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How to handle multipull servo wires from wing to fuselage.

Bricks

Well-known member
#1
I do not know about most of you but I have some planes that have 6 servo wires running from the wing to the fuselage, when installing the wing it is a pain in the butt to plug them all in. I have found these work excellent quick and easy to use and never a mistake by plugging in the wrong servo to the wrong lead.

http://www.hansenhobbies.com/products/connectors/pt1inlpconnectors/pt1in_lp_1x8/

You do have to change the servo leads but well worth the effort.

http://www.hansenhobbies.com/products/connectors/pt1inlpconnectors/pt1in_lp_ft/.
 

SquirrelTail

Well-known member
#2
I do not know about most of you but I have some planes that have 6 servo wires running from the wing to the fuselage, when installing the wing it is a pain in the butt to plug them all in. I have found these work excellent quick and easy to use and never a mistake by plugging in the wrong servo to the wrong lead.

http://www.hansenhobbies.com/products/connectors/pt1inlpconnectors/pt1in_lp_1x8/

You do have to change the servo leads but well worth the effort.

http://www.hansenhobbies.com/products/connectors/pt1inlpconnectors/pt1in_lp_ft/.
These are great! Run similar ones for my slick 580.
 

rockyboy

Skill Collector
Mentor
#4
I picked up a kit of "dupont" connectors that use the same pin size as standard servo connectors a while back, and it's easy to just move the pins from the old 3 pin connectors into a new larger block connector.

There are lots of similar for sale, but here's the general thing to look for https://www.ebay.com/itm/620pcs-Dup...ector-Housing-Kit-M-F-Crimp-Pins/163597720503

Handy to have the male and female metal pins that come in these kits to make custom extension wires too. And since these are pretty common in Arduino, small DIY electronics, and 3D printing machines, they get used in other related hobbies as well!
 

rockyboy

Skill Collector
Mentor
#6
I make all my own servo extensions or Y cables once you get the hang of using the crimpers a couple of minutes to crimp the pins on the wires.
If you're cheap like me, a small pair of needle nose pliers does a great job of crimping too! Just give the wire a little tug after you're done to make sure it's a solid connection.