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Old Oct 17, 2011, 06:23 AM
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That was easy. Used a jumper to operate the camera from the contact pins. The arrows of matching colours indicate paralled contacts. The power/mode button looks easy since there are already some fair sized solder blobs on the two bottom contacts. The shutter might be tricky since both left contacts are near other things.The lower one near the ribbon and upper the mic. I think I will try the upper one there.

I was thinking of soldering on some wires for the USB too but that looks quite small. Maybe just plug in a USB cord and chop the end to fit a receptacle on it.

Got the wires on for the switches last night. Turns out the pin next to the mic was not connected to anything. the small component near the switch was a good place to get that wire without risk of bridging it to the mic contact. They were small but not too bad with magnifier and small iron. Will plug in a USB to the camera and chop the other end to hook to an external USB port.

External switches and USB plug

Also two photos of the camera and remote board installation in the airplane
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