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Old 02-18-2014, 08:50 AM
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I am working on a Brian Taylor Giant Scale Mosquito with twim 4 stroke 90's. I am at the servo installation stage and am wondering if there is single plug method for connecting all the servo wires. I figure I will have atleast 12 pairs of servo wires. It would be nice to be able to connect these thru a single, circular multi-post connector. Has anyone out there one this? If so, any suggestions on brand and procedure.
Thanks in advance

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Old 02-18-2014, 12:45 PM
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Try this. Dan.
http://www.gpdealera.com/cgi-bin/wga...pgm?I=FUTL7668
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A Futaba Sbus setup might be a good way to go if you are flying Futaba and have the radio tx to do the job?

Otherwise, perhaps something like this would help to cut down on the number of things you have to plug in on assembly at the field, but I do not know of anyone making a cannon plug for models. I suppose you might pick up some small ones for full scale planes but I promise you that the price tag for anything used on a full scale airplane will scare you to death.

http://www.taildraggerrc.com/20-awg-...wing-harnesss/
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Multiplex multipin connectors are very popular with jet flyers who need high reliability.

http://www.multiplex-rc.de/en/produc...52c61d42eab670

Yes, they handle much higher currents than a servo is likely to drag but the best feature is they are big enough to solder & heatshrink properly without too much trouble. Six pins, you may need three plug/socket pairs.

Remember that, for example, if you are connecting four servos you only need six pins, positive, negative & the four signal wires.

I'm an electrician who works on industrial machinery. Amphenol brand connections are very popular & rugged, lots of pin configs available, may be a bit heavy. This is their standard product line, they have higher mil-spec connectors available:

http://www.amphenol-industrial.com/index.php/97-series

http://www.amphenol-industrial.com/i...cts/connectors

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You could also try a welding supply shop. Many of the new generation welders use a quick connect round, 9-12 connector to outlying units such as foot controls etc fwiw flytreetimes
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Originally Posted by rdjohnston View Post
I am working on a Brian Taylor Giant Scale Mosquito with twim 4 stroke 90's. I am at the servo installation stage and am wondering if there is single plug method for connecting all the servo wires. I figure I will have atleast 12 pairs of servo wires. It would be nice to be able to connect these thru a single, circular multi-post connector. Has anyone out there one this? If so, any suggestions on brand and procedure.
Thanks in advance

Rich
Do you have the ability to make your own servo extensions?

The reason I ask, I make my own Multi Servo Connector Harnesses for the exact reasons as you have described; I use Latching Polarized Multi Servo Connectors (also called Ashlok Connectors), I got the parts from Hansen Hobbies http://www.hansenhobbies.com/product...nlpconnectors/ if you can't make these they come premade from Thunderbolt RC http://www.thunderboltrc.com/index.p...ndex&cPath=153

The only problem with the pre-made ones, depending on the distance to the servo leads, is that you will have to use Servo Extensions between the Servo Lead and the Multi Servo harness, creating 2 additional connections per servo; on mine, I custom make the lengths of the Harnesses to connect directly to the Servo Leads.

Thunderbolt RC also sells the parts to make your own as well http://www.thunderboltrc.com/index.p...ex&cPath=82_83

Doug.

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