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Transmitter Tray by 3GenRC

Post by Rob Thomson » Sat Apr 27, 2013 3:21 pm

Just ordered one of these...
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No idea if it will fit - but my feeling is it will work on the Taranis. And maybe the 9X.

I will let you know when it arrives :D
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Re: Transmitter Tray by 3GenRC

Post by MikeB » Sat Apr 27, 2013 3:30 pm

The Taranis rear case moulding looks identical to the 9X. Just has some extra cutouts for the sliders and earphone socket.

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Re: Transmitter Tray by 3GenRC

Post by Rob Thomson » Sat Apr 27, 2013 3:37 pm

I figure it should be ok. The tray is advertised as JR compatable, so should be pretty close!
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Re: Transmitter Tray by 3GenRC

Post by Flaps 30 » Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:28 pm

Doubt that it will be of use on the 9X with a Frsky DJT module that has the 'sticky outy' bit for the aerial connection. :(

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Re: Transmitter Tray by 3GenRC

Post by Rob Thomson » Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:44 pm

I think it will be ok.

If you check the ebay pics, you will see it rests on the handle.

We will see :-)

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Post by Flaps 30 » Sat Apr 27, 2013 5:02 pm

Ohh yes... I was at the wrong angle to see it clearly.. I loath LCD screens! :evil:

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Re: Transmitter Tray by 3GenRC

Post by Rob Thomson » Sat May 04, 2013 2:52 pm

It's official.

A perfect fit.

I have the unit with hand rests. Lovely!

I like is so much I just ordered a second one :mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen:

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Re: Transmitter Tray by 3GenRC

Post by jhsa » Sat May 04, 2013 3:02 pm

Hmm, I think I will start carrying my livingroom's armchair to the field.. Might be a bit more confortable. Just rest the tx on my legs.. Might as well take the little stool for my feet. :mrgreen:
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Re: Transmitter Tray by 3GenRC

Post by Rob Thomson » Sat May 04, 2013 3:04 pm

I sometimes take a collapsible chair with foot rest.

Let's me lie back in the "sun" and enjoy some flying. :-)

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Post by jhsa » Sat May 04, 2013 3:15 pm

Sun? where?? :mrgreen:
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Re: Transmitter Tray by 3GenRC

Post by Rob Thomson » Sat May 04, 2013 3:20 pm

Just behind that cloud!

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Re: Transmitter Tray by 3GenRC

Post by G550Ted » Sat May 04, 2013 3:27 pm

It appears in England at and after dawn only on the rare days that an east landing is necessary following an all night flight from North America. Nothing like a face full of sun to wake you up when trying to see the runway on short final!

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Post by jhsa » Sat May 04, 2013 3:29 pm

Had that a few times.. not nice at all ;)
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Post by Flaps 30 » Sat May 04, 2013 3:57 pm

Cheers Rob. Let's hope that the need for that goes away if the Horus comes out in tray style, complete with its own side cheeks.. :)

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Re: Transmitter Tray by 3GenRC

Post by jhsa » Sat May 04, 2013 4:01 pm

I hope not.. well, at least it should be an option. ;)
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Re: Transmitter Tray by 3GenRC

Post by Rob Thomson » Sat May 04, 2013 4:23 pm

One day. But for now it is a good option. :-)

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Re: Transmitter Tray by 3GenRC

Post by jhsa » Sat May 04, 2013 8:34 pm

Tray radios remind me of the people selling ice cream and cakes on the beach. :D speaking about it I really miss it. The beach of course. :D
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Re: Transmitter Tray by 3GenRC

Post by Rob Thomson » Sun May 05, 2013 7:22 pm

Mad a small mod to the tray today.

Drilled a hole in the back so I could get to the trainer port. (teaching my dad to fly)

First time flying with it today. Very nice feel.

I have always flown pinch style. My hands are big enough to do this, and hold the tx. (thumb and index finger holding the stick) so using the tray has been easy. Especially with the hand rests. They help you keep he then tx stable.

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Re: Transmitter Tray by 3GenRC

Post by Rob Thomson » Wed May 08, 2013 8:57 pm

Some pics of my sky9x radio in the 3genrc tray.
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Re: Transmitter Tray by 3GenRC

Post by Scott Page » Wed May 08, 2013 10:35 pm

It's great to know that the Taranis will fit into the same footprint as the 9x. I designed this tray for the 9x. I wanted the rests higher and a more secure method to hold the TX in the tray. I also have a lock that holds the handle in place with two 3mm cap screws, but it's really overkill. The key to holding it is the polycarbonate spring on the bottom. I built this in about 3 hours for $20. I have the plans as an illustrator file.
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Re: Transmitter Tray by 3GenRC

Post by PNaz » Thu May 09, 2013 4:27 pm

Looks perfect Scott. Could you add the plans file?

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Re: Transmitter Tray by 3GenRC

Post by Scott Page » Thu May 09, 2013 8:00 pm

Absolutely. My pleasure.

There are three pieces in the plans that are for the lock. only two are needed -- one is an extra in case of a mistake when embedding the T-nuts (or blind nuts). The holes on the sides for the T-nuts need to be drilled after the first cap screw is in place to get placement perfect. Pre-drilling them before the arm is bent just won't be exact enough because everybody will get a slightly different bend.
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Re: Transmitter Tray by 3GenRC

Post by rainer » Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:43 am

i ordered one of the Transmitter Tray by 3GenRC. Thanks for the link Rob!
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Re: Transmitter Tray by 3GenRC

Post by Rob Thomson » Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:42 am

Should br simple enough to to.

They tray is a good 6mm acrylic, so just drill a hole for the mount!

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