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Old 2002.07.22, 11:38 AM   #1
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Mini-Z radio question

on the miniz radio, there are 2 black switches that are recessed into the radio, they are on the top right next to the white on/off switch. what do these 2 black switches do?

also, there is a charging jack or something right near the grip, how can i utilize that? where do i get a rechargable battery and charger for the radio?

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Old 2002.07.22, 11:44 AM   #2
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Switches

Accord,

Those two switches are for reversing the signals.
If you flick them across, then the Mini-Z (Or any RC car) will reverse when you move the throttle trigger in the forward position.
The wheels will turn left when you turn the wheel right.

As for the charging jack, I don't actually know if that functions or not.
I am sure other Members can clarify that.
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Old 2002.07.22, 03:03 PM   #3
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The charging jack works, but is not recomended.
As there are no "brains" in the Tx for charge control. So you either have to have it on the charger, which means you have to modify the Tx for the delta peak charger to work correctly.
Or risk frying your cells and Tx when you forget to unplug the powersupply after whatever time you think it takes to charge the cells.
edit: spellchecker needed. There is one on AVS forums... how about it mr. mini-z ?
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Old 2002.07.23, 11:39 AM   #4
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I'll check it out, I know there is one that you're supposed to be able to integrate with.
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Old 2002.07.25, 05:41 PM   #5
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The servo reversing switches come in handy if you ever use your mini-z (Perfex) transmitter with other cars. For example, the mini-z transmitter works fine with the switches in the standard position for my 4 wheel drive mini-x. I also use the mini-z transmitter with my Dynamite Rocket Racer sometimes when I don't feel like putting the batteries in my Rocket Racer transmitter. In that case, I have to switch the throttle channel reversing switch on the mini-z transmitter so that forward is forward and reverse is reverse.
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Old 2002.07.25, 10:02 PM   #6
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it also helps for driving backwards!
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Old 2002.07.26, 02:54 AM   #7
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fried my cells

Went to bed last night forgetting I had set my Radio to charge its NIMH cells, woke up this morning and the radio was too hot to touch and my cells were dead. so use a smart charger if you are as forgetfull as me!
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Old 2002.07.26, 04:33 AM   #8
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Re: fried my cells

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Went to bed last night forgetting I had set my Radio to charge its NIMH cells, woke up this morning and the radio was too hot to touch and my cells were dead. so use a smart charger if you are as forgetfull as me!
EWWWW! Did you fry the Tx too??? Let me know! I don't want that to happen to my new toy (M8)!!!!!
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Old 2002.07.26, 09:24 AM   #9
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sounds like tjose switches are the ticket for my nextproject, a forklift shell!!!
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