of these switches work with my receiver. Or must they be married to specific receivers.

Aura 650 by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
Hi Ken, those little slide switches are notorious for corroding 🤔 First try a squirt or two of contact cleaner and rattle it on and off several times. If dat doin't woik try this Not expensive and solves the problem in one go, plus you can clean/change the switch in the old one at your leisure and have a spare for when the new one eventually corrodes, as, sure as taxes, it will! cheers Doug 😎 PS Personally I prefer to use the small toggle switches, they have a better wiper / self cleaning action.😎

Aura 650 by KenThompson Lieutenant   Posted: 10 days ago
Does anyone know how to change the switch on the Aura 650 please? I'm asking for a friend who does not have internet. He is having trouble with the electrics, and we come to the conclusion, that it is the switch that is at fault. Thanking you in anticipation. Ken.

SEA ROVER by Wingcoax Petty Officer   Posted: 11 days ago
[Score: 5/10] 30" SEA ROVER Capable of 3mph and a runtime of 20mins Single Propellor (3 Blade 30mm) Direct Drive to a Mabuchi (3 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (6v) 2Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through N/A (5Amps) ESC - Comments: Model was Sea Rover, built about 50 years ago with my father on the living room floor. Power was a Mabuchi 6/12 volt running on two PJ996 lantern batteries or two 4.5v bell batteries wired in series. Well before R/C. Finally gave ot aay to neighbours son and switched to aircraft for 40 years. Now living in Portugal and glow fuel hard to get so changing back to water craft.

Perkasa MTB by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 12 days ago
Baking soda triggered some old memories, who else remembers the little plastic subs we used to get in Cornflakes boxes? 😉 I once toyed with the idea of making a bigger version, ca 10 -12 ". more important 'stuff' got in the way. Forgot all about it .... until now 😉 Yep, off the bat I could imagine a couple of ways of triggering them; there are loads of mini pressure switches on the market, or a simple diaphragm at one end of the can coupled to a micro switch or mechanical trigger. Adjustment would be very sensitive due to relatively small changes in water pressure in the first foot or so of wet stuff. Any deeper would be a waste of time, unless you only want to entertain the fish😲 Might also go off on the surface if the can hit the water diaphragm first😡 Whatever, lot of work (and expense?) for a one way trip🤔 Anyway, with my 1/72 scale DCs, approx. 12x5mm, I would need to resort to nano technology. But we should never stop dreaming! I've seen model patrol boats launching solid fuel missiles from the stern deck so 'Nothing is impossible' - that's maybe why I drive a Toyota😉 Cheers Doug 😎

Crash Tender Shaft Tube Poistion by Wingcoax Petty Officer   Posted: 14 days ago
To neilmc, it's a long time since i saw the old Alliance. I was involved in the restoration of the main electrical switchboard when she was still in the water.