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I hate waiting on parts.... (FT Racer scratch build)

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

Fly Angry
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.
 
#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.
 
#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!