Today I learnt a valuable lesson. No drama thankfully but this particular flight could have ended in disaster when the ignition switch developed a fault.
Most of us with petrol engine models fit an on-board ignition switch that is operated from the transmitter.
The lesson I learnt is that there are versions of these ignition switches from as little as £8 and there are versions at the other end of the market circa £45. The old adage ‘you pays your money’ comes to mind.
Guess at which end of the market my replacement ignition switch will be coming from.
I think you've been a little unlucky, I've used a few RCexl switches and never had a failure, but if you want to go higher end, I would recommend the Powerbox Sparkswitch. Their products are very high quality, but you pay for it. I had one in my 104 Extra. Its a switch and regulator.
The Excel opto switch in my Stearman the original fitted approx 8 yrs ago - sourced from H/king. Also used 2 more in other models. Couldn't use one on the Decathlon due various limitations so thats a mini servo operated microswitch - even better that onto isolation !