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Old 10-06-2005, 03:45 PM
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Here is an easy to make transimitter tray that is fitted for the Hitec Spectrum transmitter.
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Old 10-06-2005, 03:48 PM
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Tray is 9 1/2" x 12" 3/16" plywood. The Handle Holder is 3" x 3 1/2" wide plywood. The plywood projects about 1 1/4" out from top of tray.
Some scrap pieces of plywood were used to stiffer tray.
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Old 10-06-2005, 03:59 PM
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The 1" x 1" pieces with the slot cut in them hold the feet and keep the transmitter stable in the tray. Place transmitter in tray and place stabilizers in place around rear feet. Glue in place. (Ignore holes - mistako)
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Old 10-06-2005, 04:02 PM
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Drill 1/4' holes for Strap holders. The holes are 4 1/2" in from each side and 1 1/2" from back edge. The strap holders are 7" long 1/4" eye bolts with a 30 degree bend about 3" from eye. I covered the bottom part with shrink tubing to dress it up a bit. Use 2 nuts and washers on each bolt. One under and one above board.
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Old 10-06-2005, 04:05 PM
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Varnish the Board at this time.

Pop rivet two 3" pieces of Velcro to the tray as shown. Postion so that they fall inside the bottom plastic extensions on the transmitter.
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Old 10-06-2005, 04:08 PM
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Attach the other Velcro piece to the bottom of the transmitter. I used self adhesive Velro for this purpose.
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Old 10-06-2005, 04:11 PM
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That's all folks -
Slip handle into handle holder on top of tray, set feet into feet holders, attach Velcro straps. Mine holds the Transmitter stable regardless of the position of the board.
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Old 10-07-2005, 09:07 AM
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If you don't want to build one here's another alternative that is made from acrylic, weighs only ounces and costs only $24.99. I've got one and have been very happy with it.
http://www.petalrc.com/petals.htm

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Old 10-07-2005, 04:02 PM
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Here's one that I made using some thin cutting boards from Wally World. My son confiscated it and I couldn't find more boards, so I made a replacement out of some Lexan I had.
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Old 10-07-2005, 04:25 PM
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Hoppy,
Good form. Cheap and easy...two of my favorite things


Originally Posted by mauilvr
If you don't want to build one here's another alternative that is made from acrylic, weighs only ounces and costs only $24.99. I've got one and have been very happy with it.
http://www.petalrc.com/petals.htm
I have the Pedal tray and love it. It isnt bulky and is light.
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Old 10-07-2005, 07:21 PM
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I don't think your eye bolts are strong enough.:p
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Old 10-07-2005, 08:57 PM
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LOL - Thanks, good eye.

bigbibed, I like your side supports and I was thinking of putting a couple pieces of firm foam on the sides. Will let you all know how it works and if it adds anything.
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Old 10-07-2005, 10:44 PM
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The supports make it real easy to use finger and thumb on the sticks. You probably know this, but a tray sure makes hand launching park flyers easy. I'm left handed so I launch with a hand already on the right stick. ROG is the most dangerous part of my flying.
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Old 02-03-2008, 12:29 AM
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This is my five-minute made tray made from a plastic-clipboard and a locker organizer (the wire is just there for now but i will soon replace it with string or some type of rope). I know it looks weird but hey, it still gets the job done and i didn't have to buy any materials. (maybe i could sell these , maybe not)
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Old 09-11-2008, 04:14 AM
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Thought I would like to try a tray so had a go at putting one together.
I'm in the minority here in Aus by using mode 2 , but also I feel more comforatble with the fingers and thumb rather than thumb only, so this should be a help I hope.
Used a cutting board from the kitchen and a couple of 1/4" eyebolts. I could not obtain 8" ones so got 6" and used joiners to connect a 2" bolt. Used some heat shrink to tidy up the threads.
Had a piece of aluminium sheet that was easy to bend to form a base "housing" and that is lined with duct tape to pad the transmitter. Used a paper clip with small nut and bolt to clip onto the handle when the transmitter is slid into place. Pinched my transmitter strap and bingo ... there it was.
It works fine on the computer sim, and feels comfortable. Have yet to try it out "in the wild".
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Old 09-11-2008, 05:44 AM
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Great job guys!
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Old 09-11-2008, 05:17 PM
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Ta Mike .
Only a small point but I omitted to mention... have allowed enough room at the top of the board to velcro a timer and enough at the sides to mount palm pads if ever desired .
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Old 04-01-2010, 07:46 PM
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Originally Posted by bigbobed View Post
Here's one that I made using some thin cutting boards from Wally World. My son confiscated it and I couldn't find more boards, so I made a replacement out of some Lexan I had.
What are the dimentions of the pieces. What did you use to cut the pieces? jig saw?
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