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.
RCS Digi-Six
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
Waltron 4.
World Engines 2-channel set
An immaculate OS 6C digital proportional single-stick set.
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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!

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