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01-17-2010 05:00 PM  8 years agoPost 1
reiserrob2003

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Just finished it last night, not quite sure where this one came from because I bought it on this forum in the classifieds. Instructions are well written and plenty of pictures to help. Only places I differed from the instructions was I didn't scrub the rest of the sticky stuff off of the polarization layer on back of board, I assume the manufacturer wrote this because there is a chance of peeling off the foil backing and having the sticky stuff come off uneven and not look good, my foil layer came off easily and smoothly, leaving a nice smooth layer. Also, I routed the white wires as stated but I also routed the black and red wires under the control panel, under the first L-bracket and then out the top towards the switch connections, which helps hide excess wire and keeps them from interfering with any moving part. Anyways, now I can night fly with ease and fly well into dusk and have no issues finding menus in my radio. Can't wait for the spring.

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01-17-2010 06:54 PM  8 years agoPost 2
reiserrob2003

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would anyone be interested in a service that does this for your radio?

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01-24-2010 07:19 AM  8 years agoPost 3
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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Looks nice, but I've heard you can screw up your radio pretty easy by doing this.

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01-24-2010 12:03 PM  8 years agoPost 4
MU300PILOT

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This is where to buy it from, My thoughts are it's a bit costly.

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01-24-2010 03:51 PM  8 years agoPost 5
reiserrob2003

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Well, since the radio is a highly intricate device with a lot of circuits and a LCD screen. I won't argue that there is a chance of something getting screwed up. However, if you follow the instructions as they are laid out (the author is very cautious about static and cleanliness of the work area) and you have some experience with soldering I think this mod is very low risk. The hardest part of the mod (and this is expected and explained in the instruction manual)is lining up the LCD panel with the circuit board. You may be off at first with the alignment and the pixels will be off but if done right should take barely any time to correct. To me the reward outweighs the risk. I have often been to the field with low light conditions when having a lighted LCD would have been great. Also, I want to get back into night flying and feel the mod will save me time over whipping out the old flashlight or walking over to a light source. And last, there is the cool factor, I can't tell you how many times I looked at a ad for a 10X or the top of the line Futaba radios and said, "why didn't my radio come with a lit LCD screen?"

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