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Old 07-31-2009, 02:36 PM   #511
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I thought about making the wires longer but I was running short. The wire length, I feel is acceptable. I can move the motor fully forward and rearward without placing any stress on the wires.
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Old 07-31-2009, 02:45 PM   #512
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you must be getting lazy, where's the shortened and hidden servo/transponder wires?
also some of the anodizing is a different color.
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Old 07-31-2009, 04:54 PM   #513
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I thought about making the wires longer but I was running short. The wire length, I feel is acceptable. I can move the motor fully forward and rearward without placing any stress on the wires.
Haha I know how that goes. It looks good! Pics are good to, I need a light box!

Did you get your pens? Which ones did you end up getting?
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Old 07-31-2009, 05:13 PM   #514
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Hey, I don't even use a light box. If your home has pretty good natural lighting, what you can do is visit a crafts store and pick up some sheets of thick white artist paper. Place the paper in an area where you have ample natural lighting. Curl the paper up against a wall or vertical object and place your car on top of the paper. It's cheap, simple, and with a good camera the results are indistinguishable from a light box.

Regarding the wires, I found that the Galaxy marker just didn't cut it. The marker was not wet enough and the ink also smeared easily. I went to the crafts store last night and picked up a black Elmer's Painters marker (Fine point) and I am extremely pleased. I asked my wife if she could tell which wire was naturally red, white and black and she couldn't tell that the wires had even been colored. Paint markers are the way to go. They are amazing on the wires and dry surprisingly fast!
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Old 07-31-2009, 05:31 PM   #515
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Hey, I don't even use a light box. If your home has pretty good natural lighting, what you can do is visit a crafts store and pick up some sheets of thick white artist paper. Place the paper in an area where you have ample natural lighting. Curl the paper up against a wall or vertical object and place your car on top of the paper. It's cheap, simple, and with a good camera the results are indistinguishable from a light box.

Regarding the wires, I found that the Galaxy marker just didn't cut it. The marker was not wet enough and the ink also smeared easily. I went to the crafts store last night and picked up a black Elmer's Painters marker (Fine point) and I am extremely pleased. I asked my wife if she could tell which wire was naturally red, white and black and she couldn't tell that the wires had even been colored. Paint markers are the way to go. They are amazing on the wires and dry surprisingly fast!
Hmm, never tried that. Guess I will have to give that a shot

And yeah I told you the new ones are no good. Haha, im still trying to get my mom to find me a few more old markers. They work sooo much better

But I will have to try one of those! It looks like it worked well
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Old 07-31-2009, 05:51 PM   #516
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They are as good as you can get. A lot better than the Galaxy Marker.
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They are as good as you can get. A lot better than the Galaxy Marker.
Have you tried the old ones though?

The old ones were nothing like the new updated ones. The pen was grey, I think they changed them like 8 months ago or so. But the old ones were pretty much permanent. The ink didnt rub off when you messed with the wires
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Never tried the old ones.

Here is a pic of wire that I just colored really quick.

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Never tried the old ones.

Here is a pic of wire that I just colored really quick.

Yeah, If I can find more I will send you one. There good!

That looks good though. Does it rub off?
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No, it won't rub off under normal use.
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I don't have the best picture but I'll through my car in the ring...


In this picture did you actually cut your servo wires to make them a perfect fit... or just tuck and hide them ? I have a simular setup and my wires a long and all over the place. I thought about maybe zip tie-ing them but that doesnt really look neat either.
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Decided to re-do my wiring after sealing the chassis earlier on today, came out quite nice! happy days
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Doesn't compare to most in this thread, but this is the best I have come up with on my S400.

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My Losi Type-R. Hard to make these things look clean,.

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wow! THAT was awesome! great!
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