Multi Watt Elite Nav Light Controller

The new Multi Watt Elite shown next to our MW PRO unit

The size difference is quite noticeable

Elite controller case size 64mm X 41mm X12.5mm


We are proud to announce our latest high power aircraft navigation lighting system.

The MW Elite lighting system takes model aircraft lighting to a whole new level.

Small in size, but very powerful in output and scale effects. All from a single cell 3.7V Li-Po battery, 3.6V NiMh or 3.6V Li-Fe battery.



The Multi Watt Elite houses 17 High Output lighting ports with 2 selectable programming ports.

Output breakdown:


6 fixed position/formation light ports

3 fixed landing light ports

2 fixed strobe ports

2 fixed simulated beacon strobe ports

4 programmable ports (AUX1, AUX2); each of these ports can be programmed for either, position, strobe or landing lights.


Special programming features include and dual RX input that allow for simple functional default programming or with the secondary input and programming blocks that allow the user to selectively turn on the position lights, strobes and landing lights separately in sequence using a transmitter dial switch while also selecting the lighting patterns at the same time.



WARNING: Be sure you are using a single cell 3.7VLi-Po, 3.6V Li-Fe or a 3 cell NiMh 3.6V pack will result in damage or destruction of the "Elite" controller.

NOTE:  If at any time, you make a mistake in the programming, you can simply start over by repeating the steps again. Be sure to hold down the switch while cycling the power. This will reset the chip memory.




PGM port1 with programming block installed





Set the output on either the gear or flap channel in the transmitter to 100% both up and down.

Plug the lower servo pigtail on the left side of the unit into the landing gear or flap switch of your receiver (a "Y" harness can be used if necessary). Place the transmitter switch in either the gear "UP" or flap "UP" position. Plug in the main power battery using the Molex connector provided. Use of alternate style battery plugs will void the controller warranty!!! Place the programming block (black w/ long tab) into PGM port1, hold switch one down while cycling on the RX power. Once the red light next to SW1 is lit, release the switch. A 3/32 allen wrench works well for pressing the switches.

The red light next to SW1 should be on and blinking slowly. Turn on your transmitter. This should make the light blink just slightly faster. This will confirm that the controller is getting a signal from the receiver. With the LG or Flap switch in the "UP" position, press and release SW1, the red light should go out and come back on blinking faster (if it doesn't go out or come back on), press the switch again (the input wasn't accepted). Once the light is back on and blinking faster, move the LG or Flap switch to the down or landing position, then press SW1 once again. The light will go out then blink 4 times slowly. This completes the programming of the landing switch. Now remove the programming block from PGM port1.

Cycle the RX power once to lock in the programming. The landing lights should now turn on and off using either the LG or Flap settings.

AUX1 will be slaved to the landing gear port and AUX2 will be slaved to the position light ports.

Any color light can be plugged into any port with one exception; amber lights may not be plugged into strobe or beacon ports!




PGM port2 with programming block installed.





If you have an airframe that uses retractable landing lights, use these instructions to setup your retractable units. The controller has a build in output on the right side of the controller labeled "RETOUT". This port has it's own ATV for servo travel using the "ADJ" pot just to the left of the output.

SETUP: Plug the programming block (black w/tab) into PGM port2.


Once the programming block is in place, cycle the RX power while pressing SW2. Once the red light (below and to the left of SW2) comes on, release SW2. The light will be steady on. YOU MAY NOW PLUG IN THE SERVO(S). The servo can now be adjusted using the "ADJ" pot. Turn pot right or left until the retractable light is in the "Closed" position, then adjust the pushrod for the unit and attach to the servo arm. (THIS WILL AVOID DAMAGE TO THE RETRACTABLE UNIT or SERVO). Once the retractable unit is connected to the servo arm and in the "UP" position, press and release SW2, the light will go out momentarily and then come back on. Using the "ADJ" pot turn the knob until the retractable light unit is in the "OUT" position then press and release SW2. The light will now blink 4X very fast to single that the programming has been completed. Remove the programming block.

Cycle the RX power to lock in the programming.



Use the photos below to select the desired program sequence for your aircraft. A brief description of the outputs is listed next to each photo.

In addition to the default lighting ports, the special mixing of the AUX1 and AUX2 ports are listed by the ports they are slaved to according to the programming mode selected. The on sequence for the lights when using a dial switch is: 1st on (formation), 2nd on (strobes, beacons), last on (landing lights). Once you have selected the output program.

The dial switch on the transmitter must be set to the maximum ATV in both directions in order for it to function properly. A 3 position switch may also be used. If the lights do not come on in the order listed above, it may be necessary to reverse the channel on the transmitter.



Note: We can also customize the programming when you place your order.


Default programming mode. Use input2 (lower pigtail) no programming blocks

AUX1 slaved to LAND

AUX2 slaved to Formation



001 programming mode: Use input1 (upper pigtail)

AUX1 slaved to LAND

AUX2 slaved to Formation




010 programming mode: Use input1 (upper pigtail)

AUX1 slaved to LAND

AUX2 slaved to Strobe




011 programming mode: Use input1 (upper pigtail)

AUX1 slaved to Formation

AUX2 slaved to Strobe




100 programming mode: Use input1 (upper pigtail)

AUX1 slaved to LAND

AUX2 slaved to LAND




110 programming mode: Use input1 (upper pigtail)

AUX1 slaved to Formation

AUX2 Internal Alternate Strobe




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