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Can this be fixed

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Mods' started by Extreme24, Sep 26, 2015.

  1. Extreme24

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    notice the gap between the blue cover and the connector, shouldn't the connector also connect to the mesh under the blue cover..
     

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    Yep... broke.

    Since late 2012, I have sold thousands of ARDrone Wheel Antenna Kits ( DroneMod.com ). I have each and every RF cable tested for Return Loss and SWR. Turns out about 1 or 2 per hundred have an issue from the manufacturing-fabrication source.
    • Its either the braided shield having inadequate crimp termination to the connector shell.
    • Or, the center conductor pin not properly crimped and/or positioned inside the connector shell.
     
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    You need to have a new end soldered on. There are tutorials here if you search. If you are not confident doing it I would get someone to fix it for you. Did you buy it from the maker or just a random vendor?
     
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    it was given with a bird i bought off here, couldn't i wrap a small amount of wire mesh between the gap and apply solder to connect old mesh to the connector
     
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    well considering i think this is the reason i lost phantom, i will take your advice, hell i lost a 500 dollar drone seems over this 3 dollar part, didnt realize it was broken until after my drone flew away.
     
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    I agree.. if you can tolerate shortening your rf cable a bit, then put on a new connector. Look in to a proper pair of crimps if the connector she'll supports crimping.

    Trying to solder the shield onto your current setup would require a lot of heat pumped into the connector shell and that heat would conduct into the braid and center conductor. All that heat could melt and distort the dialectic insulation possibly affecting performance.
     
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    well put an order in on amazon,,, was about to try.... but its only a couple of dollars, bought 3.
    Didn't even think about the heat distorting things, very good info... will post when they arrive