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Old 12-27-2006, 03:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I ordered some of that braided sleeving today to dress up/protect the wiring in my Rex450 project.

My question is this: Do you use heat shrink tubing to secure it on the ends? It's not clear from the Finless vid, where he shows Ricks excellent SE.

Should I get a crimp tool to shorten my servo/gyro wires or solder them?

thanks as always,

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Old 12-27-2006, 04:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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oooh dressing up the wires..oh my that takes me back to my Action Man days...Laura Ashley looks nice.....pastel and forrest always go well i think

Ooops ermm to coin a phrase 'Now i do believe you didnt want to do that'

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Old 12-27-2006, 04:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Im using Century Heli Mesh products and i just use a small zip tie to secure the ends. Seems to work good for me!
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Old 12-27-2006, 04:22 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Mark, that's too funny Good job mate!
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Old 12-27-2006, 04:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
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oooh dressing up the wires..oh my that takes me back to my Action Man days...Laura Ashley looks nice.....pastel and forrest always go well i think

Ooops ermm to coin a phrase 'Now i do believe you didnt want to do that'

Confused childhood

Ok on serious side....i loop wires around on themselves and tie wrap them on the frame....behind struts etc...

Please excuse pics...but you get general idea..

Hope this helps

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Old 12-27-2006, 06:05 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Hi all,

I use shrink tubing to dress the ends of the braid. If your going to the trouble of dressing your wires, then definitely shorten them, where appropriate.

check out hansen hobbies for crimpers and contacts for a decent price!

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Old 12-27-2006, 07:03 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I hope that this helps; please follow this link and it will be explained. Also you can order from them direct, by the foot or yard.

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Old 12-27-2006, 07:19 PM   #8 (permalink)
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here is a page I made up to show how to install the wrap.

http://www.big-alshobbysupply.com/wire_prot_inst.htm
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Old 12-27-2006, 07:21 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Yes, you need heat shrink on the ends or the wrap can unravel and make things look WORSE.
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Actually, you can "seal" the ends of the braid with CAREFUL application of a soldering iron tip.

I like the heat shrink method myself. Pop the pins out of the connector, slide shrink tube over the wire, stuff the wires through the braid, stick on another piece of shrink tube and shrink it all up. Stuff the pins back in the connector and you're done.
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Actually, you can "seal" the ends of the braid with CAREFUL application of a soldering iron tip.

I like the heat shrink method myself. Pop the pins out of the connector, slide shrink tube over the wire, stuff the wires through the braid, stick on another piece of shrink tube and shrink it all up. Stuff the pins back in the connector and you're done.
Skiddz summed it up perfectly. Simple and straight to the point.
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Old 12-28-2006, 07:34 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I did it the hard way (typical). You can get the wires though WITH the connectors still on.
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Old 12-28-2006, 11:27 AM   #13 (permalink)
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drphoto, I used heatshrink to keep the ends tidy and to 'splice' the servo wires into the loom. The servo wires were adjusted for length then had new pins and plugs crimped on. Works for me.



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