Building custom twisted servo extentions
I was happy to read the article in Model Airplane News (March, 2006) about making your own servo leads. I know now that I am not nuts, trying to do this myself. Having experienced a little of this project, myself, I have a few questions. First, I wonder about the type of wire to select. As directed in the article, I purchased the wire from RadioShack. I purchase three roles in black, read and green, all in one package. The wire I purchased was solid 22 gauge wire, not braided. RadioShack did not have braided wire. I built one cable with this wire, and thought that the wire crimping may be in question. I thought that maybe I should be using braided
wire, as the crimping will be more secure. So, I went to Fry's electronics to buy some braided 22 gauge wire. Inspection of this braided wire from Fry's electronics, I found two things I didn't like. One: The insulation is meager (thin), and two, the braided wire is not copper, or tinned copper. So, I thought to not bother to use it, and ask for help.
As I am working on my first gasser, I am working to insure that I don't experience electro magnetic interference. There is so much information posted in the engines forum about how to avoid RF problems. So, I thought I would start with this step of building twisted servo leads.
So, what is best? Braided or solid wire for building your own cables?
Thank you in advance.