Smart-Fly Single Receiver Ignition Cutoff for Engines with Electronic Ignition Controllers
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Smart-Fly Single Receiver Ignition Cutoff for Engines with Electronic Ignition Controllers

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$49.99
 
Item# (QIC-1)

 

  • Overview

ATTENTION: The Smart-Fly Ignition Cutoff is designed to work with a separate ignition battery only, the ignition should not be powered off the same power as the receiver!

Ignition Cutoff for Single-Receiver Setups

The Ignition Cutoff provides safety and convenience for your gas powered plane. The unit has two modules that are connected by a fiber-optic cable. There is no electrical connection between your ignition and your radio system. The unit recognizes dual-receiver setups and allows your engine to keep running if you lose power to the receiver the Cutoff is controlled by but your second receiver still has power. You are not forced to land dead-stick as with other units on the market. The LED on the ignition side is removable and extendable with standard extensions. The LED is not required for the unit to operate properly.
Ignition Cutoffs:
How are they connected?
They are an electronic switch between the battery and ignition. The switch is only on when the receiver has power and the switch on the transmitter is engaged. I put this on a knob rather than a switch so that I don't inadvertently flip it when flying thinking that it is a dual rate or landing gear switch and kill the engine by mistake.

What good is it?
1)Your ignition is always off if the transmitter is off or if the receiver has no power so you can't start the engine thinking that your transmitter or receiver is switched on and it isn't causing the engine to start at high throttle and causing an accident.
2) If your engine rips loose from the firewall and the throttle and choke servos no longer work, you can kill the engine when you want as long as you remember which knob to turn when you are panicking.
3) If your throttle servo breaks in flight, and you don't have a choke servo to kill the engine, you can use the kill switch to stop the engine at the right time to land safely.
4) If you lose all power to the receiver, which is virtually impossible on a two battery set up, the engine will be killed so that you don't have to walk so far to the crash site.

Who needs one?
1) People who only have one battery powering their receiver.
2) People who like the security of having an extra switch in line to prevent accidentally starting the engine with either the receiver or transmitter off.
3) People with a little extra cash who like bling bling stuff.
4) People who want the safety feature of having the plane crash with the engine shut off instead of running should the receiver lose all power. The plane will crash further away from spectators and will do less damage to the airplane. (I lost power once in a single battery set up and the plane flew for 1/2 mile and crashed into a forest. It took me a week to find the plane.)

Transmitter:

  • Small: 1.65" x .865" x .375"
  • 4.0V to 8.5V operating range
  • Low Power Consumption
  • Low weight: 0.3 oz
  • Universal connector with 10" leads
  • Compatible with all receivers
Receiver:
  • Small: 1.65" x .865" x .375"
  • 4.0V to 8.5V operating range
  • Low Power Consumption
  • Low weight: 0.3 oz
  • Universal connector with 6" leads
  • 4A Current Capacity
  • Detachable LED


Features:
  • Small: 1.65" x .865" x .375"
  • 4.0V to 8.5V operating range
  • Low Power Consumption
  • Low weight: 0.3 oz
  • Universal connector with 10" leads
  • Compatible with all receivers
Receiver:
  • Optical Isolation
  • Physical Isolation
  • Single receiver

 

 

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