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Old 02-18-2013, 06:50 AM   #2266
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Hello everybody,

as im completely new to rc this is my first post

Thought id share some pics of my first attempt in electronics installation.
I had a little help from a buddy to be honest.

Its still not perfect as some others here, but for now im ok with it

So this is my Xray T4.

Suggestions and comments are welcome

Anybody knows where i can get orange wires that match the anodized orange of the car in Europe?

Regards from Germany
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Wow, I thought my wiring was decent...until I found this thread.

Maybe I could get some advice on my CRC Xti?







I want to shorten the servo and ESC leads to the receiver, maybe twist them? What about the sensor wire and motor leads, sleeve them? I'm using 16AWG to the motor but it looks big compared to some of the stuff some of you are using. Can I go smaller or is that just for pics? The motor is a 13.5 Reedy.



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#1 smaller wire. black blends in better. 18 guage is great for stock classes for mod run 14

i take my servo wire out of the connector (carefully) and shorten the wire there by soldering the shortened wire to the end. and then re-installing it into the connector.

Try to run the motor wires beside your battery down low and loop them up to the top of the rear pod just under the damper tubes. And for the cap pack just switch over to the single (like the tekin).
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those wires look a little taught for my liking. i like to loop them around over the pod to eliminate the chance of them binding. extra wire also helps get closer to minimum weight =)
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Hell, my wiring jobs are consistently very clean for where I race but some of these make me look like a complete hack because I don't shorten the leads or go all single color... Maybe my next toy will be a fine electronics soldering iron so I can shorten/replace leads.
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Old 02-23-2013, 06:59 AM   #2272
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Hell, my wiring jobs are consistently very clean for where I race but some of these make me look like a complete hack because I don't shorten the leads or go all single color... Maybe my next toy will be a fine electronics soldering iron so I can shorten/replace leads.
that should have been the first thing you buy when deciding to race electric?
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Wow, I thought my wiring was decent...until I found this thread.

Maybe I could get some advice on my CRC Xti?

I want to shorten the servo and ESC leads to the receiver, maybe twist them? What about the sensor wire and motor leads, sleeve them? I'm using 16AWG to the motor but it looks big compared to some of the stuff some of you are using. Can I go smaller or is that just for pics? The motor is a 13.5 Reedy.



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one, use smaller wire, 18 gauge, and a little more than you have, looks almost like your binding the rear pod the wires are so tight. get some here... TQ Wire

two, GET THIS and then you'll need a bag of these, and now you have the tools required to shorten you servo leads WITHOUT soldering servo line on your servo or esc which requires a very gentle hand
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that should have been the first thing you buy when deciding to race electric?
I solder big connections with a 150 watt soldering gun, I cant use that to hit a 1mm contact with a 24 gauge wire sticking out of it, nor could you use one of the big chizzle-tip irons used by other racers. It needs to come to a super fine point, and not get too hot so you don't burn your circuit board.

On this point, it is depressing to see somebody trying to solder 12 gauge wire with a small tip iron, I have re-done quite a few soldering jobs so they're right.
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Hello everybody,

as im completely new to rc this is my first post

Thought id share some pics of my first attempt in electronics installation.
I had a little help from a buddy to be honest.

Its still not perfect as some others here, but for now im ok with it

So this is my Xray T4.

Suggestions and comments are welcome

Anybody knows where i can get orange wires that match the anodized orange of the car in Europe?

Regards from Germany
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Old 02-23-2013, 03:03 PM   #2276
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Thanks

Not sure if i should really try coz the esc will still stay blue ...
Maybe i can find a way to change it to black and still keep the label print on the top visible
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Black Sharpie and shrink tubing are your friend.

Also, I would tape the switch on top of the receiver or servo and lose the strap.
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You can probably re-route the sensor cable to pass in front of the fan and back around into the esc.
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My latest install with the new Team Orion VST2 motor.
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I check your blog every day. I hope more mfg's follow Orion with the 2 directional sensor wire ports.
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