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Old 09-02-2006, 04:48 AM
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Default Wanted ultra light weight Y-Lead

Hi guys,

Does anyone know where I can source an ultra light weight servo Y-lead?

I have just received a Hyperion HP-WR-014 Y-Lead, described as light weight - not a description I would use for this offering. I need something a lot lighter!

Thanks for your help,

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Old 09-05-2006, 12:14 PM
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Just fabricate it yourself if you know how to solder wires together.
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Hi 3D Joy,

Yes, I had come to that very conclusion myself. Soldering is no problem. but sourceing the plugs and crimps might prove to be.

The Hyperion lead I have uses wire gauges that are too heavy - no poblem, thinner wires shortened to exactly the right lengths. The problem is the male connectors, which appear to be a female inserted into a male-male, at least doubling the weight at that end of the lead. The weight of this lead exceeds the weight of a servo []

What I have to do now is source a proper plug. I guess they most be available somewhere.

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Default RE: Wanted ultra light weight Y-Lead

Radical RC has some "micro lite" stuff listed.
http://www.radicalrc.com/
Don't know if it will suit your needs but maybe it's a starting point.

You might also check Servo City
http://www.servocity.com/html/servo_...rs___pins.html
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I cut up regular extensions to custom make my wiring harnesses. I also did it for a small foamy to do just what you want to do, using lighter wire. Works in a pinch. And easier than crimping your own. UNLESS, its a really really small plane.
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Maybe Hobby Lobby???
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Default RE: Wanted ultra light weight Y-Lead

Thanks for your help everyone.

I decided to modify what I already had. I work in the electronics industry, so I made a quick search at work and found some male "Samtec" connectors usually used as pcb inter-connects, but in this case they were exactly what I needed. See before and after pics.

The net saving was exactly 50%. The Y lead now weighs only 3 grams, which is acceptable.

I think that we are badly served in this area of lightweight leads and that someone out there should be producing Y leads for park flyers, 3D foamies, or what have you. After all, it's not rocket science

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MPI sells both a JR and Futaba micro y harness.
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