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Old 10-14-2014, 03:41 AM   #1
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Did you cut the servo wire often?

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I know many guys out there are get used to cut down the servo wire from
35cm straightly to 18cm

What's the reason for you to do so exactly?
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Old 10-14-2014, 08:06 AM   #2
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Re: Did you cut the servo wire often?

I'm wondering that too. Is it just to not have loose wires hanging around??

I just coil mine and tie-wrap it. I cant be bothered cutting and re-soldering. Unless there is a good reason to do so??
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Re: Did you cut the servo wire often?

It's really just for aesthetics. Has nothing to do with current delivery or anything like that. Some vehicles, like 1/10 electric touring you only need about 15-20cm of wire. The excess usually ends up shrink wrapped or zipped tied.

Although some may cut the wires in the middle and re-solder (the join still looks unsightly) it's much easier and neater to cut the wires and add a new end connector.

In nitro I just leave excess coiled inside receiver box. Outta sight outta mind.
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Re: Did you cut the servo wire often?

On very small planes the weight savings may make it worthwhile to shorten all servo leads.

I shorten or lengthen pretty much every servo lead in airplane wings and bring them all out to multi-pin connectors for neatness and ease of assembly.
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