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04-06-2010 04:48 PM  8 years agoPost 1
neilg.

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new build, how many have used the mesh wire covering? i am starting to rethink the use of it. maybe use it only where a tie wire is used to secure wires frame. the mesh does restrict the wires somewhat.

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04-06-2010 04:50 PM  8 years agoPost 2
Wingman77

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I have used it some, it can be a pain to get on and shrink wrap the ends without it fraying. but if you get the wires covered with it they will be much more durable.

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04-06-2010 04:56 PM  8 years agoPost 3
z11355

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I use it where I think it needs to be used. On CF frame material, that's most everywhere.

if you get the right size and materials, it's simple to get on and looks great.

do NOT go all the way to the end of the wire but rather leave approx 1/2" so you can get some flex/radius

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04-06-2010 05:04 PM  8 years agoPost 4
pkfrizzlefry

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Yup
Instead of using shrink wrap...try the self fusing Silicone tape on the ends... makes it really easy and end result almost looks identical to shrink wrap...

I love self fusing silicone tape...

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04-06-2010 05:12 PM  8 years agoPost 5
z11355

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as I wrote in other threads, I find the secret to be 3:1 ratio adhesive-walled ('dual walled' heatshrink in (I think) 3/16" size along w/ 1/4" sleeving.

very fast and simple to get over servo connectors yet shrinks down tight and will not slip off (due to adhesive)

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04-06-2010 05:21 PM  8 years agoPost 6
RAPTOR 4D

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I like the look of it along with the protection value!

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04-06-2010 06:14 PM  8 years agoPost 7
oteskate

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I'd be interested in hearing more about the self-fusing silicone tape and the dual-walled heatshrink. Haven't used them before, but would be interested in finding where to get some and experiment with them.

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04-06-2010 06:39 PM  8 years agoPost 8
Nycatt

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After I cut a piece of the braided covering I put a lighter to the ends for 1 sec. Just enough so it doesn't fray when I insert the wire. Also, if you really don't want to cover EVERY wire just do the servos. Doing every single wire makes it harder to bend and manage.




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04-06-2010 06:42 PM  8 years agoPost 9
z11355

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the dualwalled stuff looks and applies just like regular heatshrink. The shrink process liquifies the adhesive. there is nothing more or different to do other than let it (the adhesive) set for a few minutes to cool. Also, I'm saying that the 3:1 stuff shrinks more than regular so you can get it over a connector but still shrink enough to be tight on the wire.

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04-06-2010 07:35 PM  8 years agoPost 10
whbell

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I have been thinking about putting a protection on my wiring and these are great ideas everyone has. I have not seen a location for the mesh wrap yet. Any links to these products so a noob (me) doesn't have to go search each one out?

Thanks!

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04-06-2010 07:41 PM  8 years agoPost 11
z11355

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cableorganizer.com is a great source

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04-06-2010 11:45 PM  8 years agoPost 12
neilg.

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i agree with the 3:1 shrink wrap. makes it easeier to get wires through.

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04-07-2010 02:06 AM  8 years agoPost 13
KingJoeMack

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There is also a sprial wrap available. Good where you can not get over 1 end (Align 2 in 1) as well as if you want wires to come and go a different places along the wrap.
Available at autoparts stores as well as hobby shops.

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04-07-2010 02:18 AM  8 years agoPost 14
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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If you don't apply braid and then use tie wraps, you will damage the wires. I wrap all of my wires.

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04-07-2010 02:21 AM  8 years agoPost 15
KingJoeMack

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Here is a interesting wire holder. I have not tried them, as they must be popular, as they are never in stock
http://www.experiencerc.com/store/k...eb2770e117de01f

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04-07-2010 04:21 AM  8 years agoPost 16
neilg.

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https://www.wirecare.com/products.asp?prodline=NY

i am not affiliated at all. just another resource.

think i will cover only places where a tie wrap will be used.

good info

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04-07-2010 06:32 AM  8 years agoPost 17
jkennamore

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+1 for cableorganizer.com ordered a bunch from them and they are great. they have the shrink wrap in multiple colors. they also have a no fray version of the braided wrap that is great. i have used the regular braid and shrink wrap and it can be a pain. all sold by the foot. i ordered a few feet of several sizes to experiment. also they have some great 3:1 clear shrink tubing that I love for in line servo plugs to protect against disconnect. great stuff

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04-07-2010 07:25 AM  8 years agoPost 18
BobTheBuilder32

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[size=large] + 2 for wirecare.com, fast shipping, quality product, and good color selection. And they are WAY cheaper than buying from a online hobby shop..

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04-07-2010 04:44 PM  8 years agoPost 19
neilg.

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i like the wire ties that wirecare sells. they do not look like the commercial ones.

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04-07-2010 08:28 PM  8 years agoPost 20
jtommasi

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I will not do a build without wrapping all of my wires!!

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