Electric Models and Setting Up Electric Models on Buddy Box System
To improve safety and preventing accidental starting of your electric models prop or blades, a motor kill switch set up on your transmitter my help. I am not sure if this is possible on all transmitters. I know it’s only possible on the later Spektrum Transmitters.
Still on electric models. This is a WARNING to be aware of when setting up electric models on the buddy box system before going flying. We have had 3 occasions where the motor has started when switching from one transmitter to the other where the throttle on the non- controlling transmitter has been moved by accident or for some reason and then the change- over switch is released or operated. With electric models the motor and prop are live as soon as the battery is connected unless a motor kill switch is set. I am strongly recommending that electric models are restrained during the process of setting up the buddy system. (I am 1 of the 3 that it has happened to).
Regards Graham Castle (Safety Officer)