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Old 05-10-2010, 01:00 PM   #871
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Not the easiest car or electronics to wire neatly, but think I've done a decent job... the reciever leads are that colour on purpose

Would like to shorten the battery wires, but need to be the same length, as have packs with the connectors different sides... doh

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Guys I need some no so important advice.

I am getting ready to put in a couple of speedos. 1 in a tc5 and the other in a 10r5. They Are speed passion gt2.0's and like most of you in this thread love the cosmetic part about our toy cars also Its like when I wire tucked my Civic Si... So one of them is the Blustar edition and the other is the Carbon edition. Which one would you guys put in the 10r5? The blue star is what I am thinking and the Carbon in th TC5. All that blue should not be hidden...right?
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Old 05-12-2010, 06:47 AM   #873
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Guys I need some no so important advice.

I am getting ready to put in a couple of speedos. 1 in a tc5 and the other in a 10r5. They Are speed passion gt2.0's and like most of you in this thread love the cosmetic part about our toy cars also Its like when I wire tucked my Civic Si... So one of them is the Blustar edition and the other is the Carbon edition. Which one would you guys put in the 10r5? The blue star is what I am thinking and the Carbon in th TC5. All that blue should not be hidden...right?
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Old 05-19-2010, 09:04 AM   #874
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I'm a little late to the party... but here is my contribution, my Xray 009 EU. I really want to completely black out/hide the wires going to my receiver.... but I don't know how to do it. I only know how to tightly coil them like in the picture. I think they really detract from the look. You guys that have been able to completely hide them, what is the trick?










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Old 05-19-2010, 10:12 AM   #875
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Looks good!

As for the RX wires, paint pen, or take the time to solder real black wire to everything. And I shorten them and run them between the servo and RX so you cant really see them (My cars a few pages back if you wanna look)

Im going to the hobbyshop today to get some parts and I will post some pics later of my reedy ride
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Old 05-19-2010, 10:21 AM   #876
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BOR... I HAVE seen your ride. How do you think I found Mike Owen?

Anyway, back to the black/short wires. Im totally freaked out about cracking open my Tekin ESC and Servo to solder on short wires... is it hard? easy? no problem? Plenty of room, or would I need some crazy microscopic soldering iron tip?

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Old 05-19-2010, 11:01 AM   #877
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BOR... I HAVE seen your ride. How do you think I found Mike Owen?

Anyway, back to the black/short wires. Im totally freaked out about cracking open my Tekin ESC and Servo to solder on short wires... is it hard? easy? no problem? Plenty of room, or would I need some crazy microscopic soldering iron tip?

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Haha yeah thats true

But its no walk in the park lol, it takes a good steady hand to do (ive never done a tekin so I have no idea whats inside) But for the most part I just buy the servo ends (protek, custom electronics, KO all make them) and just shorten the wires that way, and crimp on a new connector. And hit the wires with a paint pen and if you do it right you cant tell a difference from real black wire honestly. Servos and transponders I use real black wire because its alot less sketchy to do lol, on the speedos I usually just do the other way, unless im really bored and feel like re doing the wires LOL
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Old 05-19-2010, 11:23 AM   #878
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BOR... I HAVE seen your ride. How do you think I found Mike Owen?

Anyway, back to the black/short wires. Im totally freaked out about cracking open my Tekin ESC and Servo to solder on short wires... is it hard? easy? no problem? Plenty of room, or would I need some crazy microscopic soldering iron tip?

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I've opened and shortened wires on a tekin before and it isn't that hard.
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I've opened and shortened wires on a tekin before and it isn't that hard.
That's great. Because if possible, Id like to solder on the correct length wires, that way I know I can resolder the longer wires BACK on, should I need to move the speedo to a different car, or if I needed to sell it and the buyer needed full length wires.
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That's great. Because if possible, Id like to solder on the correct length wires, that way I know I can resolder the longer wires BACK on, should I need to move the speedo to a different car, or if I needed to sell it and the buyer needed full length wires.
Maybe practice on a cheap servo beforehand if you're not sure, as the positioning is almost the same and if you can do it on the cheap servo, you would have no problem doing the tekin.
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just buy the connectors and shorten the wires at the receiver end. black out the wires with a sharpie. i too didnt want to open ESC and SErvos so i took the easy way of cutting, recrimping and blacking out, i think they look good
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black heat shrink. i see alot of people tightly fold the wires on themselves and then use heatshrink to hold it. or you can just sleeve the whole lead with black heatshrink.
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Old 05-20-2010, 03:19 AM   #883
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I'm a little late to the party... but here is my contribution, my Xray 009 EU. I really want to completely black out/hide the wires going to my receiver.... but I don't know how to do it. I only know how to tightly coil them like in the picture. I think they really detract from the look. You guys that have been able to completely hide them, what is the trick?










Thats pretty dam awesome man. I actually like the bulkheads all black. Well done
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Old 05-20-2010, 10:37 AM   #884
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Thats pretty dam awesome man. I actually like the bulkheads all black. Well done
I'm trying to do the same thing to my 007. I have the bulkheads. Just need to get the standoffs, shock caps, servo mounts, roll center studs and steering post done. Looks sweet!
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Are the bulkheads powdercoated, or anodised, black?
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