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12-20-2013 12:10 AM  3 years agoPost 21
McKrackin

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I use the Vaseline in the connectors to make them easier to plug and unplug.

I literally never use the word literally right.

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12-20-2013 12:21 AM  3 years agoPost 22
Retired2011

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I'll try the vaseline...no way I'm going back to separate connectors.

Do you just put it around the plastic?

Chet

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12-20-2013 12:31 AM  3 years agoPost 23
McKrackin

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No. The plastic isn't what hangs.

I put it inside the female connector.

I literally never use the word literally right.

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12-20-2013 12:46 AM  3 years agoPost 24
johnbs8

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dielectric grease??

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12-20-2013 12:48 AM  3 years agoPost 25
Retired2011

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OK, thanks!

I don't normally have a problem with them, but if it makes it easier...I'm all about it.

Chet

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12-20-2013 12:53 AM  3 years agoPost 26
wrongler

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Is there a possibility of them coming apart on their own from vibration if you use a lubricant?

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12-20-2013 12:59 AM  3 years agoPost 27
4cyclic

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silicone spray or a tiny bit of grease inside the females tubes.
Works for me.

Life is meaningful flying helis.

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12-20-2013 01:00 AM  3 years agoPost 28
McKrackin

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Is there a possibility of them coming apart on their own from vibration if you use a lubricant?
Not yet.lol...

It doesn't make them easy to separate...Just does away with the ridiculously hard part.

I literally never use the word literally right.

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12-20-2013 01:05 AM  3 years agoPost 29
icanfly

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just have 5mm bullet
I'm going that way, lightest, - first +second (or is that the other way around)

That's a great idea with the c-clip piers. you could do the same with any connector (deans -) by drilling a small hole into the plastic on each lead and not in the middle of the bullets or blades inside.
possibility of them coming apart on their own from vibration
Con's can come apart from vibes any way if the vibes are strong and it's allowed to flop around wildly. Tie it down and make sure there's no tug on either end.

McKrackin, I wanted to say how nice your bullet connector job on a heli you posted over on the other h site was. I'm going with short wire and bullets from esc and batt. A small heli can loose almost 15 grams of wire between these, I can only imagine on a big heli.

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12-20-2013 01:05 AM  3 years agoPost 30
Retired2011

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i have silicone spray, and just got two types of Dry Lube...I'm going to experiment.

Chet

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12-20-2013 01:13 AM  3 years agoPost 31
McKrackin

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McKrackin, I wanted to say how nice your bullet connector job on a heli you posted over on the other h site was. I'm going with short wire and bullets from esc and batt. A small heli can loose almost 15 grams of wire between these, I can only imagine on a big heli.
Which ones? The Goblin?

I literally never use the word literally right.

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12-20-2013 04:37 AM  3 years agoPost 32
icanfly

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must have been the Goblin, it couldn't have been the Avant.

Mckrackin, the links on my nitro fbl conversion Shuttle would make a mom proud, 40mm Ti turnbuckles and had for less than half price today, got home to set them up and messed with new swash metal balls all over. I bought bullet connectors for my 450 battery situation but think the ones I got are a bit too big, the sum of 2male/female are 5.4gs .5g lighter than a deans m/f at 5.9gs. They have less resistance than the Deans.

The connectors the op has are a ganged bullet con anyway.

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12-20-2013 05:34 AM  3 years agoPost 33
3dgimble

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Some of my EC5 connectors are not as tight as others, but none of them are "easy" to plug/pull apart. Needless to say, this causes me grief because I am (of course) using the SAME thumb to FLY WITH pinching the stick!
Your lucky you do not have use PRC 6's, you would be PISSED because of them stuck together, burns to your fingers and possibly other parts of your body, desolder from power wires,...

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12-20-2013 02:23 PM  3 years agoPost 34
oselee

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I think you can replace the connector with another one. I've used XT 150 connectors for larger helicopters. It is easy to solder larger wire from the ESC and batteries and safe cause it has different three colors of it. In 12S settings, two 6S batteries have red(+)/blue(-) and blue(+)/black(-) for each of them. I just put the red and black connectors to the ESC and blue connector between batteries.
Moreover unplugging is easier than EC5 but it provides more solid connection during flight and can bear more current than EC5.

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12-20-2013 02:31 PM  3 years agoPost 35
Pistol Pete

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To OP

How about a simple loop of string on each connector to pull apart?

BTW...Look up SHEA Butter for your hands. No pretro chemicals stuff in it unlike others.

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

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12-20-2013 02:33 PM  3 years agoPost 36
Ace Dude

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Be careful using any kind of lubricant that may increase the resistance of the contact. I'd try to find something made specifically to lubricate electrical contacts such as DeoxIT D-Series or Deoxit Gold G-Series.

  

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12-20-2013 02:58 PM  3 years agoPost 37
boogie12

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Dielectric grease would help with these connectors

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12-20-2013 04:51 PM  3 years agoPost 38
McKrackin

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Vaseline was actually suggested by the manufacturer by the way.

I don't remember where I read it or which brand but it was a manufacturer suggestion.

Not something that just popped in my head.lol...

I literally never use the word literally right.

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12-20-2013 06:20 PM  3 years agoPost 39
3dgimble

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Vaseline was actually suggested
This thread could take a bad turn.
Why buy all the expensive grease then?

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12-20-2013 06:22 PM  3 years agoPost 40
McKrackin

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This thread could take a bad turn.
And it will be because YOU steered it

I literally never use the word literally right.

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