So I'm going to combine the two radios in one handset.
If I put the TQi in to the TQ then I have to separate the two boards in the TQi (not a big deal) and I have to move the thumb transmission switch somewhere else - I would just replace it with another switch. Then I can have the TQi boards in the top of the TQ transmitter, minue one screw that isn't really too necessary for the structural integrity of the thing.
I take the BASE off the TQ and somehow mount it to the TQi transmitter, then route the antenna up to the top of the TQi frame somewhere.
I think it's best to keep the TQi in the TQi handset, and somehow figure out how to lop off the bottom of the TQ and somehow attach it to the TQi handset, but I'm afraid of two things:
How bad it will look if I don't get a clean cut/sanding job.
The antenna and how/where it will be mounted.
This is a conceptually easy project, but man is space ever limited!! Less work to put the TQi in to the TQ transmitter, but much better looking and possibly functioning, if I keep the TQi in it's own thing.
The reason for doing all this? To have two remotes in one - in other words, an 8-10 channel remote.
At the end of the day I want to have a joystick controlling the throttle/steering of either the TQi or the TQ, and mounted to the base of the TQ remote. But in both of these cases, I end up with the base of the TQ remote so that's not an issue.