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 Posted: Sat Jun 23rd, 2018 05:02 pm
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Si.



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" Why re-invent the wheel? "


Hi Helmut  :brill:



It simply MUST be possible to improve them.  L:

Now, elliptical bicycle chainsets ... I never saw THAT one coming !!  :P

Anyway, there's nothing like yet another 'challenge' to clutter up the workbench !  ;)



After you modded your Captain Kirk 'Starfleet' Phaser ...





... adding what I think is the 'reversing' switch above the wheel/throttle + 4  C :cool: :cool: L  push-button switches ...

... it looks like the modded controller ... GOT MODDED !  :shocked:





Obviously no input from the 'Starfleet' Gadget Dept. on ^^ this  C :cool: :cool: L  lil' baby !  :thumb:



I was thinking of ditching the whole 'Star Trek' design $4!7 ...  :f:

... & going for something a bit more like your '80s cellphone design.  ;)



Not sure whether to plan for a reversing switch, which my other recent throttle has ...  L:





... or a 'center off' type of throttle, like the 'Tri-ang' P-42.   ???





Helmut, I think I'm right in saying BOTH the above ^^ modded controllers of yours were 12-Volt 8-AA cell powered originally.

What is your '80s cellphone modded one powered by ?



Those 12-Volt Transmitters must drop a TON of Volts ...  :shocked:

... the microchips inside, are gonna be 5-Volt, or on newer stuff 3.3-Volt for sure.



Are your modded Transmitters 'power hungry' at all ?  :!:  Probably not 'very', right ?  L:



:bow:  :bow:  :bow:  :bow:  :bow:



Si.




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