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Old May 10, 2010, 10:23 AM
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Not necessarily stronger fingers, but perhaps the patience and technique to get that fat wire on. Strangely, 16/21 is not a crowded wind; there's plenty of room. But when the wire gets that thick it just doesn't want to bend where you tell it.

32/24 parallel is essentially the same wind. Here's a photo of 36/24, which is considerably more copper. You can see there's still plenty of room left. Admittedly, that's not Microdan wire (this is a cheap combat motor on a slow stick) but still, the caliper is not that different.

It's not a question of too much wire, it's a question of getting it into the right shape. I find 21 awg quite hard to form. It takes patience; you have to keep pressure on it and practically massage it into place.


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