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04-26-2013 12:42 AM  5 years agoPost 1
Simmer

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Can you remove the sleeve on the standard servo extension and make it male to male? Looking for a 15 inch servo wire to go from my Kontrinic controller to the Ikon Flybarless unit?

500 size heli -I need a 15inch wire (male on both ends) to connect the Ikon Flybarless receiver to the Kontronic controller. It looks like a standard servo extension wire has an end that 'might" be removable and leave me with Male to male> Does anyone here know?

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04-26-2013 12:45 AM  5 years agoPost 2
Dan Minick

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no, that will not work. there are pins in the female end, not sockets like a male.

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04-26-2013 12:47 AM  5 years agoPost 3
Ronald Thomas

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You can either buy he KONTRONIK extension for the Jives or go to the LHS and get an extension for planks (male to male)

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04-26-2013 01:48 AM  5 years agoPost 4
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Hey thanks for the replys. Been told its inportant even on a 500 to run the extra wire from the esc to rx. The one wire on it is not quite long enough to reach the rx so I needed a 3 inch for that and ideally 15 inches for the redundant battery wire. Ending up at Horizon, got many spares going with 9 inch HD standard and 6 inch male to male for 15 inchs. Then got some standard wires (I dont think I need heavy duty but it cant hurt I guess) in a similar configuration, plus a 12 inch male to male.
The throttle wire on the Kontronic will just about reach but it will be too tight, wont route as I think it should.

Dont want to order twice. At this point, I can complete the setup, but just cannot reach the Ikon from the ESC so I guess I am waiting on Horizon :/

I really think, (you have to agree with me I think) that for the $359.00 this ESC should come with the 5-8 dollar wire for the extra battery connection.

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04-26-2013 01:50 AM  5 years agoPost 5
Ronald Thomas

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What heli is this on???

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04-26-2013 01:51 AM  5 years agoPost 6
Ronald Thomas

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Also did you take the ferrite ring out?

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04-26-2013 03:15 AM  5 years agoPost 7
Dave Willis

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Here You Go
This web site has what you need to make the extension you want.

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http://www.hansenhobbies.com/products/connectors/

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04-26-2013 04:52 AM  5 years agoPost 8
JKos

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Yeah, what heli is this? That's an awful lot of wire on a 500 size heli. I've hardly ever used extensions even on a 90 size.

Can you post a picture of your setup?

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04-26-2013 01:58 PM  5 years agoPost 9
Simmer

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Goblin 500
No did not take off the ferrite ring, Kontronic specifically says do not remove.
The ESC must go one direction mounting in order for the battery to connect so I cannot flip it (it would just fit if flipped)

I could make the cable(s) custom to fit, and have thought about this, but, while not ideal, an extension will work fine. Will do the dental floss tie thing to ensure it does not pull apart. I feel confident it will be fine as long as I get it close to the right lenght (ie: not longer than needed)

I can and will post a picture tonight.

I have not completely ruled out making custom cables. Yeah I found it hard to beleive as well it would not reach being a 500. I want the wire to tie down away from any spinny things and be neat.

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04-26-2013 02:46 PM  5 years agoPost 10
Four Stroker

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A real crimper cost in the neighborhood of $500. A toy crimper (Hansen) produces toy crimps. I assume all of their extensions are made with their own toy crimper.

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04-26-2013 03:02 PM  5 years agoPost 11
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well that would rule out making them with a crimper. I would think you can solder the pins and slip on the connector?
Heck, I purchased a good cat5 crimper and test set for under 60 bucks total. Seems steep.

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04-26-2013 03:30 PM  5 years agoPost 12
Four Stroker

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It is better to buy a good extension, JR, Futaba, etc., as close as you can find and fold up the extra wire. Futaba has many sizes for the GY 750 that you can clip off the extra bit. JR probably has them for their FBL thing. Over the years we have tracked down many "radio" problems and crashes to aftermarket extensions. One famous recurring glitch was originally attributed to chrome monokote interfering with 2.4 GHz. This story is retold to this day. The owner (who sells RTF electric planes) later told me it was the extension.

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04-26-2013 04:31 PM  5 years agoPost 13
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Yup JR ordered. Of course I am anal about this type of thing (arent we all ? Have to get the wires to all match. Jr Servos, Ikon has JR wiring on the ESC. I remember Chrome monocote. It looked cool but I thought it would virually disapear in the sky. Reflect the clouds sky etc.

So I have both standard and heavy duty wire extensions coming. The throttle wire that came with the esc looks standard to me. The additional line I can make out of heavy duty extension. I imagine its simply a larger gage wire. Prob overkill or... wont make any difference, but hey for the few dollar difference,,,, why not?

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04-26-2013 11:40 PM  5 years agoPost 14
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A real crimper cost in the neighborhood of $500. A toy crimper (Hansen) produces toy crimps.
I would not call the Hansen a "toy". True, at that price it cannot compare with a true professional, $500 crimper. The Hansen crimper is much, much better than one from Radio Shack. I have used one for several years now and never have had a problem with any of the connectors. The typical Radio Shack crimper was frustrating with every use. The Hansen makes me smile because it works so well.

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04-27-2013 12:05 AM  5 years agoPost 15
FloridaHeli

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Ditto on the Hansen. Been using one for years with no issues.

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04-27-2013 01:34 AM  5 years agoPost 16
RPM 1.5

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When I make a extension I always heat shrink the two plugs together just to be SAFE !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ray

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04-27-2013 12:44 PM  5 years agoPost 17
Simmer

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Heat shrink that's a good idea. I have an extension on a nitro I think I'll use that idea It will keep the fuel out better than the clip connector i use now.

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05-12-2013 05:14 PM  5 years agoPost 18
pH7

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In support of my earlier post, here is a picture of a couple of crimps made with my Hansen crimper. I think the major difference between this crimper and a professional one is how many crips you need to make. I probably do 20 to 30 a year, so being a bit tedious to do each crimp is no big deal. If I were doing hundreds or thousands per day, then a crimper that was easier to use would be a great investment. I don't think there is a huge difference in the utility of the resulting crimp.

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05-12-2013 05:18 PM  5 years agoPost 19
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Yeah, a lot of people get by with a cheap crimper. A real crimper can be had many times on ebay since techs like to steal them from companies. We could not keep a set of crimpers for over a month before they would disappear. The Hansen deluxe are the best cheap crimpers. Other places sell the same ones.

Actually, places that have real crimpers probably do less than 10 crimps a day. They are mostly used to repair errors in wiring harnesses.

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