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Old 09-15-2019, 03:02 AM
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The aileron's servo wire is far too short to to reach its exit point at the top of the wing. This is a common problem that is easily rectified by adding in an extension to lengthen the lead. I want to make sure that the electrical connection never separates so I use heat shrink tubing to solve this problem. Here I've slipped a length of heat shrink over the extension wire.

Simply slide the connector somewhere beneath the center point of the heat shrink.

Using a heat gun, shrink the tubing. Some builders use a lighter for this purpose, but I prefer not to use that method, as it can apply too much heat melting the insulation wires beneath.

This is how it should look like completed. Trust me in that this connection worn't separate and it will also be protected from moisture. In the future, should this connection need to be separated, simply slice the heat shrink off...

Last edited by VincentJ; 09-15-2019 at 03:04 AM.