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Old 06-06-2007, 04:50 AM   #1
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i need 24 and 18 inch extensions for my h9 cap 232g.what brand are you using ,and where did you buy them.

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Old 06-06-2007, 12:50 PM   #2
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Have a look at "Hangtimes Hobbies" on google.
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Old 06-06-2007, 01:39 PM   #3
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I usually just buy the twisted servo wire and install it between the existing connector and the servo, carefully soldering the joints and using shrink wrap, this way you get the length right on. The less wire the better and always use twisted leads when going over larger distances.
I buy my wire from Radical rc. Its available in a couple or gauges depending on your servo size.
This way you always have the right connector length on hand.
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Old 06-06-2007, 04:40 PM   #4
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Have bought a few times from this guy

He seems to often have website problems ( if you order on the web) and requests you email your order in, so write down the list of stuff you order and have it ready.
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Old 06-06-2007, 07:42 PM   #5
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Great deal here.. I'm not sure you could build them for these prices
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Re: servo extensions

Originally Posted by agilbert
i need 24 and 18 inch extensions for my h9 cap 232g.what brand are you using ,and where did you buy them.

Build my own, they aren't difficult with a fine pair of needle nose pliers and a good headset magnifier, there are suppliers in the states to get the connectors from and very cheaply too, if you go to your LHS u will pay through the nose for them, i will try and find where i got mine and post the URL for you.
the obvious advantage to all this is you get EXACTLY what you want for the application.
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Personally, I distrust solder joints between my rx and servos. As well the servo is pretty much useless for any other plane once you modify it, and you would have a hard time selling it after it is modified..if you ever wanted to upgrade or anything...Personal preference - it is just not the way I install my radio systems.. I use the factory extensions from MPE, Expert, or JR...
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Old 06-13-2007, 07:50 PM   #9
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Hey Wayne!

I'm the exact opposite. I trust solder joints much more than I trust servo connectors.

My latest jet (Aviation Design Phoenix) has a custom wiring harness built by myself. The connectors to the RX are standard of course, but all the other connectors (to the removable parts) are molex type. Six pin (three by three) to the wings for flaps and ailerons, and a six pin on one boom for the rudder and elevator and a three pin on the other boom for the other rudder.

The really nice thing about the molex type connectors is that they are self locking.

All connectors installed by me using the proper crimping tool.

I'm not worried about resale, as I don't resell them. And if I need to replace one, I desolder them from the extension and solder the new one in.

Works for me.

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I don't want to cause an argument and simply want to present another point of view as it pertains to soldering servo leads - the following link is for a related RCC thread.

Personally, I like solder and heat shrink - it has never failed me, but maybe I was lucky?

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