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    ToraDog, Not at all - any info adds to the understanding. I played with the Robbe system a few years back and unfortunately my memory is not what it once was.... I now remember that the centre pin on the switch units is normally "unswitched positive" and live all the time whilst connected to a power supply. The 2 outer pins are switched ground allowing/facilitating 2 switch circuits per channel ToraDog - is that your understanding? Still can't remember how you serve different voltages to different channels - indeed it's not obvious how you connect any battery directly to the Graupner unit as unlike the Robbe version their is no "battery" connection identified - the unit itself being powered I presume from the receiver patch lead.... Regards Jonathan _._
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    When you mention the 'coupling things' Nerys, do you mean the coupling from the motor to the propshaft, if so, then you'll find that no kit producer puts those in, cause were funny about our couplings, if it's the tiller arms, all my kits from Deans have had the tiller arms in white metal, absolutely rubbish, you really need to upgrade that part, if you're having trouble getting them, PM me. Cheers, Pete😊
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