After being unable to find them on the web or in the local hobby shops, I'm trying to make the female to female patch cables used to hook the radio receiver up to the board, and I'm a little confused, and probably out of my depth.
I ordered some female connectors on ebay
, but apparently I didn't understand what female connectors are, because I got only what I thought of as "male" connectors.... e.g. the pin rather than the socket, though I see how the housing could be considered female.
So I went to the hobby store and they had some that appeared to have both male and female connectors:
However all the pins in that package look like this:
It looks like if I trim the pins like this:
that I might be able to make that into a female connector, but it doesn't seem right to me. Am I completely off track?