Maestro Tilt Hing Feet Accessory

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Below are some pictures of the variable tilt feet with constant torque accessory for the Maestro. One advantage is the feet fold flat against the back of the Maestro for easier transport.


 



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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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Posted 2 years ago

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Gary Shriver

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Hey thanks for the pics Tim but could you show us some comparison shots with the feet that come with the Maestro standard? I would love to compare them before I spend the extra $90.. Thanks Tim
73-Gary
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Gerald - K5SDR, Employee

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These are on the Maestro page of our website as well.


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Gary Shriver

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Thanks Gerald and Tim for the pics and link.  Looks like the optional feet are the way to go.  I love the fact that they fold down flat and they look much beefier.. can't wait!! very cool! 
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Gary Shriver

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Or just post a link where we could go check them out
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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What ships standard with the Maestro is a fixed tilt stand as shown on the Maestro product web page http://www.flexradio.com/amateur-products/flex-6000-signature-series/maestro/
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Chris DL5NAM

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Can any position locked? If operate (like a contest) and i touch display or turn a upper button tilt angel will hold ? And is it plastic or metal? 
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Gerald - K5SDR, Employee

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No lock but you don't need one.  It has very high quality constant torque hinges that stay put.  You won't have any trouble in a contest.  

The feet are black anodized NC machined aluminum.
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Chris DL5NAM

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Thanks, that was the details i want know. Now i will have it :-)
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Peter K1PGV, Elmer

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Will it automatically raise and lower itself like shown in the video?  Or is it just that particular sample that's haunted? 

:-)

Peter
K1PGV

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Lewis Cheek

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Peter, automatically raise and lower feature lets one know if band is open. :)

Lew
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Gerald - K5SDR, Employee

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That will be an added cost option.
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Gary Shriver

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Seriously,  can we get a link to what the feet look like that are going to ship standard with the Maestro?  I been poking around on the net and I don't think I have seen anything but these optional feet?  Are there any pics anywhere that anyone knows of?
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David Decoons wo2x, Elmer

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I use a Belkin WeMo Maker wired up to the remote port on the 6700. I can toggle the radio on & off from either a PC, Android device, or iPhone.

I use a second WeMo Maker to turn the Acom 2000a on remotely.

A Denkovi Internet relay board allows me to toggle the power supply and other devices on & off

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Ken - NM9P, Elmer

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I would love to see someone produce a simple box with AC plug-in on one end, a relay inside, and two RCA connectors on the other end - one for N.O. and the other for N.C contacts of the AC relay.  It could probably be as small as an iPad charger.  I would probably pay a few bucks for a couple of those!  I bought two cheap AC relays from Amazon with the intention of building my own unit.  They came from China and were only a few Dollars apiece.  Six weeks later they arrived, poorly packaged, and one of them was broken.  I don't want to mess with returning something to China for a few bucks.

I still need to round up a fuse block, and case......I already have a WiFi powered AC Switch that only cost about $22.

Ken - NM9P
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Here you go.  Plug it into your Wifi AC Switch and your set to go.

http://www.digital-loggers.com/ac.html

John
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Ken - NM9P, Elmer

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Perfect! Thanks a bunch. I wish I had seen this a few months ago.
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Ken - NM9P, Elmer

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I clicked their link that said "pay via Amazon" and found that the price was $8.95. Not bad, but they wanted $9.95 to ship it! So I closed that page and went directly to Amazon. Still was 8.95, but with Amazon Prime I get free two-day shipping! Nice.....
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Lewis Cheek

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With constant torque, may one adjust tension? I have found with use this approach sometimes needs adjustment over time due to wear..
Lew
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Paul Bradbeer

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Guy, I imagine we'll be charged about 90 quid for the privilege... :-(
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DrTeeth

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Hi Paul, that will be the offer price, hi hi.
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Gerald - K5SDR, Employee

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@Guy
You have no idea how much it costs to make a quality prioduct like this and do all the hardware and software engineering, tooling, etc. Just use the fixed stand and you will be fine. No one is forcing you to buy the tilt feet. I used the fixed stand for weeks and it was fine until I upgraded this week.
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Gerald, Paul and I were talking about UK prices. What tends to happen with *everything* is that if something costs $99 in the USA, it will cost £99 ($140) in the UK. The "exchange rate" is effectively $1=£1.

