RunRyder RC
 12  Topic Subscribe
WATCH
 2 pages [ <<    <    ( 1 )     2     NEXT    >> ] 3257 views
Scorpion Power Scorpion Power
HelicopterRadio - Servo - Gyro - Gov - Batt › how to shorten servo leads
02-21-2011 01:03 AM  6 years agoPost 1
ROGER543

rrVeteran

bristol ct usa

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

what is the right way to make the leads shorter?? trying to tidy up the wiring in me trex 500.

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
02-21-2011 01:07 AM  6 years agoPost 2
rcjon

rrVeteran

Macon, GA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Cut them off and put new connectors on them.

http://www.hansenhobbies.com/

Every thing you need to know.

Ask your doctor if your heart is healthy enough for Radio Control Helicoptering.

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
02-21-2011 01:07 AM  6 years agoPost 3
swoop_g

rrApprentice

Lake Charles, LA USA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

You need some pin crimpers and male and female ends. I found them here: http://www.servocity.com/html/servo...ors___pins.html

Good quality and decent shipping.

PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR  Quote
02-21-2011 01:18 AM  6 years agoPost 4
ShuRugal

rrKey Veteran

Killeen, TX

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

i find my Special Servo-Lead Reducer works very well.

AMA 700159

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
02-21-2011 01:45 AM  6 years agoPost 5
ROGER543

rrVeteran

bristol ct usa

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

thanks swoop_g did not know you could buy these

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
02-21-2011 01:52 AM  6 years agoPost 6
asm

rrVeteran

California

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I sometime find the none-OEM crimp die doesn't always make good enough crimp. But the actual OEM crimp die cost about $230. So, most of the time, I shorten the wire on the circuit board end. Far more reliable if you know how to solder.

B

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
02-21-2011 05:10 AM  6 years agoPost 7
RyanW

rrKey Veteran

Edmond, Oklahoma

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I just want to second the recommendation of using Hansen Hobbies. Get the deluxe crimp tool! It is a million times better than the cheap ones and works as good as the $85 units.

-Ryan
Mikado USA, Kontronik, Opti-Power, MKS Servos

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
02-21-2011 06:06 AM  6 years agoPost 8
jgunpilot

rrKey Veteran

Pollock, LA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I've got one of the cheap crimping tools and use it all the time. I think I'll upgrade, that deluxe crimping tool looks like it's worth the money. I'd much rather scrimp on a new connector than solder on new connections in order to prevent damage.

By the way, you can also get connectors from HK on your next order with them.

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
02-21-2011 01:18 PM  6 years agoPost 9
jschenck

rrProfessor

La Vista, NE.

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Personally I've purchased 6" extensions at the hobby shop that are just one end then cut the servo lead to the right length including the new extension and solder it back in place. Put a small piece of shrink wrap on before soldering each connection and a larger piece over all three wires. Put that in some servo lead mesh sleeve and it looks great. Can use the original plug also if you are just shortening them, done this on my 250 gyro and servo. I've done this to make the leads longer also (Trex 250 speed control throttle lead!)

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
02-21-2011 04:11 PM  6 years agoPost 10
swoop_g

rrApprentice

Lake Charles, LA USA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Your welcome, I did not know about them untill about a month and a half ago. I have been cutting and soldering servo leads in-line and just did not like the way it looked nor did I trust it very much so I did some searching and found these so I bought some and tried them. They work great and sure does clean up the look of a heli with proper length wires and if you then put the wires in some mesh like another member said it looks even better AND protects the wires from carbon fiber scrapes or moving part rubs. You can get the plastic mesh wire protector from hobbycity for dirt cheap along with very cheap heat shrink tubing but it takes about a month to ship (for me anyway). These small improvements really make a model look like it was built by a professional even if it flys like an amateur! (again that is me!)

PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR  Quote
02-21-2011 04:26 PM  6 years agoPost 11
Qrrambero

rrKey Veteran

San Francisco / Bay​Area

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Now that we are in the topic. Could we get some links for a good crimper
Tool. Please good ones. No cheap ones.

