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Old 11-30-2003, 10:09 AM   #1
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Is it OKAY to shorten servo wires, or does the length of the wires on the servos have an effect on something?
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I've done it numerous times with no problems.
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I've done it numerous times with no problems.
Did you cut and splice or solder to servo terminals?
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trying not to look hack, i usually cut it to length, and solder the connectors on instead of cutting a piece out of the wire and solder it back together.
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Accord;

Shortening the Servo wires will have no effect on Radio reception.

Shorting will have a disasterous effect.

Most of the People I know shorten by cutting and splicing them back together. Insulate each wire with a piece of shrink tubing.

Myself, I like to open the Servo up to shorten the leads, then resolder at the circuit board. I recommend a lighted magnifier,
pencil tip soldering iron and a steady hand.
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Myself, I like to open the Servo up to shorten the leads, then resolder at the circuit board. I recommend a lighted magnifier,
pencil tip soldering iron and a steady hand.
Same here, just open up the servo case and re-solder. Just be careful and use the correct soldering tip.
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Does anyone know where to get the connectors?
For those not steady of hand would find it easier to cut to length and place another connector on.
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Good point- if one of the radio manufacturers would supply us with the uncrimped female pins we could cut and recrimp new pins on the wires. Anybody got any good contacts?
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FYI:

http://www.servocity.com/ServoCity/P...onnectors.html


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Thanks everyone, especially Tres .

I just placed an order with ServoCity, very cool store, they have tons of very hard to find items.
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Tres you R the man!! I've been looking for those for years!!!!LOL

Puttiin in my order tomorrow!!
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esc wires

What about shortening the esc wires that connects to the receiver, is this OK as well?
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What about shortening the esc wires that connects to the receiver, is this OK as well?
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