Details 4 Scale Advanced Multi Watt PRO Nav Light Controller Instructions

 

Instructions for use:

 

The Multi Watt PRO Nav Light system is the ultimate design in scale model lighting essentials. There are 2) 1-3 Watt double ping strobe outputs, 1) 3 watt ramp beacon strobe output,  1) pulsing strobe output (can be split for dual pulse lighting) , 4) landing light outputs, 6 position light outputs, 2) low power cockpit light outputs, 1) low power strobe output. 

 

Programming features include:  A programmable landing light on/off control thru the gear switch, adjustable pulse lighting control, optional on/off from the transmitter using a micro programmable digital switch (controlled by a separate switch on the transmitter).

 

READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE CONNECTING ANY WIRES TO THE CONTROLLER!!!

 

Controller Connections:

 

Each set of High Watt  lighting connector pins (right side of controller) are polarized with the positive (colored wire) on the upper pin with the (white) negative terminal on the lower pin of each set. The port outputs are as follows:

 

 

RIGHT SIDE OF CONTROLLER:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Each port is a pair of vertically aligned pins

(positive/colored lead goes on top, ground/white lead goes on bottom)

 

From left to right: 

Ports 1:  3 watt pulsing strobe output (adjustable using ADJ1 & ADJ2)

Ports 2:  Ramp strobe (pre-adjusted for maximum effect)

Ports 3-4: Double ping strobes (pre-adjusted for best scale effect)

Ports 5-7: Red position lights plug into these three ports only

Ports 8-10 Position lights (NO RED LIGHTS HERE!)

 

Ports 11-14: Landing light ports

 

LEFT SIDE OF CONTROLLER:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From left to right: 

The first set of 2 pins is the low power strobe port , labeled LPS, (positive/colored wire is on the right). The second set of 4 pins is the low power cockpit lights labeled CP1 &CP2, (positive/colored wire is on the right side of each pair of pins). The next set of vertical pins labeled PGM is the programming block for the landing light input control from the retract channel of the RX.  Install the programming shorting block ONLY when programming the landing gear lighting controls. DO NOT LEAVE THE BLOCK IN PLACE AT ANY OTHER TIME OR THE CONTROLLER WILL NOT  SHUT OFF.  The servo pigtail below the Battery leads plugs into the retract channel output on either a receiver or a retract channel port on a powerbox. You may also use any other channel to control the landing lights.

 

The heavy wires are to plug directly into a 2 cell Li-Po 7.2-7.4v 3000mAH battery, or a 2 cell A123 6.6v 3000mAH battery. You can also use a 5 cell 6v NiMh 3000 mAH battery if weight is needed in the airframe for balance. A male battery lead is provided with the system. THE RED LEAD IS THE POSITIVE LEAD!

 

The last set of 3 horizontal pins are for the retractable landing light servo output. The signal lead is the far most pin to the left, positive in ctr., gnd on right. Use this port to control servo(s) that work any retractable landing lights on the aircraft.

 

NOTE: The RETOUT port can control any other servos and will be tied to the retract channel. These servos will  not require a separate channel. The RETOUT port has it’s own directional control and ATV’s.

 

Programming the landing light digital switch:

 

Turn on Transmitter. Do not turn on receiver or powerbox yet.

 

Plug the retract channel pigtail from the PRO controller into the retract port on the receiver or powerbox. Install the “PGM” shorting block on the left side of the controller, then hold down SW3 on the controller while switching on the RX power. Once the power has been turned on, release SW3. The red program light (slightly to the left and below) SW3 will be on solid for approx. 3 seconds, then begin blinking  slowly. Flip the retract switch on the transmitter to the “GEAR UP” position and press SW1 on the PRO controller. The red light will go solid red, then come back on flashing faster this time. Once the red light is flashing faster, flip the retract switch to the “GEAR DOWN” position, then press and release SW3 on the controller once again. The red flashing light will come on solid again.

 

Remove the PGM block from the PGM port on the controller as this completes the GEAR SW. SYNC for the retract channel and the landing lights. Now, when ever the gear switch is in the GEAR DOWN position, the landing lights will come on.

 

Programming the output servo ATVs:

 

Keep the transmitter on and turn off the RX power switch.

 

Press both SW1 and SW2 at the same time while turning the RX power back on. The red light will come on solid for 3 seconds, then be flashing slowly. Flip the gear switch on the transmitter to the “GEAR UP” position, then press and release SW1 on the controller. The red light will go out and the green light will come on briefly. If the green light doesn’t come on, press SW1 again until it does. The red light will be on again, flashing faster this time. Flip the gear switch to the “GEAR DOWN” position, then press and release SW2 on the controller. The red light will go out once again, the green light will then come on briefly. As before, if the green light does not come on, press SW2 again until it does.

 

The red light will now come on solid red. Using ADJ1, turn the pot using a small flat blade screwdriver and adjust the servo ATV to where the retractable landing lights are in the “UP” position, then press and release SW1. The red light will go out and the green light will come on briefly then go out. When the red light comes back on again, turn the same pot to adjust the retractable light servo to the “DOWN” position, then press and release SW2. The red light will go out and the green light will come on and flash 4X to signal the completion of the setup.

 

 

Adjusting the pulsing strobe rate (PORT 1 on the controller):

 

Be sure the landing gear switch is in the “DOWN” position before making changes.

 

NOTE:***Turning both trimmer pots all the way to the left slows the pulse, to the right, speeds the pulses up. Alter the pots until the desired pulsing effect is reached.

 

 The pulsing is turned off whenever the gear is retracted, just like on the full scale!

 

*ALWAYS* KEEP THE CONTROLLER AT LEAST 4-6” AWAY FROM THE RECEIVER and ANTENNA LEADS. FAILURE TO DO SO MAY CAUSE INTERFERENCE.

 

If you have any questions or need help setting up your Multi Watt PRO lighting system. Please contact us using the information below.

 

Thank You,

 

Dan Gill

 

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