While rebuilding the the other plane I got to fast forward quite a bit into cable, connectors and avionics. Gave me a lot to think about. I had been trying to not do that because buying avionics early is kind of silly...But they are so much fun!
Anyway. We replaced a few connectors and while doing so I got to try out a few different kinds and that was great because I know what I like and what I do not like.
I like the DEUTSCH series connectors. They feel nice and are good to work with.
But at some point we had to figure out how to attach them to the air-frame so they don't move around. Double sided tape will do the trick but since I build this 80$ china 3D printer I had to put that use. I have never designed any parts. So this is my first try.
I am printing ABS and use the "raft" to stabilize the print. In this case the raft takes longer to print then the part but it does work well.
First print in coarse quality. The holes are to attache with pop rivets to a rib or similar structure.
With the connector attached.
Fit is very tight. I don't think it is going anywhere.
fun little 3 hour project. Necessary? probably not but what else am I going to do with this printer?
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