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Old 04-17-2007, 08:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default DX7 Hanging strap mod

I didn't come up with this but I'm documenting it here for everyone.
Considering it cost less than $2 it's not bad. It's not pretty but the job is done.

The DX7 has an issue of not hanging level due to the position of the lanyard loop on the radio. A simple solution that will not damage the radio is to purchase a 1/4 inch bolt with an eye on the end that's 1 1/2 inches long on the bolt (2 1/2 inches over all with the loop). I used a regular nut on the inside and a teflon locking nut on the outside. If I wanted to adjust it I'd need to shorten the bolt slightly but this is easily done with a hacksaw and a file. Personally I found the eye bolt at Lowes and didn't need to do anything to it. I wanted a small flat washer but couldn't find one with the OD small enough.

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edit: I'll retake picture #3 tomorrow..
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Old 04-17-2007, 09:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Y'all just need to work on the shed over yo tool. That's all the support my TX's need.

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Old 04-17-2007, 09:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 04-18-2007, 02:23 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I saw this post just after reacting to this mod by PsychoPilot145 in the DX7 lipo thread. But I think its a great idea so good to make a separate thread.
It works like a charm though......
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Old 04-18-2007, 06:12 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I covered the open thread part of the bolt with heatshrink
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Old 04-18-2007, 06:16 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I couldn't reach the power button easily, so I decided to bent the bolt upwards: (Don't try to do that on the tx, you'll break it!)

Covering with heatshrink is a good idea........think I'll do that too.
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Old 04-18-2007, 06:39 AM   #7 (permalink)
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And finished with the heatshrink: (Jeezz, am I busy today........ :wink: )
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Old 04-18-2007, 07:56 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Sooo....Barnowl...
When can i come by and pick mine up?

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Old 04-18-2007, 08:43 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Anytime........anytime......, you know that Maurice!
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Nice job guys. It is amazing how much better this feels with the bolt.
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Old 04-18-2007, 10:18 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Nicely done Barnowl, Bend it in a vice?
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Tnx........yep, (Used the WorkMate) ..last 2cm thread held tight and just bend it around with a big screwdriver or so. Clamp it in between wood otherwise you damage the thread.
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Looks great, HUGE photos in the first post, but very good information. It is nice to have the radio hanging like it should.
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Old 04-24-2007, 11:17 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I probably should edit them down.. and the last pic I want to redo..it's blurry.. I meant to already re-take that one.. I'll get it done.....
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Old 04-24-2007, 02:29 PM   #16 (permalink)
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hey, i did it the same way. it's a great solution to the problem! cheap and easy!
barnowl, i'll remake mine to look like yours, it looks really cool... =)
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Old 04-24-2007, 04:14 PM   #17 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 04-24-2007, 04:19 PM   #18 (permalink)
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NICE!! Finless how are you resizing your images with the link ? straight html or ??? I didn't think phpbb supported that by default.
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Old 04-24-2007, 05:48 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Just use REPLY link at the bottom instead of using the "quick reply" and it allows you to upload attachments... Attachments get a thumb nail like my post.

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Old 04-24-2007, 08:22 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Why, after this being a problem with JR radios for years, Is no one pissed about this?
I like the fixes...don't get me wrong.
Just wondering?
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