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Old Feb 05, 2005, 01:11 AM
Bill H
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Annual Winter Soaring Projects Thread

My winter project was a little different this year... I built a new encoder
board and synthesized transmitter board (6 meters) for an old MicroPro 8000.
It is now called a MicroStar 2000. It's a cool project for ppl with steady
hands and good eyesight. (I used magnifying glasses ;-) Most of the parts
are surface mount, but it turned out to be less intimidating than I thought.

For those so inclined, here is the link to the source for information:
http://www.mstar2k.com/ You will find all kinds of information there along
with other projects being brainstormed by a skilled engineer. How about a
digital upgrade for some of your old analog servos? Hmmm... I may keep on
building for a while. You won't believe the plans he has for his receiver
soon to be released. He sells only the circuit boards, you have to find the
parts, but he makes that easy with a .pdf shopping list for Digikey and
Mouser. Believe it or not, he does all this design work for FUN and makes
darn little if any on the circuit board. (Can you tell I'm a fan?)

The computer interface recently updated for windows is nothing short of
extremely handy. There are still a few bugs to work out, but the members of
the mail list that have built this radio, or purchased one custom built from
Jensen Models http://www.jensenjetmodels.com/index_t.htm , are helping to
work out the kinks. It's kind of cool being part of the team, even in a
small way.

Old MicroPro owners take note, Jensen Jet Models has all the parts you need
to fix up your old MicroPro.

Built your own airplane from a kit? Ptweey! I built my own radio ;-)

Bill Heishman

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