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Triton

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RC Switch
« on: June 19, 2009, 01:34:45 PM »

Hi,

I came across this circuit for an R/C Switch which seems just what I was looking for as I enjoy constucting projects:

http://www.hewittonline.net/rcsw/rcsw.htm

What I want to know is will it work for model boats (40MHZ radio) as it is designed for use in model aeroplanes?

Thanks in advance,

John
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Re: RC Switch
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2009, 01:52:10 PM »

Hi John

I know absolutely nothing about this electrical gubbins but I know a man that does.

Dave at ACTion R/C Electronics makes all of this type of thing.

Have a word with him, explain what you want to do and he could well have what you want, as well as your Mayhem members discount.

0115 9607951
www.action-electronics.co.uk

Only phone office hours though. :-))
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Re: RC Switch
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2009, 01:59:08 PM »

John,

The circuit itself should work but where do the you get the chip from?  It wont matter what frequency you use it on it only draws the signal and power from the receiver.

I have just bought some switchers from ActiveRobots, quite good little units and at the price they are i dont bother making my own.....

http://www.active-robots.com/products/radio-control/rc-dimensionseng.shtml

Russ

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catengineman

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Re: RC Switch
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2009, 02:00:16 PM »

It will work with your 40 MHz system, mine did for a few weeks but I may have tried to over load it and so the magic escaped.

Talk to the good man mentioned and also have a look at http://www.pm.keirle.com there may even be some thing there that lights up your building desires

R,
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Re: RC Switch
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2009, 03:00:40 PM »

Talk to the good man mentioned and also have a look at http://www.pm.keirle.com there may even be some thing there that lights up your building desires

R,

One of PMK's circuits will definitely work - I have several of them in use. The Radio frequency doesn't matter at all. If you need a cheap supply of components, try Bitsbox http://www.bitsbox.co.uk/ = very efficient service, no minimum order, and very reasonable postage.

Barrie
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catengineman

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Re: RC Switch
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2009, 03:30:22 PM »

I have built three of PMK's PSU's for my tugs and have used his ideas on others that I have modified  :-))

I am also trying to modify one to fit into what I want it to do, yet I know not of how it works %%

R,
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OMK

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Re: RC Switch
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2009, 04:48:22 PM »

"...yet I know not of how it works."

Pardon me sticking my oar in, but anything I can help with?
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catengineman

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Re: RC Switch
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2009, 05:07:02 PM »

PM sent  :-))
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Triton

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Re: RC Switch
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2009, 06:33:17 PM »

Well, I didn't expect so many replies so quickly! Thanks everyone.

I've visited the pm.keirle.com site and yes, there were several items there that lit up my building desires. If the sites opwned by the PMK who's posted above, then thanks for providing such an excellent resource - I've just printed off half a dozen projects!

I'll probably be going to Action for an ESC when I'm ready to fit one.

Cheers,

John
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OMK

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Re: RC Switch
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2009, 10:47:45 PM »

- I've just printed off half a dozen projects!

That's the spirit.
Regarding the link in your first post, you are now hereby required by law to submit a one-thousand-word essay explaining exactly what you thought when you initially spotted the uncanny similarities between Mr. Hewitt's circuit and my one. Did you think to yourself...

A) Wow! just look at them uncanny similarities between Mr. Hewitt's circuit and PMK's!"

...or...

B) Wow! just look at them uncanny similarities between Mr. Hewitt's circuit and PMK's!"


Your entry to be received by no later than one second past the hour of midnight on the 18th day of the sixth calender month of the ninth year past the second millenium...

HM Plod.
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catengineman

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Re: RC Switch
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2009, 12:24:37 PM »

Am I exempt from the essay as I did not know there was a site or even any circuits by the afore mentioned Mr Hewitt.


R,
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