Ae

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
02-21-2011 04:44 PM  6 years agoPost 12
Pistol Pete

rrProfessor

Seffner, FL

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

^ check out http://www.mouser.com

They have quite a selection as well as price ranges to suit your spending desire.

The one from servo city works. It crimps the pin onto wire securely and neatly...despite their price.

~~Enjoying the hobby one flight at a time~~

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  BLOGAttn:RR  Quote
02-21-2011 04:56 PM  6 years agoPost 13
Heli 770

rrProfessor

USA.

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR  Quote
02-21-2011 05:41 PM  6 years agoPost 14
AirWolfRC

rrProfessor

42½ N, 83½ W

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Shortening the other end is cheaper, no connectors or crimping required.

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
02-21-2011 05:50 PM  6 years agoPost 15
asm

rrVeteran

California

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Just for information, servo crimp connectors may be standardized on the business end, the wire crimp end can vary depending on the manufacture of the connector. Of course, they will all require different crimp die specifically from the manufacture of the crimp connector.

If you don't believe me, go ahead and buy one of those deluxe or econo crimp tools from any of the on-line shops mentioned above (besides mouser), make a connector and tell me if it look like the one came out of your JR or Futaba factory made connector.

I do own a few of these crimp tools, they work ok, but the only way to ensure factory quality work without buying expensive tool is shorten the wire on the circuit board end.

B

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
02-21-2011 10:15 PM  6 years agoPost 16
Richardmid1

rrProfessor

Leeds, England

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I just cut the lead, shorten, split the 3 wires about 1cm down, solder them back together remembering to heat shrink the individual wires.

60% of the time, it works every time!

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
02-21-2011 11:39 PM  6 years agoPost 17
ROGER543

rrVeteran

bristol ct usa

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

took apart an old burnt 9254 servo just to see how there soldered on and this one has a plug that connect on the board and buried in glue. Are they all like that??? the servo i am looking to shorted are hitech servo. Also looked at removing the connector and your right i don't think i will ever get those connector to look like the factory ones soooo maybe look it to it a little more

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
02-21-2011 11:48 PM  6 years agoPost 18
asm

rrVeteran

California

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Some servo does use a connector on the PCB sides too. That certainly make shortening the cable on the PCB side a bit more complicated. However, most servo I have encounter all have the wire directly solder to the PCB on the servo side. They all almost always buried in glue. You can usually pick the glue apart using a blade. Once the new wired is attached, I always use a bit of hot glue to "rebury" the wire. This is needed to ensure the servo wire doesn't vibrate lose in use.

B

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
02-22-2011 12:22 AM  6 years agoPost 19
rcjon

rrVeteran

Macon, GA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I bought the red handled crimper that they had at the LHS and I have used it for two different brands of the male and female connectors. They worked fine, just as Hansen says they will. I would challenge anyone to determine that the crimp is not just as good as the factory ones. They look great and are just as strong.

I would say that if you are not an accomplished electronics tech, that putting new connectors on the wire is a heck of a lot safer and easier than taking the servo apart and soldering those little wires to the circuit board.

And if you screw up crimping a connector, you can just do it over.

IMHO, the best route for most hobby folks is to cut the wire and put on new connectors.

Ask your doctor if your heart is healthy enough for Radio Control Helicoptering.

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
02-22-2011 12:50 AM  6 years agoPost 20
ROGER543

rrVeteran

bristol ct usa

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

just check ebay for fun AND bought the connectors and pliers for not much money. if i like it i might do both helis. Right now board and need something to do

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
WATCH
 2 pages [ <<    <    ( 1 )     2     NEXT    >> ] 3257 views
Scorpion Power Scorpion Power
HelicopterRadio - Servo - Gyro - Gov - Batt › how to shorten servo leads
 Print TOPIC  Make Suggestion 

 12  Topic Subscribe

Wednesday, November 22 - 9:16 am - Copyright © 2000-2017 RunRyder   EMAILEnable Cookies

Login Here
 New Subscriptions 
 Buddies Online