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Old 12-30-2013, 09:44 PM
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Default First Pin

I'm at the point in the fuselage kite where there's not much more aluminum work to do - which means I can't keep putting off the panel and harnesses. No more excuses left, so here's the first pin and a start on the first D-sub for screen one of the G3X. Still need to put labels on, and I need to finalize the layout of the sub-panel so I have an idea how long the wires should be. Also, first botched solder sleeve, followed by two that checked OK with the ohm meter. I can see where this is going to take several weeks, but hope to speed up as the education turns into recreation, or something...





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Old 12-31-2013, 08:56 AM
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Default Congrats

We'll Done, Dave. Dozens more to go...
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Old 12-31-2013, 09:07 AM
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Careful when you get to the Configuration Module wiring. The female pins have smaller diameter openings for the tiny wires and the wires are are very fragile. Caused me fits tracing down my problems I initially had. I ended up putting a drop of hot melt glue after inserting the pin into the connector to add some strain relief to the wire. Its a good learning experience though doing your own wiring.
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Old 12-31-2013, 10:35 AM
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Dave,

Have fun!

There are LOTS OF PINS!

I am closing in on my last set of ten or so now!

You are doing great so far!

Keep it up!

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Old 12-31-2013, 02:26 PM
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Default Wire spools

After posting but before your replies I got to the config module, and those wires are small, but they seemed to be 'in there' after crimping. Congrats on the first flight, belatedly.

I wanted to find a way to reduce the fumbling around with coils of wire, and came up with this cheap way to make spools. It's not a thing of beauty for ever and ever, but should do the trick. Went from this:



to this:



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Old 12-31-2013, 05:40 PM
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Default plastic spools

Dave where did you get the red plastic spools from.
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Old 12-31-2013, 06:18 PM
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They look to be plastic picnic bowls glued together.
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Old 12-31-2013, 06:58 PM
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Default Platic Bowls

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They look to be plastic picnic bowls glued together.
If they are, Dave is my new idol.

I wonder if he bought them new, or hung out at somebody's picnic?
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Old 12-31-2013, 07:28 PM
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That is a really neat idea w/the bowls. Hopefully they are new as I doubt leftover baked beans or potato salad or what have you... should be a part of your wiring harness
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Used would be fine for me. The wire is on the outside of the bowl, after all. Great idea. I get my wire on spools, but for smaller projects, this would work great.
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