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Old 01-30-2019, 06:47 AM
Stockmanreef Stockmanreef is offline
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I gave up on the suggested route for the stick wires. I did not feel like cutting off the end connector and replacing. I routed through the bulkheads and through the lightning hole behind the stick. I plan to make a plexiglass insert with a bushing for the lightning hole to support the WH.
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Old 01-30-2019, 07:56 AM
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There's a few places we didn't use the stock routing guidelines, the control stick area was one of them.

The biggest things (in my humble opinion):

* Be sure there are no opportunities for chafing or snagging on a moving part
* The wires are secure but loose and not taut as the airframe will move and bend
* Adequate connectors (i.e., water resistant if necessary in that area)
* Service loops

Beyond that just route the wires where it makes sense to your build keeping in mind you may need to service it later.

By the way, I believe that SteinAir makes those harnesses for Vans.
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Old 01-30-2019, 08:31 AM
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Default D-subs

I am using D-subs on most connections except higher amps. Those will be the heavier Molex. I plug them in and lash the two halves. Saves a bunch of weight from all the civers and screws.
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Old 01-30-2019, 08:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Carl Froehlich View Post
I strongly recommend you do not try to duplicate the Van?s wiring harness - but specifically do not use those little miniature molex connectors he has for the trim servos. Just wire it the way you want - as in something that make sense to you.

Call Stein and ask what connectors he recommends.

Plus one for this recommendation and this is what I did. Very happy with my decision. You can source the little connectors that are used for the trim server digi-key as well as the pins but they are not that easy to work with. Push the pins with pin pusher for better success.
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