Real Flight USB-dongle revisited

As I have stated sometime before I hate wires. The USB-dongle from Real Flight is equipped with monster-length cable out-of-box. And since I’m using Real Flight wireless there’s no need to have those long ugly cables so warm up the soldering iron and search for wire-cutters…

Starting-point is here, not so nice.

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The procedure is simple, open the dongle (pics in previous post) and shorten the USB-cable. Result is so much better and easier to use.

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And while we are at it why not shorten the RSat2 antennas. No need to worry anything about range since the usage is anyway just a few meters indoors. Important! Just cutting ain’t enough. The cable is coaxial so make sure the signal-wire don’t touch the shield! Strip the shield for a few millimeters to be sure. Just to make it neat I also re-used the yellow shrink-tube. Came out pretty nice.

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