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    Good morning Mike, I haven't received your reply yet regarding my offer for old items. Please let me know, even if you don't want me to purchase them.
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    you are correct there Dave976.....I forgot to read previous posts again.
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    Hi mclarenmike
    I do believe there was a generous offer posted 17 days ago. If you believe this may be worth a higher value perhaps you could indicate what figure you have in mind? In case you are not aware there are several on-line sites that offer Models etc for sale, but you do have to specify a price.
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    So I finally managed to remove the motor, rudder servo, speed controller and receiver. Would anyone be interested in buying in order to help me find a modern replacement
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    Good morning shipmate.
    I would like to offer your items a new home, my offer would be ยฃ20.00 plus postage. If you p.m. me we can discuss the details.
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    Hi the Taycol motor if working and please quote motor type may be worth a few pounds but there are a lot of them about. I have a boxfull of them!
    Anything else is free to a good home really.
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    Iโ€™ll be removing the (working) motor and clockwork speed controller. Any idea on value ? Anyone interested in buying? ( Iโ€™ll need to replace )
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    Ah! galloping Ghost, Derek Olley of Fleet RC sold a system for that. I used to have a ED MkIV set up with a Tx on the floor and a 4 switch controller that plugged in. That's about 1957 or so. Used to tune in the reeds and you had to do it again at the lakeside.

    Derek Olley then produced an all electronic tuned reed (but this was 4 oscilating circuits that started at 2Kc/s so did not interfere with the mechanical ones).
    This was my first reliable set up. I converted to proportional a few years later.

    The Taycols are collected but of not much value, best one is probably the last one, The Standard.
    I used to have a Star, it got lost in a move but have recently bought a Comet, the last with metal magnets.

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    Spot on Roy
    The Taycol motor does as you say have a website.(see end of post)
    They are highly collectible.
    Both the Unimite and the switch unit were both designed to work with the simple R/c gear of the time which was usually just an on/off function controlling a switch at the receiver. Early model planes used a clockwork Galloping Ghost mechanism to control the rudder by using an electromagnet controlled cam that gave ahead/left/ahead/right. You pressed the transmit button the required number of times to change direction.
    The early radio sets did not have control sticks but just a button or two and often had a big box on the floor containing the battery connected to the hand held control unit. They did not have spot frequencies so usually could only be used one at a time. I built and used several (you had to buy a licence to use) and they did work but required constant retuning to maintain control. To increase the number of controls there were Tuned Reed units that vibrated and made a contact, to control a connected device, depending on the audio frequency selected at the Tx.
    I would donate the bits to Colin H for his vintage display so others can see these vintage controls from the early days of Rc.
    dave976

    http://taycol.tk/Range.html
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    Please do'nt trash it!!!!
    The Unimite is an Eveready Tornado motor driving a screwed rod with a tapered screw thread at each end so the screw imediately picks up when put in reverse.
    It is to operate the rudder, I seem to remember that they do self centre, but were meant for pre-proportional RC just switches. I think this one is a toothed rack driving a cog internally to give the rotary motion,

    The wind up part I have not seen before but it looks like it is working a switch for forward and reverse for the Taycol motor. If you take it out you will see the name of the motor on the brass angled plate.

    Taycol motors had field magnets and needed current to produce the magnetic field, Reversing the current does not reverse the direction of the motor,
    You have to reverse just the field windings only.

    They create a lot of radio interference apart from on 2.4 Ghtz. I have never tried this.

    There is a helpful web site devoted to Taycol.

    By all means remove and replace.
    Regards
    Roy
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