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Old 09-19-2008, 09:44 PM
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I bought a Spektrum DX7 for my heli addiction and it came with this doohickey. What is its purpose?? I also bought a Spektrum neck strap and it came with one as well. So now I have two of these unknown thingies. What can I do with them? Click image for larger version

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Old 09-19-2008, 09:58 PM
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It's to connect your neck strap to the transmitter.
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Old 09-19-2008, 10:11 PM
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I believe it is for hanging a bind plug off your controller?
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Old 09-19-2008, 10:34 PM
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Originally Posted by constantCrash View Post
I believe it is for hanging a bind plug off your controller?
nah, its a quick-release for a neck strap as Lt. said.

Best place to store your bind plug is in the battery compartment, there's room next to the battery pack.
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Old 09-19-2008, 10:36 PM
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Originally Posted by groundrushesup View Post
Best place to store your bind plug is in the battery compartment, there's room next to the battery pack.
Not a bad idea! I've been keeping mine here and there (I have so many of them)...

One in my field kit, one in my bench kit, one in my glove box...
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Old 09-19-2008, 10:41 PM
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Use caution! I used to use that as a quick connect for my neck strap. Had a buddy maiden a plane, and he wasn't using my neck strap. The little doohickey got stuck in the right gimbals, and my buddy couldn't move the stick, causing the plane to go in. He cut the throttle as soon as he knew he had no control, so there wasn't much damage.....but still, if you use it, fine. If you are NOT using it, then remove it from the TX.
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Old 09-19-2008, 10:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Lieutenant Loughead View Post
Not a bad idea! I've been keeping mine here and there (I have so many of them)...

One in my field kit, one in my bench kit, one in my glove box...

I must have a half dozen of them, but due to Murphy's Law, I can never find one when I need it... so i stash one in there. Every time I need to re-bind I pat myself on the back for being so smart lol
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Old 09-19-2008, 11:23 PM
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Originally Posted by constantCrash View Post
I believe it is for hanging a bind plug off your controller?
Thats the only thing I could come up with as well.

It's nice to know what its for, it was kinda bugging me! DOH!

I will definately put my bind plug in the battery compartment.

Thx Lieutenant Loughead & groundrushesup!

...and I will definately keep that in mind gfdengine204 <---interesting name whats it mean?

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Old 09-19-2008, 11:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Straub View Post
...and I will definately keep that in mind gfdengine204 <---interesting name whats it mean?
gfd = Geneva Fire Department

Engine 204 = my engine company.

The department and engine company I was on when I was a fireman.
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Old 09-20-2008, 12:09 AM
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Originally Posted by gfdengine204 View Post
Use caution! I used to use that as a quick connect for my neck strap. Had a buddy maiden a plane, and he wasn't using my neck strap. The little doohickey got stuck in the right gimbals, and my buddy couldn't move the stick, causing the plane to go in. He cut the throttle as soon as he knew he had no control, so there wasn't much damage.....but still, if you use it, fine. If you are NOT using it, then remove it from the TX.
Kev -- that's just crazy, man... I've never heard of that happening before... :o
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Old 09-20-2008, 12:16 AM
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Originally Posted by gfdengine204 View Post
gfd = Geneva Fire Department

Engine 204 = my engine company.

The department and engine company I was on when I was a fireman.

oh ic, cool
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Old 09-20-2008, 03:32 AM
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It is NOT a neck strap release! It is FAR too small....

Per Spektrum It is to attach a bind plug!

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Old 09-20-2008, 03:50 AM
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Originally Posted by rcers View Post
It is NOT a neck strap release! It is FAR too small....

Per Spektrum It is to attach a bind plug!

Mike
Aha. Well, that being the case, who wants a bind plug floating around near the gimbals? Ask gfdengine204 what I mean.
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Old 09-20-2008, 03:52 AM
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Yeah.....

If that is truly what it is for......well, I can not see any good reason for it.

Sounds like someone justifying their job to invent stuff.....
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Old 09-20-2008, 04:34 AM
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Originally Posted by groundrushesup View Post
Aha. Well, that being the case, who wants a bind plug floating around near the gimbals? Ask gfdengine204 what I mean.
Who says it needs to attach to the neckstrap area?
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Old 09-20-2008, 05:07 AM
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Originally Posted by rcers View Post
Who says it needs to attach to the neckstrap area?
Ahhh, the handlebar. Rgr. Sadly, I don't have any room there. That's where I keep my 5 lucky rabbit's feet and my Tiki god good luck charms.

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Old 09-20-2008, 06:27 AM
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Interesting -- I've been using something similar (a PNY lanyard, acquired free with purchase of a flash drive) for well over three years.

I have had no problems at all.
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Old 09-20-2008, 07:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Lieutenant Loughead View Post
Interesting -- I've been using something similar (a PNY lanyard, acquired free with purchase of a flash drive) for well over three years.

I have had no problems at all.
Not worth dropping your expensive system. I actually put a bit a pressure down as I rest the base of my thumbs on the face of the TX. (I finger pinch on the sticks) So that adds weight.

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Old 09-20-2008, 07:38 PM
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Lol, so are we in agreement as to what this thing was designed for?? You know, now that I think about it.....

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I have two doohickey's. One came with the Spektrum neckstrap and has a metal ring to attach to the neckstrap. The other one came with my TX and has a different shape and no metal ring. I think we are actually talking about two different doohickey's

I wonder what that little cord is made out of....it's stronger than it looks.
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Old 09-20-2008, 08:18 PM
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So, now I guess you're talking about a doohickey and a hickeydoo?
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Old 09-20-2008, 10:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Sir Raleigh View Post
So, now I guess you're talking about a doohickey and a hickeydoo?
The technical terms are as follows: Doohickey 1 and Doohickey B
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Old 09-21-2008, 10:14 PM
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Originally Posted by groundrushesup View Post
The technical terms are as follows: Doohickey 1 and Doohickey B
Darn... I knew I had my Doos and Hickies turned around upside down and backwards. Now I have to turn myself inside out to come about to the correct port of call.
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Old 09-21-2008, 11:22 PM
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Maybe it's a doohickey and a yekcihood?
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Old 09-22-2008, 12:11 AM
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Couldn't they just build in a SPST micro switch with a recessed button for binding? Seems more advanced than a plug you could lose.
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Old 09-22-2008, 01:57 AM
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Originally Posted by phupper View Post
Couldn't they just build in a SPST micro switch with a recessed button for binding? Seems more advanced than a plug you could lose.
I think they make the bind process so deliberate to avoid even the most remote possibility that it could happen without user input - like the launch key on a nuclear sub lol


Originally Posted by RTF Jeff
Dear Spekutrm,

OMG mah plain went invertid an my lippo liek totally slid up and totally hit ur bind swetch liek yoo owez me a new funjet cause I'm guna sue.

- l33t flyar
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