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Old 09-05-2011, 08:45 PM
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Question Wing Tip Lights, Removable Wing

Hey Everyone,

I was wondering how everyone else hooks up their strobes and red and green wing tip lights when the wing is removable? The small wires and connectors are very tough to remove from the tiny circut board and I have in the past pulled the wires out of the connectors several times when removing the wing for transport. I have several ideas, just curious if you have any creative solutions

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Old 09-05-2011, 09:20 PM
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Lot of extra wire with ferrite ring will give you more room to get to it when you take it off, bubsteve
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Old 09-05-2011, 09:49 PM
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Exclamation Plug

I was thinking about mounting the receiver (female) part of the/a plug to the inside of the fuse and utilizing a pigtail style for the male end,.........using a computor style plug has about the right gauge wire and enough wires,........the female end would be mounted simi solid (vibration) so it would be a one hand operation when connecting it/them.

make sense???

I could wire the ail servo into the plug as well and only have one plug in when attaching the wing! On second thought no I won't,...

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Old 09-06-2011, 01:28 PM
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Cool extra wire

Originally Posted by stevecooper View Post
Lot of extra wire with ferrite ring will give you more room to get to it when you take it off, bubsteve
Yes I agree that would work, but you are still having to use the tiny connectors.
I'm trying to elimanate R/R these everytime,.........one plug would do it I believe!

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Old 09-07-2011, 12:59 AM
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OK, got it

I'm using a phone line type connector for the wingtip strobes/red/green. Easy to connect and disconnect with built in spring loaded contacts and can mount the female part of the plug to the fuse,.........sweet Elimanating the need to disconnect and re connect those small connectors on the circut board!!!

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Old 09-07-2011, 06:11 PM
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I just cut the leads and spliced a pair of servo ends to em. Lot easier unplugging them then trying to plug/unplug into the circuit board. And I soldered the leads to the terminals.
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Old 12-14-2011, 02:48 PM
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Originally Posted by FlyingBrick50 View Post
OK, got it

I'm using a phone line type connector for the wingtip strobes/red/green. Easy to connect and disconnect with built in spring loaded contacts and can mount the female part of the plug to the fuse,.........sweet Elimanating the need to disconnect and re connect those small connectors on the circut board!!!

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Cool the phone cord plug works great and even locks in place, love it

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Old 12-14-2011, 06:13 PM
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In doing research for my new glider, I found some people had wired all servos through a single plug. Of course I can't find a good picture right now.



In one case, the man used the same plug used on a computer monitor cord, I think it's about 10-12 pin. He had one side mounted on wing, and the other part mounted in the fuse. They are a reliable connector, but I am not sure I will do that or anything similar.

You could run all wing servos, and all light connections through that one plug if you wanted.
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