Originally posted by AzNDRAGster
Cut the wire and re wire the connector back on.
Theres a nice way and a nasty way to do this. Here is the 'nice' way, IMHO. Only for those who have never done this sort of thing before.
1) Remove the plug from the reciever (from your servo or ESC) and measure your desired 'shortened' route to the receiver.
2) Add 1" to this length and cut the wires.
3) Note the colour order in the plug before removing the pins.
4) To remove the pins, carefully lift the tab holding the connector (I use a magnifying glass and scalpel tip) then pull the wire. The connector should slide out easily.
5) Repeat for the remaining connectors.
6) Open up the cable clamp portion of the connector by holding the crimped portion of the connector with fine pliers and manipulating the clamp portion apart with a scalpel or pair of fine cutters.
7) Still holding the crimped portion with the pliers, pull the cable out of the connector. This may be easy or tough, depending on manufacturer. For example, Hitec are tough and Novak are easy.
8) Put the connector aside and repeat for the others.
9) Bare the cut ends of wire for only about 1/16" and, one by one, insert back into the connectors so that the bare wire rests over the crimp portion where the wire was previously. When in position, re-crimp the wire clamp portion with fine pliers.
10) Solder the bared portion to the connector. Do not over-solder.
11) If all is well, you can now replace the connectors in the housing, in the correct order. You should find that there is a neat 1/2" loop leading into the RX.
12) If everything works, cable-tie neatly and admire.
I will try and back this up with some pictures if wanted.