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Old 03-08-2006, 03:51 PM   #1
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Transmitter Trays / who uses them and why??

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Iv'e got a thread going on thumbs and fingers. I use a neck strap but am also considering a transmitter tray.

Comments from the users or ex users, And if I get one, what kind should it be.
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Old 03-08-2006, 03:57 PM   #2
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I just started using a tray this past summer and I will never go back to just a strap. I am making my own try from a piece of lexan from Home Depot. In my opinion they are GREAT.
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Old 03-08-2006, 04:08 PM   #3
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I am using a Multiplex tray for a couple of reasons.

1. I have a Multiplex Profi Transmitter which is rather large and is designed to work in a tray. No switches or buttons where you can't see them.

2. It is easier for me to use the switches because I don't have to hold up the transmitter. I admit that I don't use them that much.

3. The straps for the tray don't put any pressure on my neck and it is more comfortable than a single transmitter strap.

4. I want to try flying with my fingers rather than my thumbs.

Those are the excuses I used to justify the money for the tray. So far so good. This summer will be the make it or break it for the tray.

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Tx Tray.

Yup.. Love it. Do not like the neck Strap. I am using the Vario Cross-Over Strap and Vario Tx tray for my Futaba.
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I am using one of the old DuBro style trays (at least I think it's Dubro) that are no longer available.

I definately find it a huge asset with one exception. It comes with side trays that are for you to support the edges of our palms on so your hands and fingers can concentrate on the sticks. These side trays make it difficult to flip some of the switches on my 9C transmitter and a pattern buddy has had the same problem. In his case, he relocated the trays lower down towards the base of the tx. I have just removed mine and rest my palms on the edges of the tx. and have no problems accessing anything.

Some people I have met are going back to neck straps but the camera style that are fully adjustable and have wide neckband. Either way I say use something - experiment and see what you like. Last year I was using a strap and then borrowed a tray at a contest. I have never looked back.

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Old 03-08-2006, 06:15 PM   #6
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Re: Transmitter Trays / who uses them and why??

Originally Posted by JKovats
Iv'e got a thread going on thumbs and fingers. I use a neck strap but am also considering a transmitter tray.

Comments from the users or ex users, And if I get one, what kind should it be.
Well if you are looking for one.....

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I find the straps that come with the Transmitters are useless, just like the straps tha come with 35 mm cameras. I take and modify straps from sports bags, much wider and more comfortable, but I intend to make a tray out of an old Lexan printer stand that got busted a bit, but has a large flat chunk I can use. I fly thumb and forefinger (Just the way I learned) and expect a tray will make it even more comfortable. Also, I think I can arrange a thre sides and top shield to block the wind for winter flying.
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I've been transitioning to a tray for a couple years now. I fly pinch grip (finger and thumb) and prefer to fly with a strap. The tray gives much better stability, I jst have to remember to pack it when I go flying.
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no tray, no straps...tried both but no joy.....ron
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I prefer the neckstrap but am not uncomfortable without it!.... I've never tried a "tray"!
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