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Old 07-08-2009, 01:26 PM
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Originally Posted by IndyRC_Racer View Post
I purchased replacement pins so I could shorten my servo wires to the receiver. The replacements pin require the use of a crimp tool. The pins are the metal pieces that go into the plastic tab the plugs into the receiver.

Does anyone know what type of crimp tool you would use for the servo wires and where to buy it?

Here is an example of what I'm talking about (http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXTSH2&P=ML)
Here is an article describing what I want to do (http://rcbuilder.com/lh_guide/shorte...ervo_wires.htm)


http://www.servocity.com/html/pin_crimpers.html
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Old 07-08-2009, 02:29 PM
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thats like the ones i have. bought a big package of pins & plugs and will never solder on them again
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Old 07-08-2009, 02:47 PM
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I need a set of those!

Thanks for the link
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Old 07-08-2009, 09:49 PM
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Originally Posted by BlackedOutREVO View Post
lol I just use needle nose pliers. I dont have a crimper, im sure its easier to use one. But you dont absolutely need one
Thats a good idea . I've done that to a few cars but you have to be very careful to either get a crimp tool and be absolutely sure you've gotten it fastened securely. soldering to the wires is best but only if you can do it with next to no solder. Otherwise the plugs wont fit into the connectors. Not as easy as it looks , even with a crimp tool.
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Old 07-08-2009, 09:55 PM
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just solder them guys really, that tool is a rip off and its free to solder, better connection.
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Old 07-09-2009, 02:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Bob-Stormer View Post
Just post PICS and ONLY if you did it.

Don't muddy the thread with discussions. Got a question for a dude about his install? Drop him a PM.

I find that a KILLER radio install is always a thing of beauty, and there are a few folks on here that really inspire me. So let's show 'em off.
Why let the paint job guys get all the glory?

Just post PICS, they tell the story
Reminder for you guys!
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Old 07-09-2009, 02:20 AM
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Originally Posted by AzN 2NR View Post
Actually its a TA03F.
Who makes that upper deck? I want one for my TA03F Pro & TA03F-S.
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Old 07-09-2009, 09:24 AM
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Originally Posted by tjompa View Post
Reminder for you guys!
I've gotten some really sweet pics but ...
I think they would remove me for posting them.
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Originally Posted by BlackedOutREVO View Post
I need a set of those!

Thanks for the link
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Advil- Like the T.O.P design balancing tray on your car. The car also looks really light.
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Quick question guys. How do you get your wires to hold a tight coil?
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Originally Posted by Fuzzy View Post
Quick question guys. How do you get your wires to hold a tight coil?
wrap around a screw driver
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Pics only guys ! OOPS
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Originally Posted by Fuzzy View Post
Quick question guys. How do you get your wires to hold a tight coil?
Coil around a hex driver and when as desired.

My next step may not be for everyone, but after I get in a coil on my hex driver, I hold a lighter/flame under the wires for a second, like you would with heat shrink, just long enough to heat it, not melt it. Immediately after that, I use a compressed air can upside down as freeze spray to quickly cool the wire and insulation, then remove the driver from the coil.
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