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10-09-2013 05:45 AM  4 years agoPost 1
TMoore

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In case anyone wants a snapshot of how far we've traveled since the early days of digital proportional:

http://www.rchalloffame.org/index.html

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10-09-2013 06:36 AM  4 years agoPost 2
AWittleWabbit

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Very neat, book marked for later study. I have full Orbit system and a TF Taurus that I promised a little old lady I would get flying someday (the plane not radio).

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10-09-2013 06:41 AM  4 years agoPost 3
R.J.

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Thanks for posting that. I was trying to find that site a while ago and couldn't remember where it was. I still don't know what happened to my first 4 channel radio I bought while in high school, the World Engines Blue Max. It was nice to see pictures of it again. I remember when I first turned it on, the servos were jittering. I went back to the hobby shop to ask if something was wrong with it, and he said that's the way they were.

Yes, we've come a long way from there.

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10-09-2013 12:42 PM  4 years agoPost 4
rpat

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My first radio was a pro line. I flew that thing for a couple of years until I saved up enough money to buy my first Futaba gold series AM no less.

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10-09-2013 01:12 PM  4 years agoPost 5
RGorham

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This thread takes me back a few years. Thanks for posting it Terry!

My very first radio was so long ago I don't remember the details. I had rudder only and the it flapped back and forth. Back in mid 60's sometime.

Any idea what that was?

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10-09-2013 01:19 PM  4 years agoPost 6
TMoore

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Galloping Ghost.

If it flapped at a low rate that was slow ghost, high rate that was steady ghost.

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10-09-2013 01:28 PM  4 years agoPost 7
RGorham

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AWESOME! That sounds like it. It flapped fairly fast. I remember building the plane with my dad ever so slowly and going out and flying it early on a Saturday morning in a big field in Moorpark, California. Man, I was soooo excited to see it fly!

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10-09-2013 02:01 PM  4 years agoPost 8
Mike Fortin

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Very cool!

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10-09-2013 04:22 PM  4 years agoPost 9
1helimech

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Wow, I got to see my first radio A Orbit (1968ish) single channel with a push button ...you'd push once for right rudder and twice for left rudder... The servo was an escapment and you had to wind up a rubber band to power it and the airplane was a LIL Esquire ....a long way indeed

Thanks for the post !!! I have a new bucket list item.

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10-09-2013 07:47 PM  4 years agoPost 10
Salesmanheliboy

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Nice find Terry.

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10-10-2013 06:01 AM  4 years agoPost 11
R.J.

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My very first radio was so long ago I don't remember the details. I had rudder only and the it flapped back and forth. Back in mid 60's sometime.

Any idea what that was?
Robert Gorham - AMA #20115 - IRCHA #28
Was it the Ace Pulse Commander? Had an actuator that made the rudder flap back and forth. Moving the stick made it flap more to one side.

Other photo has a Galloping Ghost Tx on the left. My very first radio I bought was the single channel Digit Migit in the center. Still have these radios.

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10-10-2013 06:35 AM  4 years agoPost 12
TMoore

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Nice find Terry.
Thanks Tim. I've known about the site for a while. Jack Albrecht turned me on to it a few years back and it just gets better and better every year. It is really interesting to look back and see where it started.

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10-10-2013 11:46 AM  4 years agoPost 13
RGorham

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Was it the Ace Pulse Commander? Had an actuator that made the rudder flap back and forth. Moving the stick made it flap more to one side.
Other photo has a Galloping Ghost Tx on the left. My very first radio I bought was the single channel Digit Migit in the center. Still have these radios.
R.J.,

Mine didn't look like any of the radios that you showed in the photos. Unfortunately I don't have a lot of my childhood memories. Just a few snapshots in my head here and there.

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