RunRyder RC
WATCH
 1 page 679 views POST REPLY
HomeRC & PowerAircraftHelicopter
e-
Electric Battery-Charger-pSupply
› EC3/EC5 assembly tip
04-08-2010 04:47 AM  8 years agoPost 1
Dr.Ben

rrMaster

Richmond, VA, USA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Hi all,

As you may be aware, it sometimes takes the tip of a small screwdriver or the like to get the bullet to snap into the housing of these connectors. I detest doing that because I worry about dinging up the bullet, housing, wire, or any combination of the three.

There is an easier way.

Take your heat gun a thoroughly warm up the housing. Get it nice and warm, almost hot. The plastic expands with the heat, and the bullet then EASILY snaps into place with gentle finger pressure. It then cools down, and all is as it should be.

Easy. Thermal expansion can be a handy thing.

Ben Minor

Peak Aircraft/Team Minicopter Team Futaba Team Kontronik USA

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
04-08-2010 05:00 AM  8 years agoPost 2
michael88997

rrElite Veteran

Lewisville,Tx

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

nice i never though about doing that... i just shoved my needle noes pliers down into it until they snapped lol... will have to try that next time

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
04-08-2010 12:06 PM  8 years agoPost 3
gorn

rrElite Veteran

Western Australia

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Thank you Ben
Awesome tip!!
I always used an allen driver to push it in, but never liked doing that.

For the love of the hobby

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
04-08-2010 06:52 PM  8 years agoPost 4
NOLONGERFLYING

rrKey Veteran

Scottsdale, AZ

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Great idea

Team MyColdHardCash

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
WATCH
 1 page 679 views POST REPLY
HomeRC & PowerAircraftHelicopter
e-
Electric Battery-Charger-pSupply
› EC3/EC5 assembly tip
 Print TOPIC  Make Suggestion 

 2  Topic Subscribe

Monday, October 15 - 9:27 am - Copyright © 2000-2018 RunRyder   EMAILEnable Cookies

The RC discussion world needs to consolidate. RR is now one choice for that. Its software is cutting edge. It hosts on-topic advertising. Help RR increase traffic buy making suggestions, posting in RR's new areas (sites) and by spreading the word.

The RunRyder Difference

• Category system to allow Rep/Vendor postings.
• Classifieds with sold (hidden) category.
• Classifieds with separate view new.
• Answer PMs offsite via email reply.
• Member gallery photos with advanced scripting.
• Gallery photo viewer integrated into postings.
• Highly refined search with advanced back end.
• Hosts its own high end fast response servers.
• Hosts thousands of HD event coverage videos.
• Rewrote entire code base with latest technology.
• No off-topic (annoying) click bait advertising.
Login Here
 New Subscriptions 
 Buddies Online