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    Cricket 200mw 5.8 video Tx

    Hi guys,

    I just received my new 200mw cricket 5.8 tx from RMRC. I purchased this TX because I broke the sma connector off of my last 200mw TX from eachines. I love the metal housing on this tx and am looking forward to using it.
    I purchased this more expensive TX with the hopes that it would be able to withstand a crash a little better than the cheaper models. I just took it apart and I am a bit concerned with the amount of solder on the SMA connector....it looks like a very light amount of solder was used. Should I add more solder to try to strengthen this or should I just leave it alone??

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ID:	67141The best way to protect the SMA connector is to use a short flexible extension between the SMA connector and the antenna.

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    I wouldn't do anything extra with the solder. It looks like it has good contact with the pads on both sides of the board. Repeated heating could cause the pads to start to lose adhesion with the board. As Beachflyer said, using SMA extensions really helps protect the transmitters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beachflyer View Post
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ID:	67141The best way to protect the SMA connector is to use a short flexible extension between the SMA connector and the antenna.

    +1. Get a 10cm extension. Put your VTX in a safe spot and hard mount the other end of the extension to a hole in your frame.

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    Can I asked what kind of extension you can mount like that? Maybe a URL to one?

    I would think if there's a connector on both ends, there has t be a way to disabled the connector at one end to mount it to the whole.
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    Like so. Just has a washer and nutt to mount.

    http://rotorgeeks.com/index.php?rout...product_id=226

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    Quote Originally Posted by saturnprime View Post
    Like so. Just has a washer and nutt to mount.

    http://rotorgeeks.com/index.php?rout...product_id=226
    Does RMRC offer one of these? I looked but was unable to locate this exact cable.

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    If you scroll down on this page, you can see what we have for SMA extensions:

    http://www.readymaderc.com/store/ind...cPath=11_45_58
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