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Old 10-15-2010, 03:08 AM   #21 (permalink)
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You wanted to see neat, I guess, so... this is what can be achieved if you shorten your leads and crimp on new connectors. No messy bundles of cable.



ESC cable also shortened to the perfect length. Shows one antenna in short length of tube.



ESC is mounted on front of bottom plate using a cable tie through a couple of extra holes.



ESC cabling to motor runs neatly underneath.



Gyro cabling coiled to reduce vibration. Servo connector inside frame. Servo cable supported in braid. Also shows one antenna.



Hope that give you a few useful ideas.

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Steve, nice to see a fellow Futaba man!

Seems to be fewer and fewer of us huh.

Real real nice wiring work.

I myself was thinking of shortening the wires on my build and even bought the tools & the terminal kits & plugs and tried a few off attempts but wasn't 100% happy with the results.

That wire is so thin an small and it really takes just the right feel for getting the terminal crimped without going to far and crushing it that all in all I just was to worried about one bad connection bringing the helo down that I opted for the bundling.

That was three years ago and since then I had done quite a bit for it my O scale trains now and gotten pretty good but still, those don't fall out of the sky.

But it looks like you got the hang of it and my hats off to you, very very nice cabling.


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Beautiful work guys and thanks for sharing, all of you.

Where do you buy the black mesh sleeve material?
hellafreeaky, I got a lot of my stuff from CableOrganizer.com

Specifically here: http://cableorganizer.com/wire-management/

One of the things I liked that I could get here, along with such a hug availability of sizes, types & colors, was also the multiple ratio heat shrink too.

In the heat shrink section there are 2:1, 3:1, 4:1 & 6:1 which all means a much larger dia to start that then shrinks down a great deal to the finished size.

This then allowed me to cover things such as the deans connectors and other types of larger items that then the extra could hang over its neighboring part so then when shrunk, all then tightened down nicely over every thing.

All in all yes there was a lot more figuring out on everything I had to buy, (and for sure, a bit left over) but in the end all the choices made the eventual outcome very nice.

Best of luck with it all
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Old 10-15-2010, 10:29 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Old 10-17-2010, 08:35 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Hey Guys this is Great! Lets keep this thread fresh so others who are wiring or will eventually wire there helis will have some thoughts to go off of!! How do we ge this tread stickied!? can just anyone do it or does a higher up have to! who ever can, lets do it!

I am almost finished with my heli, ill post pics soon! thanks for starting this thread guys!
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Old 10-17-2010, 11:30 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Wow, very impressed that you shortened your wires Steve! Thats what i've really wanted to see done on these. Thats how i would do mine if i were pro. Good job.
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Old 11-15-2010, 10:12 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Let's get this thread going again!
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Old 11-15-2010, 02:26 PM   #27 (permalink)
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How do you guys do the "pig's tail" wiring thing? Looks pretty neat on the gyro wires.

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Old 11-15-2010, 02:45 PM   #28 (permalink)
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I finished up with my wiring a few weeks ago, but I have yet to take some pics! Hopefully tomorrow Ill have some pics to put on here! I love a Clean Heli!
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Old 11-15-2010, 02:57 PM   #29 (permalink)
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How do you guys do the "pig's tail" wiring thing? Looks pretty neat on the gyro wires.

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Just wrap the wire around something cylindrical, like a screwdriver. The wire will retain the circular shape.

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Old 11-15-2010, 06:24 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Anyone else think this thread would make a good sticky?
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Old 11-15-2010, 07:31 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Durned tootin' this would make a good sticky!
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Old 11-16-2010, 07:48 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Is your tailboom bent?
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Old 11-17-2010, 01:38 AM   #34 (permalink)
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It does look bent?
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No, there isn't a bat in the heli so it's leaning back on the tail fin.
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STICKY! STICKY! STICKY!! WE WANT THIS STICKIED!! can someone help Pleeeeeaaaasssseeee!!!
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As a newbie just about to start the build of my 450 Sport, this thread, which I just found, will be invaluable once I get to that stage. Thanks!
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Old 11-18-2010, 09:05 AM   #38 (permalink)
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Can someone post some general guides to wiring a Heli? Do's and dont's... All this pics are very ilustrative but I'm sure there are a lot of "rules" that a pic cannot tell to a newbie...

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Can someone post some general guides to wiring a Heli? Do's and dont's... All this pics are very ilustrative but I'm sure there are a lot of "rules" that a pic cannot tell to a newbie...
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Mebbe others will have do's and dont's but I've found that it mostly
comes down to wiring/soldering skills and personal build preference.

Keeping ESC/motor high-current wires as far away from low-current wiring
(like servo wires...Rx antennas) is about the only rule I follow.

If you mess with the wiring, like removing plugs, shortening wires, etc.
you void your warranty. I void all warranties instantly.
Product has a warranty? Not when they sell it to me.

So for all new servos that I buy - I throw them on a servo tester
and see if I have an OOBF, out of box failure. Then after I know
that I don't have to return it I'll hack up the wiring and do what I want.
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Old 11-18-2010, 10:23 AM   #40 (permalink)
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I'm the same with cutting wires, just be carefull with the gyro wire because if you want to put it on another heli after upgrading you might find your options are limited as to placement.

P.s If you put all the 'Show off your wiring' threads on this forum together it might make a good sticky.
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