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01-02-2011 12:40 AM  7 years agoPost 1
rcjon

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A while back I bought the crimping tool, some wire, and connectors and have been practicing making up my own servo extensions. Seems easy enough after some practice.

Would like to hear others' experiences / tips for this. What are the pitfalls? What is best source for connectors? Any testing you do other than continuity of each wire?

Ask your doctor if your heart is healthy enough for Radio Control Helicoptering.

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01-02-2011 02:56 AM  7 years agoPost 2
2004lsc

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EASY !!
I made my own Jive extensions to the rx for the extra bec power. There is a kit with all the stuff. It's really easy.

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01-02-2011 04:20 AM  7 years agoPost 3
jgunpilot

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I've been doing that for a long time now. Pre-made ones are always the wrong lengths. I have a small tackle box full of pre-made ones and the kit for making custom ones. This gets used on every build.

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01-02-2011 04:29 AM  7 years agoPost 4
SuperSixTwo

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Use the tool and get a good crimp. I use a magnifying glass to check the crimp on the connector before i put it in the housing. Not an issue yet, 3 customs on my 700 flying yet. Knock knock knock on wood!

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01-02-2011 06:41 AM  7 years agoPost 5
Dave Cunliffe

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I must say it is useful to be able to make-up your own custom length of lead as and when you need it. The only mistake I've made a few times is to over-tighten on the crimp, but otherwise no problems.

I followed the tips given by my local supplier:
http://ashtekelectronics.com/shop/c...torial-a12.html

Dave

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01-02-2011 07:37 AM  7 years agoPost 6
Heli 770

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01-02-2011 01:48 PM  7 years agoPost 7
rcjon

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Thanks to all that responded.
The Hansen Hobbies site is full of great info.

Ask your doctor if your heart is healthy enough for Radio Control Helicoptering.

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01-02-2011 02:18 PM  7 years agoPost 8
2LTime

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I get the kits from Helidirect. I have done a bunch. My advice would be to buy a bunch extra and practice. It took me screwing up about 10, before I really thought I was doing it well. Get good quality wire that is flexible. I got the stuff from hansen hobbies and it was too stiff for me. Don't over tighten the crimper, That was my last lesson. When finished putting the metal, crimped parts on the wire, give it a good tug. That is how I found out overcrimping will break the wire in a non-obvious way. Also, the metal pieces need to be put on in a certain orientation so when the three are slid into the plastic plug, the are in the correct orientation(+,-,S) and the catches on the metal line up with the catches in the plastic.

If you can't learn to do it well, learn to enjoy doing it badly.

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01-02-2011 02:44 PM  7 years agoPost 9
Ace Dude

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I have the Hansen Hobbies kit, but haven't had a chance to use it yet. I picked it as one of those nice to have when you need it tools. I got the kit with the deluxe crimp tool.

  

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01-02-2011 07:35 PM  7 years agoPost 10
Four Stroker

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The deluxe crimper from Hansen Hobbies is the only one I would trust. Looks just like factory. The RS crimper is crap.

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01-02-2011 07:42 PM  7 years agoPost 11
simages

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+1 on the Deluxe crimper from Hansen Hobbies, plus I use nothing else but his cutters, connectors and the wire as well.
One stop shop for quality best!

AMA No: SIMAGES

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01-04-2011 08:13 PM  7 years agoPost 12
Gorgin4325

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Florida

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Hi,

Here is my wiring job using $10 tools...

https://rc.runryder.com/t623807p1/?top=1294171768

I say go for it. Makes a world of difference.

Regards,
G

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