|Phil's first proportional set - an analogue Staveley Controls 3 Channel set.
Its still working fine after all these years, though the servo movements have lost some linearity...
|Micron PL-7D kit-built digital proportional set.
I'd like to acknowledge Terry's major contribution to R/C history, his kits were bought in their thousands and many remain in use today.
As a young teenager I flew with Terry, he was a dedicated Galloping Ghost enthusiast and designed & developed the Gallatrol GG system.
We still exchange emails occasionally and he's thrilled to see that we're flying GG again 40+ years on!
The peak of Micron development was the PL-7D, this unusual red example belongs to Richard Wood.
|My own Micron PL-7D.
One day I will convert it to 2.4ghz and fly it again:
|Micro Avionics Digital.|
|An immaculate Futaba M6 digital proportional outfit in its original box.|
|The first Futaba modular transmitter|
|Close-up of the early modular 35Mhz Futaba tx|
|Shauns Digi Ace, an early model|
|Phils Digi Ace and a couple of homebrew digital propo sets from the mid '70s|
|The ubiquitous Skyleader Clubman digital propo set|
|A four-channel version of a popular homebuilt, the DigiTrio.|
|DigiFleet by Derek Olley|
|Four EK LogicTrol proportional sets.|
|EK LogicTrol Super Pro proportional set.|
|Futaba 'M' Series group|
|GEM - not the best set for quality or reliability. Awful, plastic tat in fact. Distributed by Roland Scott...|
|...however the GEM was a Rolls-Royce set compared to the Vulcan. Truly horrible, moulded from brittle plastic and with terrible soldering throughout...|
|Horizon 2 and 4 channel sets|
|and more Horizon gear. The single-stick blue set was actually sold with blue paint over red vinyl!|
|A Horizon single-stick drycell battery outfit. These are really nice sets and will probably be the subject of another 2.4g conversion soon, maybe for a 2-channel glider|
|Graupnet VarioProp 12.|
|The Kraft Series 71 two-channel mode 1 transmitter is really small. It came with a receiver and 2x servos in a 'brick' unit.|
|Macgregor DigiMac 3|
|Macgregor DigiMac 2 channel propo set.|
|Macgregor DigiMac 4 complete set|
|RCS Digi 4, made in England.|
|Complete RCS Digi-Six boxed set|
|Two Reftec UHF radios, on 459 Mhz|
|Modular Reftec UHF set.|
|A pair of Sanwa 35Mhz AM sets. Thats right - AM!|
|Sanwa 35Mhz FM sets|
|One from the Sanwa family album|
|Skyleader, again British made, 35Mhz digital propo.|
|As a kid, this 27Mhz AM Sprengbrook was my dream set, but for me it was impossibly expensive.
40 years on, I finally have one! Soon to be converted to 2.4ghz...
|Another Sprengbrook variation, on 35Mhz|
|Another pair of Sprengbrooks, their style changed dramatically over the years|
|An early Acoms 4 channel digital propo set|
|World Engines 2-channel set|
|An immaculate OS 6C digital proportional single-stick set.|
|And a boxed OS Cougar, complete|
|One of Ed Kazmirski's early propo transmitters.
No, really, it is!
Or was, it now belongs to Shaun along with a certificate of authenticity from the auction house handling Eds estate. We believe its a custom Controlaire, but note that it is set up in mode 2, when Ed (an ex-reed flyer of course) used to fly mode 1. We believe it may have been a sample which Ed was evaluating.
|Multiplex modular radio|
|The neat 2-channel OS Arrow:|
|and a complete Powermax 4 channel propo outfit|
|RCM&E and Viking home-built radios|
|Not sure what this is, we thought it was a Micron, but Terry Tippet himself has confirmed its not, any ideas? Alongside is a Microtrol, subject of Paul Newell's excellent 1972 book, "Theory & Practise of Modern Radio Control" and using Micron PL6D mechanics, which is where the confusion may have arisen!|