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Old 09-24-2008, 01:40 PM   #1
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I have a B44 and purchased 2 protek 3600 lipo saddles from a-main hobbies and to my amazement, the connecting wire is too damn short to mount the packs. I've had to install a deans connector on the saddle wire in order to route it under the upper chassis.
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You could also lengthen the wire a little.
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I find that soldering the wires together of that thickness is a little difficult, but, to simplify it, the deans connector in itself will give it another 1/2" that it needs.
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Good point. I forget that not everyone has a high powered soldering iron like I do
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Good point. I forget that not everyone has a high powered soldering iron like I do

Roflmao... I was thinking the same thing.
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Good point. I forget that not everyone has a high powered soldering iron like I do
I don't know that you need that high a powered one to do the job.
I mean it is just laying two wires side by side and flowing a little solder between them.
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I find that the thick wire strands are in bundles and can't fully saturate all of the strands so it's secure, I'll work on it though. I just don't want it to be the bottleneck.
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I find that the thick wire strands are in bundles and can't fully saturate all of the strands so it's secure, I'll work on it though. I just don't want it to be the bottleneck.
what iron do you have ?

is it atleast 40w ?
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it's a Hobbico, not sure if it's the 30w or 60w version, what i'll do is shave off a sliver of wire shielding and use the smallest tip of wire possible, then solder them two together. Less wire exposed, less chance of fraying.
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