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Old Feb 11, 2013, 05:32 PM
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Not to jack your thread and I can deal with it..Is standard and metric hardware...All these things are made in China...Why when you go the hobby shop all they have 2-56 hardware etc...I wish dubro would get with times and offer all that..2mm, 3mm etc...I think some of the evolution or OS engine come with a 1/4-28 nut...why? So I can carry around a bunch of different tools..lets go metric and get with the program..
Du Bro does sell metric stuff.

I don't know why you make a simple situation difficult. Find the sources for what you need, and go buy the stuff.

When you get tired of this, start messing with old English bicycles and learn something called Whitworth.
For centuries, there have been varying standards for screw/screw pitch. It easily overcome in the era of the internet
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 05:44 PM
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your right...its me...Well Ben, the point it is you have to look all over for it because the local hobby store carries 2-56 and 4-40 for planes made in China that uses the metric system or did that part slip past you...
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 05:45 PM
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Aside from the manufacturers themselves, everyone who keeps saying, "Oh, it's not a big deal, you just [insert workaround] and you're fine."

And with that, nothing will ever get fixed.
Ah yes, we're all collectively responsible for corporate malfeasance. Profits are private, but "oopsies" are public. Nice system. What are we supposed to do, boycott every product that doesn't satisfy us, down to the last detail? Good luck with that plan.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 05:49 PM
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there always a couple in every group and I`m not even sure what the last guy said...go argue with someone else...I`m done..enjoy.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 06:17 PM
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your right...its me...Well Ben, the point it is you have to look all over for it because the local hobby store carries 2-56 and 4-40 for planes made in China that uses the metric system or did that part slip past you...
You ought to complain... to the LHS, right?
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 07:05 AM
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Not to jack your thread and I can deal with it..Is standard and metric hardware...All these things are made in China...Why when you go the hobby shop all they have 2-56 hardware etc...I wish dubro would get with times and offer all that..2mm, 3mm etc...I think some of the evolution or OS engine come with a 1/4-28 nut...why? So I can carry around a bunch of different tools..lets go metric and get with the program..
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your right...its me...Well Ben, the point it is you have to look all over for it because the local hobby store carries 2-56 and 4-40 for planes made in China that uses the metric system or did that part slip past you...

Dubro has metric hardware and has for years, my lhs carries them, why doesnt yours? My wish is that all the mfrs would use decent socket head bolts and screws and dump all the crappy low quality slotted and phillips stuff, but..oh yeah, those are made in china
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 07:48 AM
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No standardization of parts.

This is driving me bat crap crazy. Why can't we standardize a few things in this hobby? Why in the year 2013 do I have to physically cut off pieces of my servos to get them to fit into a receiver?

I bought a plane at a swap today. It had Futaba servos installed on it. I got home to find out that my ar600 isnt keyed so if I want to use those servos with it I have to cut off pieces of them. That is just ridiculous.

Please tell me that I can get some sort of converter so that I don't have to damage PERFECTLY GOOD SERVOS.

Try moving to playing chess. It's more standardized, I guess!
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 08:20 AM
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Try moving to playing chess. It's more standardized, I guess!
"Checkers" is a more simplified concept. All the pieces are "standardized"
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 08:48 AM
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My biggest isuue in not having the time to build or fly as much as I would like.

That and bubblepacks, I hate bubblepacks.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 11:42 AM
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Not to jack your thread and I can deal with it..Is standard and metric hardware...All these things are made in China...Why when you go the hobby shop all they have 2-56 hardware etc...I wish dubro would get with times and offer all that..2mm, 3mm etc...I think some of the evolution or OS engine come with a 1/4-28 nut...why? So I can carry around a bunch of different tools..lets go metric and get with the program..
Don't start on metric. Why in the world would any one want to use metric when you could use a perfectly logical measurment system based on the length of the king's foot, divided into 12 segments based on the length of his thumb and further divided into binary fractions?

After all, if God had ment man to use a measurement system based on powers of 10, He'd have given us ten fingers!

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Old Feb 12, 2013, 11:57 AM
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High Priced Junk

What really gets my GOAT is you buy someting that the seller claims is so good. Then after you buy it the first time you fly it it crashes because of the substandard parts they use.
Or if U R lucky some one tells you a story that they had with it, and you need to fix it before you fly it.
I guess we all have had or know someone that this happened too.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 12:22 PM
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No standardization of parts.

This is driving me bat crap crazy. Why can't we standardize a few things in this hobby? Why in the year 2013 do I have to physically cut off pieces of my servos to get them to fit into a receiver?

I bought a plane at a swap today. It had Futaba servos installed on it. I got home to find out that my ar600 isnt keyed so if I want to use those servos with it I have to cut off pieces of them. That is just ridiculous.

Please tell me that I can get some sort of converter so that I don't have to damage PERFECTLY GOOD SERVOS.
It seems everyone has overlooked the real problem. The servos aren't supposed to fit inside the receiver.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 12:33 PM
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It seems everyone has overlooked the real problem. The servos aren't supposed to fit inside the receiver.
C'mon, now. Don't ruin a perfectly goofy thread with logic.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 12:43 PM
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No standardization of parts.

This is driving me bat crap crazy. Why can't we standardize a few things in this hobby? Why in the year 2013 do I have to physically cut off pieces of my servos to get them to fit into a receiver?

I bought a plane at a swap today. It had Futaba servos installed on it. I got home to find out that my ar600 isnt keyed so if I want to use those servos with it I have to cut off pieces of them. That is just ridiculous.

Please tell me that I can get some sort of converter so that I don't have to damage PERFECTLY GOOD SERVOS.
Your complaint has been going on since the beginning of RC.

I seriously doubt it will ever change. Each maker/mfg. has their own proprietary connector.

You'll have to get used to it.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 01:00 PM
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C'mon, now. Don't ruin a perfectly goofy thread with logic.
I marked it as a rant because it is supposed to be irrational.
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