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Old 01-21-2013, 09:24 AM
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Default Co-pilot removable stick (Wiring connections)

I have an Infinity Stick grip with PTT and elevator trim on the co-pilots side. I remove it on occasion, and currently have spade connectors on the individual wires and it is a pain to remove them and stuff all the wires back in. Anyone know of a plug I could use for this. 5 wires if I remember correctly.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:16 AM
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Someone trimmed a DB9 connector and epoxied it into the stick and base to make the connection and apparently worked well. I've been considering doing it with a Dsub external of the stick. Bring the wire out of a hole near the base of the stick and just plug it into it's mate nearby.

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Old 01-21-2013, 10:29 AM
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A 6-way Deutsch DT series connector would work nicely, and is quite compact.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:35 AM
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A gold plated model RC connector might work well here...

http://www.wsdeans.com/products/plugs/micro_plug.html
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:46 AM
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I put a DB-9 connector inside the shaft of the control stick.
Works great! Easily removable. I wrote up what I did on my web site.


Male connector in the removable stick.


Female connector down in the control weldment.

The Tosten grip I have uses 10 wires, but 2 of them are a shared ground, so all 9 wires are used.
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:50 AM
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I used a small circular 7-pin connector and a quick disconnect for the copilot stick as shown here:







I got the connectors from Mouser Electronics, check their stock to see what is current because these are pretty old.
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Old 01-21-2013, 01:11 PM
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I ordered my Infinity grips at airventure last summer and spoke with the owner to figure things out. He suggested:

http://www.gulfcoastavionics.com/pro...connector.aspx

for this purpose. I am just about to order one, it looks similar to Pat's, but with more connections so it should support everything you can have on the Infinity grip.
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Old 01-21-2013, 01:37 PM
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I ordered my Infinity grips at airventure last summer and spoke with the owner to figure things out. He suggested:

http://www.gulfcoastavionics.com/pro...connector.aspx

for this purpose. I am just about to order one, it looks similar to Pat's, but with more connections so it should support everything you can have on the Infinity grip.
Ouch! Look at that price. Be sure and get them from Digi-key or Mouser--they'll be a lot cheaper! But this is basically what I used--just get the number of pins that you need. Thanks, Mike.
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:01 PM
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I ordered my Infinity grips at airventure last summer and spoke with the owner to figure things out. He suggested:

http://www.gulfcoastavionics.com/pro...connector.aspx

for this purpose. I am just about to order one, it looks similar to Pat's, but with more connections so it should support everything you can have on the Infinity grip.
If you can figure out the part number from Mouser or DigiKey let me know. There are about 50,000 connectors to pick from and this is not my expertise.

Thanks.
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If you can figure out the part number from Mouser or DigiKey let me know. There are about 50,000 connectors to pick from and this is not my expertise.

Thanks.
For a two or three pin connector the Conexall Micro-Con connectors work well with a max diameter of 0.530 inches.

Easy to pick off this Mouser catalog page -

http://www.mouser.com/catalog/catalogusd/645/1504.pdf

The slightly larger (0.715 diameter) Mini-Con series on the same page work well for connectors in cables to Vans trim servos with up to 6 pins.

They are solder cup connectors so no special crimp tools needed and are weatherproof. The prices are very reasonable.
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