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FT Racer scratch build - I hate waiting on parts ;)

Arcfyre

Well-known member
#2
Good looking build! You have me wanting a racer again.

I've had the occasional servo fail on me. When they go bad I remove the horn and cut off the wire.

I was also short an extension or two and what I did was solder the cut off servo wire onto the end of a good servo lead, this gave me a (permanent) extension.
 

PsyBorg

Wake up! Time to fly!
Mentor
#6
I've got servo wire but it's an absolute pain crimping in the pins and fitting them in the plugs.
Will be here during the week so if the weather permits I'll try and maiden it next weekend.
No crimping involved kiddo. Open the servo.. unsolder the current wire and connector. Solder on your roll of wire, measure your perfect length and splice original wire to that.

Offset your splices so the joints dont become one big lump and can never short out even if shrink tube or tape goes bad over time.
 

mayan

Well-known member
#7
Can't go any further until the servo extensions arrive :(
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...also waiting on the FC stack and HD camera for the 140mm quad!
That build looks awesome, I have to get myself a racer too.

No crimping involved kiddo. Open the servo.. unsolder the current wire and connector. Solder on your roll of wire, measure your perfect length and splice original wire to that.

Offset your splices so the joints dont become one big lump and can never short out even if shrink tube or tape goes bad over time.
That's a great tip. Thanks.
 

CarolineTyler

Well-known member
#8
@PsyBorg Hmmmm, every time I have attempted to open a servo my clumsy hands ends up making a mess of it :ROFLMAO:
@mayan Thank you! I mucked up the nose a little by getting my A and B folds mixed up but the posterboard decking should 'hide the crimes' ;). Good luck on the maiden of the Scout.
 

CarolineTyler

Well-known member
#10
The FC and Camera arrived for the 140mm quad....need to get some 2mm standoff bits, but already it's looking sexy!!!!
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Emax Mini Magnum F4 stack and the Caddx Turtle V2 HD
Getting excited about this build!!!
 
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CarolineTyler

Well-known member
#17
So do I!!! I will sometimes actually drive to LHS and pay twice as much to get the part fast and get in the air. I really need to work on my patience.
The Leeds Model Shop is super for building materials including proper Flite Test foam but the more specialised quad stuff like a 20mm 35A F4 stack with integrated video transmitter and the latest Caddex Turtle HD cameras with video recording - they do not have at all. A shop that is still very strongly into Spectrum, Graupner and the big fuel planes. A very friendly place though and willing to explain stuff!
 

CarolineTyler

Well-known member
#19
Got the 9x6 prop in yesterday plus a spare ;) - ran a motor test using 4S which was at storage charge - 273W of power....this plane will tear up the sky!!!!