Go Back  R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road
Inspire us.  Show me your BEST, CLEANEST electronics installation pics. >

Inspire us. Show me your BEST, CLEANEST electronics installation pics.

Like Tree434Likes

Inspire us. Show me your BEST, CLEANEST electronics installation pics.

Old 07-31-2009, 02:36 PM
  #511  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (53)
 
IIGQ4U's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: La Jolla, Palo Alto
Posts: 2,484
Trader Rating: 53 (100%+)
Default

I thought about making the wires longer but I was running short. The wire length, I feel is acceptable. I can move the motor fully forward and rearward without placing any stress on the wires.
IIGQ4U is offline  
Old 07-31-2009, 02:45 PM
  #512  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (106)
 
LOW ET's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: cleveland, ohio
Posts: 3,215
Trader Rating: 106 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by seaball View Post
a new carpet ride for my good friend....
you must be getting lazy, where's the shortened and hidden servo/transponder wires?
also some of the anodizing is a different color.
LOW ET is offline  
Old 07-31-2009, 04:54 PM
  #513  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (67)
 
BlackedOutREVO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: CA
Posts: 3,791
Trader Rating: 67 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by IIGQ4U View Post
I thought about making the wires longer but I was running short. The wire length, I feel is acceptable. I can move the motor fully forward and rearward without placing any stress on the wires.
Haha I know how that goes. It looks good! Pics are good to, I need a light box!

Did you get your pens? Which ones did you end up getting?
BlackedOutREVO is offline  
Old 07-31-2009, 05:13 PM
  #514  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (53)
 
IIGQ4U's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: La Jolla, Palo Alto
Posts: 2,484
Trader Rating: 53 (100%+)
Default

Hey, I don't even use a light box. If your home has pretty good natural lighting, what you can do is visit a crafts store and pick up some sheets of thick white artist paper. Place the paper in an area where you have ample natural lighting. Curl the paper up against a wall or vertical object and place your car on top of the paper. It's cheap, simple, and with a good camera the results are indistinguishable from a light box.

Regarding the wires, I found that the Galaxy marker just didn't cut it. The marker was not wet enough and the ink also smeared easily. I went to the crafts store last night and picked up a black Elmer's Painters marker (Fine point) and I am extremely pleased. I asked my wife if she could tell which wire was naturally red, white and black and she couldn't tell that the wires had even been colored. Paint markers are the way to go. They are amazing on the wires and dry surprisingly fast!
IIGQ4U is offline  
Old 07-31-2009, 05:31 PM
  #515  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (67)
 
BlackedOutREVO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: CA
Posts: 3,791
Trader Rating: 67 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by IIGQ4U View Post
Hey, I don't even use a light box. If your home has pretty good natural lighting, what you can do is visit a crafts store and pick up some sheets of thick white artist paper. Place the paper in an area where you have ample natural lighting. Curl the paper up against a wall or vertical object and place your car on top of the paper. It's cheap, simple, and with a good camera the results are indistinguishable from a light box.

Regarding the wires, I found that the Galaxy marker just didn't cut it. The marker was not wet enough and the ink also smeared easily. I went to the crafts store last night and picked up a black Elmer's Painters marker (Fine point) and I am extremely pleased. I asked my wife if she could tell which wire was naturally red, white and black and she couldn't tell that the wires had even been colored. Paint markers are the way to go. They are amazing on the wires and dry surprisingly fast!
Hmm, never tried that. Guess I will have to give that a shot

And yeah I told you the new ones are no good. Haha, im still trying to get my mom to find me a few more old markers. They work sooo much better

But I will have to try one of those! It looks like it worked well
BlackedOutREVO is offline  
Old 07-31-2009, 05:51 PM
  #516  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (53)
 
IIGQ4U's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: La Jolla, Palo Alto
Posts: 2,484
Trader Rating: 53 (100%+)
Default

They are as good as you can get. A lot better than the Galaxy Marker.
IIGQ4U is offline  
Old 07-31-2009, 05:55 PM
  #517  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (67)
 
BlackedOutREVO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: CA
Posts: 3,791
Trader Rating: 67 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by IIGQ4U View Post
They are as good as you can get. A lot better than the Galaxy Marker.
Have you tried the old ones though?

The old ones were nothing like the new updated ones. The pen was grey, I think they changed them like 8 months ago or so. But the old ones were pretty much permanent. The ink didnt rub off when you messed with the wires
BlackedOutREVO is offline  
Old 07-31-2009, 05:57 PM
  #518  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (53)
 
IIGQ4U's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: La Jolla, Palo Alto
Posts: 2,484
Trader Rating: 53 (100%+)
Default

Never tried the old ones.

Here is a pic of wire that I just colored really quick.

IIGQ4U is offline  
Old 07-31-2009, 06:01 PM
  #519  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (67)
 
BlackedOutREVO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: CA
Posts: 3,791
Trader Rating: 67 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by IIGQ4U View Post
Never tried the old ones.

Here is a pic of wire that I just colored really quick.

Yeah, If I can find more I will send you one. There good!

That looks good though. Does it rub off?
BlackedOutREVO is offline  
Old 07-31-2009, 06:02 PM
  #520  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (53)
 
IIGQ4U's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: La Jolla, Palo Alto
Posts: 2,484
Trader Rating: 53 (100%+)
Default

No, it won't rub off under normal use.
IIGQ4U is offline  
Old 08-02-2009, 03:36 AM
  #521  
Tech Addict
iTrader: (34)
 
bluephi1914's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 561
Trader Rating: 34 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by PitNamedGordie View Post
I don't have the best picture but I'll through my car in the ring...


In this picture did you actually cut your servo wires to make them a perfect fit... or just tuck and hide them ? I have a simular setup and my wires a long and all over the place. I thought about maybe zip tie-ing them but that doesnt really look neat either.
bluephi1914 is offline  
Old 08-02-2009, 09:38 PM
  #522  
Suspended
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: The Black Country, England
Posts: 340
Default

Decided to re-do my wiring after sealing the chassis earlier on today, came out quite nice! happy days
Nick Priest is offline  
Old 08-02-2009, 09:40 PM
  #523  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (15)
 
M-Technic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Palm Beach, FL
Posts: 2,562
Trader Rating: 15 (100%+)
Default

Doesn't compare to most in this thread, but this is the best I have come up with on my S400.

M-Technic is offline  
Old 08-02-2009, 10:05 PM
  #524  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (124)
 
vr6cj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Modesto, CA
Posts: 4,050
Trader Rating: 124 (100%+)
Default

My Losi Type-R. Hard to make these things look clean,.

vr6cj is offline  
Old 08-03-2009, 01:46 AM
  #525  
Tech Rookie
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 1
Default

wow! THAT was awesome! great!
josethpauline is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.