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09-07-2006 12:35 PM  14 years ago
w.pasman

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Exactly what Roamer writes

You need to TAPE the wire to the servo house. If not, vibrations eventually will break the wire. Read the *** manual...
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09-07-2006 06:34 PM  14 years ago
firefox

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On the Raptor Titan, the tail servo is mounted so that the wire lead comes out the back. With the wire dangling like that, I thought it would be safer to tape it, like the aileron servo. So far, no problems.

As for Hong Kong, I couldn't have had a worse experience. Shopowners shouting at customers for no reason, kicking customers out of their shops, accusing customers of cheating (while they're scamming them), misleading customers, being openly hostile to customers, etc. etc. etc. This is on top of all the scams they perform. In any other part of the world, the shop would have been vandalized, torn down, and sued. Yet, in HK, it's just to be expected. Yes, there are probably decent shops there, but somehow I never found any. If you go to HK to shop, be afraid, be *very* afraid.
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09-07-2006 07:08 PM  14 years ago
steph280

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LOL I've had similar experiences in HK...
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09-08-2006 01:43 PM  14 years ago
dtm360

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Firefox...Sorry to hear about your bad experiences. Do you know what district the shops you went to are located??

All the shops I go to around the Mong Kok area are usually quite friendly...... (except for maybe just one of them....)
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09-08-2006 02:16 PM  14 years ago
firefox

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It's an cumulative impression of around 20 shops along Tsim Tsa Tsui. Practically every shop I stepped into was a nightmare in some way or another. Yes, you could say that Tsim Tsa Tsui is worse than other HK places, but you forget that Tsim Tsa Tsui is *the* place that tourists go to shop, and it's the place that tourists will usually get their only impression of HK shopping. You'd think that this would make Hong Kong more alert to the practices of the shopowners, but quite the opposite is true. I think because the fact that it's *tourists* who frequent the area, the shopowners have nothing to lose... tourists come and go and can't complain about service or that they've gotten a faulty device or didn't get what they paid for. So shopowners don't care how badly they treat their customers: more will come. Because of all the practice, they've got scamming down to an artform.

I've heard similar stories from other people. One person said he caught on to the scam, and demanded his money back. The shopowner refused, and dared him to do anything about it, even dared him to call the tourist police (probably since it couldn't/wouldn't help). Intead of calling the tourist police, the customer (a tourist) used his cell to call his friend, a HK police sergeant. Once the shopowner saw this, he immediately returned the money. Thing is, this is the exception... nobody else can resort to this solution.
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09-08-2006 03:59 PM  14 years ago
jester4

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Out of curiosity.....what kind of scams?
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09-08-2006 04:15 PM  14 years ago
firefox

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The usual. Bait and switch (hence the story about not refunding), selling without certain required items (like a battery or charger), quoting one price then demanding another, selling refurbed items as new, etc. etc.
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09-08-2006 04:23 PM  14 years ago
ESWLFSE

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You can improve on the strain relief provided by the rubber by adding some shoe goo inside and around the rubber such that it smoothly tapers out to nothing on the wires and at a point a good 1/4" beyond the rubber. This way there is no single point on the wire for the movement caused by vibration to focus on and cause breakage.
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