RE: BPA Huntsville Alabama
Uh-oh! All along I was going off the CPA site posted date... didn't realize until right now that this event is NEXT weekend! Unfortunately, this puts it on a 'working' Friday weekend and; since I'm 'negative' with vacation after coming back from the F3C World Championships, I'm probably going to have to pass :-( I'll let you guys know for sure later in the week. Rats... Cliff
Posted on: 8/1/2013 11:43 AM by Author "CHiatt"
in the forum "Classic RC Pattern Flying"
RE: First radios...
My first radio back in 1970 was comprised of a scratch built "RCM Classic" Single Stick TX (plans were in RCM magazine in the late 60's), an ACE Commander RX (plans were in AAM I think?) and 4 World Engines S-4 servos (kits from Hobby Lobby I think?). It was on 27 mHz with a really tall center loaded antenna. This radio was followed by a World Engines Blue Max MKII on 72 mHz built from a "semi-kit" from Hobby Lobby for $166! Then came three different Kraft TX's with a mix of RX's and servos. I used Gietzendanner wipers in my Kraft servos in 1978 and had some Futaba FPS-15 BB servos in 1979. I then built an ACE Silver 7, first with the plastic D&R sticks then converted to the metal ones. This was the poor man's Kraft Signature Series (from a "programmable" point of view anyway!). My first, true, complete radion in a "box" was one of the very first JR Unlimited 8's in the country in early '81. That radio was a real $ stretch for a college student! Since then I've had other Krafts, Airtronics and JRs and have been flying nothing but Futaba since 1984. It would really be cool to go back in time with one of our new rigs, from a reliability standpoint anyway. Cliff
Posted on: 2/17/2005 1:31 PM by Author "CHiatt"
in the forum "RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros"