[eagle] Re: Updated Module

Dick Jansson-rr rjansson at cfl.rr.com
Wed Oct 17 16:28:48 PDT 2007

Indeed the machined baseplate width is just 141mm and the cavity is 126mm
wide. I would NOT recommend any PCB to be that full width, that it be no
wider than 140mm, so theoretically you could have a PCB that is 140x180mm.
Perhaps that can be another iteration. (I did not deal with the PCB at all
in this round.) Not tonight honey, I've slugged at this beast for six hours
today, enough already!
Dick Jansson, KD1K
kd1k at amsat.org  
kd1k at arrl.net  
-----Original Message-----
From: Chuck Green [mailto:greencl at mindspring.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, 17 October, 2007 21.46
To: Dick Jansson-rr
Cc: Bob Davis; AMSAT Eagle
Subject: Re: [eagle] Updated Module
Hi Dick,
This is a good step forward.
I had in mind making the PCB wider so that it extends over the entire 
length of the base plate on each side.  It seems to me that you could 
then make the PCB mounting points less intrusive into the cavity below 
the PCB.  It looks like I still have that option even if you don't 
change the mounting points (true?).  And I think that would also better 
support the PCB and allow for more thermal contact between the PCB and 
the base. 
I see that you have more mounting points per linear distance for the 
cover than for the PCB.  Is this based on vibration modeling?
> Also note that the depth of the cavity below the posts is 6.35mm, save 
> for in the very center where there is an attachment for the connector 
> plate that is located 0.75mm below the PCB for a space in the center 
> that is 10mm wide by 6mm deep from the connector plate. I was loathe 
> to locate such a piece here but felt the need for a third attachment 
> for the connector plate.
Please reconsider this.  It will cause considerable restriction on where 
connectors can be located that are also soldered to the PCB.  Connector 
space/flexibility is a *major* issue.
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