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Retro Transmitter to 2.4

PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2015 6:17 pm

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I saw this



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I own this


I looked at all this
http://www.reseau.org/arduinorc/index.p ... onnections

I ordered this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 2E60ZJ7593
http://www.corona-rc.com/coproductshowE ... icleID=129

and a bag full of resistors, caps , breadboards, strip boards and assorted electronic crap from
https://www.jameco.com/webapp/wcs/store ... ogId=10001

we'll see how this all works out, or not
so far about 40 bucks in
should be cool
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Re: Retro Transmitter to 2.4

PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2015 6:26 pm

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Re: Retro Transmitter to 2.4

PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2015 6:28 pm

johnnashville wrote:
6de2ca5e5373fc02f4956e32134720a6.image.259x194[1].jpg
I saw this



IMG_0144.JPG
I own this


I looked at all this
http://www.reseau.org/arduinorc/index.p ... onnections

I ordered this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 2E60ZJ7593
http://www.corona-rc.com/coproductshowE ... icleID=129

and a bag full of resistors, caps , breadboards, strip boards and assorted electronic crap from
https://www.jameco.com/webapp/wcs/store ... ogId=10001

we'll see how this all works out, or not
so far about 40 bucks in
should be cool


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Re: Retro Transmitter to 2.4

PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2015 6:44 pm

I just might know where I could lay my hands on an old Kraft. Soopacool!
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Re: Retro Transmitter to 2.4

PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2015 6:46 pm

Very cool indeed.
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Re: Retro Transmitter to 2.4

PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2015 7:26 pm

Nice! :tu:

I bought and built my first radio back in 1969, which was a Heathkit GD-19 just like yours. Back then 72 mhz was brand new, so I went with the well proven 27 mhz. A few years later the CB craze got popular and pretty much made flying on 27 mhz too risky. In hindsight, I should have gone with the 72 mhz.

If an old GD-19 shows up for sale sometime, I'd probably do what you're doing just for the novelty of flying an old radio again.
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Re: Retro Transmitter to 2.4

PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2015 9:35 pm

You know you could buy an aftermarket ar9x board, using ersky or opentx, install it in a radio sans screen, and still be able to do advanced programming on your PC, or use it as is.
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Re: Retro Transmitter to 2.4

PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2015 1:04 am

Super cool bro, subd.
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Re: Retro Transmitter to 2.4

PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2015 1:08 am

Nice project. Reminds me of a sleeper.
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Re: Retro Transmitter to 2.4

PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2015 5:15 pm

Evan Shadix wrote:I just might know where I could lay my hands on an old Kraft. Soopacool!


Many years ago I had a Kraft single stick transmitter. Bought it as part of a package deal. I was walking through the Altoona Pa mall and the local club had a table set up. A guy sold me an old Balsa USA Northstar with the Kraft radio included for $50. I could not use the radio (old 24 frequency). I put everything back in the original box the guy gave me and put it in the basement. About 4 years later took it and threw it in the trash. As I threw it in the trash I laughed at the fact that it had the original price on the box of $584.

Later that night thinking that throwing it out may not have been smart, I checked ebay and decided to fetch it out of the garbage can and sell it. Ended up getting over $200 for it. Plus the guy paid for me to ship it to Japan. He said he rebuilds them, changes the frequency and resells them to the vintage pattern guys over there. It looked just like this one:
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Re: Retro Transmitter to 2.4

PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2015 10:38 pm

If any of you ever get to Phoenix there is a hobby shop that has all kinds of old radios and other old stuff . I think its called franks hobbies . Heres my collection .
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Re: Retro Transmitter to 2.4

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Re: Retro Transmitter to 2.4

PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 1:04 am

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Re: Retro Transmitter to 2.4

PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2016 6:21 pm

got some work don on the heathkit 2.4 conversion

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Starting out


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Ripped the guts out


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Starting to rewire the pots and switches


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starting on the board with the Arduino nano

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Board complete


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Starting on integration
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Re: Retro Transmitter to 2.4

PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2016 6:28 pm

dhooks wrote:You know you could buy an aftermarket ar9x board, using ersky or opentx, install it in a radio sans screen, and still be able to do advanced programming on your PC, or use it as is.


I looked into that, the board may be too big for the enclosure and I would have to change out the pots and mount digital trim buttons and the associated boards. If the Arduino rout is a total pos or doesn't work maybe I'll try that or something else.
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Re: Retro Transmitter to 2.4

PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2016 7:02 pm

My first radio was an MRC with lineal servos like this one:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2493160
Those servos were cool and provided an even throw throughout the travel. Always wondered why all servos were not designed this way vs a stupid wheel. Guess Expo eventually solved the problem of wheel design.
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Re: Retro Transmitter to 2.4

PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2016 7:13 pm

did that buzzer come with the kit,or did you source it separately?
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Re: Retro Transmitter to 2.4

PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2016 7:25 pm

doinkedit wrote:did that buzzer come with the kit,or did you source it separately?


I wish it was a kit, it's all sourced separately
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Re: Retro Transmitter to 2.4

PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2016 10:40 pm

johnnashville wrote:got some work don on the heathKIT 2.4 conversion

IMG_0148.JPG

Starting out


IMG_0149.JPG

Ripped the guts out


IMG_0169.JPG

Starting to rewire the pots and switches


IMG_0170.JPG

starting on the board with the Arduino nano

IMG_0171.JPG

Board complete


IMG_0173.JPG

Starting on integration












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Re: Retro Transmitter to 2.4

PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2016 6:15 pm

I finally got the POS to run through a combination of luck and fear of failure. I have never worked with code and it was a steep learning curve for me. Loading and tweaking the code took some time.

Now onto cleaning up the wiring and programming- witch is done through a serial monitor with dos like commands making this thing kind of impractical for modern profile flying. A fun project for the PC programming, code writing type but a bitch for me.

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Lot of time and effort just so I can go to the field and be "different" :bag: :doh:





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