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2018-07-07, 21:07 by Gary M Jones
I was at the field today between 14:00 & 15:00 all on my own , good flying too. There is a dead sheep along the fence line towards the gate from the pits, I saw the farmer so reported this to her. I hope no one had plans for a BBQ .
Beware of so called compatible plugs & sockets ... I would not now recommend using different manufacturers' equivalents . I now feel that it is worth paying a bit more to match Rx / battery connections i.e. Futaba / Futaba & not JR/ Futaba etc. This is as a result of finding an intermittent problem caused by a so-called equivalent socket not allowing the plug to give a good connection to the pins in the socket due to the 'stop' on the plug preventing full location. This has been easily solved by trimming down the socket by a few mm's but could easily have caused the loss of a model or worse --- injury to another party due to an in flight failure. Intermittent failures do not always make themselves easy to find & can be just left as a 'one off' fault, full investigation is always worthwhile if not always easy !
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Good tip Gary, I always tend to go like for like on my conections
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Yeh Gary excellent find, I think the majority of us take it for granted that the plug/socket is compatible, we all use different extension leads of some sort or another quite often I think, in fact if we were to do a check I bet nearly everybody would have a mismatch somewhere
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