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Old Dec 28, 2005, 09:51 PM
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Timers

I haven't built a Nordic in many years, but now find I have 3 to build. I need at least 1 DT Timer. Any suggestions? I looked at the sources on this site and found not one... I really don't want to spend an arm and a leg for a vintage towliner... Any help out there?

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Houston TX Area (for now)
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Old Dec 28, 2005, 10:59 PM
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You could try Texas Timers---they are in your area. On holiday at the moment though.

l pulled it up by doing a "Google" texas timers That was enough to get it.

They have single function, plus others. $38.00 l think it said.

eBay is another clue-----type in KSB timer-----they often come up on the "Bay.
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Old Dec 29, 2005, 02:33 AM
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Do they still make the Tomy Toy walking toys? If you don't mind some playing you can make some nice little timers with these mechanisms.

I've also got a bunch of the old Tatone and KSB timers. Let me check it out but if, like I suspect, I've got more than I need I could be persuaded to part with one if it's going to an appreciative home like in a nordic.
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Old Dec 29, 2005, 09:05 AM
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Also:
http://www.faimodelsupply.com/
their catalog has many more timers than the online site.
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Old Dec 30, 2005, 11:17 AM
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I guess it depends on what you want to do with the model. I just want to be able to get mine back without it going OOS. Not used for contests. I made a little timer out of two pieces of aluminum tubing and silly putty. I "calibrate" it at the field each time by timing how long it takes to release with various wraps around the axle. If the temperature doesn't change significantly over the course of the flying period, it is gives pretty dependable times. Simply to make, light, extremely cheap, reliable and almost all of it fits into the fuselage out of sight.

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Old Jan 02, 2006, 10:12 AM
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I would suggest taking a look at Mikes site he sells a number of timers that could be used in a "vintage" model.

http://www.freeflightsupplies.co.uk/

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