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A Little Something I Cooked Up

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  • A Little Something I Cooked Up

    The voices in my head said "Pilot G-2" ballpoint pen...I was always intrigued how these pens screwed together with a VERY coarse angled thread-only two turns to open..


    Produces a nice streamlined watertight screw together capsule to house a servo connector and I'm sure it will stay watertight past "crush depth" of most if not all of these model subs.

    https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...65&postcount=8
    Last edited by Bob Gato; 10-30-2019, 02:35 PM.

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    Very cool idea! So do you have slack wire bundled up in there so that you can make up the connection and then stuff it inside to close up?

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    • #3
      No Need-The housing now(after shortening the threads) only takes a turn and a half to close and tighten-that 1/2 inch of wire between the epoxy seal and the connector is plenty to make the twist-that's why I said line up the pins into the holes, now the connector holds position, then turn counterclockwise (that puts a 3/4 reverse twist in that 1/2 inch of wire)-now screw together and that reverse twist comes out and becomes a positive 3/4 twist that takes up enough space to allow the connector to fully mate being pushed in by the slightly smaller male side of the housing-The measurements are not ultra critical but you have to be close.
      Last edited by Bob Gato; 10-31-2019, 08:52 AM.

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      • #4
        Keep in mind that the only travel needed to be taken up by the wires is the initial 1/32-1/16 of engagement to align the pins and allow you to then twist the wires-all other travel is absorbed by the distance the pins go into the female sockets-no need for any extra and stuffed wires...

        https://youtu.be/DXKcxTF2zSs

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