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Old 11-02-2016, 01:08 PM   #521
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Here is my 470L build. I custom sized the servo wires, crimping on new plugs. I shortened the ESC wires a little. This was the best solution. They're close to the motor, in fact I don't have the top frame cross member. The S-Bus Futaba RX is just mounted to the bottom plate.



Tight ESC wiring. I shortened the ESC wires.




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Old 11-02-2016, 05:35 PM   #522
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Lookin good!

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Old 11-11-2016, 01:53 PM   #523
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My 470L
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Old 11-11-2016, 04:46 PM   #524
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Are those motor wires bent as sharply as they look (pic 2) or just the picture angle?

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Old 11-13-2016, 05:03 PM   #525
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Are those motor wires bent as sharply as they look (pic 2) or just the picture angle?

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Yes, yes they are...I don't think its stopping any electrons though. Its about 2mm from rubbing the motor, but doesn't touch.
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Old 11-13-2016, 05:28 PM   #526
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My 470L


Hey, does anyone know if I can use the 470L canopy mounting bolt in my 450L? (Broke it in a crash... )

Nice wiring by the way!!

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Old 11-21-2016, 09:32 PM   #527
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Im not sure. I will measure or might even test them out and let you know.
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Old 11-21-2016, 09:55 PM   #528
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Im not sure. I will measure or might even test them out and let you know.
No worries mate. Thanks heaps !
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Old 12-15-2016, 09:52 PM   #529
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Old 12-16-2016, 07:23 PM   #530
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Better pics!

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Old 12-19-2016, 11:59 PM   #531
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My first attempt sleeving with paracord. Turned out okay, just looks a little "snakey"?? Doing it again I would have bought a crimper and shortened the servo wires.

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Old 12-20-2016, 12:53 AM   #532
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I would have never thought of Para chord. Great idea that looks really nice. I have tried the finger trap sleeve stuff and it sucks.
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Old 12-20-2016, 02:33 AM   #533
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I reconfigured some from the original owner such as battery tray at angle up now (was flat in front for better CoG but too unsafe for packs), ESC on the frame now (was angled on the battery tray), BEC on level frame now, wires around in back frame now so much cleaner with just right distance for ESC to pack connector (no loose wires).
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Old 12-20-2016, 07:30 AM   #534
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I would have never thought of Para chord. Great idea that looks really nice. I have tried the finger trap sleeve stuff and it sucks.
Yeah, I bought a used heli with the finger trap stuff. It's nice you can fit it around a servo connector but that's about all I liked about it.
I bought 50' of 1/8 inch paracord at Home Depot for under $3 bucks and went to town. You'll need to remove the pins from the servo connector separate the 3 wires from each other. Then feed one after another (only about an inch or so apart) to fit through the paracord. Just be sure to slip your heat shrink over the ends as soon as you cut it because it more difficult when it starts to unravel a bit.

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Old 12-20-2016, 08:40 AM   #535
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I've had the same questions about the finger trap sleeve stuff as well. I bought some of it from Hobby King a while back but it always unravels into a pile of useless plastic strands when I try to use it. I figured there must be a trick for working with it but I've yet to figure it out.
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Old 01-05-2017, 08:11 AM   #536
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Here is mine. Not as neat as most! I need some of that black paracord. Looks great for the few exposed wires!





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Old 01-05-2017, 09:10 AM   #537
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Here is mine. Not as neat as most! I need some of that black paracord. Looks great for the few exposed wires!





I'd use that Dyson in the corner to suck up all that extra wire, lol.

But seriously, I'd route that one wire over the side somewhere else and give it a lil slack. Looks taught and laying on a carbon frame you're asking for a short eventually.
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Old 01-05-2017, 04:37 PM   #538
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Thanks for that! I struggle to run it anywhere inside as it would need to go over the torque tube gear set. I'm at the stage of learning and I'm replacing gears every flight

How can I shorten the cables going into receiver?
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Old 01-05-2017, 05:16 PM   #539
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How can I shorten the cables going into receiver?

You can either cut excess of cable and resolder the ends or you can crimp new servo leads after you cut the cable to correct length.

There are several threads about subject and so many "how to" videos on you tube. A google search brought lots of them; this is a link that I selected at random.

RC Quick Tips - How to crimp servo leads
RC Quick Tips - How to crimp servo leads (7 min 23 sec)


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Old 01-24-2017, 01:18 PM   #540
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A great way to wire align helis, or any heli for that matter, is to do it in halves. Assemble the one half of the frame with the most components attached to it, and then route all your wires. You can get it to the point where it is very little work to remove the final half of the frame, making maintenance very easy while keeping a very clean looking machine.
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