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Offline ianwatson

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Vintage RC Boat with nice 1950/60 equipment installed
« on: October 12, 2017, 11:27:38 AM »
Hello to you all or whom may well be able to help me please?

I have a very nice Vintage RC Wooden Boat that has been built with exceptional quality with the controls inside being of the 1950/60's ish.  It has a Ripmax Futaba FR63 Ergamite Special Pack and alongside that a Futaba Superhet Receiver at 26.995mhz, there is alos a nice 550sr motor propeller that runs smoothly when I tested it with a AA Battery applied across its two terminals and works well, however there other bits missing and too a TX Controller but I do have one which is a Futuba M Series with 3 channels with a 26.449mhz crystal installed but I fear that will not operate what I have due to I think it needs a sc rx of that era?....can someone help me as I will need a lot of help please and I live in kent too.  I can leave my telephone number as I believe it needs a proper chat with someone whom can help me get this boat running again please??  My number is 07xxx 7xxxx1...... Please pm me for my number....

I do have many nice pictures of the issue that I can send across to whom ever can help me please but I know I need some expertise in all this now.
Kind Regards, Ian
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Re: Vintage RC Boat with nice 1950/60 equipment installed
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2017, 10:24:15 AM »
Can anyone help me please as by text message I canno0t see how one can help in my issues with my boat, I need a telephone call or a visit for all this please?

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Re: Vintage RC Boat with nice 1950/60 equipment installed
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2017, 09:47:22 AM »
I'm not an expert on 27MHz - but the crystal frequencies are normal .455MHz apart between transmitter and receiver, so it could be as simple as buying a new pair of crystals.

This is really a model aircraft forum, and very few people fly planes on 27MHz,  35 MHz used to be the norm, and now it is mostly 2.4GHz.  This is because in the 70's when RC aircraft flying was developing coincided with the popularity of CB radio, and so interference was a major issue (if you get a glitch with a car or boat it is usually recoverable, with a plane it can be terminal).

Your best bet would be to google and find a local model boat club, or failing that a car club, where 27MHz is used more, although they are also moving to 2.4GHz.
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Re: Vintage RC Boat with nice 1950/60 equipment installed
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2017, 10:55:06 AM »
If you do not have the Futaba single channel Tx then you will need an equivalent single channel Tx. The Futaba M series Tx is a proportional Tx with stick units and does not give the require signal information even if it is on the same frequency. What is required if you wish to maintain the original 'fit' in the boat is a 27mHz Tx with a push button only on the front.

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Re: Vintage RC Boat with nice 1950/60 equipment installed
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2017, 12:43:35 PM »
This site will be of interest to you. Explore the tabs at the top of the page. Especially view some of the videos showing the operation of single channel; press button and hold gives full right rudder, release button rudder goes to neutral, press button release press again and hold gives full left rudder, release button rudder goes to neutral. This is on a selective actuator. The site is mainly aircraft but the equipment and principles are the same for boats. Anyhow, have a look at the site and the second one, where a group of single channel enthusiasts hang out.
http://www.mccrash-racing.co.uk/sc/early.htm
http://singlechannellersreunited.co.uk/phpbb3/index.php


 

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