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Old Jun 16, 2006, 02:35 PM
Mike R. I find sink.
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Source for really thin/light servo wire?

Anyone use wire other than standard servo wire in order to reduce weight? Any idea where to get such wire?
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Old Jun 16, 2006, 03:54 PM
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yes ,i use the wire found in the cd-rom brushless kits

it has epoxy coating and i use 28 awg for my handluanch stuff
i starting using it because i didnt have anything else and have often wondered why guys dont use it!

tough to scape the coating off though

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Old Jun 16, 2006, 03:54 PM
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Old Jun 16, 2006, 05:13 PM
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The only thin wire I've seen at RadioShack is the magnet wire (which I believe is the stuff XTC is talking about). I didn't think it would be suitable for this application since I don't trust the coating not to scrape off and cause a short.
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Old Jun 16, 2006, 05:50 PM
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The only thin wire I've seen at RadioShack is the magnet wire (which I believe is the stuff XTC is talking about). I didn't think it would be suitable for this application since I don't trust the coating not to scrape off and cause a short.

thats the stuff but your wrong about the coating,i personally think thats its much better than the regular stuff

the coating is very tough ,in fact its even hard to burn off

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Old Jun 16, 2006, 06:12 PM
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cut the cord off a mouse and you have 6 fine-stranded wires.
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Old Jun 17, 2006, 01:00 AM
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Maybe you need something ultra light. Otherwise, Tower sells or used to sell 50' lengths of Hi-Tec sevo wire for a good price. It is good stuff.
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Old Jun 17, 2006, 01:38 AM
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Mike, for the really thin stuff I've taken apart a regular phone cord and used the internal wires. I've heard some people say that they don't recommend it, but I've not had any problems.

Also, I picked up some fairly light stuff at ServoCity a while back, but can't seem to find it on the site right now. I've got some extra if you need a couple of feet.
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Old Jun 17, 2006, 03:21 AM
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Hi Guys,

Cermark is selling 28 gauge servo wire now.
I cut a length of JR small wire that weighed 1.1 gram.
Then the same length of the 28 gauge, .7 grm

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Old Jun 17, 2006, 03:53 AM
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did you find that on their website? I couldn't find it.
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Old Jun 17, 2006, 07:35 AM
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My question is why? The weight saved would not be noticed and you're taking the chance of the wire breaking or your soldering not being perfect. You are also increasing the resistance of the wire.
Is this for a 1.5 meter dlg? If you were talking about a 29" span glider, it might still be a little obsessive.
Don't forget to twist the wire if it's any length.
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Old Jun 17, 2006, 09:00 AM
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Mike,

I use 32 AWG from Maxx Products. (http://www.maxxprod.com/mpi/mpi-5.html)

Here is the product descritpion: 1713 Futaba servo wire, 10 ft $5.00

I like the smaller gauge because it is easier to install and fit into tight places.

Tom
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Old Jun 17, 2006, 11:40 AM
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I couldnt find the 32 gauge wire so I purchased four MAXXPRODUCTS #1454 24inch long 32 gauge JR servo Extensions wire (http://www.maxxprod.com/mpi/mpi-3.html bottom of page).

The wires have worked decently on my Blaster DLG wings driving Dymond D60s wing servos. About three hrs of flight time to date... I just opened the servos and resoldered the 32gauge wire to the servo board and ran the rest of the pig tail to the center Graupner connector. Then I ran another 32 gauge pigtail from the receiver to the wing. These wires are delicate and too much handling could lead to fatigue. Make sure to provide proper strain relief at the connection ends.
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Old Jun 17, 2006, 06:45 PM
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wire

I just cut the cord off a PS2 keyboard (burned out because it was too close to the unstable coffee cup) and found 4 plastic insulated fine-stranded wires, about 32 AWG.
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Old Jun 17, 2006, 07:17 PM
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Gobrushless has 28 AWG "Newbie" wire in three colors. Do you think that is thick enough?

Tom

http://www.gobrushless.com/ccp51/cgi...et+wire+newbie
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