Best Radio Box Rx Switch

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  1. Mar 15, 2019 #1

    timwhalen

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    Hi-

    Would like to hear some opinions on radio box Rx On/Off switches... what's everyone's

    preference?... needs to be as small as possible. I don't have much faith in this Futaba

    switch (see attach'mt.)

    Also, like to hear everyone's tricks regarding better engagement with servo/Rx/ battery

    plug pin connections... my connections became a bit sketchy and we took a small jeweler's

    flat blade screwdriver and put a mild crush on the female sockets in the connector bodies.

    Thanks for any input.

    Tim

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    Alan Elzer

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    I've used those futaba switches for many yrs & no issues. I also soak everything down with WD-40 after taping all connections. Then tape up box

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    Tom Foley

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    Futaba switches are reliable , never had one fail but I try to replace them after a few years redundantly . I use a small bit of tape on battery and any servo extensions .
     
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    Joe Wiebelhaus

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    Look at these for replacements for Futaba #2170

    http://www.maxxprod.com/mpi/mpi-4.html

    heavier 22awg wire for newer 6 volt battery packs and servos, I remove the charge plug and just charge the battery, this takes a little skill to take the switch apart and cut off charge leads.

    soak in corrosion x, wipe off, ready to go...............

    I cant find a pic of the switch, but it looks like the standard Futaba, but has heavier wires.
     
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    A boot like this over an ordinary toggle switch is really waterproof.  The Dubro actuators will leak a little around the shaft.

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    Getting the switch out of the boat I like G+M seals.

    Grim
     
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    Go old school.  :lol:

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    Alan Elzer

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    NICE Ray

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    dave roach

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    The switch Ray has there will never fell.
     
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    Daniel's Racing

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    I have these water proof locking switches all wired and ready to use. They have a battery retention clip built in.

    The washer on the switch has a recess that captures the oring so it can't squeeze out when tightened.  

    $23 and $3 shipping IN STOCK MOST ALL THE TIME





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    timwhalen

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    No issues with the DuBro mount- we groove the shaft a bit with a Dremel cut off wheel and liberally 

    use plumber's grease...never leaked past the DuBro setup.
     
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    Thank you.
     
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    XtremeRcBoats

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    On my JAE I did something similar as Ray.

    Recently I did other boats with a Tamiya connector, see the second picture. Works very good and the switch / connector can not come loose and you don't have any problems with the "switch" getting wet.

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    dave roach

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    Daniel's Racing

    You have a PM

    Dave
     
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    Terry Keeley

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    If you can find one of the old Noble 4PDT switches there's nothing better IMHO, like having 2 switches in 1.

    Spring load it on and you have a near perfect switch for our tough environment.  :)

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  18. Mar 16, 2019 #18

    timwhalen

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    Thanks, Terry... yeah, those are ol' school cool... some of the old systems used those.

    I've always had good results with Switchcraft products, in various apps.
     
  19. Mar 20, 2019 at 9:59 PM #19

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    I would like to get 3 of these if you have in stock.
     

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