Properly routing electrical wires in a radio controlled helicopter kit will not only enhance your helicopter’s appearance but will also prevent future performance issues. Poor wiring techniques could result in wires being cut or frayed by moving parts, such as the main rotor blade, and a loss of power resulting in a crash. Protect wires from damage with a good installation to the base component and you will be rewarded with hours of enjoyment.
Begin wiring your model helicopter by washing your hands free of dirt and oil with hand soap to ensure a good electrical connection. Dirt and grime buildup could cause the craft to perform poorly.
Label each servo with a piece of tape to identify which channel on the base component it belongs to. Mislabeled wires will cause the helicopter not to work properly. Servos are wires attached to connectors that attach to receivers that provide power to operate certain parts of the helicopter, like the rotor blades and engine.
Secure the routed wires with a short piece of fuel tubing and zip ties. Place the tubing on top of the wires and firmly secure it with a tie to the base. Braided sleeves or spiral tubing may also be used to protect the wiring and keep it in place with a tie.