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Old 12-01-2005, 08:35 PM
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Default How to rain-proof a TX?

I live in the Seattle, WA area, and I like to fly EPP bungee-launched gliders in the winter. This translates to lots of wind AND rain.

What's the best way to rain-proof my TX? I'm using a Hitch Flash 5X, and I've thought of using pieces of thin plastic garbage bags with cutouts for the 2 sticks. This would probably work but it's not very elegant or durable. Any ideas for ways to protect my TX against mother nature?

Alternatively, I'd might consider buying a TX specially designed to withstand rain. Is there such a TX available?
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Old 12-01-2005, 09:24 PM
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Old 12-01-2005, 11:17 PM
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Try a plastic grocery bag. Poke a hole through the bottom for the antenna and use an elastic band to seal the bag to the antenna or drips will run down to the Tx. Just put your hands inside the open end of the bag instead of poking the sticks out. Should stay dry enough. Use a clear bag if you need to see switches or display.

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Old 12-01-2005, 11:43 PM
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Check out the following link I received from someone named "rutat" on RCGroups.com:

http://www.gbmy.com/transmitt.html

This is a combination hand warmer and TX cover (called the "Transmitt") designed for RC yachting in cold, rainy weather, but it should do just fine for EPP bungee gliders, too!

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[link=http://rcmitt.com/happy.html]Mongo Mitt.[/link] Have used one for 3 years. Works fantastic.
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Old 12-02-2005, 01:34 PM
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Old 12-02-2005, 06:24 PM
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who all is using this baby?
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Old 12-02-2005, 07:55 PM
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I haven't used either one, but the "Transmitt" looks a lot more ergonomic, and since it's felt-lined inside it's probably a lot warmer, too.

Based on nothing more than the digital images from the two websites, I'lm putting my money on the "Transmitt" and will be buying one for Christmas.
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My Mongo mitt is fleece lined, and my hands will sweat if they are in there too long. Plenty warm, even in 0 degrees. it will also hold a large TX with ample room to move the sticks. Only drawback, might be the clear window fogs up when my hands sweat, hindering the view of the TX. But I got used to it.
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Dont forget to water proof any switches mounted on the outside of the airplane as well. Water will short one out, seen it twice. "It aint purdy"
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another flyer told me to save my money and do this:
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