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Old 04-18-2007, 11:10 PM
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hey hey

im looking for ideas,tips,tricks,links, pictures

of and for radio box's
i would like to make my own.

anything from 2"s tall by 4"s long and wide.

i was planning on using just a Tupperware. but everything at wal-mart has either been too small or too big.
im going to shop around tomorrow and see what i can find.

but am open for ideas.

so post your pictures, or if you know where i can find one close to the size im looking for..then just post the link or something.


thanks
Old 04-19-2007, 07:45 AM
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I make mine out of aircraft ply and epoxy. They are really strong, any size you want, and look a whole lot better than something you found at WalMart and threw in the back of the boat. Tupperware belongs in the kitchen. Unfortunately, I don't have any pics of them.
Old 04-19-2007, 08:13 AM
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I make my own also. They are usally made from balsa and birch laminate or I use plastics


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Old 04-19-2007, 08:21 AM
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Check with www.aeromarinerc.com as they sell radio boxes in various sizes.
Old 04-19-2007, 08:57 AM
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Make your own. If you have the slightest degree of building skill, they are easy to make. Custom sized to your boat and probably 1/4 the cost of a purchased box which will be a compromise on fit. I usually build mine right into the boat using the longitudinal bulkheads for the walls and add in front and aft walls as necessary. Usually 1/16 ply with localized 1/16 doublers to give some support for the push rod exit hardware. Double up the top rim with 1/4 ply with a recess to capture the plexiglass cover and seal the entire box with slow set epoxy. Use "radio box tape" to seal the cover. With some imagination you can even make your own pushrod seals using brass tube and silicone tubing. Look at the "Wild Thing Construction Pictures", post #11 in the R/C Nitro Boats section started by "Mcleod" and you'll see photos of how I did my Wild Thing radio box. Sometimes boats dictate the shape of the radio box, not you.
Old 04-19-2007, 09:13 AM
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thanks for the replies guys!

im going to be making my own. im just going to be using some 1/8"x4" basswood
gonna put a coat of fiberglass resin over it, probably going to use the same stuff for the "tray" and such, and then use a clear piece of plastic for the lid.
Old 04-19-2007, 05:33 PM
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I build mine right into the boat, I use light ply, fiberglass and fisnish it with gel-coat:

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Old 04-19-2007, 09:32 PM
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i like using the TS2 radio box, just check it in towerhobbies.
Old 04-20-2007, 05:51 PM
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Hi,

I understand the frustration and I'm alway on the look out for project boxes. These are inexpensive food container I use. They are made by Glade. I know you may have seen them in the super market. They are not that strong, but strong enough to hold a grommet. I think they make one that is 2" deep. This one is 4" x 4" x 1 1/4" deep.

I hope this helps,

-J

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