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Old 04-10-2006, 02:04 AM   #1
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Shortening Servo/Speedo/ Transponder Leads?

Is it possible to shorten the Servo/Transponder/Speedo lead wires? The part that goes into the receiver is always so damn long and looks messy. I was wondering if you could shorten these and buy a new plug to fit it on? Is there a tool to do this or could you send them somewhere for this to be done?

One of mine is damaged anyway and I have to shorten it so hoping for any help.

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Old 04-10-2006, 02:28 AM   #2
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neatest way is to shorten the wires on the servo pcb side... This needs a steady hand and a small pencil type soldering iron.

Futaba servos are easly modified. Sanwas are a little trickier since the manufacturer applies rubber cement to hold the smaller pcb to the servo chassis.

not recommended for new under warranty units
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Old 04-10-2006, 04:57 AM   #3
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Servos are usually very simple to shorten, you can do it internally with a small tip iron.
Transponders have to be done extrenally as you cant get inside.
Depending on the brand speedo rewiring is can be difficult, the VFS type controls have 2 pcbs stacked and the reciver wire is tucked away and the 2 pcbs need splitting apart to remove the reciver wire,the safest way is to use these replacement pulgs and shroten extrnally.
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Thanks Guys ... will do the servo's and leave the speedos I think. Might attempt the AMB PT as well
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Old 04-10-2006, 06:52 AM   #5
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You can try this link and see if they got a new supply in, they sell crimpers and connectors for radios.

RC racing is still trying to prove that two solid objects can be in the same place, at the same time.
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