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Old Feb 09, 2013, 09:30 PM
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Btown do you need a hug.
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Old Feb 09, 2013, 09:38 PM
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Just look at this crap Futaba servo. I'll never buy another one again!


What's so bad about that servo, the G series plug or that it was made upside down ????

Wayne
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Old Feb 09, 2013, 09:45 PM
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I figured the issue was that they installed the retainer screw before the arm...
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Old Feb 09, 2013, 09:50 PM
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What's so bad about that servo, the G series plug or that it was made upside down ????

Wayne
I put it in my Parkzone UM T-28 and now it wont fly.
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Old Feb 09, 2013, 09:57 PM
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.... if I want to use those servos with it I have to cut off pieces of them.... Please tell me that I can get some sort of converter so that I don't have to damage PERFECTLY GOOD SERVOS...
Wait now, hold on...

I always thought "perfectly good servos" were the type you COULD use, and "damaged servos" were the type you COULDN'T use. I guess maybe that would make too much sense, though.

I don't even wanna know how you file your taxes
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Old Feb 09, 2013, 10:03 PM
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It's not just servo plugs. There is lots of stuff that could be standardized to make this hobby easier to deal with. Servo splines, servo leads, servo horns and servo screws,. X-mount bolt patterns, motor spacing, motor boxes (I'm looking at you, Sebart.), spinners and PROP COLLETS! Don't even get me started on those useless pieces of

Anyway... I'm with ya, man.
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Old Feb 09, 2013, 10:13 PM
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I hate electronics/power connectors, there's probably 1.74 million different ways to connect two things together with electrical signals and a power supply together. I usually get the task of picking the right one to fit the requirements. There goes 6 hours to a few weeks. Just looking through TE/Amp puts me to sleep.
http://www.te.com/catalog/connectors...7560?BML=10576
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Old Feb 09, 2013, 10:15 PM
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Just look at this crap Futaba servo. I'll never buy another one again!
How old is that servo?
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Old Feb 09, 2013, 10:17 PM
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Older than I am.
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Old Feb 09, 2013, 10:59 PM
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what really pi---- me off are all the power adapters for everything you buy. how you supposed to remember which plugs into what
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Old Feb 09, 2013, 11:04 PM
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And the little 'wall wart' adaptors. A big mess of wires and space used on the outlet. Switch off that power strip to be green also. The AC adaptors use a bit of power even when not charging. They call it 'Vampire Power' in the news.
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Old Feb 09, 2013, 11:25 PM
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R/C parts will all standardize right after all auto parts standardize....

Seriously, dealing with Futaba servo connectors in non Futaba RX units is a very minor thing.
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Old Feb 09, 2013, 11:26 PM
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How old is that servo?
Late 1980s or so.
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Old Feb 09, 2013, 11:33 PM
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There is so much legacy stuff in this hobby. It's hard to understand why so much of it is allowed to persist.

What's going to need to happen is a combination of the old crowd dying off, and the Chinese manufacturers to bring some fresh ideas in.

Because the old crowd just isn't getting it done.
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Old Feb 09, 2013, 11:46 PM
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I think this just turned from a rant to a roast, lighten up guys, btown there are adapters you can use to convert J plug to Jr plug.
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