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Needing to replace the device holder on the controller

Discussion in 'Classifieds' started by 1264_Solo, Dec 1, 2016.

  1. 1264_Solo

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    Not sure what happened but I was trying to put my phone in the holder and it gave way. Ive had this controller since day 1 of pre orders and have no idea how to replace this. Anyone know where I can get a replacement part for the controller?
     
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  3. FinniKris

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    Saw it reading through here a week ago... someone posted a great link to products on Amazon that fit into the same size friction ball mount that the Solo controller uses. Search a little and I'm sure you'll find it :)
     
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  5. 1264_Solo

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    Awesome thanks guys!
     
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    which part broke? the mount that connects directly to the remote control with a couple screws or the tablet holder with the ball joint?
     
  8. 1264_Solo

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    The part that broke was the clamp that held the phone. I was thinking I can just gorilla glue it one of my guys lost it afterwards :-(
     
  9. mikeo

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    This may be too little too late, but I replaced my device holder with RAM Mount parts and love it. I can use the same tablet holder that I use other places (in my boat) with the controller for Solo. Here's a picture of what it looks like now:
    front.jpg
    I used the following parts with some misc screws and nuts:
    RAM Tab-Tite (first gen, you need to "trim" the grip on the back of the 2nd gen) -- RAM-HOL-TAB-SMU
    RAM DIAMOND BASE W/OCTAGON BUTTON UNPKD -- RAP-272U
    Single Ball Socket for B size 1” ball with Octagon Button Socket -- RAP-B-200-1U
    RAM Diamond Plate 2.43" x 1.31" with B Size 1" Ball -- RAM-B-238U

    All in, it's about $50 in parts but it's universal; I already had the tab-tite device holder, ball mount, sun shade and ABS backboard, so it was less than $20 in parts to add the mount to the Solo controller. I added a small piece of ABS to the back of the tab-tite so I had somewhere to mount a sun shade. The ABS was ~$4 at TAP Plastics and the sun shade was $12 on Amazon: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00YMGSMQC

    Here are more detailed pics of the entire assembly:
    side.jpg back.jpg back 3:4 2.jpg back close.jpg back 3:4 1.jpg
     
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