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Old 08-17-2009, 10:31 AM   #1
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i have a 1/12 pan car. i was thinking about shorting up the servo wiring. maybe some receiever wires. should i try to do this? whats the best way to go at it?

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i have a 1/12 pan car. i was thinking about shorting up the servo wiring. maybe some receiver wires. should i try to do this? whats the best way to go at it?

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Yes you can do it. I do it...

I shortened my wires by opening up my servo and resoldering them. BUT an easier and maybe less risky way is to cut them and recrimp them. You can buy the plugs, pins and crimp tool from places like Servo City.

http://www.servocity.com/html/servo_...rs___pins.html
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For crimping the plugs you can go to your local Radio "THE SHACK" and get a set of D-Sub Pin Crimpers for $9.99. If they do not have this in stock, they can bring it in without shipping charges.

http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...ductId=2103683

Servo City is a good place for odd parts and stuff but the prices may be a little higher. An Ebay seach of "Servo Plugs" can get you gold plated futaba male plugs to you door for about $0.50 a plug when ordering 10 or more plugs.

There have been many times that I have made trackside servo wire repairs with the radio shack tool and a new plug. I take the long servo wire and shorten the wire to exclude the damage section instead of trying to repair by soldering. Servo wires coated in vinyl likes to melt like wax leading to a future short.

I even have a servo that the wire was damage about 3" from the case, guess what, servo extensions will solve any placement issuses for that and I did not risk killing the servo by opening it up. I keep the servo with the short wire in a pancar where I the RX is mounted really close.
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If your going to get a crimping tool, some seem to work best only with specific brands of pins, other pins may not quite fit correctly into the crimp head.

Cant beat solder, ive had (non RC) crimps come loose from the wire too often.
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