Can I buy a pair of those connectors somewhere, or do I have to buy a new RX for my helicopter, with a connector already soldered on it?
It kind of looks like a JST-HX with 2 pins, but do they exist?
If anyone knows the name of that connector I would be very thankful.
If you're referring to the front mounting pin still being stuck in the slot, then what I did is use a scalpel to slice open the slot, then a small needle through the slot/slice to skewer the broken front mounting pin, and pushing it out. It's till able to hold the new landing skid, even with the small slice torn in the slot.
Hope this makes sense :)
AbuChris: Your explanation makes sense, but I was able to get the mounting pin out of the frame (click my photo link above), I just want to find a way to salvage the skid. If I bought a new skid every time I broke one, I'd be broke!
I have not found a source of male or female connectors by themselves. My source of the female connectors is my old Solo Pro skids that are beyond repair. The only source of the male connectors I know of, is the Solo Pro receiver board ($$$). Fortunately I have not needed one of those yet, but I'm sure I will only be able to resolder this connector to the board (after it has broken off) a few times before there is no pigtail left. Several of us have remarked here or in the evaluations that we are not receiving the male connector and pigtail illustrated when we order the skid even though this appears to be promised in the name of the item and the advertisement photo. HobbyKing, how about offering these Solo Pro male and female connectors as separate items?
I have also complained about this omitted part. I noticed today that they changed the illustration photo that had previously shown this male connector and pigtail as part of the NE4260041 item description. I have suggested to them by Email that Hobby King should make the male connector and pigtail available as a separate Solo Pro item for those of us who need them to replace broken receiver connectors. Please chime in here if you agree that this item is needed. (Feb 20, 2011)
Interesting, but I have some questions: 1) Where do you get the silicon wire (web address)? 2) What gauge of wire works best? 3) I assume you just use the insulation after stripping out the wire itself, right? Thanks!
Hey HK all parts for Nine Eagles is at BACKORDER.
The prices are nice, but where are the parts??
It's easy to keep this prices when we don't have the parts!!!
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FOUND AN EASY FIX FOR BREAKS ON THE SMALL LEGS ETC.> SLIDE ON A SMALL SLEAVE OF 2mm HEAT SHRINK TUBE, OVERLAPPING THE BREAK, HEAT AND GO FLY.
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First, I'd like to stress that I love this helicopter. It is amazingly stable, and quite nimble. Mine is a lot faster going backward than forward, for some reason. But it is durable and fun to fly.
I put two stars for this landing skid and battery case because it pops out easily, and leaves the battery exposed to minor crashes. The terminals are proprietary so you have to buy their batts, and the cage gets warped and eventually ruins the bat
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buena idea la de incluir un conector, he roto una electrnica por serigrafia confusa al lado del pad de soldadura de la bateria! con este sistema se evitan fallos, ojo! el pad con la serigrafia de GND es Bplus, osea positivo de la bateria, sino hecha mucho humo y deja de funcionar... :'(