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Old 03-12-2018, 09:30 AM
iamtheari iamtheari is offline
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Default Page 09-24 step 10 - heat shrink?

It seems odd to me (first-time builder and not an experienced avionics technician or anything of the sort) that the trim servo wires are left separate and free between the servo and the Molex connector. Did anyone use heat shrink to keep the wires together and add some protection or are they fine as-is?
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Old 03-13-2018, 09:18 PM
Jake14 Jake14 is offline
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I used spiral wrap along the length of the wires and then applied silicone where the wires enter the connector.

After a month or so of flying, the trim indicator on the EFIS failed and after much hassle turned out to be a bad connection from the wire harness to the plug, the wire just fell out of the terminal it was crimped to. I've never liked those plugs and their tiny crimped terminals. I replaced the plug with a d-sub 9-pin connector and it's been fine ever since
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Old 03-13-2018, 11:12 PM
mturnerb mturnerb is offline
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Another approach:
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