I am a pilot using a Pi 3 as an ADS-B receiver for a gyroplane. It works really well provided I don't try to have the Pi mounted to the aircraft anywhere. As soon as I do, the vibration seems to cause an intermittent power problem and the Pi keeps failing.
I suspect the issue is the micro-USB connection. Because there are two SDR receivers plugged into the Pi 3's USB connections and they consume a fair bit of power, the power consumption of the unit is between 1 and 2A. I had thought of using TTL connectors to the header to power the Pi instead of the micro-USB but I gather this may not work for that level of current.
Any suggestions how to provide reliable, vibration-immune power?