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Merco 6106/10/2018 14:18:29
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I am trying to operate an RC exp V2.0 kill switch from my Aurora.My computer skill is very low,Ive been trying fo hours,been through the book,no success.Can anybody tell how to do it please.

ken anderson.06/10/2018 14:46:03
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hello merco-have a look here ….it may help you out...loads of info

ken anderson...ne...1.help merco dept.

Bucksboy06/10/2018 14:46:55
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I use the Aurora, I'll try to help. What is an RC exp V2.0 fill switch though?

Merco 6106/10/2018 15:30:33
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Thanks Ken,will look it up.Bucksboy,it is an opto switch connected between rx and electronic ignition box which,when triggered from tx,cuts power instantly,hence kill switch.I want it as a panic button in addition to normal failsafe.I fully admit to having a mighty struggle with most computer tasks,especially programming.So far,the system will not recognize the switch which is plugged into a spare rx input.

Percy Verance06/10/2018 15:58:11
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Merco

Simply plugging the switch into a vacant receiver channel may not be enough to get you where you want to be. I have little experience with other radio sets, but on mine not only would you plug the switch into that spare receiver channel, you'd have to *tell* the transmitter you were activating that channel plus what switch/knob or lever you intended to use to operate the switch. What is your radio? Someone may use a similar set here and be able to help......

P.S. Disregard that last question. I just saw the title of the post........  Merco, you do realise that should the failsafe trigger in flight, it would mean your receiver had lost it's signal and consequently it would be pointless attempting to operate a kill switch...... Or did you mean you simply wanted a way of killing the engine if you panicked independant of the failsafe?  In a panic situation I'm not entirely sure that would be a good way to go, as once the fire has gone out your options narrow even further. 

 

 

 

 

Edited By Percy Verance on 06/10/2018 16:09:57

Peter Miller06/10/2018 16:06:25
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I do use an Aurora 9. As Percy says you have to tell the transmitter which switch to use and activate it.

I am still trying to master my Aurora 9 but it can be done. Jut mamanged to choose the switch and activate it for coupled aileron/rudder. I never did master flaperons

Denis Watkins06/10/2018 16:45:53
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The lads have it Merco, the switch would work best in channel you know, sy AUX

Then activate AUX

Make sure you are not plugged in upside down, so as power and signal are in the right place

The Aurora 9 will cope with any combination of logical progmming

Merco 6106/10/2018 16:47:33
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I do understand the need to instruct the tx,it’s the route and sequence that I cannot find.This all arises out of two events that happened whilst testing models in the garden.Big scratch built Piper Cub,tail firmly roped to tree.Opened up to full power for a few seconds,tailplane joint failed,models shot forward,demolishing large shrub,cowl and uc.All over in an instant.Then a 1/4scale SE5,33cc petrol,tethered with four ropes at full power,throttle failed to operate when a ball joint came adrift.External simple manual switch easily accessible so no harm done,but a daunting moment nonetheless.Yes,a bit belt and braces,but I still want a kill switch for emergencies.

Percy Verance06/10/2018 17:14:26
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You've discovered the biggest no no of them all already Merco. Never ever restrain a model - particularly one with a large engine - by it's tailplane. Sooner or later it'll fail, but you already know that now. Far better to rig up a restraint that holds the model steady using the undercarriage and something substantial in front of each wing root. Both the undercarriage and wing roots are strong well built areas of the model. By it's very nature, the rear of most models is lightly built, and won't take too much stress.

With the greatest of respect Merco, the emergencies you seem to be having are in your garden. In such situations, do you think you'd really be able to find and activate a kill switch before the model prunes half the foiliage? You said yourself it was all over in an instant. Get some help when you are testing engines, particularly large ones.

I'd avoid ball joints on petrol engine carbs. There is considerable vibration from most petrol engines, and ball joints are not ideal in high vibration environments. If you must use a ball joint, use one with a ball which won't pop out. They are available......

