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#1 Guy Spaulding

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Posted 25 June 2016 - 11:05 PM

I like installing this little LED readout in my Parma handled controllers. But neatly cutting the rectangular hole for the read-out is rather laborious for me.  

 

Any suggestions on how this is most easily done?

 

Thanks, guys.

 

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#2 Mike K

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Posted 26 June 2016 - 12:03 AM

Drill four holes at the corners and "connect the dots" with a saw or file???
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Posted 26 June 2016 - 06:36 AM

Four holes, Dremel.



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Posted 26 June 2016 - 09:26 AM

As above, a Dremel rotary saw if you are brave.


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Posted 26 June 2016 - 10:32 AM

Be sure the corners of your cutout are radius-ed not not sharp squares. This will reduce the chances of cracking. 


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Posted 26 June 2016 - 11:39 AM

Where do you get a kit to install the volt meter? Or is it a kit?

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#7 Guy Spaulding

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Posted 27 June 2016 - 09:48 PM

Robert. 
 
The voltmeter is a nice, compact, self-contained two-wire unit from here.
 
Thanks for the suggestions, guys.

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Posted 01 July 2016 - 01:13 PM

Just got me one!
 
Does anybody know where to connect it to the head or transistor unit of a Difalco Genesis?
 
Thanks in advance.

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Posted 07 July 2016 - 09:34 PM

Just connect between the red and white controller leads.  This is true for all controllers



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Posted 20 July 2016 - 08:50 PM

i've used a hot knife, essentially a soldering iron with an  exacto blade attached. they work quite well.


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Posted 10 September 2016 - 10:49 AM

I saw one of these Mods on BobbyB's Difalco Genesis, did not know you were behind them... Great idea!!!


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Posted 10 September 2016 - 01:42 PM

Got mine and installed it in my Difalco . Looks good, works good and you can't beat the price. Ordered two of them and with free shipping I was rather shocked to see the large box they came in. Don't see how they do it. :good:


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Posted 10 September 2016 - 02:24 PM

Why make a hole?  Just leave a space before painting the controller and mount the read out on the board inside.


Incidentally, Ralph send me one of those and I didn't know what it did for a year.
Now that I do know.... not sure I need any more distraction on the track. Hard enough watching the car as it is..... :crazy:


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Posted 12 September 2016 - 09:35 AM

I got a Difalco from Jersey John with one of these displays mounted in-line with the rest of the wires!  Works great!


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Posted 18 September 2016 - 10:56 AM

Has anyone had problems with theirs?  I had it wired in and was working fine in practice and 2 races, then it went haywire on me and wasn't working but was giving my car constant power like  coast.

 

Red wire go the white controller wire, and black wire to the red controller wire.


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