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DIY battery wire surgery (tamiya)?
« on: February 07, 2009, 12:59:53 AM »
The FR2-LE takes RC batteries. Good! My 4200mah RC batteries have cabling that is almost 4 inches long. Bad! (almost no spare room in the battery compartment)

Whats it going to take it shorten this to say, 2 inches and put the connector back on? Any advice from people who have done it?
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Re: DIY battery wire surgery (tamiya)?
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2009, 01:08:13 AM »
The FR2-LE takes RC batteries. Good! My 4200mah RC batteries have cabling that is almost 4 inches long. Bad! (almost no spare room in the battery compartment)

Whats it going to take it shorten this to say, 2 inches and put the connector back on? Any advice from people who have done it?
I've done it. No problems, but you have to solder.  Don't short the batteries either...

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Re: DIY battery wire surgery (tamiya)?
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2009, 12:32:30 PM »
radio shack has a repair kit too
http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2062132
no soldering needed - but it doesn't say how long it is
you could cut off the crimp to shorten it by purchasing new ones too
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Re: DIY battery wire surgery (tamiya)?
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2009, 12:50:10 PM »
radio shack has a repair kit too
http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2062132
no soldering needed - but it doesn't say how long it is
you could cut off the crimp to shorten it by purchasing new ones too

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Re: DIY battery wire surgery (tamiya)?
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2009, 02:13:44 PM »
radio shack has a repair kit too
http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2062132
no soldering needed - but it doesn't say how long it is
you could cut off the crimp to shorten it by purchasing new ones too

4 inches from where the wire exits the Tamiya connector to the far end of the pre-crimped bullet connector; so if you want shorter leads you'll also need to purchase a couple of said bullet connectors

< the other kit I have has pre-stripped ends with loose bullet connectors, also 4" >
« Last Edit: March 18, 2009, 05:11:59 PM by flipp »

 

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