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01-29-2007 01:50 AM  10 years agoPost 1
hellacool

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Ok so I like the servo mesh sleaving stuff. What size do you need to clear the ends of the servo leads? I see some that looks super small like they took the ends off the servo leads, put the sleaving on, then reconnected the end. This probably isn't the case..but I want to buy the right size first time out. Thanks for any help!!!

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01-29-2007 02:35 AM  10 years agoPost 2
RPM 1.5

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I think its cableorganizer.com called wire looping, they also sell shrink to
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01-29-2007 02:39 AM  10 years agoPost 3
hellacool

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Thanks man...but I know where to buy it! Im trying to figure out what size works best!

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01-29-2007 02:41 AM  10 years agoPost 4
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Frys has it in an asst pack. I think the next to smallest works fine.

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01-29-2007 05:09 AM  10 years agoPost 5
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i use 1/8" it can JUST squeeze on. but it tends to make the cables a little stiff and hard to get around corners. so now i use 1/4"

the 1/4" can fit a few cables through if you need to, but also has enough 'give' to allow the wires to still flex easily around corners without being restricted.

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01-29-2007 05:18 AM  10 years agoPost 6
hellacool

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cool...so the 1/4" stuff doesn't look to "poofy"?

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01-29-2007 05:39 AM  10 years agoPost 7
flipped2left

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why not take one of your servos in to your nearest frye's or any electronics shop and size it up?

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01-29-2007 12:12 PM  10 years agoPost 8
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i will take pics later on when i get home from school so you can see what both 1/8" and 1/4" look like on the wires.

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01-29-2007 12:18 PM  10 years agoPost 9
PbThumbs

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I did all the loom and wire cover ,, major pita ,,but it does look good.
I used the smallest about 1/8" and found it easier to take off the plastic ends and wrap the loose ends with electrical tape to prevent them from snagging on the way through.

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01-29-2007 12:55 PM  10 years agoPost 10
Furious Predator

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i was actually able to get my 1/8" on without taking the connectors off without too much trouble. the stuff i got was from Cableorganizer.com

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01-29-2007 02:03 PM  10 years agoPost 11
midwestpilot

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google...

flexo pet.. you will find many suppliers..

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01-29-2007 04:04 PM  10 years agoPost 12
PbThumbs

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http://www.ace4parts.com/ My local supply

Call they will ship and have diffrent colors and sizes. No web service though.

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01-29-2007 11:44 PM  10 years agoPost 13
hellacool

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i will take pics later on when i get home from school so you can see what both 1/8" and 1/4" look like on the wires.
thats cool of you!!! I would just take a servo to frys and size it but the package for sale was sealed.

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01-29-2007 11:49 PM  10 years agoPost 14
z11355

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1/8" can go on but its a pain if you leave the connectors on.

1/4" works fine and doesn't look 'poofy'.

You'll want some high ratio (3:1) heatshrink to go over the
connectors but still shrink tight

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01-30-2007 12:10 AM  10 years agoPost 15
Furious Predator

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yeah, as mentioned the 1/8" is a little tough to get on, but it does go on without taking the connectors off. 1/4" goes on so well you can fit several cables through, which makes for a very tiddy look when you bunch them up.

below are pictures, i have both 1/4" and 1/8"

the one on top is the 1/4"

here are a few more, showing what you can do with the Heat shrink tubing. i used 1/4" heat shrink tubing from Cableorganizer, but i had to use pliers to stretch it far enough to go over the connectors.
i also took pics of me expanding the sleeving so you can see how big it goes relative to the connectors.

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01-30-2007 03:04 AM  10 years agoPost 16
hellacool

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thanks for all the great post. Furious you have gone far and beyond..thanks for the effort to show pics, I appreciate it. I agree the 1/4" stuff doesn't look poofy at all. I also learned something else as well. I wasn't aware that there were different shrink factors involing shrink wrap i.e 3 to 1. That does makes sense, I guess I always assumed shrink wrap was all the same!

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01-30-2007 03:59 AM  10 years agoPost 17
Furious Predator

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no problem, always trying to help

another good use is to protect your fuel lines. i have some of my lines in tight areas where they rub the frame or motor. so the wrap also helps the fuel lines out as well. for the price of it. you could always get a bit of both as see which you prefer. i have two sizes because i didn't know which would work best.

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