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Old 04-05-2015, 01:39 PM   #1
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I'm wondering if it would be possible to 3D print a little bracket for the Receivers we use to clip on and hold the Servo/ESC/BEC leads in so they can't pop out.

I'm thinking something that clips over the whole Receiver and the leads over the top, this way once you plug in your leads, you can clip it in place and it presses the leads in tightly so they can't eject. I imagine the dimensions for each FBL unit would be different, but the basic concept would be the same.

I'm OCD and hate the idea of sticky tape or hot glue to hold the leads in place. Sticky, yucky.

Any thoughts?
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Old 04-05-2015, 02:29 PM   #2
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It'd probably work, but I love hot glue. No sticky residue or anything, it just peels straight off if you need it to.
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Old 04-05-2015, 03:26 PM   #3
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You could probably do that, Ron, but I envision something as having to clip down from the top of the fbl unit itself, and if this was done, then I couldn't see my pretty little - and necessary - led's on the unit


I'm a hot glue guy myself (peels right off as said above), and when applied correctly, doesn't look bad at all. I fly with a guy who uses gyro tape (the 3M 4010/4011 clear) and then to make it look better he applies a small piece of black electrical tape over it...looks pretty slick...but still hot glue for me.
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Old 04-05-2015, 04:31 PM   #4
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It could mount on the frame and the gyro could snap into it with a piece to hold the leads In.

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Old 04-05-2015, 04:44 PM   #5
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Take a look at these guys.

http://blade550xupgrades.com/trex-50...atellite-mount

It's a 3D printed mount for satellites, and I'm sure it could be modified to include a clip to keep the cable in.

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Old 04-05-2015, 04:49 PM   #6
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Looks great! i want one
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Old 04-05-2015, 05:37 PM   #7
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Hey guys

I am also a bit OCD and hot glue works but is not neat enough for me, I tried different methods and came up with some clear heat-shrink leaving the last pin open for setup.
I figured the combined grip of all the servo plugs would be enough to keep it in place. From the photo you can see it over the plugs, I still need to heat the heat-shrink above the plugs which is why its still loose.


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Old 04-05-2015, 08:20 PM   #8
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Hot glue is simpler and cheaper, you can remove the hot glue when needed with 90% alcohol
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Old 04-05-2015, 09:51 PM   #9
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Hot glue is the cats ass, but if it's too messy for you grab a section of zip tie and apply the glue to the ribbed side of the tie and place on servo leads. It's very secure and when you need to remove it most of the glue will stick to the tie. It's something I came up with a couple of years ago, quick and easy and effective.

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Old 04-05-2015, 10:07 PM   #10
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I always just hot glue them and then compress it with my finger so its a clean straight line. Sort of like caulk.
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Old 04-06-2015, 09:01 AM   #11
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They make receiver clips. Maybe not for FBL units specifically but they do have different clips available for connectors.
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Old 04-06-2015, 09:06 AM   #12
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I've been using this for quite some time.

Just roll a "snake" of it and wrap it around. Can easily be removed and immediately reapplied... Never had anything come lose.

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Old 04-06-2015, 01:52 PM   #13
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presses the leads in tightly so they can't eject
Why would leads eject?
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Old 04-06-2015, 02:00 PM   #14
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Why would leads eject?
The can work themselves loose from vibrations and wiggling wires.
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Old 04-06-2015, 06:17 PM   #15
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Why would leads eject?
Famous last words lol

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Old 04-06-2015, 07:02 PM   #16
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Why won't leads eject?
There, fixed that for ya

I'm a fan of the 3M double sided foam tape. I have tons of it from securing basically everything on my helis and I like that I can size it to cover the edge of the fbl unit and the leads.
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Old 04-06-2015, 07:46 PM   #17
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I use ShoeGoo. It is self levelling so it looks a little cleaner. And as with hot glue it protects the fragile wires. Spektrum sat wires are notorious for broken wires indside the wire casing. With ShooGoo or hot glue the wires can bend and break at the connection point.

Nice ieda though. I get your point.
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Old 04-06-2015, 07:52 PM   #18
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The can work themselves loose from vibrations and wiggling wires.
I have never had that happen
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I have never had that happen
Many others have.

Wouldn't you rather be safe than sorry?
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Old 04-06-2015, 08:26 PM   #20
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Shoe Goo is a fantastic product. I have experimented with so many different adhesives and Shoe Goo is always my go to glue. Invented by a senior executive At Hughes aircraft with a degree in physics, and an extensive background in chemistry. The glue is great for all types of RC. Great on lexan and just about any other material. Also great for waterproofing.
It's a extremely durable flexible adhesive and filler that comes in black or clear.
Sounds like I work for the company? No, but I highly recommend this product.
Also with an ice cube or wet finger you can make awesome looking feathered edges, textures and blends.
This is not your daddy's glue. :-)
 
Instamorph or Pollycaprolactone is also an awesome product.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polycaprolactone
 
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