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Old Oct 15, 2012, 05:14 PM
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Its what i do. APP's rock

How you feeling ??
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 05:37 PM
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How you feeling ??
Took it easy today,but has been the best day pain wise since the surgery. This past week at the fly in was kinda tough tho. Had a good time but pain level was high.
Thanks for asking!
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 05:42 PM
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Matt glad to hear you are starting to feel better. I really hope this surgery fixed ya. Still praying for you
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 05:53 PM
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Matt glad to hear you are starting to feel better. I really hope this surgery fixed ya. Still praying for you
thanks Matt. I need all the prayer I can get.I believe in it.
I had fun flying my 71 slick this weekend..Also got the lowest KE ever for me on my 89 slick during the noon time demo hehehe.
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 09:08 PM
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Its what i do. APP's rock
Have you ever used them to connect the motor to the ESC or is it simply best to solder those two things together?

I figured if I used APP's I could put electrical tape around them to ensure they don't come apart... seems like it would work right?

Anyone see any issues here?
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 09:16 PM
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The issue I have with crimping APP's to the motor is the solid core wire and the varnish on the wiring.
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 09:24 PM
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The issue I have with crimping APP's to the motor is the solid core wire and the varnish on the wiring.
As in you can't physically get it to crimp or that you are worried about the crimp serving as a good enough contact point because of this?
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 09:38 PM
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Don't crimp the motor side. Aeromodels found that was what was causing issues with one of my brothers planes. We had the same issues with another one of his planes that he cramped too. So l soldered everything up and they now work perfectly. Aeromodels said it was a no no.
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 09:41 PM
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Don't crimp the motor side. Aeromodels found that was what was causing issues with one of my brothers planes. We had the same issues with another one of his planes that he cramped too. So l soldered everything up and they now work perfectly. Aeromodels said it was a no no.
OK - good enough for me. I've got a friend that's much better at soldering than me so I'll have him help me out with that piece. I'll then use APP's on the ESC/BEC/Battery connections.
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 09:42 PM
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I would worry about getting a good crimp honestly. That said you could just crimp and then solder the motor side.

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As in you can't physically get it to crimp or that you are worried about the crimp serving as a good enough contact point because of this?
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 09:44 PM
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Cramped while flying? That is hardcore!!!

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Don't crimp the motor side. Aeromodels found that was what was causing issues with one of my brothers planes. We had the same issues with another one of his planes that he cramped too. So l soldered everything up and they now work perfectly. Aeromodels said it was a no no.
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 11:12 PM
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You can solder Power Pole connectors....just saying...

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Old Oct 16, 2012, 07:48 AM
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You can solder Power Pole connectors....just saying...

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Yea but for me... that defeats the purpose. If I'm using APP's it's because I'm trying to avoid soldering.
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 08:23 AM
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Soldering is really not hard...
get the right iron and it is super easy. Wrong iron and it sucks. I struggled with it for years due to having the wrong iron. I now use a Weller SP40 from Home Depot. It's about 18 bucks.
http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...13&R=100391613
Use the giant chisel tip. Let it get good and hot for about 5 minutes and your soldering will be super easy.
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 08:28 AM
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Soldering is really not hard...
get the right iron and it is super easy. Wrong iron and it sucks. I struggled with it for years due to having the wrong iron. I now use a Weller SP40 from Home Depot. It's about 18 bucks.
http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...13&R=100391613
Use the giant chisel tip. Let it get good and hot for about 5 minutes and your soldering will be super easy.
Maybe that's my issue. I've watched tons of YouTube videos and even watched people do it live multiple times but I've just never been able to do it!

I've got a 60W hobbico iron that should be sufficient. It just seems like I can never get the solder to start flowing... Especially on the large wires!
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