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Old 07-10-2019, 09:22 AM   #1
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I've never used a tray radio and I’m thinking about buying one. I was wondering if someone who has one can tell me how they like it?

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Sent you a PM , Michel.
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Re: Thoughts on a tray radio versus handheld

There are trayís for radios, never heard of tray radio except European brands. If you buy one you will hate it, but if you continue to use it you will realize itís advantages. It you are going to compete give it a go, otherwise stay with what you have.
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Re: Thoughts on a tray radio versus handheld

I built a tray holder for my radio, similar to commercially available ones, and after an initial period of familiarization I am very happy with it.
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Re: Thoughts on a tray radio versus handheld

What I mean is the European style of tray radio, Jeti DC, Graupnier MC.
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Re: Thoughts on a tray radio versus handheld

Like the single stick radios of the past; the full tray style radio has limited users with more current ( past 6 or so years) models coming out of Asia than Europe. Many of the so called hand held radios have controls on the backside ; which would not be accessible on a tray operation. To correct that the full tray operation has these accessible on top of the tray radio.
The full tray transmitter is quite popular in Europe as mentioned.
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Re: Thoughts on a tray radio versus handheld

More explanation. The advantage of a tray is that you can hold the stick with your finger and thumb which in theory gives you more precise control. I use a tray as it allows me to take my hand off the stick and scratch my .......... Mosquitoes are rel problem this year
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Re: Thoughts on a tray radio versus handheld

Sure I'll explained some more. Two summers ago I switched from thumb control to pinch control (thumb and forefinger) and found that I had better control of the sticks. Now that I am looking for a new radio I’m thinking of buying a tray radio like the type used in Europe.
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Re: Thoughts on a tray radio versus handheld

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More explanation. The advantage of a tray is that you can hold the stick with your finger and thumb which in theory gives you more precise control. I use a tray as it allows me to take my hand off the stick and scratch my .......... Mosquitoes are rel problem this year
I put my DX18 in a tray to try out the concept. I find it more relaxed not needing to 'hold the radio and operate it too.

If I ever buy another TX it will mostly will be a tray.
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Re: Thoughts on a tray radio versus handheld

I never cared for the feel myself but it's totally a personal thing ,you will either like it or you won't . If you know anyone that has one ,see if they will let you try it first .
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