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    Quote Originally Posted by slappomatt View Post
    Still plan to make a narrow bench like top along the bottom of the TV's with half hight storage below for SLA batts and the inverter for TV's and what not.
    Do remember with mobile shelves to build them with a decent front rail, you don't want stuff sliding off while on the road.

    And do build yourself a first aid kit, sooner or later you will need it.

    And while I'm sure you already know this, though others might not, design it to keep 60% of the build weight forward of the axle, if the trailer is rear heavy it will fishtail to beat all hell.

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    yeah I got a dozen first aid kits on woot a while back. I plan to stick one in the trailer although there is already one of those in the tow vehicle. the shelf isnt really for storage more just a place to set drinks and TX and what not while in use. the lower section from floor to mid way up will be fully enclosed with top half open.

    kinda hard to describe. basically planning to make something like this out of 2x2 and plywood. about 12" deep on the top shelf. most of the way along the wall under TV's and will have a 1' or so sheet of ply along the bottom half making a storage pocket/cubby

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    Got the overhead lights installed. We got some Red LED strip lights and installed them inside the RV LED overhead lights so we can have red battle condition lighting

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    Not a whole lot left to do for the basic stuff. Want to make a built in bench/storage, and more storage under the Tv's and some Plane storage.

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    got a decent amount of stuff done today. going to try to knock out the rest so we can do a test run this friday evening.

    Started by cutting the flooring to fit.

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    My next door neighbor just happened to have a spare RV couch cushion he no longer needed so we got that for the couch.

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    Got the rest of the front antenna mast mounted. Think I am going to use a coupler and a 2' piece of conduit to make the mast same height.

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    here's both mast up. Rear is the L-com 12DB 900mhz yagi for the crossfire, front is 2.4 pepperbox.

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    Finished up the front water resistant port and the rest of the panduit going from there to the main duct.

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    Also finished soldering up the 2nd JR Module to cat7 adapter. Still need to make a few more external cat-7 to JR cables for the outside JR Tx modules. and build a bench for the cushion, and make battery storage area for the SLA batts.

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    Pulled a couple long nights last 2 days and got the trailer ready for our first trip out this afternoon. Couch is done, lots of storage inside with lid that is hinged.

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    Bolted down a large craftsman rollaway for tool and what not storage,

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    redid the flooring and got it all attached with metal trim around the perimeter.
    we where planning to cut a hole in the cushion for our cat 7 module connection but in 2nd thought I think we will move the mount up to make it simpler.

    Going to use a photography mount called a super clamp to attach the video antennas to the mast.

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    Steve 3d printed out some TX holders for the trailer

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    Mounted the Inverter for the TV's.

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    Took it out with the action drone guys down south for the maiden run of the trailer. still need to get our video electronics sorted on the mast for faster and cleaner deployment. The TV I have is REALLY bad with loss of signal and reaquiring the signal after loss. I ended up flying the wrong way for my pepperbox and lost signal. had to RTH and even when back it was over a minute after I had already landed LOS before the TV got picture again. The other TV seemed to be better. This one may end up in my daughters room. Planning to try to make it back down there again next friday for a distance run.

    The guys from action drone where super nice, even live streamed the maiden of the Trailer on their Facebook, and posted pics on their Instagram. Saw their shop down in Eastlake and man they have some nice professional level quads.

    https://www.facebook.com/ActionDrone...9720238478491/
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    It was great to see this in action, you've built something awesome!

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    Wayne, I love the work you did on the mast. What mast did you use? was it electrical? how much is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcohain View Post
    Wayne, I love the work you did on the mast. What mast did you use? was it electrical? how much is it?
    It's a pneumatic mast built by Wil-Burt, they run about $4K new but I got it used from a local radio station for $750.

    http://www.willburt.com/products/telescopic-masts/

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