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08-25-2012, 04:30 AM
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While my first proportional radio was a very...

While my first proportional radio was a very heavy Controlaire 5 channel, with linear rack servos, it was all discrete components and transistors. My first modern radio was a Pro Line, sold by Hobby...
08-24-2012, 05:23 AM
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Posted By 50+AirYears

I remember around 1964, a plane designed for what...

I remember around 1964, a plane designed for what was then called Class 1 RC, which meant an aerobatic class for rudder and engine throttle only. Plane was named the windmill, was about the size we...
05-29-2012, 06:58 AM
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Posted By 50+AirYears

Just came across this article a couple weeks ago....

Just came across this article a couple weeks ago. An Air Trails tech report on my first store (Kit) built radio. I think I got it through America's Hobby Center for maybe $19.95, plus P&H? Got it...
05-11-2011, 07:58 PM
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Posted By 50+AirYears

I can identify with WTHALL's comment about...

I can identify with WTHALL's comment about escapement rubber. I frequently forgot to wind mine after every couple flights, or overwound it. When overwound, the escapement would often function...
03-08-2011, 06:50 PM
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Posted By 50+AirYears

I did a little research on the 3V4, and the...

I did a little research on the 3V4, and the spec'ed filament (heater) Voltage is 1.4 to 2.8 V. Maximum plate Voltage is listed as 90 V, and I did find an AM broadcast band reciever schematic that...
11-18-2010, 06:32 AM
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Posted By 50+AirYears

Try this link: ...

Try this link: http://www.rchangout.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24523&goto=newpost (http://www.rchangout.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24523&goto=newpost) The copy shows up slightly larger on screen,...
11-18-2010, 12:07 AM
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Posted By 50+AirYears

Some earlier tubes were mounted in regular tube...

Some earlier tubes were mounted in regular tube sockets. Later, some small glass envelope pinless tubes were developed such as the 1AG4 and the RK-61 gas tube that had fine wires comming out through...
08-02-2010, 09:37 PM
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Posted By 50+AirYears

Had one of those 2 channel jobbies. Was about to...

Had one of those 2 channel jobbies. Was about to throw it out the door, when I saw an article in RCM on how to convert it to a single stick by using some DuBro hardware and some piano wire....
08-02-2010, 06:11 AM
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Posted By 50+AirYears

I remember reading about skip, but hadn't ever...

I remember reading about skip, but hadn't ever experienced it till one day I spliced an ear bud into the output of a Pioneer reciever, and started listening to a conversation. Picked up a few clues,...
07-24-2010, 08:22 AM
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Posted By 50+AirYears

One problem that sometimes caused problems was...

One problem that sometimes caused problems was somehting called "Swamping!" Basically, the transmitter outputs were so stong, that they could overpower the reciever if the two were close together,...
05-18-2010, 10:22 PM
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Posted By 50+AirYears

Wow! Are those Dmeco (DeBolt) servos along with...

Wow! Are those Dmeco (DeBolt) servos along with those old recievers? I havent seen those in years,
05-13-2010, 06:27 AM
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Posted By 50+AirYears

Actually had a similar problem with a Futaba 4 ch...

Actually had a similar problem with a Futaba 4 ch about 20 years ago, at least a similar effect. Ground check with engine off or running was perfect. No problem with range while taxiing. Soon as...
05-13-2010, 05:43 AM
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Posted By 50+AirYears

Ah, yes. Lost several good planes to flyaways...

Ah, yes. Lost several good planes to flyaways that way, that and overwinding. Seems that if the escapement rubber was overwound, occasionally I'd get a situation with the escapement operating...
05-13-2010, 05:05 AM
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Posted By 50+AirYears

I still have a couple of those Attack 4...

I still have a couple of those Attack 4 recievers. Great for 6 or 7 NiCad or NiMh cells. Main knock against them I ever read about was they were a low frequency throttle control at the time the...
05-12-2010, 11:50 PM
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Posted By 50+AirYears

Late 1962, I spent my first paycheck from my...

Late 1962, I spent my first paycheck from my first formal job to buy a Super Aerotrol kit from America's Hobby Center. About 19.95 plus shipping for a CW (Carrier Wave) MOPA (Master Oscillator,...
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