Banner Ad 1

Radios for Engel subs

R/C Submarine modelers

Re: Radios for Engel subs

Postby JWLaRue » Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:17 pm

Yes, the SL-8 can be used with either 72MHz or 75MHz transmitters. It's as simple as programming with the desired channel with the plug-in programmer and dialing a few knobs.

-Jeff
Rohr 1.....Los!
User avatar
JWLaRue
SubCommittee Member
 
Posts: 3862
Joined: Wed Aug 31, 1994 6:00 pm
Location: Annapolis, MD

Re: Radios for Engel subs

Postby Alexander The Great » Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:34 am

Thanks, Jeff

I gotta love this stuff, it is great.

I like the 10 channel Futaba radio I mentioned earlier, hopefully I could get it in 72 MHz and convert it to 75MHz. There is a 2.4 GHz version of it.
I will also hook up two other 9 channels radios, if I could.
The job ain't done when you are on the couch watching football 2 hours early.
User avatar
Alexander The Great
Registered User
 
Posts: 50
Joined: Fri May 18, 2012 11:11 pm

Re: Radios for Engel subs

Postby Sub culture » Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:15 am

Anything more than 8-channels usually ties you to the apron strings of the manufacturer when it comes to receivers. They get the extra channels by moving beyond the PPM standard, and the ways of doing so are proprietary. The receivers with extra channels are usually far more expensive than your avergae 8-channel type, so be sure you want/need those extra channels.
'Why are you staring at an empty pond?'

Want to dive your boat in crystal clear water? Then you had better Dive-in- http://www.diveintomodelsubmarines.co.uk
User avatar
Sub culture
SubCommittee Member
 
Posts: 2857
Joined: Fri Feb 21, 2003 6:55 am
Location: London, UK

Re: Radios for Engel subs

Postby Bigdave » Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:02 am

You are right about that Andy.
I think it is just the Cool! 8) factor or bragging rights.
My MC4000 is a 12CH radio but I need the Multiplex 12CH R/X to do it.
I rarely use more than 5 on my subs.
For a scale boat that has a lot of bells and whistles :D it would be usefull.
My Turtle has the most functions I ever used in a sub and it has only 6.

Still it is kind of cool to be able to say my radio has 12CH right Jeff!! :shock: :lol: :lol: :lol: :mrgreen: BD.
David Welch
Commodore SR-8

Image


"Eat your pudding Mr Land". "I ain't sure it's puddin" James Mason-Kirk
Douglas, 20K
User avatar
Bigdave
SubCommittee Member
 
Posts: 2811
Joined: Fri Feb 21, 2003 8:33 am
Location: Rochester NY

Re: Radios for Engel subs

Postby Alexander The Great » Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:59 am

All right,

I need the extra channels because on the boat I'm going to buy, which is ether the Engel Gato or IXD2, there are a lot of extras to run. I don't know anything about a switch module that is in 75 MHz. Things like a retracting bow plane mechanism need a channel to open and another to operate. I'm thinking about lights, so there you go, the need for another channel.
The job ain't done when you are on the couch watching football 2 hours early.
User avatar
Alexander The Great
Registered User
 
Posts: 50
Joined: Fri May 18, 2012 11:11 pm

Re: Radios for Engel subs

Postby berlin10 » Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:26 pm

I just went on the Engel site in Germany and they seem to be selling 40 MHZ radios with their subs. Will this work?
berlin10
SubCommittee Member
 
Posts: 1
Joined: Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:31 pm

Re: Radios for Engel subs

Postby Bigdave » Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:36 pm

40 MHZ will work very well for model subs.
But not in the USA if that is where you will be running it.
It is 75 or 50 MHZ only here.
And you will need a licence for 50 as it is a Ham band.
27 MHZ is also good but only available in AM not FM as far as I know. BD.
David Welch
Commodore SR-8

Image


"Eat your pudding Mr Land". "I ain't sure it's puddin" James Mason-Kirk
Douglas, 20K
User avatar
Bigdave
SubCommittee Member
 
Posts: 2811
Joined: Fri Feb 21, 2003 8:33 am
Location: Rochester NY

Re: Radios for Engel subs

Postby Sub culture » Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:54 am

27mhz FM sets were produced. Futaba M-series and some of the Fleet (old UK based RC manufacturer) range were both FM based for improved interference rejection.

All these sets are long since out of production however.
'Why are you staring at an empty pond?'

