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Old Nov 13, 2014, 11:07 AM
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Outer panel servo connectors

What is your favorite way to connect the outer panel servos (on 3 or 4 part wings) to the extension? I'm looking for a way to make "automatic" hookups when I slide the outer panels on. Also looking for center panel/root panel to fuselage connector for 4 servo wing. What are you guys doing for these connectors?

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Old Nov 13, 2014, 12:37 PM
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I use the green, 6 pin Multiplex connectors for both outer panels and center section hook ups. They are reliable and durable. I just use normal wiring with slack, rather than any 'automatic hookups'.
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Old Nov 13, 2014, 01:20 PM
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6-pin Multiplex is an exellent choise, although a little bulky for the tip/center section break. I have never had any problems with a standard 3-pin servo extension plug for tip connection. I have one half of the connector pair fixed to the structure, the other is free with plenty of slack on the cable. I don't trust the wing attachments to be rigid enough to eliminate mechanical stresses if both connector halves were fixed. Rigging is easy enough without auto-hookup, as I can put the wing panel on the joiner, leaving a gap of one inch or so between parts, then plug the connector, then slide the panel fully home.
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Old Nov 13, 2014, 03:32 PM
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Three pin Deans, or, get the crimper sets and you can make your own normal connections that are like the ones that come on normal RC servos, etc. I use them to shorten leads on servos for connection to wire harnesses (saves weight) and the crimp connections are less stressful of the wire conductor.

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Old Nov 21, 2014, 11:55 AM
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6-pin Multiplex is an exellent choise, although a little bulky for the tip/center section break. I have never had any problems with a standard 3-pin servo extension plug for tip connection. I have one half of the connector pair fixed to the structure, the other is free with plenty of slack on the cable. I don't trust the wing attachments to be rigid enough to eliminate mechanical stresses if both connector halves were fixed. Rigging is easy enough without auto-hookup, as I can put the wing panel on the joiner, leaving a gap of one inch or so between parts, then plug the connector, then slide the panel fully home.
This is exact system I have on my 3.6 pulsar,, it's very quick and easy,, and robust and reliable,, in the past I've used it on many slope planes,, have never had a failure
( fingers crossed ;-))
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