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BUILD MODIFIED camera cable Ideas...

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by flyingtim, Sep 8, 2014.

  1. flyingtim

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    As Creative as the Group is : I would think we could come up with a rebuild, or cable repair. It is a long cable so only one end would need replaced.

    For example, come out of camera, have a self disconnect section in middle before it goes into the the Quad. A connector that wind would not easily separate, but that impact would disconnect, thus saving the ribbon cable from shearing.

    Ideas?
     
  2. DrJoe

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    Fabulous idea.
    It would be better if they manufactured the camera to have a separate wired connection to the gimbal (like a go-pro). They run that ribbon cable down and around the gimbal to feed the camera, and when it separates, that's where it usually breaks. This is a great functional and esthetic design, but provides poor robustness and reparability.

    As far as repair, perhaps a slip on solder-less male/female press fit connector. Cutting and splicing a ribbon cable is a major undertaking.

    As I am fairly handy and have some access to specialized equipment, I thought of attempting a solder fix to my broken ribbon cable. There is a video on a ribbon cable repair, which after watching convinced me not to attempt.
    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1Lve6lHeOw[/youtube]
     
  3. flyingtim

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    I see what you mean.
    I sent the idea to DJI suggesting a simple little cable for camera only.

    Until then... Someone on here, somewhere, had contacted the manufactures who actually make the cables. Maybe they could do the modification. They would have a lot of customers, unfortunately.
     
  4. flyingtim

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    Someone posted this:
    "I strengthened mine, ribbon cable, with thin strips of gaffer tape and it seems to work. Prior to that I busted mine after just two outings but since adding the tape it has been OK"