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Old Apr 24, 2012, 10:50 AM
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Yeah, I like the systems with something pulling the wings together too. The Taborca pod is quite small, with poor access through a small hatch in the top. I can barely get the battery in now, so anything protruding into the pod in the hatch area would likely be a problem. I need to stare at the pod some more to see what might be possible. I can't see an easy place to put a retainer between the wings so far.

The rigidly mounted 9 pin D-sub connectors work very well for the electrical connection. I just tightened the connector mounting screws when the wings were on, so the connector alignment is good. Floating connectors have their own problems, like being at the bottom of the float from gravity, and then the connectors crash. They really need guide pins to bring the floating part into alignment before the connectors mate. I did a lot of connector tolerance analysis in my old job. Having each connector custom aligned works well, but is obviously impractical for production.

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