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Old 04-28-2006, 04:45 PM   #11
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Old 04-29-2006, 09:43 AM   #12
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We have got to quit commenting on components like tubes. I don't think AJ was born by then so he will probably have to do a search to find out what you are talking about.
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Old 04-29-2006, 04:25 PM   #13
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Dont forget I play guitar and have three amps that use tubes.. I know what they are!

I actually learned to fly (self taught) on my first radio, a Kraft 3 channel my parents bought for me used. It was about 1983 or 84 and it had a brick housing the two servos, and receiver. I never had the third servo. Nice little radio but no reversing and no rates, it was kind of a pain.

Here is me (on the right) holding it in a scratch built Hornet from RCM plans. Power was a cox .049.

The fellow to my left was my best friend all through school untill we left for university. he got married shortly after we graduated and his wife told him he isnt going to be playing with toy planes after they get married. she wasnt kidding, he got out of the hobby in 95 and never did anything with models again. poor guy...

Sorry to take this off topic... I never have used a single stick radio. However I think it would be too weird to go from mode II dual stick for this many years to try anything new, as cool as they look.

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Old 04-29-2006, 09:27 PM   #14
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Kraft single stick

I remember the Hornet - I remember being tempted to buy the kit on a trip on business to Los Angeles.

My first radio was an English Reptone single channel with a motorised actuator system that didn't work in the Canadian winter (1960 or 61). I replaced the Rx with a Kraft single channel Rx built frrom an ACE kit, along witha Babcock escapement and a Fred Rising clockwork actuator. It worked. However real R/C did not come until 62 or 63 when I bought a Kraft 10 ch reed set and Bonner servos. This led to planes like the Taurus, before I went to proportional and a PCS (Kraft) set in 67. By 70 the PCS had been replaced by regular Kraft sets. In the late 70s I switched to the KP7C and have since bought a couple more new ones when they were available at a really good price.

I also was able to pick up a single stick KP7C Tx but haven't used it yet.

The PCS forced me to switch from Mode I (reeds) to Mode II. I have never felt as comfortable with Mode II.
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Old 04-30-2006, 09:54 AM   #15
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I flew one in the early 70's, and did not like it. although, I think one of the guys in our club still has one that he flies occationally, it is a left over from a family member that has passed away. It is one of those things that if you like it it is great, but if you don't you last the money you invested. Something like class one and class two.
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