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Do I make a Portable TV Stand/ FPV Ground Station?

Hello,
I have a project that I'm trying to figure out how to make work.  I have an idea for a portable TV Stand/FPV Ground Station, but I need some inspiration and advice to build it. It will be created from a Craftsman Sit/Stand/Tote Truck. It's pretty beat up and there are a few broken devices on it. What I'd like to do is mount my Craig 15" TV to the lid. After mounting the TV to the lid how would I temporarily mount the lid to the retractable handle? When the TV and lid are mounted to the handle how would I make the lid tilt up and down between 0 about 45 degrees for best view when sitting or standing? Check out my Image Library for pictures of what I'm trying to build. Thank you in advance!

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bobalexander4 months ago

The glare from the sun is the thing you will have to worry about most with this. With that in mind, I would have it tilt down/level and put a sun shield around it like this from ReadyMadeRC: http://www.readymaderc.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=11_22_228&products_id=1192

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NAVET97 (author)  bobalexander4 months ago

Awesome Bob! Thanks for the input. I was thinking about the sun too. I thought too that I would eventually have to deal with the glare so I have a few fixes in mind for that. I am not sure of how to mount the lid as shown though.

I see what you are saying. I have some pole mount brackets from back when I used to do Wi-Fi antenna installation that would fit around that handle and clamp to the lid nicely. Perhaps a trip down the ailes at your local hardware / big box store would produce some results.

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https://www.google.com/search?q=pole+mount+bracket&tbm=isch