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11-01-2018, 11:28 PM
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Used to think that I was somewhat unique in...

Used to think that I was somewhat unique in building my first "Carrier Wave" RC system from a mail order parts package. I found out that most of us old timers got our start this way. I had to adjust...
12-10-2012, 07:56 PM
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Why... in my day, we used a tin can in the plane...

Why... in my day, we used a tin can in the plane and one on the ground with 300 feet of string and hollered directions to the model. This worked as well as gas triodes that needed baking in the oven,...
08-23-2012, 07:59 PM
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Views: 48,079
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Planes designed for single channel were basically...

Planes designed for single channel were basically stable and could fly hands off if right and down thrust and cg were about right. I got pretty good with Ace Pulse Commander and eventually had...
10-18-2011, 04:27 AM
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Slightly off topic but I built a "walkie talkie"...

Slightly off topic but I built a "walkie talkie" style AM radio in the 50's by adapting the two tube circuit from this "man from mars" radio hat. The radio was in a small ply box with an earphone...
04-03-2010, 04:43 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 48,079
Posted By E-Challenged

DE Aerotrol and Ace Pulse Commander

Sent for a DE Aerotrol "short" kit of parts about 1955 to build a "CW" transmitter and one gas tube receiver with "sensitive relay" to operate an "escapement". Fabrcated a case for XMTR from...
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