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Old Dec 08, 2009, 10:53 PM
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Wires, wires & more wires

I know I should call this a rant

I just finished a 20 inch foamy bipe using a 6 channel AR6300 with all four digital servos set up for flaperons

Why is it??-- the planes have got smaller and the radios are really micro,---But the WIRES are still 5 or 6 inches long on every component!

There's no place to hide them on a profile and you wind up with a rat's nest in a built up model

Any one have any good solutions short of cutting and spliceing to a shorter length, or more drastic, soldering shorter, lighter wires to the PCB's

Probably void the warranty!

Mabe if each component had it's own plug or jack then we could use the proper length of wireing to fit the application and make for a neater radio installation

What do you think?

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Old Dec 08, 2009, 10:56 PM
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I think we need bluetooth servos.





Sad to say, you would then have to charge each servo independently!


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Old Dec 08, 2009, 11:25 PM
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An induction charger would solve that
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Old Dec 09, 2009, 07:19 AM
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Any one have any good solutions short of cutting and spliceing to a shorter length, or more drastic, soldering shorter, lighter wires to the PCB's
There's always black magic.
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Old Dec 09, 2009, 06:13 PM
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I just finished a 20 inch foamy bipe using a 6 channel AR6300 with all four digital servos set up for flaperons


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Roger,

What servos are you using? I guess I havent paid attention, but I wasnt aware of a digital sized for such a small bipe.

thanks,
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Old Dec 09, 2009, 08:16 PM
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David,
They are Spectrum DSP60 6 Gram programmable digital servo that came with my ar6300 nanoflight pack from Horizon

$16.99 FOR ONE OR 10 FOR $99.99

Here's a couple pics---tried to maiden indoors last Sunday but had LG problems and did not want to risk hand launch

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Here's a way to tidy up the wiring on a profile plane.

1. Twist the wires from each servo a number of turns (the longer the distance from the servo to the Rx, the more turns - you'll get the feel as you go). This will make the servo leads want to coil up like a garden hose - but on a miniature scale.
2. Now coil up the servo lead and plug the connector into the Rx.
2. Thread some carpet thread onto a large sewing needle. Make a half-knot and cut off the rest.
3. Now, from the opposite side of the fuselage, run the needle through the foam, captivate the coil and back through the foam again.
4. Tie the thread.

You may want to do another tie diametrically opposite for the neatest look. Repeat for each servo, the motor and the ESC.

The beauty of this approach is that without glueing or tape, you merely cut the thread with a No. 11 or small scissors to make changes.
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Old Dec 10, 2009, 08:14 AM
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Here's a way to tidy up the wiring on a profile plane.

1. Twist the wires from each servo a number of turns (the longer the distance from the servo to the Rx, the more turns - you'll get the feel as you go). This will make the servo leads want to coil up like a garden hose - but on a miniature scale.
2. Now coil up the servo lead and plug the connector into the Rx.
2. Thread some carpet thread onto a large sewing needle. Make a half-knot and cut off the rest.
3. Now, from the opposite side of the fuselage, run the needle through the foam, captivate the coil and back through the foam again.
4. Tie the thread.

You may want to do another tie diametrically opposite for the neatest look. Repeat for each servo, the motor and the ESC.

The beauty of this approach is that without glueing or tape, you merely cut the thread with a No. 11 or small scissors to make changes.
I really like that idea and appreciate you taking the time to post it!
I was going to cut a slot in the 45* angle brace and tuck the wires in there
Actually, I will do both

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