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5.8 RX Card u.fl cable Removal

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Mods' started by RedBaron, Sep 12, 2014.

  1. RedBaron

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    I was able to remove the dipole antenna leads on the first attempt! (Hour and a half). I used a little ammonia to remove the epoxy around the connections. Now for the next step!
     

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    that's the one in the Phantom, ya? I tried to upgrade the antenna on my RC and wound up wrecking the connector
     
  3. RedBaron

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    Yes, this is the one in the bird. Used a sharp exacto knife and took my time. Repeat, "took my time". Came out nice and clean.
     
  4. itchybeard

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    Well done, Red; good job, sir.

    I'm going to have to face the prospect of doing that to my Phantom sooner or later, because there's no way .... I said NO WAY that I'm going to splice the cables when I fit my aircraft side antennae.

    I've got too many other mods to do to the bird at the moment though, so, I'm not in any rush, eh? :lol:
     
  5. randywf

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    It’s a tough mod! Takes past experience and if it’s your first try its likely to break. You can get a new modified receiver card at http://www.ebay.com/itm/261593675668. Hope this is helpful when you get closer to performing your mod.
     
  6. itchybeard

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    Thanks for the "heads up", Randy.

    I did know about the Ebay offer, but I'm hoping I won't have to use it. I'm going to try and do the mod myself because ....

    1. I enjoy a challenge.
    2. I did manage to remove the antenna cable from my RC controller.

    I know that the card in the bird is going to be harder because the cables are glued down with black epoxy (not silicone), but I plan to take my time and hopefully with patience; a magnying glass; a sharp modelling knife and some acetone, I can succeed this time as well.

    Wish me luck.
     
  7. RedBaron

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    Randy

    I have seen the cards you are selling on eBay and I am sure you have done a good job on your mods. They are not that difficult to mod but it takes time. My mod turned out nice and clean and the pin connections are tight

    RB
     

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