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Old 07-08-2016, 03:34 PM   #1
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As I get older I find my thumbs are not as steady on top of the sticks as I would like. I have seen RC people using a tray type of TX holder and wondered if there are RTF trays or even good plans for building your own. TIA
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Re: Transmitter tray

Hi Bill,

A tx tray can help steady anyone's hands!! Since I started using one I find I am much smoother for my type (IMAC) of flying. I use a Secraft tray with the side hand rest pads like the picture below, the harness system is great on this one but there are several manufacturers of similar.

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http://www.espritmodel.com/transmitter-tray.aspx

Hobby King has a couple last time I checked, a wooden one and a plexiglass looking one.

Youtube on how to build your own: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ubfviN3TIM

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Re: Transmitter tray

I have seen a few makes of transmitter trays. Thunderbolt RC has some from Secraft, http://www.thunderboltrc.com/index.p...nsmitter+trays

If you Google Transmitter Tray Plans there are numerous options shown.

I was also digging through some RC papers the other day and came across a design to build your own. It looks like a pretty easy build. If you would like a copy of the plans article let me know.
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Re: Transmitter tray

Thanks guys. Thunderbolt was too expensive for me so I ordered one from Esprit in the USA. Hopefully FedEx will make me happy next week.
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I wouldn't have picked that one as there is no side panels to rest your hands. I will post pictures of mine later.......nap time.
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Re: Transmitter tray

Thanks for the reminder Mike but I had thought about it and wound up ordering the hand rests too. Expensive but I know it will help. Isn't getting older just flippin wonderful.
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I have been using a TX tray for over 20 years and I know I fly better with one. It is also easier to flip switches when you have a tray. In europe everyone uses a Tray, there must be a reason.
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Re: Transmitter tray

Mike,

I'd like to see pictures of your transmitter tray. I am getting ready to build one and any references or ideas are welcome.

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Re: Transmitter tray

My tray has to be 20 years old, but still works well. I must forewarn that the first time you use a tray you hate it. It will be uncomfortable, and you will won't like you have no control. I suggest going to low rates and until u get used to it and be patient.
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