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02-17-2016 02:23 AM  4 years ago
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RAK402

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JR COLT Radio!
I have not seen much of anything about the COLT posted, so...

Great radio (modern radio) in a classic style case! It was a natural for use with my GMP Cricket and may see use in a Heliboy or a Hirobo Falcon soon!

The screen is behind a fold-down door on the front (so the classic appearance is not disturbed). A DMSS radio, it is X-Bus enabled!
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02-17-2016 03:14 AM  4 years ago
tommytt1

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Very nice. I made a mistake once, but I was wrong?
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02-17-2016 03:15 AM  4 years ago
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Very-cool, can you post a pic. with the door up (?)!Antriebe, die bewegen!
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02-17-2016 12:00 PM  4 years ago
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That is cool to see and looks like a natural combination.

I especially like your pilot. I've recently gotten my 5 and 10 year old daughters hooked on the classic Pink Panther cartoons on You tube

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02-17-2016 02:41 PM  4 years ago
GyroFreak

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Thanks for posting, very cool, but the short ant is a dead giveaway. Maybe add a long dummy ant to make it look like the old 27 MHz band.
Can you imagine walking out to the flight line with what looks like an old 27 Mhz radio.

It is based on the old Heathkit radio. Well, the case is.
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I think about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something, then wonder what I'm here after ?
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02-17-2016 04:07 PM  4 years ago
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Yep. Clearly they ripped off the Heathkit case. If I ever win the lottery and manufacture and sell a US radio (at a loss), it will have a folded aluminum care with vinyl cover. There was nothing wrong with these cases. I would put some threaded press nuts in for the screws. The door is a ripoff of the Kraft signature series.

I have always hated the model car chrome plastic robot transmitters !

Nostalgia has nothing to do with the antenna and Heathkits were on the 27 or 72 MHz bands. Some on 52/53 amateur freqs.

And of yeah ! The analog display of transmitter output would prevent Spektrum owners from crashing because they have no output.
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02-17-2016 10:18 PM  4 years ago
HilliHeli

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Some on 52/53 amateur freqs.
That's what I learned to Fly on but in single-stick fashion ;

!Antriebe, die bewegen!
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02-20-2016 07:11 AM  4 years ago
RAK402

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The last time I flew a Cricket, I was about 30 years younger.

The helicopter didn't age, but the pilot sure did...

Special thanks to JR Americas Team Member Steve Randall, who took the best parts from three Crickets to make a whole one, and spent a huge amount of time on the restoration.

JR has stated that the COLT case is based on the old Heathkit-definitely not a "rip-off," as someone mentioned above--more of an homage to the classic look of the original.
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02-20-2016 09:58 PM  4 years ago
Four Stroker

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ripoff ~ homage. Same thing. Heathkit is long dead and won't mind.
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02-21-2016 02:41 AM  4 years ago
JEEPWORLD2002/2

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Still very much alive

https://shop.heathkit.com/shop
Trex600n,Trex500,MR25,MikadoLoGo5003d/KDE,Goblin 380XNova,CastleCreations,Ys,JR XG8,Tags Mini XBus Dmss//FAA# FA3NYC9TAP
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02-21-2016 05:32 PM  3 years ago
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That is a dead link. This link http://www.theheathkitshop.com/

claims to support some of the amateur stuff. BUT in general Heathkit is very very dead.
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