I’m certain you’ve all suffered the identical destiny as me sooner or later or one other. You attain into that spare components bin for a substitute digicam, solely to search out out the lens is all scratched up from flopping round within the compartment it was in. Perhaps these substitute motors you grabbed to restore your race rig earlier than the subsequent warmth have dust within the magnets from rolling round unfastened, uncovered to the weather. Maybe you grabbed your AP rig to seize some candy video of a spectacular sundown, solely to search out out that your filters are all soiled from not being saved correctly or that SD card isn’t any the place to be discovered within the case. All of the above are irritating for certain, however there’s a easy and dust low cost option to successfully retailer and transport all these tiny bits and items we’re so direly depending on. Custom minimize foam components trays comprised of materials you most likely have laying across the store or man cave.
I had a number of foam items left over from a current charger acquisition (Dynamite Passport Ultra Duo) that stumbled on the chopping block throughout a heavy cleansing session. I used to be about to trash them, when it occurred to me that I used to be all the time apprehensive about my FPV components and items getting all bashed up in my transport circumstances. I snatched a number of cams and vTX’s from stated case, traced some rudimentary outlines with a sharpie and had some customized minimize foam components trays made inside seconds for all my small, and very important, but normally costly parts. The foam I used appears to be someplace within the neighborhood of polyethylene or polyurethane, nevertheless it actually doesn’t matter what you’re working with, as long as it’s out there and versatile.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
- Leftover foam from a current buy
- A interest knife with a brand new blade
- A reducing mat or some cardboard (To shield your work floor)
- A marker/pen to hint your components
- Trace a tough define of your components on the froth
- Cut stated define with knife, ensuring to chop a bit contained in the traces (Don’t fear, with versatile foam, the components will match and be good and comfortable)
- Cut whole piece right into a block that’s barely bigger than the bays in your case
- Stuff half into foam and foam into case
- Voila … protected and safe components circumstances!!
WRAP IT UP … I’LL TAKE IT
Seriously although, I’m kinda pissed I didn’t consider this earlier … like, again within the 80’s after I was racing RC vehicles and couldn’t ever discover what I wanted as a result of my components field was an utter catastrophe. It actually prices nothing (generally), it takes mere seconds to do and the advantages of constructing such trays pays massive dividends in the long term. If you’ve received a great deal of essential, however delicate parts floating round in your components bins, dig round and see in case you’ve received any foam you’ll be able to scavenge to guard your investments.
Until subsequent Hot Tip Tuesday … Keep it actual and stick with it.