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Be careful if using the hobbico 21" Y- harness.I was re-arranging my wires today trying to make them a little neater and the Y-Harness messed up big time.I thought my reciever had broken because NOTHING worked.After about an hour of frustration,I found the problem was in the harness.It shows no visible sign of damage at all,but if I plug it in the reciever stops operating.
03-13-2001, 05:47 AM
A plug is not as reliable as a splice you solder yourself, the less wire on it the less chance of problems, radio glitching,shorts and lost connections.
Originally posted by need4speed:
>>>A plug is not as reliable as a splice you solder yourself, the less wire on it the less chance of problems, radio glitching,shorts and lost connections.
I went your route.I cut and soldered.But instead of shrink wrap,I used electrical tape.I bought heat wrap but went with the tape instead.
03-13-2001, 04:53 PM
ive used the elec. tape in a pinch before but i think the heat shrink done properly will hold out water better.
03-16-2001, 02:49 PM
why would you want to hold out water??? your not running in a river are you??? LOL
03-16-2001, 03:40 PM
not a river but any temp. changes cause condensation,like going from out in the cold to the warmth of the house, but ayh i also run thru the swampsLOL
I ordered the short (6") Futaba harness and 2 new servo leads yesterday.I will probably go that route again.I like to be able to check each servo's operation by itself.Also if I need to replace 1 servo it would be easier.Also if I should upgrade I can resell my old servo's easier if they have leads on them. http://www.traxxas.com/ubb/smile.gif
03-16-2001, 10:42 PM
you could always take the servo apart and replace the wire by soldering on new to the circuit board, but ive been running electric cars for quite a few years and soldering is not a big issue with me.
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