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Old 10-07-2006, 06:40 PM
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I saw a part that you put your servo extension connector and servo connector into that closes over them and snaps shut to keep the servo and extension wires from coming apart . Can anyone tell me where I can get these? Don't like dental floss. I saw them on this site where they advertise above the forums but didn't write it down. Would appreciate it.

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Old 10-07-2006, 07:08 PM
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Default RE: servo connectin keepers

Pretty sure that Tower sells them. Acutally, I think RCU has an ad for them that shows up almost every session. Just click on that.
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Old 10-08-2006, 12:59 AM
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Default RE: servo connectin keepers

Maybe like these: http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXDT85&P=ML


Or these: http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXE971&P=ML


Personally, I just use a piece of masking tape. But these are nice in that they can be removed and reused.
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Old 10-08-2006, 07:15 AM
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Default RE: servo connectin keepers

i use the parsons clip myself, haven't had any issues with them so far. for more permanent connections (like extensions to rudder and elevator servos in the tail of the plane) i use heat shrink tubing.
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Old 10-08-2006, 08:44 AM
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Default RE: servo connectin keepers

Slimline advertises on RCU, available through Tower
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...p?&I=LXHVC9&P=
They're almost 90 cents each. I'll stick with thread or dental floss.
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Old 10-08-2006, 12:18 PM
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Just tie the leads togther.
Left over right and under. Then around and plug togther.
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Old 10-10-2006, 06:38 AM
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I use duct tape. Just a 1" or so piece wrapped around and give it a good squeeze onto the wires and the connection will NOT come apart. Somewhat difficult to remove but hopefully it's long periods of time before you have to. I've heard of guys CAing them with just a small drop but I've never tried this. They claim that flexing the connection with a small screwdivers breaks the bond and they will come right apart.
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Old 10-10-2006, 08:38 AM
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way easier and cheaper use heat shrink tubing you can carefully cut it off if needed but it will not come loose in flight
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Default RE: servo connectin keepers

I do it like bla bla said
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Old 10-10-2006, 10:34 AM
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I really like using the slimline clips, it may be expendsive considering its about 90 cents a clip but when you think about it its only 90 cents to help you save your COSTLY plane . . . i totally think there soo worth it!
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Old 10-10-2006, 02:39 PM
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I wrap dental floss around them twice and tie them off.
Go between the wires so it can't slip off.
It won't break, it's real cheap and there is plenty laying around the house.
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I still say that my way is easiest. (See above)
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I also prefer the dental floss method, if u tie the leads togther, the overall length of the extensions shortens and you add bulk which can make getting wires thru a thin wing difficult.
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ORIGINAL: LuvBipes

I also prefer the dental floss method, if u tie the leads togther, the overall length of the extensions shortens and you add bulk which can make getting wires thru a thin wing difficult.
True, but I should mention that I only use Plug-Ins for things like, Aileron-servos-to-"Y" Cords, or Batteries-to-switches.

As far as extensions go, I always hard-wire them (Solder)
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Another vote for heat shrink tubing
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Rajul,
I think your flight cap has shrunk and is squeezing your brain.
Just kidding! Love the grin on your avatar.
My only objection to the HST is the cost and lack of easy availability of it in rural America.
My dentist keeps giving me dental floss which I'll never use (I have an electric flosser).
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ORIGINAL: rajul

Another vote for heat shrink tubing
3rd vote for heat shrink.

3/8" size works the best for all servo connectors and battery connectors. I shrink it with a bic lighter. Cut if off with an exacto knife when you need to open the connector.

Never had one come apart. I use it on my switches, ignition connectors, batteries, servos............anyplace there is a connector. Works perfect.

Hard to find?
http://www.action-electronics.com/heatshrink.htm#Heat

Go down the page to 3/8" and order it by the 4 foot length for $3.20 or 100 foot for $37. I ordered 100 foot about 2yrs ago and got a lot left. Shipping is like $5 You can't drive to Radio Shack for $5.

You only need about 1.25" for a totally bulletproof application on any servo connector.

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Old 10-11-2006, 09:20 PM
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i vote for duct tape. its crash resistant also. haha
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My only objection to the HST is the cost and lack of easy availability of it in rural America.
I get mine at the local ACE hardware store. They are also available at any big box store like Lowe's ar at Radio Shack or at many other places.
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