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02-26-2010 04:20 PM  10 years ago
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LaurenceGough

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Protecting wires such as RX or servo wires. Soft glue?
Hey guys,

I am after a glue which is safe on electronics (No acid etc) and does not become brittle for strain relief.

Hot glue is great but quickly becomes brittle and falls off.

I want to protect where the RX wires leave and any servo wires etc.

I've heard about shoe glue or something like that but I've also read that it's not safe on electronics (corrodes).

Anything else out there?

Thanks,

Laurence
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02-26-2010 04:45 PM  10 years ago
Heli 770

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Anybody tried liquid electricians tape?
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02-26-2010 04:53 PM  10 years ago
z11355

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look for 'neutral cure RTV'.

personally, I wouldn't do anything WRT servo wires leaving the RX other than perhaps threading some floss through them to secure it. Cause it's gonna be a b*tch to undo the RTV
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02-26-2010 05:04 PM  10 years ago
nivlek

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http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx...lastic+Adhesive

We use a similar product at work for securing some electronic components to PCB's , I'll check next week to see exactly what it is .
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02-26-2010 05:48 PM  10 years ago
LaurenceGough

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I spliced a servo wire and I'm not too happy about the hardness after the solder (as it's in a bit of a turn). I'm sure it's fine but I just want to stop anything from happening.

Thanks for the help guys, that stuff does look good.

That would be great Nivlek if you could do that for me.
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02-26-2010 05:49 PM  10 years ago
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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I thread dental tape between the wires to hold the connectors into the RX.Avant RC
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02-26-2010 06:31 PM  10 years ago
balsapro

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I've used goop before with good results... peels off fairly easily and has not really caused any problems with corrosion.Build the Best, Fly the Best, Crash the Best
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02-26-2010 07:58 PM  10 years ago
Furious Predator

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use some nylon braided sleeving with heat shrink on the ends.
http://cableorganizer.com/nylon/

Then these wire holders. bolt them onto the heli where existing 3mm bolts are, and bend them to hold the wires where you need them to keep them away from edges and flying around.

http://www.pivotalhobbies.com/sc/pr...5&cat=70&page=1
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02-26-2010 08:05 PM  10 years ago
z11355

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this is the heatshrink to get. 3:1 ratio so get the size that fits barely over the servo connector. Adhesive lined so the braid doesn't slip out.

http://cableorganizer.com/heat-shrink/heat-shrink3.htm
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02-26-2010 08:08 PM  10 years ago
bkervaski

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The big thing is to not bind them up too much, leave room for the wires to move around so vibrations can dampen and not make it into electronics.

I usually just strategically route my wires, using a split piece of fuel tube and/or some sand paper if I need to traverse carbon frames anywhere, works great.

That wire braid looks cool, but it's a big pain in the a$$, imho.
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02-26-2010 10:38 PM  10 years ago
Flying Brian

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Good ol fashion Shoe Goo should work to?"I just don't Listen" "
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02-27-2010 12:31 AM  10 years ago
LV2FLY

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The liquid electricians tape works great
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03-02-2010 07:06 AM  10 years ago
nivlek

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Technex ,
We usually use Intek RTV 382 , which is a clear drying silicone .
We also have Dow Corning 744 , which is a white coloured silicone .
Which one we use depends on various approvals or customer requests .
I prefer the clear drying RTV 382 .
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03-02-2010 10:48 AM  10 years ago
LaurenceGough

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Thank you very much Nivlek. I will check them out and order which one looks best .

Cheers,

Laurence
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