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10-11-2012 03:46 AM  6 years agoPost 1
cdrking

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I want to make some 12S stick packs and would like some input as to how they are being made.

How are you lengthening the pos/neg wires? Are you using bullet connectors to make the splice? Or what method are you using?

I know some are just cutting the shrink wrap and sticking the "aft" pack balance wires out of the side but I want to extend them. For those that have extended the balance leads, how are you doing it? I've seen some 12" 6S JST-XH extensions, these would work but I think I would just cut them and solder the the extension in place.

It MAY be better to make these back into 6S packs for resale but not sure I need to be able to do this.

Thanks,

Jeff

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10-12-2012 04:47 AM  6 years agoPost 2
cdrking

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Anyone?

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10-12-2012 05:11 AM  6 years agoPost 3
Wynn1427

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Hi Jeff,

Hope everything is well with you and your enjoying the jLog2...

Had come across this listing a while back and was blown away by the pics I saw. Not sure if I could stomach cutting into new packs this way let alone have the skills to pull something like this off myself. Should give you a few ideas on the matter.

rotaryguy - https://rc.runryder.com/t707784p1/

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10-12-2012 05:24 AM  6 years agoPost 4
cdrking

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Wynn,

All is well. jLog2 is fantastic.

Thanks for the link, that's exactly what I needed. Looks like some fine work.

Jeff

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10-28-2012 11:55 PM  5 years agoPost 5
Chuck Bole

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I've done several packs this way..
For extending the wires i used a bullet connector with the solder cup cut off to form a tube. Insert both ends of 10Ga wire and solder then heat shrink. I think Espritmodel.com has clear heatshrink, and bal lead extentions..
turned out like this..

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10-29-2012 12:15 AM  5 years agoPost 6
cdrking

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For extending the wires i used a bullet connector with the solder cup cut off to form a tube.
Great idea Chuck, thanks for posting. I assume you removed the old heat shrink?

Jeff

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10-29-2012 01:46 AM  5 years agoPost 7
Chuck Bole

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Yeah, also started putting a strip of carbon under the packs to stiffen the whole thing up. One little piece of velcro at the rear
that covers about 1" on the bottom. And folds up the end of the pack to cover about 1" on the end of it. Then one piece of velcro about 2" long up twards the front. Use two straps (Scorpion rubber textured) to hold the pack in place. Undo the straps and pull it loose in about 2 seconds.. Easy as falling off a log!

Good idea to mark the side of the pack twards the front so you always put it in the same spot for balance purposes..

chuck

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10-29-2012 10:55 AM  5 years agoPost 8
Paul Woodcock

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Hi guys

I made some up for my TDR. It was a copy of the Volts 10s packs for my logo.

I extended the wires by using the unused 5mm brass tubes from my main blades. I cut 2 small slots about 1/3 of the way from each end, so i could see the solder flow properly.

I put the rear pack 'up side down' to keep the wiring less confusing.

I used clear plastic sheets on the top and bottom of each pack. It stiffens it up tremendously, protects it and keeps the original look of the TP sticker..... and i didn't have carbon sheets!!!

Love the 'one pack' setup while at the field.....

I made up custom charge cables to charge the 2 packs in parallel.

Have a look at my gallery under 'current heli' then 'TDR' and 'Logo 600'

Regards
Paul

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10-29-2012 12:24 PM  5 years agoPost 9
Darren Lee

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Nothing groundbreaking here but I'll add my 2 cents. I extend the main leads on the rear pack with a lap solder joint. For the balance wires, an 8" extension from EPbuddy works great. The packs and wires are held together with clear tape until the heatshrink is done.

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11-03-2012 02:26 AM  5 years agoPost 10
Blackhawk6

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I made lead extensions for my front packs in the 700 bc they didnt reach the rear of the heli where the esc was... In doing so, I was wondering if this would be a power loss issue due to the added length of wire for current to travel through? I guess not if many people are doing this to make their own stick packs.

I keep my packs on the battery trays all set and ready to go at all times. I even charge them like that. I like them how they are but maybe soon I will combine the packs like you all have shown here. I like this a lot. It seems to be fairly easy to do especially since I already have the leads extended.

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