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HelicopterMain Discussion › $130 Molex Crimper Results
06-07-2017 06:23 PM  6 months agoPost 21
EEngineer

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"The aftermarket pins are very thin and brittle"

They are...and I also wonder if they are actually gold plated...

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06-07-2017 06:25 PM  6 months agoPost 22
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Probably "fool's gold".....

Been there, done that and old enough to know better.....

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06-08-2017 06:52 PM  6 months agoPost 23
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Ace Dude looks to of added solder to the crimp.

I personally would not recommend that as it does tend to make thin wire brittle.

If it isn't solder then it must be a trick of the light but the statement is the same for anyone making their own extension leads or customizing / repairing servo leads.

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06-08-2017 06:56 PM  6 months agoPost 24
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" it does tend to make thin wire brittle."

Where the solder has "wicked" into the wire strands....where the "wicking" ends....the strands are susceptible to strain.

In general, don't solder crimped connections....just use a quality crimper.

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06-09-2017 02:00 AM  6 months agoPost 25
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Ace Dude looks to of added solder to the crimp.

I personally would not recommend that as it does tend to make thin wire brittle.
No solder was added. A properly crimped connection would never require solder. The wire is tinned as opposed to bare copper. Perhaps it's giving the illusion of solder.

  

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06-09-2017 02:56 AM  6 months agoPost 26
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"Perhaps it's giving the illusion of solder."

That's what I thought....

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06-09-2017 12:20 PM  6 months agoPost 27
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No solder was added. A properly crimped connection would never require solder. The wire is tinned as opposed to bare copper. Perhaps it's giving the illusion of solder.
Which brings up another question.... would it be better to nip off the tinned end of the wire and crimp on the stranded wire ??

It would seem to me that the "tinned" wire would be brittle just as if you had added solder.....

Just curious....

Been there, done that and old enough to know better.....

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06-09-2017 12:58 PM  6 months agoPost 28
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Which brings up another question.... would it be better to nip off the tinned end of the wire and crimp on the stranded wire ??

It would seem to me that the "tinned" wire would be brittle just as if you had added solder.....

Just curious....

There's nothing to cut off. Each strand is individually tinned over its entire length before the wire is assembled.

Here is some additional information on the benefits of using tinned copper wire:

http://www.arcorelectronics.com/res...ed-copper-wire/

  

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06-09-2017 01:04 PM  6 months agoPost 29
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OK, but that's not the norm for servo wire.....

The question remains....

Been there, done that and old enough to know better.....

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06-09-2017 01:45 PM  6 months agoPost 30
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Just a touch at the wire end to keep it from fraying won't hurt...just don't let it wick up into the insulation...

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06-09-2017 02:30 PM  6 months agoPost 31
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OK, but that's not the norm for servo wire.....

The question remains....
Who determines the norm?

  

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06-09-2017 02:37 PM  6 months agoPost 32
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I know Norm....he's a good guy....

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06-09-2017 05:47 PM  6 months agoPost 33
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My experience determines the "norm" for me .....

Been there, done that and old enough to know better.....

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06-09-2017 05:51 PM  6 months agoPost 34
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I used to know "Jack Sh&t", but then I met Norm....

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