Assemble

Display driver

To make soldering easy, we'll need to remove the display driver by unlocking the black plastic bar to release the ribbon cable.

Use a panavise to hold the driver while soldering each wire as shown in the circuit diagram.

Brightness button

Solder wires to the two pads as shown above. Careful not to bridge any connections by using a fine tip to solder.

FPV AV Receiver

Carefully tin and solder each wire for composite, composite negative, power, ground, band and channel buttons.

Adding Tac

We couldn't fit standoffs in the compact enclosure, so mounting tac is used to hold the battery and powerboost in place.

Add four dots to the battery and five dots to the powerboost to help them stick to the back of the display. Make sure to add enough tac so they are elevated above the display. 

Mounting buttons

Straighten the pins on the buttons so the can fit through the slots inside the mounts. Use a flat plier bend to the pins.

The tolerances will be tight, use a hobby knife to help loosen the slots.

Tin buttons

Make sure the button pins poke through the slots and tin and solder each button.

Use a panavise to hold the lid while soldering.

Solder Powerboost

Solder each connection to the powerboost as shown in the circuit diagram.

 

Slide Switch

Shorten the pins on the slide switch with a flush cutters and then tin and solder each wire.

Circuit Complete!

 

Add tac to the top of the battery to help level the display driver.

Insert into case

Make sure the clean the inside of the case of any filament left over from retraction before fitting the components inside. Carefully angle the display into the case as shown. 

Add tac to the powerboost riser to mount the FPV receiver. 

Antenna

Screw on the antenna to the receiver and tune to the channel the FPV camera is on the test the monitor.

Attaching display to controller

If you plan to use the monitor on the controller,  use #6-32 1/2 inch screws and nuts to attach the clamp parts to the antenna on the controller.

Fly Safe!

Make sure to complete charge the battery before flying! 

This guide was first published on Jun 09, 2016. It was last updated on Jun 09, 2016. This page (Assemble) was last updated on Jul 20, 2019.