Since it's already installed, there's nothing to lug around, except maybe a drop cord
and a blanket, there's a very low hassle factor.
The activated drop cord
attaches to the downward moving buss cable and can be simply adjusted by a quick turn of an Allen wrench.
Eventually it did, but my drop cord wouldn't pull the power that the water pump needed so I had to dig through some boxes in an outbuilding with numb hands looking for a heavier cord.
I purchased a heavy drop cord that will pull my water pump and I don't keep it in a box in an outbuilding where it can't be found.
Crewmen, the only cable you can disconnect in the vehicular intercommunication system (VIS) during use is the drop cord
attached to the left ear cup of the CVC headset to the bailout cable assembly.
NBC's sound booth was rigged with our equipment, so they were able to not only keep going with sound, but somebody found a drop cord
and plugged a light into our equipment so they could read the script," says Lowry.
Afterward, when I knew I had an upcoming flight, I would drive out to the hangar, plug in the system to a drop cord
, install cowling plugs and wrap the whole thing in a cheap blanket.
He took one look at the fact that the only electricity in the cabin was from a drop cord
and immediately took on the project of installing "proper" wiring.
The groups of drop cords
(typically five of the same color arrangement in each group) located along the main cord represent the sequential location of villages along the route and report on the status of the five main assets of the village--things such as population, number of males available to maintain a central army, amount of arable land, amount of food on hand, and so forth.