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  1. Thread: Micro Avionics

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    Don Mathes did produce radios under the name...

    Don Mathes did produce radios under the name Mathes, and later Omni, in the early 1980s. He was in and out of the scene, he did his own thing and would come and go as jobs came up. One Mathes...
  2. Thread: Micro Avionics

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    Micro Avionics

    This story was recounted to me by Big John Eliot, who worked at Orbit.

    Kraft had their second tier 'discount' radio called the PCS.

    Micro Avionics (MA) was like PCS: it was a deal worked out...
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    Looking for actuator parts

    Hello all,
    I am looking for Rand, or Controlaire actuators, in any condition, and any parts for them. As part of doing repairs to old pulse and Ghost systems, many people send me their actuators to...
  4. Thread: Analog Systems

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    Analog Systems

    I have compiled quite a few articles, most of which have been posted here as premiers for you guys to read first. This allows your input, and corrections, as my memory and facts and not always 100%,...
  5. 5150, hah, we are all crazy about model airplanes...

    5150, hah, we are all crazy about model airplanes are we not?

    The Micro Avionics XL-IC was plagued with a component problem that was not design related. Sadly, Bob Novak had done his homework,...
  6. Original KP-4 Kraft Propo: A Vintage R/C Xmas read, enjoy!

    I received one of these from Bob in Orlando several years ago, and we would up deciding it would be far easier to replace the main board with a more modern one from another radio, as we could only...
  7. Thread: Got Pulse?

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    You know, the original Ace pulse commander stuff...

    You know, the original Ace pulse commander stuff on 27MHz is about as simple and relaible as you can get. The only thing you really need to do is make sure to check the Tx gimbal that moves the...
  8. Electrosolids (Space Control) historical info

    I came across an article on the first desktop calculator, developed at Electrosolids Corperation. Turns out they had more than one pressing issue in addition to problems with one of their...
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    Need Citizen-Ship NPT manual

    I have a friend named Harvey that has finally managed to put together the galloping ghost Citizen-ship NPT system he had in his youth. We got him a new receiver, rebuilt and upgraded his LR-3 with a...
  10. Thread: Got Pulse?

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    I too had a Goldberg Ranger with a PeeWee .020,...

    I too had a Goldberg Ranger with a PeeWee .020, Baby twin actuator. It was a bomb, flew real fast and needed a bigger rudder. Folded the wing on the first flight, had to make another from thicker...
  11. Thread: Pilot kits

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    Hobby Shack here in California used to sell Pilot...

    Hobby Shack here in California used to sell Pilot Kits. The drawback was everything was printed in Japanese, the wood sizes were metric, and the smaller (.19 size and under) ones were usually too...
  12. Thread: Got Pulse?

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    Got Pulse?

    This post is for people interested in single channel pulse. Please post your stories if you had a single channel, pulse, or galloping ghost experience/equipment. In addition, I would like to take a...
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    Wow, what great stories, especially Eugene trying...

    Wow, what great stories, especially Eugene trying to trim those Turkish officers mustaches with a Mambo!

    Those servos from Litco were Bantams by D&R
    The Sinetics chip sets were the NE-5044 and...
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    For around $100.00 you can usually buy a complete...

    For around $100.00 you can usually buy a complete Ace Pulse Commander. They will need new batteries. To be made flyable, it is wize to replace both crystals, replace the wires to the battery from the...
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    Who here built a Heathkit R/C radio?

    Would love to hear from any of you guys who built a radio kit, like the ones offered from Ace R/C or Heathkit, and your experiences with it, and if you were able to successfully fly it. I myself...
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    Some pulse propo and Galloping Ghost stuff

    Still doing single channel/pulse and galloping ghost service and repairs, if you have questions, please e-mail me @ jaymen@pacbell because I rarely check mu RCU messages....sorry!



    I recently...
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    Galloping Ghost Receivers

    Hello all,
    I have finally been able to purchase a limited amount of IF coils and am happy to now be able to offer pulse and galloping ghost receivers(27MHz only):

    JBR-ADC the original, it is a...
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    I have some small tubes that are similar in...

    I have some small tubes that are similar in appearance to the RK-61, I'll have to check their part numbers to see what type they are. These came out of Orbit super-regen receivers.
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    Multi reed servo stuff, Bonner

    Hello,
    I recently acquired a small stash of multi reed servo parts for Bonner Duramites and Transmites. Mostly mechanics, gears, arms screws, motors, transistors, mounting hardware, some boards...
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    Escapements available

    For those who may be interested, I have come across a small lot of escapements, Bonner, and others, in various condition, and some are new old stock. If you are interested, contact me ...
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    Hello Harvey, I do make replacement receivers...

    Hello Harvey,
    I do make replacement receivers which are relayless and will work with any 27MHz pulse proportional transmitter designed for Galloping Ghost.
    As far as the actuators go, I do make...
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    Has anybody bought this set from Jim yet? I will...

    Has anybody bought this set from Jim yet?
    I will tell you that even if you get one of these Controlaires off eBay, or at a swap meet, for say under $50.00, you will spend more than that getting it...
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    Sampey parts needed

    I'm looking for a Tx antenna and crystal for a Sampey 404. The Xtal is marked 13.5475 MHz as it's a 1/2 frequency type.

    Was also wanting to confirm that these units used plus and minus 6 volts,...
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    Nice repairs! Who can make these with a 3-D...

    Nice repairs!
    Who can make these with a 3-D printer?
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    I have a few "early" Clear window PT-19s, with...

    I have a few "early" Clear window PT-19s, with painted pilots. One is a very rare Kenbrite, made in Australia. Apparently, Cox made a deal with Kenbrite toys of Australia and sent them molds. The...
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