HOW TO WIRE LIKE A PRO
SENSOR WIRE CHOICE
Using a shorter
sensor wire where
possible is always
Try to keep your wires as tight to
the battery as possible.
WIRING THE BAT TERY
Let’s finish our wiring job with wiring up the battery. With your battery strapped
into your car, pull the positive and negative wires towards the center of the battery
then curve them towards the battery’s terminals. Use scissors to cut o; the excess
wire at the edge of the battery; again don’t worry about how short you’re cutting the
wires, new wires can be soldered into the speed control if you ever use it for another
car. When you solder in the battery plugs, install them in at a 90 degree angle so that
when plugged into the battery, the wire stays against the battery to keep the center
of gravity low and not a;ect the handling of the car.
CINCH IT WI TH A ZIP;TIE
One of your best friends during an RC car wiring job is a zip-tie. Start with routing your servo and speed control wire leads to the receiver through the spaces
you left between your electronic components. When you get to an area where
there’s extra space (I used the space behind my receiver), start folding the
excess wire and zip-tie it so that there is just enough slack to reach where it will
plug into the receiver.
When the crew at RC Car Action reviews a car, we follow the same steps while installing electronics to get a
vehicle ready for photos. As with anything else in life,
it will take some practice to learn and perfect anything. ;ough I used an Associated TC6.1 sedan for this
article, the same concepts can be used when wiring
up o;-road vehicles. Once you get hooked on racing
and you start to have multiple cars, you’ll become a pro
with neatly wiring in no time!
Fold your wires and zip-tie it, then you can place it in between the components in your chassis.
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