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ben goodfellow 127/12/2013 15:23:01
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hi all im after a set of crimps to make servo leads. every post ive looked at and the links there are all out of stock ,its like theres a uk shortage of servo plug cripmers, screw fix do have some others but as im unsure if there suitable am hoping some one can help me , any how merry christmas and and all the very best flying luck forthe up comming season..fly low

Steve Hargreaves - Moderator27/12/2013 16:01:19
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There are these Ben which a few forum-ites have suggested but, yep you've guessed it, out of stock both here & in the HK warehouse so it seems there is a GLOBAL shortage of servo contact crimp tools!!! smile o

Colin Bernard27/12/2013 16:03:17
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Have you tried 4-Max here?

Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator27/12/2013 16:10:20
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Those 4Max ones look like the ones I use - they work fine - no rachet so you need three hands, but if you have mastered soldering no problem there then! Seriously, they're no frills but they work well.

BEB

Broken Prop27/12/2013 16:27:36
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I get all my crimping supplies from Hansen in the USA. They sell tools and proper quantities of connectors, not those packets of 10 found in most UK shops. They are cheap and reliable and are nice people to talk to!

Go here:

(Sorry not yet learnt how to do the link thingy)

Pete

link corrected...

 

 

Edited By Steve Hargreaves - Moderator on 27/12/2013 16:36:54

ben goodfellow 127/12/2013 18:54:58
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i would of prefered a ratchet set . those ones from hobby king, i set a email reminder must be weeks ago now so god knows when they will have some in . does any one know whats the size or type of crimper it is cos i may get to maplin or bq tomorrow and they cant be specifically for servos ( can they) and they may have some ,peter how you find buying from the usa , i was lead to beleive customs pull your eyes out when bringing over stuff..

John Privett27/12/2013 19:08:01
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Posted by Steve Hargreaves - Moderator on 27/12/2013 16:01:19:

There are these Ben which a few forum-ites have suggested but, yep you've guessed it, out of stock both here & in the HK warehouse so it seems there is a GLOBAL shortage of servo contact crimp tools!!! smile o

 

Ah yes, sorry about that... that's my fault! I bought the last pair from the HK UK warehouse - literally, the stock level went from 1 to 0 when I ordered mine.

I haven't had a chance to use them yet, but they are the ratchet type and have no markings or identification that would let you look elsewhere for the identical article. The packaging they arrive in is branded HobbyKing.

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Edited By John Privett on 27/12/2013 19:08:49

ben goodfellow 127/12/2013 19:11:32
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i think for 14 odd dollars i will wait or maybe contact the king to see when they will have more . john i would appriciate it if before you buy any thing more contact me to see if i need it first wink

Colin Bernard27/12/2013 19:13:57
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Further to my post on the 4-Max crimpers and BEB's comment, these do have a ratchet and are good quality and work well. (As with all crimping you do need to get the technique right though!

Broken Prop28/12/2013 16:09:46
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Sorry Ben, been off line.

I have no problems with ordering from Hansen. They declare the package as 'Minor machine parts' or some similar description if I recall and it does not seem to attract duty.......

it may also be the value of the package which is quite low. Other forumites may have more knowledge on this than me.

Thanks to Steve for sorting my link out. I really must get to grips with technology!

pete

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Broken Prop28/12/2013 16:17:25
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A further thought. The crimping tool should have jaws which contain shoulders into which the connector fits. Without that you cannot form the crimp like the one in BEB's photo.

if I recall, Tim Mackay did a very good post on crimping a while back. It had a close up photo of the crimping tool jaws and which way round to insert the connector. Guess who was getting it wrong up till then......angry

Pete

TinPot Pilot28/12/2013 17:12:19
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Ben, do not trust Hobbyking's e-mail reminder service. It hasn't worked for me, (or my brother) ,yet. I only got what I wanted by checking back every day.

Pete B - Moderator28/12/2013 17:37:29
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My HK crimpers arrived yesterday - they were down to the last 8 when I ordered from the Int Warehouse just before Xmas. Look to be of good quality, too.

If you go to the files section on that link and download the 'A brief discourse...' file, it has been taken from the Hanson site and is a complete instruction file on connectors and using the crimpers.

Pete

Bernie28/12/2013 17:46:47
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Have you tried E BAY?they seem to have most things I am not spamming just saying!

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ben goodfellow 128/12/2013 22:33:26
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just got a set of these to try **LINK** i only paid 8.45 posted in a different auction , so ill give em a shot now whats the best place for hitec servo plugs ive allready got wire

David P Williams29/12/2013 10:33:34
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Unfortunately, I think you'll find these are way too big - they look as if they are for the types of terminal used for car wiring with colour coded insulation for different sizes - blue, red and yellow.

David

Tim Mackey29/12/2013 19:49:36
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Posted by Peter Ward on 28/12/2013 16:17:25:

A further thought. The crimping tool should have jaws which contain shoulders into which the connector fits. Without that you cannot form the crimp like the one in BEB's photo.

if I recall, Tim Mackay did a very good post on crimping a while back. It had a close up photo of the crimping tool jaws and which way round to insert the connector. Guess who was getting it wrong up till then......angry

Pete

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ben goodfellow 129/12/2013 20:00:23
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well ,all my questions answered there . wish id seen that yesterday , the stepped crimps ,them ones i bought will be wrong . never mind i i have to say you make that look very easy ....

ben goodfellow 129/12/2013 21:08:44
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hobby king must be expecting them in as they have them listed on ebay for sale expected delivey is 7th or 8th jan

Gavin Livsey04/01/2014 17:19:25
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Got a pair of crimpers, plugs and wire as a deal from rcworld.co.uk this week. Work well once I'd mastered the technique.

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