The PANDAS 3rd Annual Single-Channel and Retro R/C Fly-In is on Sunday June 8th 2014
Please make a note in your diaries. SAM35 rules for 2014 are here
Click the banner (left) for details and see the PANDAS website www.pandasaero.co.uk
Last year's event was a fantastic success - and this year we're aiming for bigger and better! Discussion thread is on singlechannellersreunited.co.uk forum for retro R/C enthusiasts.
2013 PANDAS Single-Channel Event Report New! Single Channel and Retro Radio Control Forum
There's something fascinating about Vintage R/C. The initial simplicity of flying rudder-only... but then the remarkable rate of development, sometimes electronic, more often mechanical... Kick-up elevator, Quick-blip throttle... this type of control became known as 'Bang-bang' since the control surfaces moved from one extreme to the other, all or nothing...
And then the arrival of Multi-channel radio. Reeds or tuned-filters gave separate channels for each movement, with aileron, elevator, rudder, throttle and elevator trim! Yes, you needed a separate servo for elevator trim. Thats why the other channels had no trim! All the while 'Proportional' radios were being developed...
From early magnetic actuators, through pulsed 'Galloping Ghost' to the early truly proportional analogue & digital sets... And now we go full circle, with Phil's 2.4ghz Single Channel emulation radios... exactly as it was then... but better!

Most of the equipment pictured on this site is our own, or has been at some stage, but we would welcome any photos and descriptions of your own, whether it be an immaculate collection or a carrier-bag of obsolete valves from the loft. We are constantly seeking more equipment for the collection, much of which we have restored both cosmetically and electrically. The culmination of this interest in simple Single Channel radio is the conversion of period Single Channel sets to 2.4g using Phil's custom electronics described on the projects and workshop pages.

Please take your time to browse the entire site, and if you enjoy your visit, contact us via the email address below.

Do please come back from time to time as the site is growing rapidly and we have lots more to add over the coming months.

Thank you!

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Last updated:
24/10/2014 Archive page - 7-channel propo encoder with S/C emulation, doc & sketch
30/07/2014 Archive page - Kraft refit using new 6-channel propo encoder, demo videos and description
26/07/2014 Archive page - New 6-channel propo encoder document added
08/05/2014 Archive page - Tiny-6 Reeds document updated
05/05/2014 Archive page - Single Channel Emulation Encoder version 'N' document, also Blog update
17/04/2014 Index page - link to SAM35 new rules for 2014
21/03/2014 Index page - link to PANDAS Single-Channel & Retro R/C Fly-In
16/03/2014 Index page - link to new Single-Channel Forum updated
30/12/2013 Archive page - Frsky bind-board alternatives
29/12/2013 Archive page - 'Tiny-6' reeds emulation encoder document updated
14/12/2013 Blog update - the new 6-channel 'Tiny' reeds emulation encoder, with video
09/11/2013 'Pilot' sequential actuator instructions added to 'Archive' and 'S/C' pages
29/10/2013 Micron 'Elf' added to '2.4g conversions' page
29/10/2013 'Single Channel & Retro Radio Control' forum link added to index page
28/10/2013 MR200 conversion sequence aded to '2.4g Conversions' page
27/10/2013 Shauns 'Stockmann and Westley' S/C transmitters added to Single Channel page
27/10/2013 Climax Unimite S/C actuator instructions added to Archive page
24/10/2013 Gallatrol Galloping Ghost and Fleet audio sample added to GG page, blog update
20/10/2013 Micron 'Elf' S/C propo set added to S/C page
08/09/2013 Futaba Codemaster added to Single-Channel page. Ariel-8 added to Reeds page.
30/07/2013 Single-Channel & Retro R/C Fly-in event report, more pics added. Blog updated.
28/07/2013 Header page - added Single-Channel & Retro R/C Fly-in event report.
18/02/2013 Archive page - "Coder" document updated to show new PCB, these are ready to go.
03/02/2013 Home page - 2013 S/C & Vintage Radio meeting details added
03/02/2013 Archive page - blog update
25/01/2013 Archive page - added OS Minitron Single-Channel Proportional instructions
25/01/2013 Archive page - added Building an Adams-style Magnetic Actuator
25/01/2013 Archive page - added Macgregor Digimac II & III manual
22/01/2013 2.4g Conversions page - added a new Blog, for regular notes and project updates.
22/01/2013 Archive page - updated the Digimac 1+1 emulation encoder document, version I
12/01/2013 Archive page - "Escapement Emulator for period S/C sets" wiring diagram added
12/01/2013 Archive page - Documents numbered to assist identification
11/01/2013 Archive page - "Coder" document updated, added "Channel-Switch" document.
29/12/2012 Archive page - document updated - "Setting up stick pots for multi-channel encoders"
29/12/2012 2.4g Conversions page - Skyleader video added
29/11/2012 (1+1,2+1 and multi-channel proportional encoder details added to Archive page)
05/07/2012 (Inaugural Single-Channel Meeting report, pics & video)
29/05/2012 (Pulse Propo videos, more emulation encoder S/C tx builds)
13/03/2012 (John's REP Decatone 2.4g conversion)
13/03/2012 (1st July meeting update)
11/03/2012 (Video added to Single Channel page, photos & notes added to 2.4g conversions page)

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Just a small sample of the huge variety of equipment on display at www.singlechannel.co.uk

In memory of David Boddington, who under the pseudonym "Button Man", pioneered Single Channel for the ordinary sports flyer.