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11-28-2005 04:40 PM  12 years agoPost 1
YugrrMaster - UK. Herts - My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I made a couple of tweeks to this.
1st off was a way to keep the clear screen up and off the sticks because it tended to sag a bit in the middle. I used a length of carbon fibre rod with fuel tubing over the ends to protect the fabric. The rod is mounted by a cable tie through the fabric. I made a small hole with a soldering iron which melts through and also seals and frayed ends
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2nd, I also found that the Tx needed to be supported firmly, so I used a short length of right angle aluminium, bolted to the base and with velcro along the top edge. The bottom of the tx has the other half of the velcro stuck to it and seems to hold very well...........
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To finish off, I stuffed a couple of gel handwarmers in each of the side pockets.
Snug as a bug in a rug

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11-28-2005 05:20 PM  12 years agoPost 2
Lorents

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Just received my raydiowarm this weekend. Great product!

It seems to me like the shoulder straps on mine keeps the clear screen away from the tx, but I might try out the carbon rod mod



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11-28-2005 08:59 PM  12 years agoPost 3
Liron alm.

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looks great!
where can i get one?

thanks
liron

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11-28-2005 09:01 PM  12 years agoPost 4
Lorents

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http://www.raydiowarm.com



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11-28-2005 09:24 PM  12 years agoPost 5
DOperchal

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Looks like it will work a lot better than the fleece gloves i currently use.

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11-28-2005 10:51 PM  12 years agoPost 6
Yug

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Lorents
I found that the shoulder straps did keep it away, but the centre of the screen creased up a bit and nearly touched my thumbs. I fly thumbs only.
I bought it from Midland Helicopters.

I have experimented with many kinds of gloves. Woolen, rubber, neoprene etc etc. The basic problem was loss of sensitivity and restriction in movement due to the resistance of the fabric. The best I came up with were loose fitting thin leather driving gloves with the thumbs chopped off, but these still lacked sensitivity etc.

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11-28-2005 11:11 PM  12 years agoPost 7
Tday

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Hey, for those of us in cold weather, we all have a few tips. The most remarkable discovery I've found is these wrist straps that hold a hot pad on your wrist. It's amazing how warm your finger tips get since all the blood to your hand, thumb and fingers goes through your wrist right near the surface. I use these and hunting mittens which have cut fingers/thumb that velcro back out of the way during flight. To each his own, I suppose, but the wrist straps are a great addition to any system you use.

You don't need to actually buy one of these things, though I think they're a bargain if you're here in the US. All you need to do is get the warm-up pad on your wrist. Here's the link.

Crazy Creek Thermabands

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11-29-2005 01:12 AM  12 years agoPost 8
Professorwiz

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My wife made a couple after she saw mine and got worked up with the bad stitching. It's great to have someone who can't tolerate a poor job..

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11-11-2010 12:38 AM  7 years agoPost 9
praztek

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Can anyone offer up some larger pics of the carbon mod? I just got mine in the mail today, and seems like a good idea.

Any others ideas on keeping the screen away from the fingers, please chime in.

Thanks

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11-11-2010 12:58 AM  7 years agoPost 10
z11355

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I have a different mitt but very similar.

I took a 2piece metal car key holder (the type that comes apart w/ a key ring on each end) and 2 plastic washers (about the size of a servo wheel) and drilled a small hole in the plastic 'viewscreen', glued the washers to the front and back of the viewscreen.

then attached the small piece & ring to the transmitter attach point and fed the other part through the hole in the washers and slid the 2nd keyring through. now the neckstrap attaches to the 2nd keyring and the weight of the transmiitter & use of the neckstrap keeps the viewscreen up and away from my fingers.

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11-11-2010 01:47 PM  7 years agoPost 11
ssrobzoom

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Tn

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z11355
I have a different mitt but very similar.

I took a 2piece metal car key holder (the type that comes apart w/ a key ring on each end) and 2 plastic washers (about the size of a servo wheel) and drilled a small hole in the plastic 'viewscreen', glued the washers to the front and back of the viewscreen.

then attached the small piece & ring to the transmitter attach point and fed the other part through the hole in the washers and slid the 2nd keyring through. now the neckstrap attaches to the 2nd keyring and the weight of the transmiitter & use of the neckstrap keeps the viewscreen up and away from my fingers.
Please post some pictures of you mod

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11-11-2010 02:13 PM  7 years agoPost 12
red_z06

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Dumont, NJ

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I've been looking for some 12v heater coils that I can attach inside the RaydioWarm. Anyone know of a source? All I could find was electric pet rugs and socks.

www.JustinJee.com

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11-11-2010 02:19 PM  7 years agoPost 13
hootowl

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My vision of a cold weather radio cover is a plexiglass box that is open on the pilot end with hanging "flaps" like they use on high access garage doors. Some sort of internal heat or a waist mounted heater with a flexible duct that magnetically attaches to the box. Radio gets fixed to the bottom of the box so when you pick it up it's all one.

Another idea is a portable stand with heat and clear upper walls.

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11-11-2010 02:29 PM  7 years agoPost 14
z11355

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I use those wristbands that have a pocket for the disposable 1use heater packs that warm the blood to your hands. once your hands are in the mitt, it gets more than warm enough by time a flight is over. In fact, it starts getting a bit clammy and wet from normal perspiration.

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11-11-2010 02:41 PM  7 years agoPost 15
red_z06

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It almost needs a heat duct on one side so moving hot air prevent condensation.

www.JustinJee.com

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11-11-2010 03:22 PM  7 years agoPost 16
Skybolt

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Hi red_z06
I've been looking for some 12v heater coils that I can attach inside the RaydioWarm.
Go to a snowmobile dealership and look for heating handlebar kit.

They run on 12 volts

http://www.heeters.com/snbgrips.shtml

lots of choice on this link

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11-11-2010 03:43 PM  7 years agoPost 17
red_z06

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Thanks!

I found this.

http://www.amazon.com/Tusk-Grip-Hea...89489995&sr=8-1

www.JustinJee.com

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11-11-2010 04:08 PM  7 years agoPost 18
skint eastwood

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this is what I use in my raydiowarm

uses a fill of lighter fluid, doesnt smell at all its catalytic. keeps warm for around 8 hours.

Might run on nitro!

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11-11-2010 04:10 PM  7 years agoPost 19
mlucia

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Essex Jct., Vermont

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My friend modified a Mitt with a small DC fan from radio shack and a couple car brake light bulbs. He uses a battery pack from a cordless drill which lays on the ground with a wire up through the back of the Mitt. Talk about toasty.

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11-11-2010 04:18 PM  7 years agoPost 20
red_z06

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My friend modified a Mitt with a small DC fan from radio shack and a couple car brake light bulbs. He uses a battery pack from a cordless drill which lays on the ground with a wire up through the back of the Mitt. Talk about toasty.
This is what I'm after.

www.JustinJee.com

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