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Old 05-22-2003, 04:39 AM
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Where is the best place to get radio servo extension Cords , multi servo cords etc? I am geting ready to set up a 42% 540 edge.
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Old 05-27-2003, 11:47 AM
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I've been buying extensions for http://www.rcaccessory.com . The prices are good and shipment is quick.
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Last batch I needed I got from RadicalRC. Pricing was a little better than RCAccessory, but shipping wasn't so quick.

Can't have it all, I guess.
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Thanks guys. What I really need is a extension with 3 into 1.and some longer extensions than 48". I don't see any like these on these sights. I called Cermark and they weren't much help.
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Make your own. Get some shorter extensions and insert wire into the extension to make it the length you need, then add in the other two connectors to make your 3 to 1 harness. Please tell me one of the leads will be used for a separate battery pack. If not, driving 3 servos from a single power source, your receiver, is just asking for trouble. Especially if this is for a large model, which I assume it is since you need it 48" long, where servo/power loads can be quite high.

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The extensions will run to the back of the fuse. where the stabs will plug in to 2 servos per extension. The 3 to 1 will have 3 servos each to be used for ale. the plane is a 42% Edge 540. I bought the plane used and the fella that I bought it from said that this was the way he had it set up.
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Extensions longer than 48" - as jwn said, make 'em. Servo City http://www.servocity.com has 20-gage extension wire in 50' lengths. Making your own long extensions avoids the multi-failure-point risk of daisy-chained extensions, besides giving you the exact length you need, and much cheaper to boot.

Be careful of voltage drop and interference - This thread has giant-scale radio-related info: http://rcuniverse.com/showthread.php...259&forumid=27
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Agreed. I was tired of paying top dollar for extensions (which were never exactly the length I needed anyway). So, I started making my own. A short trip to Radio Shack (for solder, iron, wick, flux, shrink tube...) and I was ready to go. Then, I went looking for connectors. $6 for four little plastic connectors!!! That hurt. After an online search, I found the an online electronics supply outfit in CA called JameCo Electronics sells the pins and housings. I bought 100 housings and 300 male, 300 female crimp pins for around $60. Combined with inexpensive 22AUG servo wire I get exactly the extensions I need, but more importantly, when I need them, for a modest up front cost.

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