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Electronic cables for UAVs

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Cicoil Corp.

Flat cabling is helping unmanned aerial vehicles stay small and lightweight. Flexible flat cables from Cicoil Corp., Valencia, Calif., have jackets of shock-absorbing silicone encapsulating each component. This jacket protects the parts from vibrations, temperatures from –65 to 260°C, water and humidity, and all the rigors of turbulent flight. Cables can include power conductors, shielded signal pairs, video and coax conductors, and other design elements, including the company’s StripMount fastening strip.

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