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Old Aug 02, 2006, 04:37 AM
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Oh Nooo!

Well, while I wasn't watching my little grandchild got hold of my work bench sissors and cut thru the entire wire lead from the servo to the receiver on one of my HS55's on my Slow Stick. Anyone have any ideas on how I can do a repair job? The cut went entirely thru all 3 leads and cut the lead in two about midway thru the lead. Thanks.
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Old Aug 02, 2006, 06:43 AM
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You'll need a soldering iron, solder, heat shrink tubing, and some practice. The heat shrink tubing should be small enough to slip over each individual wire - probably the smallest size made.

Splicing wires is a handy skill to have for this hobby. When I install servos in wings I usually cut the servo leads, add extension wires, run them through the wings, and then splice the connectors back on. It's a lot cheaper than buying extensions, plus it's more reliable if done right and it's easier to snake the wires through the holes without connectors on the ends.

When you do the repair, you might want to cut away any excess wire length between the servo and the receiver rather than bundle it up.

I just found this with a Google Image search:



From http://www.hobiehawk.com/RESsuperHawk.html. He says, "When I spliced the wires I staggered the splices so I did not increase the diameter any more than necessary." (But that's probably won't matter in your case.)



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Old Aug 02, 2006, 07:13 AM
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Mike, thanks for the info and tips. I'll get some practice in and give it a try. Then I'm buying some sky hooks for my tools....

Have a good one.

Norm
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