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Custom, hand-built electronic circuits designed to improve and enhance the fun and thrill of radio-controlled models.
Drop-Down Landing Lights
In response to several customers' requests, we are now offering our Drop-Down Landing Lights in a couple of new "versions". In addition to the two that we've listed on the site since we introduced them, (one that has a single Landing Light, and one that also includes three Navigation Lights), we're now offering both with the option of a pair of Landing Lights instead of just one. This will make them compatible with modelers with planes like the Stinson Reliant and the Cessna 310, among others.
These circuits provide the signal to move a servo to raise/lower a panel on the bottom of the wing, and turn the Landing Light(s) on/off. The 8mm 1/2 watt LEDs come with a reflector (above) to magnify the light and to provide a convenient mount for the LED. There are two versions for the Landing Light & Servo Controller, with one Landing Light or two, and two similar versions that include 1 x Red/1 x Green/1 x White Navigation Lights. And all four versions provide the ability to reverse the rotation of the servo, to make it easy to set up with any model and any configuration.
The Drop-Down Landing Light & Servo Controllers require only one channel to operate, and are regulated for use with any receiver, and any receiver voltage, including high-voltage (HV) receivers. The 8mm 1/2 watt Straw-Hat LEDs provide a nice, bright output that is visible from a wider viewing angle than the more common round-top LEDs, but current use is still low enough that they do not require a separate power source. We can, however, customize the circuit for use with an external battery, just give us a call.
New Video by Just Plane Crazy Showcases DRCE NavLights!
Brenden McCormick (no relation!) has just released a new video on his YouTube channel, Just Plane Crazy, that documents his installation of a set of custom navigation lights we built for his build of an AT-6 Texan 2 made by Gator RC. Brenden receives models from various vendors and manufacturers, and he records everything it takes to complete the build, from the initial "unboxing" to the finished, ready-to-fly product. This model is an ARF, and the installation of navigation lights in an ARF can seem so challenging that many modelers are reluctant to attempt it. But he shows you several clever tips and tricks that will help you see just how easy it can be to accomplish on almost any model, and his videos are quite watchable and very well done. Click on the link below to surf on over and check out the new video, and if you enjoy it remember to click on both the "Like" button and the "Subscribe" button, so you will be notified of new videos as soon as Brenden gets them posted!
The NavLight Set featured in this video is a custom set that was based on one of our stock sets, the DeHavilland Beaver NavLigths-8mm Giant Scale. Because the AT-6 Texan 2 is not a float plane, we changed the stock set slightly so that the Landing Lights would come on/off in the normal way (not Wig-Wag), and we swapped the Simulated Rotating Beacon for another Double-blink Strobe. This illustrates our ability to modify the programming on any of or navigation light sets to accommodate any model and any lighting scheme. If you have a model for which you need a set of navigation lights, just give us a call, or use the Contact Form to provide us with your specifications. If we don't have a stock set that suits your needs exactly, we'll design one for you that does!
Swap Meet Schedule
We're really looking forward to being able to get back on the road this Spring attending swap meets, and having the chance to see some of our faithful customers again. If the status of the virus will allow the events listed below to be held, we'll be happy to see you all there!
As clubs and organizations are able to evaluate the threat of Covid-19 later in 2021, if additional events are added we'll post that information here, along with the location of our tables. Let's hope we can get back to normal and enjoy getting together with old friends again!
February 26th & 27th, 2021
Georgia Modelers Association
The Southeastern Model Show
The event below is an event we have attended in years past, but were forced to drop from our schedule because it conflicted with the Toledo Show. But now that the Dayton WingMasters have decided to step up and fill the void left by the demise of the Toledo Show, we're planning to attend the 2021 Modelrama, and will support it as much as we possibly can! We encourage all of our friends in the Dayton, OH area to make plans to attend. They've greatly expanded the number of tables, the parking, and everything about the event, and we're really looking forward to being there. We hope to see all of you there, too!
April 23rd & 24th, 2021
The 2021 Dayton Modelrama
Montgomery County Fairgrounds
645 Infirmary Road
Dayton, Ohio 45417
Friday 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Table Locations to be announced