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Putting some RTB on the compass connector

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision Discussion' started by rfernandez, Jan 25, 2014.

  1. rfernandez

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    I just want to throw this out there maybe someone has thought of this and if so what results or side effects have been experienced.

    How about placing a small dap of RTB around the compass connector to make sure it stays secure and maybe prevent intermittent connections that can cause it spiral in a fly-away loosing control?
    Maybe that is what happened to me today though I made sure all connection were good during pre-flight
    see: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=7021

    Jus saying....

    Richard
     
  2. amrflyingdude

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    +1
     
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    What is RTB, please?
     
  4. Super-D

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    I'm thinking the OP made a typo and meant RTV Silicone.
     
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    aka: GE Silicone Rubber

    iDrone
     
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  8. rfernandez

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    Sorry i didn't noticed the misspelling on the Acronym.. yes it is RTV.. silicone adhesive.. if it needs to be removed i will come out with ease so s not permanent.


    Richard
     
  9. Bresson

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    +1

    I also noticed that on the circuit board inside my P2V, the plug lead from the GPS is not 'glued' like many other connectors. Maybe it is a good idea to put some RTV there, too.
     
  10. skyhighdiver

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    sounds like sound advice
    anyone done it yet any adverse effect
    any signal problems if done

    hmmmmmmm
     
  11. NEILS

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    I was talking to mmotown the other day and if its the same rubber substance on the connectors its called "liquid electrical tape", just found loads on ebay and it come in quite a few colours

    Liquid Electrical Tape (LET) is easy to use, providing an airtight, waterproof, dielectric coating in minutes. The coating will last for the life of the application, yet it can be removed immediately as needed. One application will protect terminal connections or splices, as well as guard against vibrations that can loosen connections. It is UL-tested, easy to use and reliable.
     
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    yes im an electrician we use it in a spray all the time
    but wondering if it will effect the compass if put on maybe waterproof the whole part
    or do we need to do just the connector
     
  13. Bresson

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    Tried it yesterday and everything goes normal. Just a little thing to give some more confidence.
     
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  15. Bresson

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    Oops thanks. Luckily I just put some on the plastic part on the connecter. I guess the LET mentioned in a few posts back should be the solution on electronics.