I really hope that the usability of SSDR will be addressed before v2 is available. I would suggest that the IU could benefit from having a separate beta team of those who have expressed the most interest in this aspect of the GUI and those who have provided the most input in this area.
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Burt Fisher

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Gerald I bet if you see someone high up at Flex they could give you a discount
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DrTeeth

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Now so much effort has been put into Maestro to apply knobs to the control system of SSDR, I hope to see a similar effort to improve the GUI of SSDR itself. Yes, I know the software developers amongst you will say that changing a colour will break something and I believe you, but if Flex has shown me one thing, it is that when they apply themselves to something, something BRILLIANT comes out the other end. I have full confidence that if a proportion of the effort that went into Maestro went into the GUI, most people would be happy as they could customise the features that they like.

I have been fighting those unnecessarily difficult-to-control sliders for long enough now. I am amazed that so much non-standard behaviour they have, viz scroll wheel does not move them (the windows standard behaviour is that when a pointer hovers over a slider, the wheel controls it) and PgUp and PgDn move the sliders left and right instead of the arrow keys. Also, the area of activation is very small and seems to have got smaller over the last year.

Sorry for the rant people.I really would LOVE to know the number/percentage of Flex owners who buy a Maestro.
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Clay N9IO

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Tim,
Is the VESA mount pattern 100x100 or 200x200?
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Gerald - K5SDR, Employee

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I believe that it is 100x100 going from memory but don't quote me. ;)
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Clay N9IO

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Thanks Gerald,
I have a small vesa mount I am toying with a way to make use of it, maybe.
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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it is  the 100mm VESA mounts
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Ken W9IE

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Tim,  The QUALITY on the TILT feet must be EXCELLENT !!!!

I have been watching the Video for 3 days now and they haven't 
skipped a beat yet ....   I gave up counting the number of TILTS.

Ken  W9IE
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Steve K9ZW, Elmer

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Like your title - sounds exotic adding "Tilt Hing Feet" [sic] to a Maestro.  Out of context it could almost be the opening sentences from a novel!

More seriously thanks to the whole FRS for the continued advance information!

And of course Happy Birthday to Gerald on Monday!

73

Steve K9ZW (who intends to make his Maestros exotic Maestros with "Tilt Hing Feet" on each!

 

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Dave - W6OVP

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Will there also be a 20% discount on all accessories like this for we original Maestro buyers when purchased at the time of payment for Maestro?
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EA4GLI - 8P9EH - Salvador

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I order my Maestro with the optional feet.
I was wondering if they slide underneath the Flex radio.
The gap is 15mm or about 1/2 inch.
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EA4GLI - 8P9EH - Salvador

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Another request... would it be possible to get pictures of the Maestro on top of a Flex 6300 and a 6500/6700 and another one in front of the radios? I am trying to think on the better placement for it in the radioshack and I don't seem to find pictures online with the Maestro in those configurations.
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Simon Lewis

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been thinking about that too Salvador

I think I will buy the rack ears and rack mine

The Maestro seems to be as wide as a 6000 case if not slightly wider

And with the tilt angle I think I will have this on the bench in front of me

I don't need to see the radio and I can free the space and run the LAN cable into my shack network

I have 2 x 6500's and if Maestro is as good as I think then I will add a second into the VHF-SHF station

Have a look at some of the vides on youtube from hamfests - there is a pic of a maestro on a 6300 ... its (Maestro) way bigger than I thought!!

:)
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Will the Maestro with the Tilt Feet accessory fit into the soft and hard accessories cases?  Or will the feet need to be removed first?
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Lou

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It will fit with the feet on....

73

Lou N2TU