Cheap and Easy mods and accessories for the FrSky Taranis X9D

Being myself a happy owner of the Taranis X9D+, I was looking for ways to easily modify it so that it stands out from all the other transmitters.

"Everyone" has one -or should have one- and that is a good thing. The FrSky Taranis X9D Plus is an awesome transmitter for the price, with endless capabilities and fairly good build quality overall.

It looks very nice also but.. why not make it far more better looking and most importantly.. UNIQUE?
Just think of a theme, make smart choices and combinations of the various components, a few easy DIY modifications and you are set!

You can check the complete video here:

Items and accessories used in this video:

Switch nut sets (various colors and options):

Gimbal sticks M3 (various colors, lengths and designs):
or something more pricey

Silicone switch sleeves (various colors):

Transmitter balancer:

Transmitter stand:
or other design

Expandable braided cable sleeve, something in the range of 2-3mm will do (various colors):

Adhesive heat shrink:

Gimbal protectors (various colors and sizes):
or the Rotor Riot styled ones

Silicone bottle holder (various colors):

And of course the transmitter itself:

As for my upcoming mods, here are my thoughts.. I would love to hear your opinion!

Hydro-dipped shell:
The black and white one "type C" looks very nice and I think it will fit the overall theme perfectly - what do you think? Let me know!

Larger gimbal sticks (10mm diameter):
There are some very nice designs of sticks but very few in orange color. I like this set from Hawk Creations a lot - do you like it as well? Help me decide:)

Hall-effect gimbals:
This looks to be a very good upgrade to the Taranis X9D+ and comes at a good price. So far feedback is positive and everyone seems to be waiting for them to come back in stock - should I go for it? Some swear by good quality pots but these hall-effect gimbals should certainly be an improvement, compared to the stock gimbals of the Taranis X9D. What is your opinion?
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