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Old 12-09-2009, 02:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey Guys
I have my Trex 600 close to built. Electronics, linkage adj, etc. left to do. I see some photos of your build using braided loom to hide/protect servo cables etc. I picked up 1/4 split plastic loom but it seems to large. Whats size braided will fit and will 1/8" stretch over the servo connectors?
Or what do you recommend, I have no where I know of to look at it but online.

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Old 12-09-2009, 02:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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its very easy to pop the ends off with a exacto knife lifting gently on the tab.

then use teh 1/8"
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if you get some of the regular braided servo wrap, you can take the connector off the servo to easily slide the wire through, then put the connector back on.
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Old 12-09-2009, 02:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for the comments.

I like the braided loom, so 1/8" will do it if I pop the connetors off?

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Old 12-09-2009, 02:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
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3/16" or 1/4" would be easier to use

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Thanks for the comments.

I like the braided loom, so 1/8" will do it if I pop the connetors off?

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it worked great on mine, [450] just lut a small piece of tape around the exposed ends so they dont hang up working them through.
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Old 12-09-2009, 03:17 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I had a question about this too , I picked up some braided wire loom to do this also . Problem comes up that the braided stuff is stiffer than the servo wire by itself making routing the wires more difficult . I wanted to shorten the servo wires . Getting the wire ends out of the black connectors is done with a knife but if I cut the wires shorter I lose the crimp end that they use . Can I get these crimp end bits someplace ?
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Old 12-09-2009, 04:07 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Try here


http://stores.servosandstuff.com/-st...Categories.bok
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Old 12-09-2009, 05:20 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I had a question about this too , I picked up some braided wire loom to do this also . Problem comes up that the braided stuff is stiffer than the servo wire by itself making routing the wires more difficult . I wanted to shorten the servo wires . Getting the wire ends out of the black connectors is done with a knife but if I cut the wires shorter I lose the crimp end that they use . Can I get these crimp end bits someplace ?
Sharp turns can be made but should be avoided when routing.

Yes, this limits the routing routes so to speak

For each heli, usually there is a sticky just for heli photos of that type in each heli specific thread.

View the photos to get ideas how others have routed their wiring.

I too, cut wires to length and put on new pins rather than bundle the longer wires.

I grouped some wires on my initial braid work. I do not recommend doing this. In the unlikely event you need to swap a component, you end up re-working these areas.
It does look extra clean in having one "run" of braid though. So make this choice knowing that is the downside to doing so.

Making your own servo terminations means doing cool things like making an extension the exact length to position a "bind" plug just where you want it.
Here you can see a female plug fixed to the bottom of the tail rotor servo using 3M foam tape.







Slightly lifting the tab with a hobby knife....




The side of the pin that is inserted facing the locking tab of the servo plug...




Oops... Sorry Slyster, didn't intend to bore you with the details


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Old 12-09-2009, 06:05 PM   #10 (permalink)
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cute dog
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Old 12-09-2009, 06:45 PM   #11 (permalink)
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cute dog


Yes, that is so true, and I'm guess that Slyster's wife is happy that he is house broken...
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Old 12-09-2009, 06:55 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Very true.. although that's not my dog this is! Jack and daughter
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Old 12-09-2009, 07:07 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Yes, that is so true, and I'm guess that Slyster's wife is happy that he is house broken...
"he" = "Slyster"

BTW, Jack is a well trained and wonderful dog!

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