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05-23-2007, 06:01 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 43,517
Posted By apteryx

RE: The Original Falcon 56 Is Back Again!

Man, the memories. The Falcon 56 was my first good RC plane with an Enya .19 and a Bonner reed system. That thing was fun but had been repaired so many times that it took quite a toss to get it...
Replies: 82
Views: 13,121
Posted By apteryx

RE: Microstar Conversion

OK, Gordon Anderson has officially announced the MicroStar 2000 Encoder Ver 4.0 on his web site. http://www.mstar2k.com

The testing, thus far, on the kits looks good. So the kits are available...
03-26-2007, 03:49 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 38,961
Posted By apteryx

RE: Building your OWN single stick radios...!

OK, Gordon Anderson has officially announced the MicroStar 2000 Encoder Ver 4.0 on his web site. http://www.mstar2k.com

The testing, thus far, on the kits looks good. So the kits are available...
05-26-2006, 04:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,927
Posted By apteryx

RE: Military Carl Goldberg R/C plane and radio

I did bid on it, there was one last week on eBay for $175 ....this is much better.
05-26-2006, 04:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,927
Posted By apteryx

05-21-2006, 06:19 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 28,498
Posted By apteryx

RE: Okay, who's the Kraft radio guru?

What you can also do with your Kraft radio (or any of the other older radios EK logictrol, ProLine, etc) is convert it to MicroStar 2000 and have yourself a computer radio with LCD display and all...
05-21-2006, 06:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,927
Posted By apteryx

Military Carl Goldberg R/C plane and radio

I recently obtained a R/C transmitter and receiver used in some type of US military target drone ? The radio was apparently something Carl Goldberg Models did with Fred Marks. What I would like to...
Replies: 7
Views: 1,114
Posted By apteryx

RE: Carl Goldberg Models R/C for the military

I'm slowly receiving information from several sources. Here are some tidbits so far........ It was a Foam MIG-27 with poor flight characteristics from a guy who worked on them. The government...
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Views: 1,114
Posted By apteryx

Carl Goldberg Models R/C for the military

Does anyone have information on the attached R/C Transmitter and Receiver. I'm told Carl Goldberg and Fred Marks made these for the military with a foam "jet trainer" with a K&B .65 engine. Looks...
Replies: 31
Views: 11,986
Posted By apteryx

RE: Cheap RC Scanner

If you broke pin 1 off what you can sometimes do with a magnifier is pick a little of the plastic case away with an X-acto knife tip and using some good solder flux, attach a small #30 wire to the...
Replies: 31
Views: 11,986
Posted By apteryx

RE: Cheap RC Scanner

On the 100XLT, could be convertible if you can find out what they did to make the European model ...or find one of your friends who has a European model or can send you a closeup picture of the...
Replies: 0
Views: 777
Posted By apteryx

FMA Direct SA-10 Servo Analyzer

Just looked at their web site and that SA-10 looks like a very useful item. Anyone have one to report on ? Does it allow you to view a constant stream of pulses and if there is an irregularity...
Replies: 19
Views: 4,993
Posted By apteryx

RE: Using a Deans Antenna on RX

Here is an old ham's input............

RC-CAM knows what he's talking about in the above article. The way to improve the signal to the receiver without using active components like MMICs (and...
Replies: 19
Views: 4,993
Posted By apteryx

RE: Using a Deans Antenna on RX

Antenna length is a tradeoff between signal level and convenience. I am a strong supporter for longer antennas which have more radiation resistance and therefore "pump" more signal into the air. same...
Replies: 6
Views: 935
Posted By apteryx

RE: Evaluating interference problems?

I agree with the going to double conversion receivers with good frontends. Your receiver frontend may be getting swamped by the other strong local signals. Bummer when you can hear the interference,...
Replies: 61
Views: 4,113
Posted By apteryx

RE: isnt a crystal a crystal?

Round and round we go. Is a crystal a crystal ? ...yes, by definition.

HOWEVER

1) Crystals are designed (cut) for a specific capacitive loading (series or parallel) to meet their marked...
Replies: 31
Views: 11,986
Posted By apteryx

RE: Cheap RC Scanner

Sure you can add another switch to ground pin 1 if you want. By "ground" I mean circuit board common ground.
Replies: 4
Views: 889
Posted By apteryx

RE: Single stick radio

Seems like all you really need is the rotational 3rd axis element to adapt to a 2 axis stick. How about the 3 axis controls they have on Desktop Camera Controllers ?, How about the 3 axis controls on...
Replies: 31
Views: 11,986
Posted By apteryx

RE: Cheap RC Scanner

By the way, I'm talking about today's very popular BC60XLT-1 scanner. The earlier BC60XLT from 10-15+ ? years ago with the tiny LCD screen and green button which only scans 10 frequencies is a...
Replies: 31
Views: 11,986
Posted By apteryx

RE: Cheap RC Scanner

I've never looked into a BC80XLT, if they look about the same inside and have the same module, I'd try it and see.
Replies: 31
Views: 11,986
Posted By apteryx

RE: Cheap RC Scanner

Well, I think so. You can set the Uniden to search only your desired Tx frequency, say plus or minus 10Khz in 5Khz increments over and over again to look for interference. I believe the search rate...
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Views: 425
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Replies: 31
Views: 11,986
Posted By apteryx

RE: Cheap RC Scanner

Here is yet something else you can do with it.........

You can also check for "off frequency" interference by setting "chain search" on the scanner ......say for Chain 1 from 72.00Mhz to...
Replies: 31
Views: 11,986
Posted By apteryx

RE: Cheap RC Scanner

Here is what you can use the spare 12 channels for .....a very rough
spectrum analyzer.

The filters in the scanner are set so you can not choose a granularity
less than 5Khz. Example; if you...
Replies: 31
Views: 11,986
Posted By apteryx

RE: Cheap RC Scanner

OK, I looked at the specs of the Tower Hobbies scanner and it looks like something you bring to a flying field to do a quick check to see if anyone lit up a transmitter on/near your frequency. As...
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