We have been contacted by Tom Chalfant. He has been building RC models submarines in many years. He offered to test our new product, which is the Magnetic Switch 7A Waterproof. Below you see Tom Chalfant with hers Seaview and a Jeff Porteus’ slightly larger version.
As Tom says: These subs run very much like the real subs. There are many different ways we submerge. We have systems that use a piston or pump that will bring in or push out water/air to change the buoyancy enough to submerge (Static diving) and others that use just forward motion to dive (dynamic diving). The electronics are kept in a WTC (Water Tight Container). This area usually stays very dry. The Seaview had an electronic switch, but it is not waterproof or resistant and condensation cause a short. I have been looking for a magenetic switch that would serve our hobby and offer protection like yours.
We are working on a new version of our popular magnetic switch. It is designed specifically for RC Sailboads. We have had several requests for a water repellent switch. Below is our first prototype. I am very satisfied with the result so far. Testing is already starting, more will come in order to ensure a good and reliable product.
John Bitzer wrote an email to os with a wish for a switch ready to use in F5J competition gliders. Signal passthrough for Speedcontroller and redundant functionality, were some of the wishes. The final result can be seen below. Light, strong and super reliable.
Our resellers are doing a really great job. If your order is urgent, we recommend that you support your local reseller. And because they are local, the shipping time is often very fast. Compared to ours world wide shipping time 5-40 days.
Dual Battery Magnetic Switch 20A
Designed for large scale RC gliders, where safety is a key component. Small and super reliable, due to it’s redundant function. Incredible strong, tested with short current burst of more then 200A.
Piermario Cavaggioni and his team mate have complete all test in the workshop. And they have move on to inflight test. Piermario have made a detailed worksheet with data from two test flights. If you are interested, the worksheet can be downloaded here F5B_flight_test_ZEPSUS
I have been contacted by several interested who want more technical details on the Magnetic BEC 7A. For those who can not wait, here are a few headlines.
Input voltage: Designed for 2s Lipo/Liion/LiFe
Output voltage: 5.7V
Output current continuous: 1.75A if used with 2S lipo (7.4V)
Output current burst: >10A if used with 2S lipo (7.4V)
Dimensions including heat shrink: 40 x 15 x 5mm
There has been an increasing demand for small form factor equipment in new competition planes. It’s one of the reasons why we, in cooperation with the Italian F5B team, have made this new medium size Magnetic BEC 7A. In terms of output power level it’s between the two well-known versions Magnetic BEC 14A and Magnetic BEC 5A. Piermario, my team contact, to the right and Alex his friend to the left, will the next few months test the new version of magnetic BEC. If everything goes as expected, they will be put on the webshop this spring.
The output voltage of the New Magnetic BEC 7A is 5,7V to minimize power loss and increase output power. The wires are upgradet from 0.25mm2 to 0.5mm2, same high-quality wires as the Magnetic Switch 7A.
The new Smart Magnet Holder has a beautiful design and a very strong magnet. The strong magnet extends the activation range by 3 times. Which makes it easy to switch on and off our products. The New Smart Magnet Holder is in stock and ready for sale. New Smart Magnet Holder
The Magnetic BEC is now ready for sale. Have a look on the 14A Version specifications. Pretty impressive I think. I have been very focused on safety and hence also a very high quality. Hope you will like our new Magnetic BEC.