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"PIXIE" S/C radio from the 70's

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Old 11-13-2004, 05:34 PM
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Default "PIXIE" S/C radio from the 70's

Anyone ever have one of the "PIXIE" single channel radios. They were blue TX was little bigger than a pack of cigs, once for left and twice for right.. Still have mine but its NO-OP, but has many many many hours flying a "SPIRIT" powered with McCoy 19. You know maybe this winter I might build one if the "spirit" strikes me !! Still have the plans.
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Default RE: "PIXIE" S/C radio from the 70's

Your memory is a bit off.

Obtain a copy of the May/June 1964 issue of American Modeler and there is a review of the transmitter and a schematic.

The Pixie was a bit different in that seems to me, the signal button was also the on/off. Thus you never turned on the transmitter, just pushed the button.

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The pixie Model # T-A1 was a very good Tx with high reliability & good range.
Remove 3 screws & 1 nut & you will have it disassembled in under 1 minute.

Simple things to check.

On/off switch wiring is delicate. look for breaks in wiring.

Tuning coil across top of unit may come loose. A tiny blob of epoxy will hold it in place. Wires could break off there as well. That is where mine broke. Resolder 1 wire & away it went.

Check for corroded batt. terminls. 9V battery & connectors are available at radio Shack.

Crystals are quite delicate. The crystal could be broken but you are in luck as they are still readily available.

As Coos bay mentioned above, even schematics are available if needed.

Good luck,
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Default RE: "PIXIE" S/C radio from the 70's

Thanks Guys,
Just retired for the 2nd time...now maybe some time, will dig it out and take a look !
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