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Old 04-24-2007, 11:12 PM   #21 (permalink)
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It hasn't been a problem with JR. 72Mhz radios balance fine with the antenna out. I even run the JR baseload antenna on my 9303 and that's fine also.

The problem is, Spektrum reused the JR plastic molds to make the DX6 and DX7. Designed for 72mhz. With the short plastic antenna, balance is too far "aft".
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Old 05-06-2007, 08:35 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Just did this to my DX7 - great idea guys, thanks!
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Old 05-08-2007, 03:27 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Here is another easy option.

I used a velcro dot stuck to the bottom on the radio and the other matching bit of velcro attached to a small strap.
I can adjust the angle of the radio by adjusting the length of the small strap.
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Old 05-09-2007, 02:33 PM   #24 (permalink)
 
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I just dont use a neckstrap. :?

I also run the new DX7- ION pack produced by RODNEYCORP. which is a little bit lighter and helps in the balance.

16 hours of 2.4 fun on 1 single charge. It's like flying for 1 month without charging.
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Old 05-10-2007, 02:24 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Here is another easy option.

I used a velcro dot stuck to the bottom on the radio and the other matching bit of velcro attached to a small strap.
I can adjust the angle of the radio by adjusting the length of the small strap.
I like that! Simple and functional.
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Old 05-11-2007, 04:35 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Believe it or not: I use a modified cupboard door handle!
It's stainless steel, has the right diameter and thread size, and I didn't need to bend it. Perfect!
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Old 05-11-2007, 06:42 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Lots of options.. very nice!
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Old 05-11-2007, 08:17 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Here's another option...
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Old 05-15-2007, 01:19 PM   #29 (permalink)
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fireup,

How did you make that one?
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Old 05-15-2007, 10:48 PM   #30 (permalink)
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I attempted the mod that Bob posted a picture of. As straight forward as it may seem it is quite the opposite. It requires extensive disassembly of the radio which I started to do but then it occured to me by doing the modification I would be voiding my warranty. I don't anticipate something going bad on the radio but you never know, instead I opted for the .47 cent eyebolt mod and what a night and day difference. Incidentally as a result I scratched the outside of the lcd facia cover, the next day I called Horizon to order one and they told me they don't sell internal parts, I would have to send the radio in, after asking for to speak to the manager for an explaination of policy, they opted to sell me one for 5.00 and I received it the next day! The facia panel sticks to the case from the front, easy to replace.
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Old 05-16-2007, 12:15 AM   #31 (permalink)
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How did you make that one?
I milled it manually on-the-fly with a CNC using 0.5" ball endmill and drill. Took about 10 min. total. If I had to program it, it would have taken 1 hr. +, but I could have made a lot more.
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Old 05-16-2007, 06:14 AM   #32 (permalink)
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NICE! I wish I had access to a CNC Milling machine!
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Old 05-16-2007, 09:07 AM   #33 (permalink)
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fireup ..... THAT is the nicest, best thought out DX-7 balance mod to date! :mrgreen: If you decide to produce any more, please PM me with price!
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Old 05-21-2007, 03:59 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Fireup:

Did you mill the sticks also? I would like more grip on the ends.
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Old 05-21-2007, 05:29 PM   #35 (permalink)
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http://www.horizonhobby.com/Search/D...%20ends&CatId=

Gimbal Stick Ends. You can get extensions also.

JR ends will also fit Spektrum.
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Old 06-06-2007, 01:04 AM   #36 (permalink)
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heres mine that im selling here,



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Old 06-13-2007, 12:39 PM   #37 (permalink)
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http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...ProdID=SPM6703

Spektrum Neck Strap Adaptor
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Old 06-14-2007, 08:28 PM   #38 (permalink)
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rpengfer ..... $13.99 and it's adjustable. I think Spektrum has been doing some great things for the DX line. AR6100e (end pins) and AR6200 (full range mini with satellite Rx like the AR7000). :glasses2:
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Of course if you like taking things apart Matt (Tickitytoc) came up with this mod... It requires you do dissassemble the radio though but MAN is it a clean way... He also added a LED in the old hole to show it is on.
I like that setup! What parts do I need to make that work? Just solder it to the switch wires.
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Old 06-26-2007, 07:55 PM   #40 (permalink)
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Check out:

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http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...ProdID=SPM6703
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