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"Remote Control" Column by Bob Young


The following is an index of monthly columns written by Bob Young on a wide variety of topics related to R/C. Each article is approximately 2,200 words and well illustrated with diagrams, photos and easy to read circuit diagrams and component overlays where appropriate. All circuit diagrams are accompanied by a full description of how the circuit works. Back issues of the original magazine may be obtained from Silicon Chip Magazine ( www.siliconchip.com.au ).

 

VOLUME TWO

Modern Radio Control Systems - November 1989

The Beginnings Of Remote Control - October 1989

Operating An R/C Transmitter - December 1989

 

VOLUME THREE

Designing UHF Transmitter Stages - January 1990

Transmitter Encoders & Black Wire Syndrome -February 1990

The Controls On A Model Aircraft -March 1990

Model Aircraft Aerodynamics -April 1990

Aerodynamics & Stall Conditions -May 1990

Design Factors For Model Aircraft -June 1990

Bluff Body Design & Automotive Aerodynamics- August 1990

The Care & Feeding Of Battery Packs- September 1990

The Adverse Effects Of Dihedral- October 1990

Nicad Cells For High Rate Discharge- November 1990

Radio Control Receivers Using Amplitude Modulation- December 1990

 

VOLUME FOUR

Galloping Ghost - The Evolution Of Proportional Control - February 1991

The Development Of Digital Proportional Servos - March 1991

How Pulse Code Modulation Decoders Were Developed - April 1991

The Development Of Digital Proportional R/C Transmitters - July 1991

Large Servo Amplifiers For Model Yachts - August 1991

The Military Applications Of Radio Controlled Aircraft - October 1991

Motors For Electric Flight Models -December 1991

 

VOLUME FIVE

Motors For Electric Flight Models: Part 2 - January 1992

Designing A Speed Controller For Electric Models - February 1992

Voltage Losses In Speed Controllers - March 1992

Switching Frequencies In Speed Controllers - April 1992

Internal Combustion Engines For Model Aircraft - August 1992

Internal Combustion Motors For R/C Models: Part 2 - September 1992

Internal Combustion Motors For R/C Models: Part 3 - October 1992

Low-Cost Speed Controller Using Discrete Ics. (Errata: January 1993) - November 1992

Building & Using The Speed Controller: Part 2 - December 1992

 

VOLUME SIX

Installing & Adjusting The Low-Cost Speed Controller: Part 3 - January 1993

Practical Applications For The Low-Cost Speed Controller -April 1993

Unmanned Aircraft: The Ultimate In Remote Control - May 1993

Unmanned Aircraft: The Early Developments - June 1993

Unmanned Aircraft: Current Models In Service - July 1993

Unmanned Aircraft: Israel Leads The Way - August 1993

Servicing Your R/C Transmitter - The Basics - September 1993

Servicing Your R/C Transmitter - Part 2 - October 1993

Preventing Damage To R/C Transmitters & Receivers - November 1993

Servicing Your R/C Transmitter - December 1993

 

VOLUME SEVEN

More On Servicing Your R/C Transmitter - January 1994

How To Service Servos And Winches - March 1994

How To Service Servos And Winches, Part 2 - May 1994

Servicing Batteries & Chargers - June 1994

Modellers With Dedication - August 1994

Modellers With Dedication, Part 2 - September 1994

Modellers With Dedication, Part 3 - November 1994

Building A Radio Control System For Models; Pt 1 - December 1994

 

VOLUME EIGHT

The first five parts of this volume are dedicated to building the Mark 22 8 - 24 channel AM receiver pictured below.

Working With Surface Mount Components - January 1995

Building A Radio Control System For Models; Pt 2 - February 1995

Building A Radio Control System For Models; Pt 3 - March 1995

An 8-Channel Decoder For Radio Control - April 1995

A 16-Channel Decoder For Radio Remote Control - May 1995

A Multi-Channel Radio Control Transmitter; Pt 1 - June 1995

Transmitter Interference What Can Be Done About It? - July 1995

Are R/C Transmitters A Health Hazard? - November 1995

The Mysteries Of Mixing (Control Signals To Servos In Models) - December 1995

 

VOLUME NINE

This volume is almost totally devoted to construction of the Mark 22 transmitter, a very elaborate and versatile 8 - 24 channel for the radio control of models, small robots etc. The Mark 22 transmitter is pictured below.

Multi-Channel (Mk22) Radio Control Transmitter For Models (Bob Young)

Part 1: Introduction - June 1995

Part 2: Encoder Module (Errata: April 1996) - March 1996

Part 3: AM Transmitter Circuit - April 1996

Part 4: Transmitter PC Board - May 1996

Part 5: Transmitter Encoder PC Board - June 1996

Part 6: Transmitter Case Assembly/Sub-Assembly Interwiring - July 1996

Part 7: Programming The Mk 22 Transmitter - August 1996

Part 8: Advanced Programming - October 1996

AM Vs FM: The Real Facts In The Argument - November 1996

 

VOLUME TEN

How Radio-Controlled Models Can Be Lost Through Interference - February 1997

Preventing RF Interference On The 36MHz Band - March 1997

Transmitter Interference On The 36MHz Band - May 1997

A Fail-Safe Module For The Throttle Servo - June 1997

An In-Line Mixer For Radio Control Receivers - July 1997

The Philosphy Of R/C Transmitter Programming

Part 1: - August 1997

Part 2: - October 1997

How Does A Servo Work? - November 1997

How Servo Pulses Are Transmitted - December 1997

 

VOLUME ELEVEN

Radio Control Gliders parts 2 and 3 feature a discussion of the design of 2 metre gliders using the Silvertone Stingray (below) as a discussion piece.

Jet Engines In Model Aircraft; Pt 1 - January 1998

Jet Engines In Model Aircraft; Pt 2 - February 1998

Jet Engines In Model Aircraft; Pt 3 - March 1998

Jet Engines In Model Aircraft; Pt 4 - April 1998

Radio-Controlled Gliders & Launch Winches - May 1998

Radio-Controlled Gliders; Pt 2 - June 1998

Radio-Controlled Gliders; Pt 3 - July 1998

Silvertone Stingray 2M5, a 2.5metre F3B style sailplane. Third in the Stingray Glider series. Built specifically to test the Mark 22 F3B module featured in the November and December issues of Silicon Chip. Interchangeable four servo, 2.5 metre wing on the 2 metre fuselage and tailplane.

Stingray 2M5

The Art of Slope Soaring - August 1998

F3B Gliders. Part 1 - September 1998

F3B Gliders. Part 2 - October 1998

An F3B module for the Mark 22 TX. Part 1 - November 1998

An F3B Module for the Mark 22 TX. Part 2 - December 1998

R/C Helicopters. Part 1 - January 1999