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Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:11 pm by Gary M Jones

Great soaring conditions on the Great Orme yesterday afternoon & even better today ( Sat.). Nice to get out & use some sky !!

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Re-inveting the Wheel

Post by Guest on Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:46 pm

Whilst looking through YouTube for anything new on the FrSky system I came across THIS . For the younger members this is how it used to be done way before propo/galloping ghost/ reeds. Just imagine, if beginners think its difficult now! Not only did you have to contend with the inconsistancies of rubber powered escapements but you probably had to make a lot of the system yourself. No wonder I only played with boats in those days. I marvel at the perverse nature of some people who like to give themselves a hard time in the pursuite of nostalgia.

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Post by Rich on Tue Jul 20, 2010 3:23 pm

that batters your head just a bit

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Post by PDQ on Tue Jul 20, 2010 3:48 pm

One push for right and two for left. A quick tap for change throttle to high or low.That was progress. Only one model to fly at a time, no crystals in those days. Happiness was coming home with the model at all.
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Post by Marty on Wed Jul 21, 2010 4:33 am

PDQ wrote:One push for right and two for left. A quick tap for change throttle to high or low.That was progress. Only one model to fly at a time, no crystals in those days. Happiness was coming home with the model at all.
Throttle control? ........... Luxury!
I had a smile at "Happiness was coming home with the model at all". (How true!)
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Post by melfyn on Fri Jul 23, 2010 7:26 pm

Have a look at this for single channel flying.
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Post by Sam Thomas on Fri Jul 23, 2010 7:52 pm

Very nice landing considering he had no means of controling pitch Very Happy
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Post by PDQ on Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:28 pm

Great stuff Melfyn. Thanks for posting that one. Each flight was an adventure. No guarantee of a safe return.
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Post by Guest on Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:51 pm

I saw that one Mel, but what got me about the one I posted was the fact that he had used 2.4gHz spread spectrum radio link and added a pic micro to emulate single channel to drive a normal proportional servo geek

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Post by PDQ on Fri Jul 23, 2010 10:01 pm

Alan
I've just viewed the original and read all his text. Now I see why you highlighted it. The radio gear emulator gives umpteen different versions of "single channel" all contained in the psuedo single channel transmitter.
The man's obviously an electronics boffin of significant skill with a very agile mind and lots of spare time. Good luck to him.
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