There is plenty out there on this but Tom Benedict asked for info on how the wiring works on this so here is how I did one. The advantage of this method is the size and weight reduction over the available connectors. It is not without problems as the shielding of the 2 required wires from the shell of the connector is a very tight fit. I relied on heat shrink to hold the whole thing together. It’s fragile but it works.
The key facts:
- Sleeve the Heatshrink before adding the connector
- Red (+ve) wire goes to pin 1
- White (signal) wire goes to pin 4 /ground
- Check continuity
- Insulate bare wire from shell
- Discard top plate of shell- it shorts out the wires too easily
…and as Ivor Cutler tells us: use a brick!
I hesitate to call this time lapse, it’s more a case of ‘super-bodger-mation’ but the clip should give an idea of the process. The whole thing is just one fiddle after another but although I hate soldering and this is no easy one to do, it works:
Time will tell if the connector holds up to transport, flight and recovery…luckily I have spares!