Want to dive your boat in crystal clear water? Then you had better Dive-in- http://www.diveintomodelsubmarines.co.uk
User avatar
Sub culture
SubCommittee Member
 
Posts: 2857
Joined: Fri Feb 21, 2003 6:55 am
Location: London, UK

Re: Radios for Engel subs

Postby Alexander The Great » Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:02 pm

50/53 MHz will not work for me. I don't know anything about the transmitters that are associated with them.

I do know of a 27 MHz AM radio set, but it only has for channels. That will not work for me. It looks like I will need to buy a 72 MHz set and convert it to 75 MHz.

So far Tony hasn't answered me. :(

There was another topic about this, and someone mentioned that you could possibly get the manufacturer to convert the radio themselves. Interesting... :D :D

I'm not going to violate the FCC by using a 40 MHz set. That is plain stupid. That's a one-way ticket to jail, fines, court, etc. I shouldn't mention the rest. :lol:

Too bad Tony couldn't convert 40 MHz to 75 MHz. :shock: :( :cry:
The job ain't done when you are on the couch watching football 2 hours early.
User avatar
Alexander The Great
Registered User
 
Posts: 50
Joined: Fri May 18, 2012 11:11 pm

Re: Radios for Engel subs

Postby Alexander The Great » Sun Jun 10, 2012 12:10 pm

Is the only radio that has twin sticks or can be converted to twin sticks (simply by exchanging the single stick to twin sticks) the Robbe Futaba F14 (both versions) and the Robbe Futaba FC-16 Boat+Truck? I just want to know.

I don't want to send my radio in to someone for them to convert it. If it can be converted (like the FC-16 Boat+Truck), I want to be able to do it myself.

Thanks.
The job ain't done when you are on the couch watching football 2 hours early.
User avatar
Alexander The Great
Registered User
 
Posts: 50
Joined: Fri May 18, 2012 11:11 pm

Re: Radios for Engel subs

Postby Giovanni » Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:53 pm

Here is an inexpensive Graupner computerized 40MHz radio that can be converted to a 75MHz transmitter. MC-12 R/C Computer System 40 MHz 4725 117,61 € = $146.50 less shipping from Alexander Engel in Germany. No tax, though.
You may be able to retrofit the Robbe Twin Stick into the case.
Kind regards,
Giovanni

Alexander Engel 1/48th scale Gato
Graupner MC-19 radio converted to 75MHZ

"Anything one man can imagine, other men can make real." — Jules Verne
User avatar
Giovanni
SubCommittee Member
 
Posts: 212
Joined: Sat Mar 10, 2012 2:03 am
Location: Alameda, California

Re: Radios for Engel subs

Postby Alexander The Great » Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:04 pm

Interesting, but there is no hint on that web page about the possibility of it being converted to 75 MHz. :cry:

I am currently bidding on the Futaba 9 CAP on Ebay. Looks like I may not need it but thanks for your input. :mrgreen: :D

Alex
The job ain't done when you are on the couch watching football 2 hours early.
User avatar
Alexander The Great
Registered User
 
Posts: 50
Joined: Fri May 18, 2012 11:11 pm

Re: Radios for Engel subs

Postby Giovanni » Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:38 pm

Radio South can convert the Graupner MC-12 to 75MHz.
Any 40MHz transmitter can be converted to 75MHz.
You just give him the transmitter module and receiver and he can convert it.
You can also have a 2.4 GHz transmitter installed in the same case.
Kind regards,
Giovanni

Alexander Engel 1/48th scale Gato
Graupner MC-19 radio converted to 75MHZ

"Anything one man can imagine, other men can make real." — Jules Verne
User avatar
Giovanni
SubCommittee Member
 
Posts: 212
Joined: Sat Mar 10, 2012 2:03 am
Location: Alameda, California

Re: Radios for Engel subs

Postby Alexander The Great » Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:51 pm

Interesting...

I may buy one, but I'm unsure.

Thanks
The job ain't done when you are on the couch watching football 2 hours early.
User avatar
Alexander The Great
Registered User
 
Posts: 50
Joined: Fri May 18, 2012 11:11 pm

Re: Radios for Engel subs

Postby Giovanni » Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:00 am

Alexander Engel has Robbe Navy F-14 40MHz radios on sale!
$235.90 less VAT + shipping :mrgreen:

http://www.engel-modellbau.eu/catalog/s ... php?page=2
Kind regards,
Giovanni

Alexander Engel 1/48th scale Gato
Graupner MC-19 radio converted to 75MHZ

"Anything one man can imagine, other men can make real." — Jules Verne
User avatar
Giovanni
SubCommittee Member
 
Posts: 212
Joined: Sat Mar 10, 2012 2:03 am
Location: Alameda, California

PreviousNext

Return to R/C Modeler

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot]