At the March Club meeting there was a discussion about the electric fence, we’ve had a catastrophic failure of the fence which resulted in the battery being completely flattened beyond any hope of recovery. It was caused by the electric fencing wire being wrapped around the metal supporting pole beneath the insulator (coloured blue in the picture) which allowed a direct short to earth.
When putting the fence back up after flying please can you double-check to ensure that the fencing wire is attached to and / or goes through the curly pigtail at the top of the pole please – see image as attached.
New batteries are in the process of being purchased.
Your help in checking could save the patch from being completely ruined by the cattle.
Hoping the weather gets better before the next club meeting on the 3rd April.