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Stefan Bertschi

No heat shrink tube. Just put some 5 minute epoxy with some microballons on the solderings to make the cables un-movable

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oipigface
1 hour ago, Stefan Bertschi said:

No heat shrink tube. Just put some 5 minute epoxy with some microballons on the solderings to make the cables un-movable

Yes. Good idea! Still hard to keep it small enough to fit in the apertures. When are you going to call Sunday’s comp off?

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Stefan Bertschi
1 minute ago, oipigface said:

Yes. Good idea! Still hard to keep it small enough to fit in the apertures. When are you going to call Sunday’s comp off?

Tempted to call it on as mountainforecast and windfinder predict flyable conditions up from noon. I will have a chat with Joel at nine(gmt)

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f3fman
7 hours ago, oipigface said:

I’ve tried doing this on a couple of occasions, without success. It turns out to be very difficult to get heatshrink to stay in place around a sharp corner, and without a reliable heatshrink job the overlapping wires are going to short. It can also be very tricky to get the wires with their bends into the housing in the fuselage.

Wires shouldn't be shorting to each other if done properly, and hot glue used to "pot" it all together instead of using heatshrink 🙂

 

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Big Si

Performix™ Liquid Electrical Insulating Tape (118ml, 4 oz.) • Black

eBay item number:273819933523

Try this as its very easy to use can keep adding to make as thick as you like and it dose not worry about curves or the like

might find it cheaper but just what I have used and never had a problem with it 🙂 

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Graham Woods
2 hours ago, Big Si said:

Performix™ Liquid Electrical Insulating Tape (118ml, 4 oz.) • Black

... might find it cheaper but just what I have used and never had a problem with it 🙂 

I use a different brand, Gardner Bender,  but it's great stuff,  highly recommended, dries just like heat shrink really. 

Trouble is the solvent dries out in the bottle but I keep adding Lighter Fuel (i.e. pentane,  heptane, octane  etc. mix) to it to keep it fluid and usable.

It's pricey here at £15 (USA $9) but well worth using.

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