Originally Posted by theKM
I think supplying the 6" would be enough. if they don't get the idea, then there's just 6" of extra wire around... but if they need longer, they could actually use the 6" female-female to plug into a regular extension to get a custom length without crimping. anyone who genuinely gets the idea will probably need a custom wire for every model.
Too short IMO. Given the specialized connector, the desire to get the RFU away from the interference-generating bits, and the 6.5" antenna, I would suggest 12in as a standard length.
"SCU"= the Expander, right? What is the acronym?
Case - I will not want to leave the SCU bare in the plane - too much risk of a short across the pins. So how about one standard slimline hardcase that would easily snap upen and back together. The user can take it from there and modify as needed.
Nomenclature - I'd just stick with standard industry language that everybody can readily understand. I think the RFU should just be labelled Full Range Satellite Transceiver and the "Expander" as the 10-ch Receiver. Or, you could use simple names that stick in memory, such as XTS (Xtreme Transceiver Satellite) for the RFU and XR-10, XR-12, XR-16 for the expander.