Custom, hand-built electronic circuits designed to improve and enhance the fun and thrill of radio-controlled models.
Shortages and Price Increases
I'm sure most of our customers have already heard about the world-wide shortages of electronic parts and components, including the chips that are used in a lot of the products we manufacture. These "chips", which are actually microcontrollers, are the heart of many of our circuits, and in spite of the shortages being reported in the news, we haven't had too much difficulty in getting them until the last month or so. But recently, several of our orders for them have not been filled, and suppliers estimate that, in some cases, it may be several weeks before they are back in stock.
We are working hard to find the parts we need to keep our circuits, as well as many of the other parts we sell, in stock and in quantities that will allow us to fulfill all our customer's needs. But in the next few months a few of our circuits may be shown as Out of Stock for just a few days. I'm going to keep them on the website, so customers can still order them, and we'll fill the orders just as quickly as we can, and in the order they are received. If any parts appear that they are going to be unavailable for any significant length of time, I'll notify anyone with an outstanding order, and we'll offer refunds, or make other arrangements.
Going forward, we are committed to keeping our prices as low as possible, in the face of rising component prices, and tariffs that are being added to a lot of electronics parts that are made in China. But you may see a slight increase in some prices, as we struggle with the effects of the pandemic on the world's economy. We appreciate all of our customers, and your support and encouragement!
Programmable On-Board Glow Driver featured in July issue of Model Aviation
Check out the RC Scale column (Pages 76-78) in the July issue of the AMA's flagship publication, Model Aviation, for a nice article by Stan Alexander that includes information on another DRCE product. Stan was building a 1/4-scale Cub, powered by a twin-cylinder OS-120 Gemini glow engine, and wanted to include an on-board glow driver to keep it running smoothly at low speeds, and to make it easier to start than using a pair of glow starters. Stan installed one of our Programmable On-Board Glow Drivers, and documented the build with pictures and other information.
Swap Meet Schedule
Well, 2020 is finally behind us, and 2021 is looking more "normal" again, so we're really looking forward to being able to attend some of the swap meets and RC expos that usually happen every year, beginning in the fall months. Since many clubs and organizations have been locked down for over a year now, plans are still not final for some events later this year, so we'll be adding events to our swap meet schedule here as they are announced. We look forward to seeing a lot of you this year (and next year!) on the road!
March 4th & 5th, 2022
Georgia Aircraft Modelers Association, Inc.
The Southeastern Model Show
The North Georgia Fairgrounds and Agricultural Center
Interstate I-75, exit 135
Friday 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
McGill Building- Tables D18-21.
April 1st & 2nd, 2022
The Toledo RC Swap Meet
The Seagate Convention Centre
401 Jefferson Avenue
Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Table numbers to be announced
To Be Announced
To Be Announced
We hope to meet you on the road...
This Glow Driver is available in three "versions", a Single-Cylinder, a Twin-Cylinder, and a Twin-Engine version. The only difference in the single and twin versions is the additional glow plug connector and the size of the battery (included), while the only difference in the twin-engine and twin cylinder versions is the length and arrangement of the cables that connect the glow plugs and the ground connections. This is one of our oldest and most popular circuits, and has proven to be very rugged and reliable. And best of all, it requires no ugly panel to be mounted on the outside of the model, spoiling the look of a nice warbird. Everything can be concealed inside the fuse for a clean, scale-like installation.
The kits include everything you need, the glow driver controller, a 2500mAh or 5000mAh NiCad battery pack, a plastic mounting case, a holder for the Remote Indicator LED, an extra Deans connector for your charger, it even includes a plastic tool to make installing the glow plug head easier!