6/2 SCHOFIELD ST, RIVERWOOD
NSW AUSTRALIA 2210
P.O. BOX 207 Sans Souci
NSW AUSTRALIA 2219
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Please note: We have decided to discontinue the use of the landline number +612 9533 3517 Contact can now be made on our mobile number 0423 098 418 or by email address below.
Manufacturers of specialised R/C equipment for military, commercial and hobby use
Manufacturers of elegant and efficient airframes for the UAV and RPV industry
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This is the homepage of SilvertoneElectronics in Sydney, Australia. Here you will find one of the most interesting and unique R/C sites in Australia, dedicated to bringing you the customer the best possible quality and service. SilvertoneElectronics specialise in unique custom-built, non-computer radio control equipment for model aircraft, boats, cars, commercial and military applications. Units available range from 4 - 24 channels (AM or FM), on frequencies between 25 - 55MHz and transmitter output powers up to 6W, (for licensed operators), the Mark 22 R/C system is truly unique in the International R/C marketplace.
SilvertoneUAV also specialises in small UAV airframes designed for the under 20kg class of UAVs * or RPVs * as well as radio control systems. Follow the Silvertone UAV link below for the complete Silvertone Flamingo UAV story.
NOTE: Please scroll down the page to view the list of links for additional pages giving full details on the Silvertone Flamingo and Silvertone Radios.
Twin Boom Flamingo F-18 on final after her maiden flight at Elkhart Airport Indiana USA. The flight was perfectly executed by pilot Brandon Herzog, a professional jet pilot and a UAV buff. F-18 is part of the most ambitious and complex project yet undertaken by a Silvertone Flamingo. Be sure to follow the story on the Notre Dame University link shown below.
Bob Young Silvertone CEO seated in a row of Silvertone Flamingo UAVs. As the photo above demonstrates so clearly, the Flamingo is a small in-production UAV designed for the under 20kg class of Mini UAVs
Silvertone Flamingo F-09 flying under the Cyber-Lite badge with the Royal Thai Air Force UAV team.Cybertech (WA) chief UAV pilot Paul Dewar middle back row. F-09 is fitted with the Spanish UAV Navigation AP04 autopilot. F-09 had just completed the RTAF 2 hour acceptance flight which included a 30km out and return distance test. This is the second International Air Force to commence flying the Flamingo. The RTAF is using the Flamingo in the UAV raining role, a role for which it is imminently suited.
Silvertone PS-5A micro analogue servo. Weight 13g, Torque 1.6kg/cm. Size 22.8 x 20.5 x 12.5mm. See Accessory Items link below for full details.
Silvertone Mark 22-SM Receiver. A tough little 6 channel FM PPM receiver. See below forfull details of this and other receivers and transmitters.
Silvertone Weightlifter RPVs awaiting delivery circa 1975. Silvertone has been in the RPV/UAV business a long time.
View taken from Silvertone Aerocommander RPV looking straight up the main runway of Farnborough Airport UK. Flying from this famous airport was an interesting experience
SilvertoneTwin Boom Flamingo F-15.The latest Silvertone Flamingo demonstrator. All Flamingos are supplied as airframes only thus minimising export requirements and are suitable for both UAV or RPV applications. With 1300 cubic inches of payload space the Flamingo can easily accommodate a wide variety of autopilots and avionics. Designed to qualify for the under 20kg category of UAVs.
The new Issue 8 Metric Keyboard. Give all of your club members the protection they deserve, not just those flying the latest fashion frequency. Covers all of the MAAA approved bands not covered by the Issue 7 36MHz Keyboard. Bands protected include 27, 29, 40MHz and the new MAAA approved 2.4GHz allocation with 10 slots. This Keyboard uses the yellow 25mm metric keys.
Our hardest working Flamingo, F-08 (Carla) belonging to Queensland University of Technology (QUT.) Carla has done some brilliant work in the 3 years of operation with QUT. Such projects as Smart Skies and various atmospheric sampling tasks have all been carried out with great success.
Silvertone also invented and markets the Silvertone Keyboard System of Frequency Control. The Silvertone Keyboard system of frequency control is the Australian national standard frequency control system for all officially sanctioned R/C aircraft events in Australia. It is to our knowledge, the only variable bandwidth frequency control system available on the international market. It is also one of the few frequency control systems designed specifically to cope with intermodulation effects on frequency allocations that span over 455kHz in width. There are five versions of this very successful frequency control system available. In the old Imperial standard (0.1" = 1kHz), the Issue 1, 29/40MHz board; the Issue 6, 35MHz (UK) board; the two board Imperial Issue 4, 36MHz board. Also there is the new half size Metric standard (1.27mm = 1kHz), single board, Issue 7, 36MHz model. Finally we have added the new Issue 8 Metric keyboard to cover 27MHz, 29MHz, 40MHz and 2.4GHz. An added advantage of this system is the frequency interlock capability which helps to prevent accidental frequency clashes caused by transmitters left on in the pits or TX pound.
The accessory section gives details of speed controllers, pulse generators, P.O.D. in-line fail-safe modules, an F3B module and an in-line mixer for receivers.
Bob Young, proprietor of SilvertoneElectronics, contributes a monthly column to Silicon Chip magazine,a nationally distributed electronics magazine and a listing of almost ten years of contributions on a wide range of topics related to radio control are included on this site.
Finally the long awaited first draft of the updated UAV section has been mounted ready for viewing. This unique and helpful section presents an in-depth look at how these mini marvels of modern technology actually work. Fully illustrated with block diagrams and a copious quantity of photographs there is something here for both the tryo and expert UAV enthusiast This section will be expanded regularly as new items become available. Silvertone has now been appointed Australian agent for the exciting new AUAV range of autonomous flight control components and systems. More on this story shortly.
SILVERTONE - PIONEERS IN AUSTRALIAN R/C WITH 53 YEARS OF TRAILBLAZING R/C EXPERIENCE
*UAV Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. More recently known as a RPA (Remotely Piloted Aircraft) a sub-set of UAS Unmanned Aerial System. A fully autonomous aircraft.
*RPV Remotely Piloted Vehicle. An aircraft flown manually via remote control. Usually fitted with stability augmentation and a video downlink. See FPV First person View.