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LCD mount for transmitter

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by cosmonaut, Aug 1, 2014.

  1. cosmonaut

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    I have upgraded to a Futaba J8 transmitter as I ran into a deal on a F550 so I now have two drones. So I need a good mount for a 7 inch LCD. I have tried a cheap Ebay one that didn't work out. I can't stand for it to be loose. What's a good one?
     
  2. kydan

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    Just use a tripod you might have lying around for your camera or camcorder?

    I too bought a cheap one and it was okay, but too flimsy. I've since just stuck to the tripod.
     
  3. cosmonaut

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    That's a good idea.
     
  4. OI Photography

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    Is it an 8J? If so, this is an outstanding mount: http://www.raveaerialvideo.com/product/ ... tor-mount/

    It's out of stock at the moment, but he'll be printing more soon and they're worth the wait. I have 2 of their mounts and love them both.

    I do also use a tripod at times, but there's plenty of situations where it's just not practical to have you pinned to one spot on the ground. But, with those mounts, I can easily swap the monitor and associated FPV gear from my controller to the tripod and back simply by using the one standard tripod screw.
     
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    I too have the 3D-printed Rave mount for my stock DJI transmitter. It works beautifully and I'd second the recommendation.
     
  6. ElGuano

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    Same, I've got nothing but good things to say about the Rave creative mounts. It lives on my tx whether I have my monitor installed or not.

    The only improvement it would suggest is a captive threaded tripod mount so you don't have the risk of losing the one it comes with.
     
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    Currently the RAVE mount is Out of Stock. Looking on fleabay there's a mount that looks close to the Rave but it's $65.00! The others look like Frankenstein mounts.

    Any others similar to the RAVE?
     
  8. ElGuano

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    The thing to keep in mind is that 3d printed FDM parts can vary dramatically in quality. I would make sure whatever mount you buy. Try to vet the quality of the print with users who have already purchased (or if they outsource the prints, find out from whom).
     
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    I bought one of these: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FPV-Monitor-M ... rkt%3D4%26 It looks flimsy and lightweight but supports the Blackpearl just fine and does not move once positioned.

    Not sure if it would fit the Futaba - is it deeper between the strap mount and the top of the TX? If not, it should be fine.