(Topic ID: 69328)

Tech: wire flexibility question

By kguenther6

6 years ago

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#1 6 years ago

My Uncle has a Rescue 911 that had a break in the wire harness for the helicopter. I couldn't find a new one so I rebuilt the existing harness. The old wires were 22awg and I replaced with the same. But now the wires are not flexible enough for the helicopter to spin. I used stranded wire so the difference must be in the thickness of the strands or the insulation. I got the wire from Radio Shack. Does anyone have a suggestion on replacement wire that is flexible? I don't want to just order more wire on line and find out its not flexible as well. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

#3 6 years ago
Quoted from John_I:

Yeah, something with more flexible insulation and/or finer strands would probably help. Unfortunately buying via mail order might make this tough. There is a local electrical surplus store where I like to buy wire. They have hundreds of spools of wire that you can handle directly and you can choose the one you like. If you can't find a place like that, I would suggest a detailed search like this:

Unfortunately I don't have a place that I know of near by where I can handle the wire. I didn't think to add the word flexible to the search. I'll try that. Thanks for the suggestion.

#5 6 years ago

Thanks Wolfmarsh. That's great information I wasn't aware of. Do you think 20 AWG at 19x32 would be more flexible than 22 AWG at 7x36?

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