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Old 07-30-2006, 08:55 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by voyager_663rd
Originally Posted by hillmanr2
Is it worth crashing this plane to save $5.00 - $20.00?

If you kick a$$ at soldering than it may be. I suck at soldiering so for me, I would rather spend the the little bit on a factory extension now than to replace the entire plane latter.
So practise. Get a soldering gun/iron/whatever, some resin core (not solid) wire) used for electronics, not plumbing, gotta have some wire kicking around and try it.

Once done, try to pull it apart. The original wire will probably separate before your soldered joint does.
I hear you, but vibration is a bitch. I would still rather go with crimped ends . Airwild offers products to make your own servo extensions.
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And with heat shrink around that joint? I've had no problems.

Anyways, what you're comfortable with.
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Old 07-31-2006, 09:35 AM   #13
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I found that when you solder wires together, the solder partially flows up the wire under the insulation, this creates an area where there wire is more brittle (especially on thin wires). If you do decide to solder extensions, fold the wire in an s-shape over the area of the splice and use a tie wrap or heat shrink to provide strain relief, otherwise the wire may break under vibration or normal movement.
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