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Old 05-05-2002, 01:42 PM
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Looking for plans for a transmitter tray with metal straps that hook over the shoulders. I'm told the manufacturer has discontinued them, but that plans are available. Please let me know if you have them or know where to obtain them. Thanks.
Old 05-05-2002, 10:04 PM
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I make them for my friends here locally. Look really nice. Cost is around $15 from a Home Depot or similar. Maybe i should draw up some plans.

Maybe the best thing to do is take pictures and explain it. Drawings can get a bit confusing. Give me a couple weeks

Email me and I'll try and get detailed
Old 05-05-2002, 10:33 PM
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When you get those pictures taken let me know. I interested in making one too.

Thanks,
Old 05-06-2002, 02:37 AM
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This site is very slow tonight for me but I beleive this is what you want!1

http://www.agate.net/~jradmore/tray.html
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It may not be what you want but I have one I built from howard sullivans plans and no longer use. I would sell it for 12 bucks shipped. It is wood base with alum arms about 14" long you then attach a camera strap to. You can see the plans on rc flight unlimited (howard's site) http://webpages.charter.net/rcfu/
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Thanks to 4*60 for the tip on the tray plans. The site does take a while to load, but once up it includes a great photo and excellent plans. Ther are other plans there as well. Thanks to Dick Layahe of Franklin County Aircraft Modelers for putting the plans together and posting them. These plans will save me a ton of time and avoid mistakes.

Been in this hobby a week and I'm already overwhelmed at how all you vets are willing to help us rookies.

Thanks again.
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Amen to that!

I can't believe how great the vets are to us new guys. There is a lot of great hard won information flying around here (pun intended) that would take us many a hard landing to glean without.

When I first went to the flying field for my club, the guys on the flight line pulled me into the pits and gave me a quick shake down on what was going on.

Then proceeded to do some of the nicest maneuvers that I'd ever seen. The good PR had me signed up shortly thereafter, and I have had no second thoughts.

Thanks again guys. Keep the advice flowing.

Clear skies,

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I get the site to load Im just unable to see pictures anyone able to send or put here would be great for all our viewing.
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I found the pics in google hevean (try this link). What I did it copyed some text from the page and then searched for that in google with quotes " around it. Then I clicked on "Cached".

I will try to paste them here
Transmitter Tray
By Dick Lahaye

Make flying comfortable and free your hands from having to hold the transmitter case. You can concentrate on fine joystick control movements. This project is real easy and can be finished in a few hours.

Materials required :1/4" plywood, 11" x 14" and 2" x 10".
2 Spruce Runners, 3/4" x 1 1/2" x 9".
2 "L" brackets, 3" x 3" x 3/4" wide.
2 Aluminum Sholder Straps 24" long x 1" wide x 1/8" thick.
4 6x32 machine screws to mount sholder straps to "L" brackets.
4 #6 sheet metal screws to mount "L" brackets to runners.
3/4" brads to mount runners and plywood retainer to Tray top.


Construction: (Refer to diagrams below)

Cut the Tray Top from 1/4" plywood as per drawing, The only variable is the location of the TX handle. Check your TX for correct location after the main opening has been cut away.

Cut the Runners fron 3/4" spruce and cut the Retainer from 1/4" ply.

Cut 2 Sholder Straps from 1/8" x 1" x 24" long. Then bend the upper ends to follow your the contour of your shoulder. Then drill the bottom of the Straps to fit the angle brackets.

Assemble the Runners to the bottom of the Tray with wood glue and brads, Runners should be flush with back of Tray and flush with TX center opening.

Install the TX Retainer plywood strip with glue and brads, be sure to place Retainer so that the Buddy Cord jack will clear for use.

Install the angle brackets to the bottom of the runners with #6 x 3/4" sheet metal screws.

Check TX for good fit in the Tray, then paint with polyeurethane varnish.

When dry, install the sholder straps to the angle brackets with 6 x 32 x 3/8" machine screws, check for comfortable fit to your body, adjust (bend) as necessary. I placed some foam rubber weather striping under the sholder straps for comfort.

You are finished ! Happy Flying
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Hey I just found the new link with pictures that work. http://personalpages.tdstelme.net/~rcflyer/tray.html
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OK, I know this is an old post but I wanted the plans and went to the site and they are not there anymore. can you help again.
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Originally Posted by magnu2m
OK, I know this is an old post but I wanted the plans and went to the site and they are not there anymore. can you help again.
Depending on the style you need.. A quick google search turned up the following.. (plenty more also)

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1918461

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1588

http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=117427

Even a few videos on Youtube that might give you some ideas.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jL4EHh8pV8

Flew for over a year with a Kraft tray on a Kraft Series 80 radio when pylon racing., very precise with the palms resting on the side and long control sticks.

Have often considered trying another Tray but the TXs are far more ergonomic these days.
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Any tray you get should have hand rests on each side of transmitter. Without hand rests your less precise. I built my first tray from wood with a shoulder strap. I found the strap to be uncomfortable because the weight of my arms are on the hand rests. Better to have aluminum hoops over your shoulders.
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If you can find one, the all styrofoam Robart trays are hard to beat. I've had one for years.

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