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Old Jan 29, 2010, 07:49 PM
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New Neckstrap balancer

While I love this balancer it was a pain in the behind to get. Well, not really a pain, it just took a long time. Almost a month!
I searched for a neck strap balancer on ebay and came accross this gem. The price was right at 3 dollars new. Finally somebody that doesn't charge an arm and a leg for a hunk of aluminum.



With shipping the total came to 5 bucks, still not bad as it was just what I was looking for. A low profile balancer that would give me adjustable balance points and still allow me to put my transmitter in the case. My previous balancer was the spektrum model which was nice, it just stuck up too far and I could not close the lid on my transmitter case. Also, I had to constantly tighten the adjustment screw or it would slip out of position. This one looks great and does everything I need. It doesn't block the power switch and is low enough not to get in the way of the case lid.



Well, after a month I finally got my balancer. The seller is located in Hong Kong and used unregistered airmail. I really should have looked at the sellers location before the purchase. Lesson Learned. Had I noticed it earlier I would have asked the seller to send it registered or by EMS.
Overall, I really do like this adaptor. I had previously modified the neckstrap retainer by turning it 90 degrees (see previous blog) so this bolted right on. I did have to widen the holes for the strap a little, the Futaba Orange strap has a large heavy duty clasp. A simple fix with the correct size drill bit and I was in business.
I am pretty happy with the adaptor and would recomend it to anyone that is willing to wait for it and modify their radio.
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