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Kwang
01-30-2003, 10:05 PM
Hi

Has anyone noticed that the quick connect, (black thing with square holes in it), does not perfectly fit the sensor? It seems one size too small. I could force it in, but I would like to know if there is a "better" way of doing this.

Micah Brodsky
01-31-2003, 01:10 AM
I think, unfortunatly, this is already the 'better way.' Looks to me like FIRST figured the actual connectors were never gonna make it to us, so they cobbled together something useable, but flakey. Someone previously suggested soldering directly to the sensor contacts, but I dunno...

I suppose you could just always buy a 3rd party yaw rate sensor from DigiKey or something, if you couldn't get any satisfactory results... *shrugs*

--Micah Brodsky
Controls team
Team SWAT 824

Lloyd Burns
01-31-2003, 08:22 PM
The connections are made to pins which will take the soldering; if last year's model is any indication (We had a blown one).

I soldered to the pins on a different one, which is still working.

Caution: I used a small iron, and was on and off quickly. If your solder cup connections on the DB25's are lumpy, forget soldering to the pins of the gyro !

Haven't got this year's out of the box, yet, just the specs.