I wouldn't want to stop people running old kit - far from it! I have a single-channel
1962 Macgregor with a Kinematic which I use occasionally - when there's no other 27Mhz around. But you need to be aware of the issues.
With this sort of kit (and even worse for valve system
s) you will find that summer is for sailing
, and winter
is for repairing. Here is the start of a thread on RC Groups with myself and Taurus Flyer sorting out a capacitor
problem on the TX - which meant reverse engine
ering both the Rx and TX....
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?2609824-Rever... href='https://model-boats.com/search?q=tag:engine' onclick="loadpage('search?q=tag:engine'); return false;" class="taghighlight">engineering-and-repair-of-a-vintage-Metz-Mecatron-single-channel
One example of problems you may encounter is that the caps in old kit tend to die, particularly if the equipment has not been used for many years. Electrolytics, in particular, suffer. See
You can sometimes reform the electrolytics by turning the TX and Rx on and leaving them powered up for a day or so. it's tricks like this that you need to be aware of if you are going to run vintage equipment....