A fellow club member made a few transmitter trays many years ago,and I bought one,and used it over the last 20 years or so.
I now own 5 transmitters,and it's a nuisance to have to swap transmitters on the tray if I take more than 1 plane.
So,after some scouting on 't web,I decided I'd build a couple of extra ones.I know I can buy one for $30-40 bucks,but the freight to my part of the world "down under"is usually more than the item itself.
I obtained an offcut of acrylic sheet,which happened to be 4.5mm thick.Than I drew the outline of the bottom tray onto the paper covering,and cut it out on my bandsaw.A bit of smoothing with a sanding drum in the Dremel,and that bit was done.
I then used that part as a pattern to cut 3 more.
Then,with the a tx on the pattern,it was time to trace out the top sheet.this has a large cutout in the middle for the tx,and hand rests down each side.
For the stand-offs between the two layers,I used 3/8" aluminium rod,although on the last 2,I cheated and used 1/2" because that's what I had;)
So this is what I ended up with,including some of the hardware
I changed the screws in the picture later for some countersunk ones for a neater look.
I had a piece of some unknown engineering plastic sheet,possibly acetal,which I used to make the clamp for the handle.
I drilled and tapped these for the screws,so they could stay in permanently,and use wing nuts on the back to tighten .
The studs for the belt attachment are 6" long 1/4" lag screws,with the head cut off.Cross drilled at the top for key jump rings,to which the harness belt attaches.Then they were bent in a vise to the required angle(TLAR)The belt itself is an unused laptop bag belt.Finally,a short piece of 3/4" angle aluminium was screwed to the bottom tray,and lined with thin rubber sheet.
Fasten the stand offs with button head hex socket screws,and hey presto,a transmitter tray.
Here is my trusty FF7 in the 2nd tray.
The first tray was made to fit the Turnigy 9X,so used a slightly different way of locking on the tx,but is otherwise the same.
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