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Old 03-09-2006, 12:42 PM
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I am getting back into flying. I stopped about 2 years ago to do other things, but the love has returned

My problem is I have a neck injury and need somthing to hold my transmitter without a strap going across my neck. A wide strap would be ok, but I also need a way to hold the transmitter suspended without it twisting on me. I have tried a few of the foam holders and did not like them.

Before some people had posted a few home made holders.

Any suggestions please let me know, there is a swap meet this weekend and if I can find me a good re-starter plane I will be wanting to immediately start flying it -


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Old 03-09-2006, 02:30 PM
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Spring air offers a transmitter tray they call it, a little pricey but you might look for another along these lines.
http://www.retracts.com/URT.htm
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Old 03-09-2006, 03:05 PM
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A friend of mine mounted a piece of aluminum to the bottom of his 9303 and he tucks it into his belt while flying. It's combined with a neck-strap for him, but you could just as easily connect the TX to a shoulder harness or a chest strap of some kind. Might be cheaper than a TX tray or holder.
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Old 03-09-2006, 03:43 PM
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Here is one that I designed. There is a construction article on my web page and complete drawings for building this one.

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Here is a link to a transmitter tray you can make. I see no reason it could not be set up with shoulder straps.

http://webpages.charter.net/rcfu/Con.../XmtrTray.html
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Old 03-09-2006, 04:31 PM
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There are many transmitter tray layout out there and here is mine. Use 7 mm interior grade ply for the best finish or 1/4" ply. Paint with a good grade of poliutherane paint and make the neck straps from 1/4" cord to keep it nice and light. Above all remember the KISS principle...
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Old 03-09-2006, 04:36 PM
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I have the Falcon Expert transmitter tray. This is a link to the manufacturer in Norway; with photos
http://www.jvtrading.no/1001.htm

When I bought mine, these guys were the only US source:
http://www.urgear.com/
It cost about $60
The web site seems to have broken links so you’d have to call them to order it.

These guys sell a transmitter tray harness that goes across the back and crisscrosses over the shoulders so there is no pressure on the neck at all.
http://www.qualityrcproducts.com/prod_harness.html
It costs $25
I do not have this but have been thinking about getting it.
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Old 03-09-2006, 07:50 PM
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Man talk about support...


Thanks for the input, I will go through and digest it all. I do like the ABS plastic one. Seems it may be the lightest. I will go through the links and see if I can make any myself quickly.

Again thanks for all of the replies.
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Old 03-09-2006, 07:54 PM
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Lightfoot.

Where on Brindlee Mountain do you fly? Just noticed your location. I am in Huntsville, but spent most of my summers growing up on my uncles farm on Brindlee Mountain.

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check this out...seems like the guy keeps raisin' his price tho.

he is a member of my club, so i have seen this in person a couple of times, it's pretty neat!

[link]http://www.rctraymanusa.com[/link]

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I have one of the RC Trayman Tx holders and one of the old DuBro foam holders. The RC Trayman is much the superior one and I really like it even though it isn't cheap, but I still use the DuBro one when float flying - for obvious reasons.
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