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Custom, hand-built electronic circuits designed to improve and enhance the fun and thrill of radio-controlled models.
If you've ever built a model that has flaps, or dual elevator servos, then you've probably found yourself in need of a servo reverser. While servo reversing is a feature of most modern transmitters, it requires the use of an extra channel that you may not have available. The easy solution is a Servo Reverser, and we carry two different types to solve a variety of servo problems.
The easiest is our Simple Servo Reverser.
It connects between your receiver and the servo you need to reverse, and inverts the signal from the radio to reverse the servo's action. It can be used in conjunction with a standard servo Y to allow you to use just one channel for two servos that turn in opposite directions.
However, most servos, when reversed, will shift their center position slightly, and this can cause problems, because both servos are not starting from the exact same position, and you can't use subtrim to adjust just one servo. In these situations, we recommend our Servo Reversing Y with Trim Pot.
This circuit features a small, adjustable trim pot that allows very slight, very precise adjustment of the reversed servo's center position so that the servo's movements begin at exactly the same position.
We also offer a non-reversing version, for applications like dual elevators servos, it allows you to connect two servos into one channel, and adjust the center positions of each separately.
Model Aviation Showcases
Two New DRCE Products!
In the RC Scale section of the November issue of Model Aviation (page 78) you'll find a nice column by Stan Alexander on a couple of our newest products, our Pilot Head Animator, and our Warbird Landing Light & Servo Controller. The Pilot Head Animator is a simple, inexpensive device that provides random, life-like movements for any pilot figure that has a servo-driven moveable head. Instead of connecting it to your rudder channel, you can use it to make your pilot's head move independently from any other control surface, and the movements, including the direction, the degrees of movement, and even the pauses between movements are all randomly generated. And it's available in two versions, one that is switchable from the transmitter, and one that plugs into any channel and works whenever the receiver is powered.
The second item is our Warbird Landing Light & Servo Controller. It's designed for models that have a drop-down panel on the bottom of the wing that contain a Landing or Taxi Light, like some P-40s and P-51s, as well as some civilian aircraft like the Stinson Reliant. The circuit provides the signal necessary to move a servo (or servos) that lower the panel, and turns the 8mm 1/2 watt Straw Hat LED on/off. The movement of the servo is slower than normal, to prevent the panel from "slamming" up or down, and it is held in place in both the up and down positions so it will stay in place even when the plane is moving. The movement of the servo is reversible (CW/CCW), making it easy to configure it for use in any model, and it even comes with an LED Reflector to amplify the output of the LEDs for maximum effect. It is available in two versions, one that features the single 8mm LED Landing Light, and a second that includes three additional LEDs, 1 x red/1 x green/ 1 x white, for use as Navigation Lights
Swap Meet Schedule
As most modelers will already be aware, the need to control the spread of the Corona virus has required the cancellation or postponement of almost all of the events in the world of model aviation for the next several weeks and months. Swap meets, fly-ins, and even most monthly club meetings have all been prohibited by state and local authorities, and many of the businesses associated with our hobby, including local hobby shops and manufacturers, will no doubt suffer significantly as a result. But we are still filling orders, and as long as the post office remains open, we intend to continue to supply our customers with products that we hope will help them pass the time as we fight this disease. Orders for "stock" items will usually be mailed the same day or the next, and orders for custom products like Navigation Lights or other servo-type circuits will be filled in 2-3 days.
If you are a fan of our products (and why wouldn't you be?!), there are a couple of ways you can keep up with new products and new ideas, in addition to this website. We have a Facebook page that we update fairly regularly with information on our swap meet schedule and with New Product Announcements. We'd really appreciate it if you would "Like" our page and then "Share" it with your friends, and help us spread the word.
Another way is to "Subscribe" to our YouTube channel.
We use the YouTube channel to post short demonstration videos of some of the custom circuits we've made, like Navigation Light Sets and circuits that solve specific problems for our customers. We hope they will give you an idea of the range of products and services we offer If you have a radio-controlled-electronic "wish", we'll try to make it come true!
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