Posted by Andy2No |
May 26, 2013 @ 10:25 PM | 5,026 Views
One of my most successful and entertaining R/C toy upgrades so far is a Silverlit iWingz ornithopter (aka Air Hogs V-Wing Avenger), that I fitted a Deltang DSM2 actuator receiver in, from deltang.co.uk. The receiver weighs about 0.4g, or a bit less without connectors.
The Silverlit / Air Hogs ornithopters are pretty good already but the infrared remote system has obvious limitations - very poor range in certain circumstances, like outdoor lighting or the bright lights inside a sports hall at an indoor fly-in.
Wiring up the Deltang Rx was by no means easy - at least not for me, even though I bought it with sockets fitted for micro connectors. My hands are very unsteady, and the wires to the rudder actuator kept shrivelling and getting shorter as I tried to solder them onto a plug.
Anyway, the end result was good, and it's flown at quite a few indoor fly-ins since.
The DelTang DSM2 receivers have been mentioned many times on rcgroups, and can be posted to anywhere in the world, as I understand it. There are a bewildering number of choices for different types of models, servo versions, actuator versions, multiple forwards only and H bridge (fwd/reverse) built in brushed ESCs etc.
They are incredibly small and light, and are made by a talented individual (DavidT), not a big corporation. Well worth a look:
I bought mine new on UK ebay, from Mtroniks (www.Mtroniks.net), which is a UK company that mostly makes speed controllers. The car manufacturer is Colt, who are Taiwanese, so there must be other people selling the truck internationally.
It's a cool toy. I don't know a lot about 1/10 scale cars, but it seems well made and robust. I'm sure it won't take a lot of effort to make it go quite a bit faster too