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Posted by Mera'din | Jan 29, 2010 @ 09:09 PM | 3,481 Views
I finally finished a travel case for my MSR. I went to a home center, Menards, and picked up a tool case for 20 bucks. The top lid had a nice tool organizer which I promptly tossed into the trash. When I was younger (last month) I would have kept it for a future possible project but as my bench is getting quit clutter I just got rid of it right away.
I had some egg shell foam left over from a previous project to line the lid (maybe saving stuff is good). The foam that came with the case was pre cut into little squares that you pull out to form the shape you desire. I made cutouts for my MSR, a few spare parts, my Futaba 10C transmitter with a Spektrum modual, the charger, power adaptor, neck Strap, and batteries.

Posted by Mera'din | Jan 29, 2010 @ 08:49 PM | 3,191 Views
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.
Posted by Mera'din | Jan 07, 2010 @ 12:39 PM | 3,586 Views
So I got sick of the Transmitter balance and decided to get a Spektrum Neck Strap balancer. In order to make it work i had to open up the case and turn the mount sideways. I used a file to flatten a spot on the nut so it would turn 90 degrees and fit snug.
Posted by Mera'din | Jan 05, 2010 @ 01:32 AM | 3,336 Views
My wife got me a micro Sukhoi and I am having a blast. My current hanger now includes...

Multiplex Easystar
Eflight Blade MSR
Horizon Sukhoi
Traxxas 1/16 revo