Somewhere in your transmitter there will be a control assignment menu. Find this, and then determine the letter or number of the switch you want to use to operate the kill switch - the manual will tell you whether the switch has a letter or number - select this, and it should then ask what receiver channel you'd like to use. Select the appropriate receiver channel in the transmitter menu, and you should see it work. There is the possibility it may need reversing though, so look out for that....

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edited By Percy Verance on 06/10/2018 17:31:09

Stephen Smith 1406/10/2018 19:06:37
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I us an aurora 9 and a 9X and it's really simple but would take me ages to explain in righting, where are you as could show you in a couple of minuets

Percy Verance06/10/2018 20:39:21
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Perhaps it might be helpful if you pointed out where the necessary information can be found in the Aurora manual? smiley

Percy Verance06/10/2018 21:17:10
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Merco

Further to my earlier post regarding ball links. SLEC do ball links with a non removeable machine inserted ball, in both M2 and M3 sizes.......

Edited By Percy Verance on 06/10/2018 21:19:54

ColdLazerus06/10/2018 21:23:36
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At first this is not as obvious as one would think.

Press the model type icon

Press system

Press channel

shows which channel does what

Press aux1 "null" on ch5 ch6 or ch7

Press Sel.

Select the switch I use G

Press set

plug kill switch into whichever channel you selected above

Exit

Hope this helps

Percy Verance06/10/2018 21:46:38
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Jeez that's long winded! A single button press on my transmitter gets me into the Tx control menu.

ColdLazerus07/10/2018 08:36:33
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Posted by Percy Verance on 06/10/2018 21:46:38:

Jeez that's long winded! A single button press on my transmitter gets me into the Tx control menu.

Don’t diss ma box man it’s a great radio very versatile and usually quite intuitive ( I say usually) I have programmed the hell out of it and it has always come up with the goods cheeky

Percy Verance07/10/2018 09:12:38
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That was pretty much my point ColdLazarus. I dislike *programming the hell* out of anything, and prefer the simpler approach. My tx has just one button press to access the majority of it's programming options. I like that a lot.

If your happy with yours, that's great.

Ron Gray07/10/2018 09:27:31
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I used to program all of my gassers so that if the signal was lost the ignition would cut. The problem with that is that if the signal was lost, just for a split second then I would loose the engine, now my failsafes are all set to minimum throttle with no engine cut. Ignition cut is on a Tx switch.

Of course if you really want belt and braces when running engine up on the ground then you could have an external socket on your 'plane that completed the ignition power circuit (a bit like leccy external power plugs). Insert plug into the socket but have a length of 'string' from the plug back to the restraint, then if restraint or 'plane broke, the plug would pull out thus killing the engine. It's very similar to power boat / jetski kill switches.

ken anderson.07/10/2018 09:27:32
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hello merco,the A9 is pretty easy to use (once) you're familiar with the terms used to do anything. I didn't understand what you were after doing in your original post ….. RC exp V2.0 kill switch …… I couldn't get back to my PC to give you some more info etc...but check out pages 74/75 in the manual...should help you..

PS I don't care much for your methods mentioned...with the large petrol engine and the thing breaking away...its a recipe for major injuries..to you or a.n.other…..dodgy procedure....

ken anderson...ne..1...… A9 dept

Ron Gray07/10/2018 09:38:24
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Steady Ken, putting things in bold can be taken as 'shouting' angrywink

Percy Verance07/10/2018 09:44:38
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Probably done so he'd hear it over the noise of the engine Ron.....wink

I actually found it scary to read what had been happening. The club I flew with required two people present to run-up/test a petrol (or indeed any large engine) and even then, it wasn't permitted in the pit area due to the risk of fire, thrown props etc.

I hestitate to say it, but it seemed like it was an accident waiting to happen from the start........just imagine if he'd he'd been in the way once the tailplane had broken off......secret

 

 

 

Edited By Percy Verance on 07/10/2018 09:54:24

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