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Old 07-11-2019, 08:00 PM
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Spektrum AR8010T issue

Just got the 8010 (genuine Spektrum) in the mail today but it has a problem. The little holes where you plug in the servo are too small. Only way I can get servos plugged in is to scrape a little off each side of the servo connector with an Exacto.

Has anyone else had this problem? Is there an easier solution? This is a pain in the a**.
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Old 07-11-2019, 08:27 PM
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Yep, I've had the same many of times. Seems like some types of servos are worse than others.. I'm sure your already aware.. Futaba servos need the little notch trimmed off as well.. but in addition to this.. yes some times the servo lead needs a bit of trimming. I actually use a drum wheel on my hand peice.
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Old 07-12-2019, 12:13 PM
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Just got the 8010 (genuine Spektrum) in the mail today but it has a problem. The little holes where you plug in the servo are too small. Only way I can get servos plugged in is to scrape a little off each side of the servo connector with an Exacto.

Has anyone else had this problem? Is there an easier solution? This is a pain in the a**.

All the Spektrum receivers seem to have an extremely tight fit around the servo connectors. I've never had to scrape any of them but they are a close to zero clearance fit and if not lined up perfectly you can't plug the connector in. I always assumed this was intentional to prevent a loose fitting servo connector from pulling out of the receiver in flight.
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Old 07-13-2019, 05:06 PM
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Interesting, I have never had an issue with the fitting of any servo lead into either Spektrum or JR DMSS radios that I currently use until I bought a Pilot RC 2.2m Predator. Pilot provides all extension leads with this model which is fantastic, however every one of the male plugs was slightly oversize and would not even come close to fitting into the receiver.

Not really a big issue as I normally make all of my extension leads anyway so I had on hand the blank male plugs to resolve the problem.

In all my years of RC (more than 45!!) I was always of the belief that these plugs were all manufactured to a given specification, apparently Pilot have found a new source for them which appear to be incorrect.
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Old 07-14-2019, 10:55 AM
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The thing that strikes me strange is that I have several Spektrum receivers. My existing servos (several brands) all fit securely into all my receivers except the 8010T. It appears to me that Spektrum 's plastic case supplier for the 8010 got it wrong. I have tried about 10 different servos and none will fit without sanding or scraping the edge and the small 45 degree on each side. Bummer!
I hope Horizon is listening and can get this fixed on future receivers
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Old 07-23-2019, 09:30 PM
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Analog servos

Can anyone tell me if Analog servos will work with the ar8019 receivers or do you need digital?
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Old 07-24-2019, 11:59 AM
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Can anyone tell me if Analog servos will work with the ar8019 receivers or do you need digital?
Make sure it binds as 22ms and analogs will be fine. 11ms can burn some up.
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Old 07-24-2019, 08:57 PM
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Analog servos

Thanks KMatch!
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Old 07-25-2019, 08:55 AM
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Yes... This is my only complaint about this RX its the first RX i have had such a hard time getting servos plugged into it.. I took a zacto knife and cut off the lil parts that between each of the ports. that seemed to help me. later i read about some cutting a angle on the plugs themselves. they are tight for sure. I have two and both the same on being tight.
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Old 07-25-2019, 01:15 PM
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One would have thought that the team pilots would have noted this and Spektrum would have resolved this tight plug issue early on. I sold all of my AR8010T's, in part, due to this annoyance. My old Airtronics 2.4gHz receivers were tight fitting as well, but not as crazy tight as the AR8010T.

Maybe the slots are designed to only fit Spektrum servo plugs to discourage (and annoy) the rest of us who use other servos.
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