Started by Phil_G, April 12, 2010, 00:20:38 am
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Quote from: mart49 on December 09, 2012, 09:22:05 amVery neat conversion. I have a Skyleader SLX of about the same vintage and a couple of Horizon sets, this could get expensive! The stick units on Skyleader of this era were their own units I think manufactured by either SLM or Horizon, the difference between the Clubman and the SLX sticks other than the obvious surface finish were the pots. The Clubman, if IRC correctly were a wire wound type and required a stronger return spring than the SLX which used a Bourns low torque film type pot. The Kraft Hayes sticks which were excellent were fitted to the earlier SL Tx's
Quote from: singlechannelman on December 09, 2012, 16:30:42 pmI acquired this set of 2 channel OS Cougar off EBay approx 2 weeks ago in nice condition thought it would be perfect for a 2 channel vintage glider when converted to 2.4.Question can anyone date it for me.John.
Quote from: Skyleader on December 10, 2012, 12:33:17 pmAs this is called ... 'reviving 1960s radio control ! is it really not cheating to rip out the guts of old trannies and convert them to modern 2.4.....?
Quote from: singlechannelman on December 10, 2012, 20:03:03 pmPhil keep up the good work until I met you I had single channel set that I would not use for safety, I turned to cheap 2 channel sets and used 1 servo to get my single channel kickswhen I found about your emulation boards from Doug my life went back to flying single channel as it should but much safer than it used to be i for one rate your work very highly.John.
Quote from: no1dieselman on December 10, 2012, 16:58:13 pmLooking at adverts I would say around 1972 to 1976. This is a guess, because the adverts only included photos of the 4 channel sets. There are a few photos on the web but none with such a dark coloured case or with similar sticks. I thought Shaun would have commented on this, he is a walking encyclopedia of aeromodelling facts Doug
Quote from: Phil_G on December 10, 2012, 19:28:21 pm.....the emulations are as accurate as I think is possible, it's still in principle an RCS, a Gem, an Orbit, a Skyleader, whatever, and in actual use you would be hard pressed to tell the difference from the original set.
Quote from: Phil_G on December 16, 2012, 15:32:01 pmI put the converted Skyleader into the Cub hack/testbed and took it down to the park this morning. Range check was fine and I had several 10 min flights, no issues with the radio at all (other than cold fingers!)It does feel a bit strange as the tx is now only a fraction of its original weight with its DEACs and bulky pcbs.Well chuffed with it!CheersPhil
Quote from: onewinglow on December 16, 2012, 22:40:51 pmIIRC the 'M' series and the earlier 'Digi max' used a variable frame rate (could be wrong. The later 5L system definitely did). Not sure if the FrSky system is happy with this. Additionally, the pulse center was 1.3 and not 1.5 as the current standard and attempting to adjust it to 1.5 could give problems. IIRC I tried this on a 5L in the distant past and got problems with channel interaction and servo range of movement.Just a couple of thoughts that may or may not be relevant.
Quote from: onewinglow on December 16, 2012, 22:40:51 pmIIRC the 'M' series and the earlier 'Digi max' used a variable frame rate (could be wrong. The later 5L system definitely did). Not sure if the FrSky system is happy with this.
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