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Some Unusual History
« on: August 13, 2019, 05:16:41 PM »
I think it was in 1956.  I lived in Downey, CA and not far from Bob Dunham's fledgling ORBIT R/C business, which was run from his home.  Bob asked me to come over and share ideas on R/C equipment.  He wanted to produce a ten-channel R/C outfit, but he was having trouble getting his receivers to work properly.  Well, I ended up re-working his receiver design to make it more sensitive.  At the time, all radio control stuff was operated with tuned reed banks.  A 10 channel reed bank would control five servos.  I bought the best reed bank I could find, and built this receiver for Bob.  He later changed some of my transistors to smaller ones and he had a printed circuit board made up.  I never learned how many 10 channel radios he finally sold, but must have been quite a few.  The best servos made in those days were by Howard Bonner.
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