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Old 09-15-2014, 04:34 AM   #2656
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Damn I just read through 177 pages of awesomeness. Looks like I've got some work to do. This really makes me want to pretty up my helicopters. It has always drove me nuts how guys (myself included) will spend $2G's+ on a beautiful bird and just bunch all of the wires up in a handy spot. Now I just need to get the huevos to solder servo wire. Might surf eBay and pick up some cheapos to practice on. Thanks everybody for all the tips and inspiration.

One question though-how are you guys making your servo wire black?



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Old 09-15-2014, 09:09 AM   #2657
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I have painted it in the past with pactra lexan paint. But recently I have been getting it already blacked out from TQ wire.
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Damn I just read through 177 pages of awesomeness. Looks like I've got some work to do. This really makes me want to pretty up my helicopters. It has always drove me nuts how guys (myself included) will spend $2G's+ on a beautiful bird and just bunch all of the wires up in a handy spot. Now I just need to get the huevos to solder servo wire. Might surf eBay and pick up some cheapos to practice on. Thanks everybody for all the tips and inspiration.

One question though-how are you guys making your servo wire blac
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Why do you have to solder servo wires? You need to purchase new gold plated servo connectors and a wire crimper that fits the servo connection. That way no need to solder and they are the right length and look professional.
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Do you have a link for the connectors and crimper...

Thanks...
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Why do you have to solder servo wires? You need to purchase new gold plated servo connectors and a wire crimper that fits the servo connection. That way no need to solder and they are the right length and look professional.
To replace the multi colored wires with black wire.

I think it's easier to shorten and solder the wires then to crimp them too lol, takes less time.
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Old 09-15-2014, 10:52 AM   #2661
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Do you have a link for the connectors and crimper...

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When I do crimp new ends on, I use these-

http://www.amain.com/ProTek-R-C-JR-S...-4-Pair/p17874
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Old 09-15-2014, 12:12 PM   #2662
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Sorry guys, I was just kidding about the how do you get black wire question. Seems like it is on every page in this thread. We really do need a sarcastic font.
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https://www.servocity.com/html/pin_c...l#.VBdTWokazCQ

I use these. Doesn't solve the black "issue" but I find it much easier than desoldering and soldering to the board.

Much less risk of accidentally putting too much heat into the board with a ham fist and ruining more joints than you want to as well.
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I liked the way the white wire looked against the black.



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May as well now that its done.. Xray X12'14
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I liked the way the white wire looked against the black.



I really like the look of white now. Will probably use white on my next setup.
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I liked the way the white wire looked against the black.

I also like the stark contrast of it, nice job!
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Imarky: Nice! You win!
Did you cut the servo bottom cover to put the transponder wires thru?
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