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Dec 20, 2011, 07:45 PM
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Power poles are the way to go! The best part is, no more fighting to pull them apart. I can remove my canopy, and disconnect the pack with one hand while still safely holding a TX.

Plus if you run two packs (larger planes), there's no need for a Y-harness. The red a black connectors are the same, and plug into one another..

Tim,

If they are that easy to disconnect, aren't you worried they may accidently disconnect in flight. These planes experience a lot of G's, and severe thrashings.

I see you have one side of the lead strapped to the battery, but the other is left to flop about.

Any worries?
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Dec 20, 2011, 07:53 PM
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Originally Posted by N_O_V8_R
Tim,

If they are that easy to disconnect, aren't you worried they may accidently disconnect in flight. These planes experience a lot of G's, and severe thrashings.

I see you have one side of the lead strapped to the battery, but the other is left to flop about.

Any worries?
No they will not come undone. In my opinion they are the best. I use the ones that are bonded together and if you feel more comfortable you can insert a lock to gaurantee they won't come apart.
Dec 20, 2011, 07:56 PM
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so what size do you use?
Dec 20, 2011, 07:58 PM
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Powerpoles click together and will not just come apart. The 45A ones are all you should need.
Dec 20, 2011, 08:13 PM
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What about the XT60's at Hobby King? I haven't tried them but they look pretty good soI'm going to try them on my foamie.
Dec 20, 2011, 08:14 PM
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They are hard to pull apart too.
Dec 20, 2011, 08:16 PM
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If you use power poles, keep an eye on them. The flat retaining spring that clicks over the contact has been known to slip off and the contact will fall out the back. It's happened to a few of my friends and it happened to me, and I lost my 55" SHP because of it.

I like Deans because they are standard, easy to get anywhere, light, small, and I trust my soldering.
Dec 20, 2011, 08:19 PM
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If you use power poles, keep an eye on them. The flat retaining spring that clicks over the contact has been known to slip off and the contact will fall out the back. It's happened to a few of my friends and it happened to me, and I lost my 55" SHP because of it.

I like Deans because they are standard, easy to get anywhere, light, small, and I trust my soldering.
That will only happen if they are not assembled correctly. You do heave to make sure you get a solid click when you insert into the body.
Dec 20, 2011, 08:25 PM
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if you use power poles, keep an eye on them. The flat retaining spring that clicks over the contact has been known to slip off and the contact will fall out the back. It's happened to a few of my friends and it happened to me, and i lost my 55" shp because of it.

I like deans because they are standard, easy to get anywhere, light, small, and i trust my soldering.
+1 :d
Dec 20, 2011, 08:28 PM
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Awesome........ Connector wars!
Dec 20, 2011, 08:35 PM
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I like Deans because they are standard, easy to get anywhere, light, small, and I trust my soldering.

Ditto.

--Tom K.
Dec 20, 2011, 08:40 PM
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Awesome........ Connector wars!
Check this out.
Connector Wars
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Dec 20, 2011, 09:10 PM
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Where did everyone go?
Dec 20, 2011, 09:13 PM
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Where did everyone go?
Watching the Big Bang Theory repeats

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Dec 20, 2011, 09:20 PM
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Where did everyone go?
Sorry, was looking for my acetone .............


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