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Old 08-23-2011, 11:02 PM   #1
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Default Best $21 ever spent. Servo Connector Crimping Pilers

Tired of looking at your spaghetti servo and BEC wires jammed in open spaces in the chassis?
I got these from towerhobbies. There are other brands.
These pilers $21... http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXYPT5&P=ML
And these (females) http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXTSH7&P=M
And these (Males) http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXTSH5&P=M

I have done two dual ESC wire shortening jobs and a few servo lead reductions in the past couple days.
I used this video...A cherry ol' chap...A little different pilers but gives a few tips. FF to 1:22...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHLz1Mck_Kg

Some before and after shots of dual Mamba Micro Pros, 1st 3 pictures and then some dual BR-XL's, last 3 pictures.
I power my servo directly from the bec and only run the servo signal wire to the Rx. So that needs a Female from the BEC.
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Old 08-23-2011, 11:16 PM   #2
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Just got a set of those myself a few weeks back. Got tired of the rats nest.
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Old 08-23-2011, 11:22 PM   #3
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Just got a set of those myself a few weeks back. Got tired of the rats nest.
I didn't think it would be easy but it's pretty simple and quick. I had the hang of it after 3-5 connectors, after watching the video.

Just one note. Don't crimp the "wings" on the end that go around the wire itself too much. It will cut right through the wire and cut it off. Just a good snug crimp.
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Damn, definetly need one of those!
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Old 08-23-2011, 11:48 PM   #5
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ya mean i don't need to solder wires after cutting them now, sweet .........bob

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might have to pick up one of these.
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Old 08-24-2011, 08:36 AM   #7
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I also got the servo wire just in case, but forgot to get the male connectors. Those will get ordered the next time.

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXPWC1&P=M
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Old 08-24-2011, 09:34 AM   #8
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I picked up a similar tool from servocity.com and am kicking myself for waiting so long to get one! Now I don't hesitate to make all kinds of custom wires/leads and it's made working on my electronics so much nicer....
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Best $15 ever spent if you buy here: http://www.hansenhobbies.com/product...ools/crimp_ec/

I bought mine and a few other parts and connectors from them and they showed up within 3 days. Great service and they respond to emails quickly too!
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I purchased one a while back from Servo City, it's must have tool IMO.
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Didn't even know these existed. Time to spend some money!
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Old 08-24-2011, 09:28 PM   #12
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Ya'll are cheezing out, i have a pair somewhere (been looking for it), but it cost me $80

I had, for awhile a pair of $175 crimpers for plugs on the dx3s (backlight kits) but i sold them off on ebay for $150
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just got some for 9 bucks st radio shack
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just got some for 9 bucks st radio shack
Good to know they have it.
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Old 11-09-2011, 07:53 PM   #15
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I like the look of those Hansen Hobby connector kits.
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Old 11-09-2011, 08:23 PM   #16
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ya i have the ones from servocity and there only 19,99[IMG]http://www.servocity.com
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Old 11-10-2011, 04:02 PM   #17
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a buddy of mine that works at napa hooked me up with these NAPA AUTO PARTS

summit sells the same ones for $32
Summit Racing SUM-900401 - Summit Racing® Weather-Tite Crimping Tools - Overview - SummitRacing.com

these work great. if you look at the design they close even, not like the cheap ones that hinge close.
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ya mean i don't need to solder wires after cutting them now, sweet .........bob

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x2! I hate trying to find tiny ass heat shrink tubing, for that small ga. wire...
I've got to get one!
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Old 11-10-2011, 05:23 PM   #19
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Good to see you guys finding cheaper options.
I just found mine while looking for servo plugs on TowerHobbies. I use mine alot.

No mess wiring on the 4x4 trophy truck
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Crimping & Bending Radical RC
I bought from here before in my days that I attemped to fly , cust service a+++++++++
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