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Old Feb 11, 2013, 03:58 AM
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fly2bob, that's really terrible to hear. You've made me count my blessings today. I sincerely hope things will change for the better for you very soon. Hang in there mate...
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 04:00 AM
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Wizard what time is it where your at.
Old Feb 11, 2013, 04:02 AM
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17h01 right now, why?
Old Feb 11, 2013, 04:03 AM
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Just wondering what the time difference is from az. No particular reason.
Old Feb 11, 2013, 04:05 AM
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I found this link! http://www.google.com/search?q=what+...utf-8&oe=utf-8
Old Feb 11, 2013, 04:08 AM
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Cool eagle.
Old Feb 11, 2013, 04:14 AM
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You just sent a post 15 hours into the future
Old Feb 11, 2013, 05:56 AM
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Awesome
Old Feb 11, 2013, 10:12 AM
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"My biggest complaint with this hobby is causing me to spend money"

Oh, AZ, you don't know the HALF of it!!

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Old Feb 11, 2013, 12:31 PM
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Be happy we don't still have proprietary airtronics plugs.
Thank God everyone switched to "standard" RIM (Red In the Middle) connectors. At least now, if if you plug them in backwards, the magic smoke doesn't leak out. And everyone uses almost the same pulse width range (at least close enough to be interoperable), albeit, not the same direction.

As for the Futaba tab... #11 Xacto knives aren't just for balsa. BTW, you might also need to scrape a bevel on the edges of the plug body to get it to fit in some RXs.

- Roger
Old Feb 11, 2013, 12:36 PM
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Thank God everyone switched to "standard" RIM (Red In the Middle) connectors. At least now, if if you plug them in backwards, the magic smoke doesn't leak out. And everyone uses almost the same pulse width range (at least close enough to be interoperable), albeit, not the same direction.

As for the Futaba tab... #11 Xacto knives aren't just for balsa. BTW, you might also need to scrape a bevel on the edges of the plug body to get it to fit in some RXs.

- Roger
I still have 3 Airtronics radios and 14 receivers I use.
I don't have any Airtronics servos or batteries but I do have other systems that are "universal".
I finally sat down one night and switched red and black wires on 40 extensions, marked them with a colored zip tie, and now I can easily plug any universal device thru the 3" extensions into the old "red wire, lateral position" Airtronic stuff.
Old Feb 11, 2013, 01:22 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's called an xacto knife you take it and cut that little paddle off the side of the connector and you can use the servo in your AR600, I've got Futaba servos in an AR400 application and they work fine, you just have to shave the tab off. Make sure to hold the connector with a pair of needle nosed pliers and cut away from the wires and yourself.
Old Feb 11, 2013, 05:48 PM
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Who is this old crowd you refer to, and what makes you think they have any say in the matter of servo connectors?
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.
Old Feb 11, 2013, 06:06 PM
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There is a lot more in this world need fixing than no standard connectors.
Old Feb 11, 2013, 06:25 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..


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