DIY Servo Splitter for RC Planes in 10 Minutes!

Introduction: DIY Servo Splitter for RC Planes in 10 Minutes!

About: 19 year old hobbyiest and future EE.

Hey I recently got into RC electronics so I'm starting to put out some i'bles on the subject! Well while I was building my RC plane I came across a little dilemma- I didn't have a servo splitter. I was thinking I'd have to wait another week to get to the hobby shop and buy one and that would cost me money and time. Then I had a bright idea, why buy one when I could make one!?? What I'm trying to replicate is

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Step 1: Ingredients:

  • 6 pin headers cut in half to make two 3 pin header segments
  • 3 female pin headers or a broken servo end connector
  • Broken servo (for the wire) or 3 wires (however long you need them)
  • Soldering gun and solder
  • Krazy Glue
  • Soldering gun and solder
  • Wire clippers/strippers/cutters
  • Helping Hands
  • Two sizes of heat shrink tubing
  • Lighter or heatgun.

Step 2:

Cut your servo wire to desired length and strip both ends of the wire. Separate each wire apart for about 1 1/2 inches.
After splitting the wires add some solder to the wires. This will help with the soldering process later on.

Step 3:

  1. Lay the 3pin header down on your work area.
  2. Add a generous amount of Krazy glue
  3. Stack the other 3pin header on top and hold until the glue dries (around 10 seconds).

Step 4:

  1. Clamp your twin pin headers in a helping hand.
  2. Carefully add a bead of solder in between each of the two leads.
  3. Add a small piece of heat shrink to each wire.
  4. Solder the brown wire (or black) all the way to one side.
  5. Solder the red wire to the middle
  6. Solder the yellow (or white) wire all the way to the other side.
  7. Shrink all the tubing and make note which side has the brown wire.
  8. Now slide a medium sized piece of heat shrink tubing over all the connections and make sure you known which side the brown wire is own. Shrink and and take a sharpie and draw a black mark on one side. This indicates which side the negative lead is on.

Step 5:

  1. On the other side of the wire add a small piece of heat shrink to each wire and a medium sized piece over all of the wires.
  2. Solder the wires to the female header. Just make sure the the brown is on one side and the red wire is in the middle.
  3. Shrink all the tubing and your done!
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    6 years ago

    have not made it yet but will be making a few to have on hand! I've been in the situation a few times where I needed one and did not have it.