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Old Feb 05, 2010, 11:06 AM
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I'm switching everything over to EC3's for 12AWG or less. Rated for 60A, easy to pull apart and super easy to solder. EC5's the 10AWG stuff.

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Old Feb 05, 2010, 09:02 PM
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I can't get the shipping estimate function to work. Can someone try it and tell me what it would be to do UPS ground to 77845 for the 57" SC?
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Old Feb 05, 2010, 09:02 PM
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Old Feb 06, 2010, 12:06 PM
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Guys.. What are the options for wing servo quick disconnect? transportation and storage
I am hoping for a product readil available, easy to connect and disconnect, yet durable to withstand years of service....
Once again thank you guys for the help.
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Old Feb 06, 2010, 12:11 PM
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I use short 6" servo extensions from the receiver, that allows quick disconnect from aileron servos and the extensions. that way you arent constantly plugging/unplugging fron the receiver port. Been doing it that way for as long as I can remember. no issues yet.
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Old Feb 06, 2010, 12:21 PM
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+1. I tie a short extension to the servo wire with 30lb braided fishing line. If you're not doing any spoileron/flaperon mixing then you can use one of those snap on keeper doohickies on one side of a y-harness.

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Old Feb 06, 2010, 04:15 PM
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+1. I tie a short extension to the servo wire with 30lb braided fishing line. If you're not doing any spoileron/flaperon mixing then you can use one of those snap on keeper doohickies on one side of a y-harness.

kendall
The ones from "Sonic-Tronics" are better, they don't bend/stress the wires...

http://www.mcdanielrc.com/xcart/home.php?cat=395&js=n

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Old Feb 06, 2010, 04:19 PM
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thanks guys. I do have some servo clips that I orderd with one of 3dh planes then deemed extra wieght .So i'll try that with 2 two inch harness extentions thank you.Draknkep where do i find those sonics tronics????????
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Old Feb 06, 2010, 04:58 PM
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Ben (BluCore),

It was awesome meeting you out at the AZ EFest! Great discussion on wing to fuselage placement.... and the Red/White/Blue 57" Extra I purchased is absolutely stunning in the air ;-)

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Old Feb 06, 2010, 06:04 PM
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The ones from "Sonic-Tronics" are better, they don't bend/stress the wires...

http://www.mcdanielrc.com/xcart/home.php?cat=395&js=n

SteveT
+1.

I have used the type from RCDude and they might be OK for a permanent installation, but after about a season of connecting/disconnecting them the wire chafed and broke.
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Old Feb 06, 2010, 07:35 PM
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The ones from "Sonic-Tronics" are better, they don't bend/stress the wires...

http://www.mcdanielrc.com/xcart/home.php?cat=395&js=n

SteveT

Either directly from the website, or ask you local hobby shop to get them. They are made by Mcdaniel RC products, which is a division of Sonic-Tronics (maker of fuel pumps, and many other items....) 99.999% of all shops carry their products.

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Old Feb 06, 2010, 08:45 PM
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I just got my Flightmax 40c 4000 Mah batts today He he he he. I just need some 225's MG's I'm getting close to tasting this wonderful Koolaid

Blessings,

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Old Feb 07, 2010, 12:24 AM
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I just got my Flightmax 40c 4000 Mah batts today He he he he. I just need some 225's MG's I'm getting close to tasting this wonderful Koolaid

Blessings,

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I already bought three of them!! Should do the job!!

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Old Feb 07, 2010, 01:23 AM
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Guys.. What are the options for wing servo quick disconnect? transportation and storage
Zeb
Zeb,

There's another option I found. I have a mid-sized SUV (Toyota Highlander) and found that with the seats down, I can just fit this plane into the back with the wings and SFGs on. I like to fly in the mornings on the way to work and this saves me 10-15 minutes in set-up/break-down time which basically means I can get in an extra flight in the same amount of time. For storage, I hang it vertically, nose down in my garage by the horizontal stab with the wings on.

This may or may not be for you, but it sure is convenient for me and maximizes my limited flying time.

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Old Feb 07, 2010, 01:42 AM
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I use short 6" servo extensions from the receiver, that allows quick disconnect from aileron servos and the extensions. that way you arent constantly plugging/unplugging fron the receiver port. Been doing it that way for as long as I can remember. no issues yet.
To add to this set up........I recently started putting a short piece of large dia heat shrink tubing on the servo lead coming from the aileron servo. I then shrink the tubing so it's just tight enough to not come off of the servo lead, but still loose on the wire. I then CA the heat shrink just inside of the wing root.

Now the servo lead is always hanging out of the wing root. I never have to fish the servo lead out of the wing when I am putting things together.
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