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 Posted: Wed Jun 6th, 2018 11:48 am
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"  I've done that alteration for two locos years ago.
The caveat is that there's only one channel stick ( usually the left vertical one ) that stays put in the position you push it to,
the others are all of the return-to-neutral type.

I think I've described already in this forum how to modify that for two-loco operation,
i.e. make the right vertical stick a shift-type, too.

It is easy to bind two receivers to the same transmitter, provided you use separate ESCs with them.
There's channels 1&3 for one (left) loco, and channels 2&4 for the other (right ) loco.

The idea is NOT that you run two locos simultaneously, except when doubleheading maybe,
but to minimize the number of transmitters to use when operating singe-handed.
It is just fun to have two locos run alternatively for some complicated switching and the like."


Hi Helmut  :wave:



Is this basically what you have done ?

It looks interesting ... Kinda 'stick-shift' styleee !  :pimp:





Nice looking metalwork.  :thumb:

I'm guessing it's aluminium perhaps ?  ???

Maybe 'double-sided-taped' over the control ?  L:



:brill: :brill: :brill: :brill: :brill:



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 Posted: Wed Jun 6th, 2018 07:48 pm
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@Si
No, that's a version where I just wanted to have well-defined neutral and headlight-switch positions.
True, the guiding slots are held in place by double-sided sticky tape.
The material is white plastic sheet.




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 Posted: Fri Jun 8th, 2018 10:06 am
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" can anybody tell me how the Mad Munkey or Master Cho mods. differ from this Bad Wolf ? "


Hi Guys  :wave:



Sorry, but I've absolutely NO IDEA what a 'Mad Munkey' or 'Master Cho' is whatsoever ?:us:


But ... THIS is a 'Bad Wolf' !  :moose:





There seems to be a whole sub-culture of crazy-hip-kids out there ...

... making & modding radio-controlled SKATEBOARDS !  :shocked:


A very large number of them are using 'FlySky' R.C. components, mostly 'modded'.  :brill:

The 'Bad Wolf' ^^ above is a D.I.Y. homemade $4!7 3D-printed handset case, by Mr Wolf !

The board used is 'similar' to the GT2 (12-Volt) one Helmut modded & the GT2E (6-Volt) one, in this Thread ...

... but is in fact a later-generation board, from the GT2B (3.7-Volt) Transmitter.  :cool:



There are a TON of other 3D-printed handset designs out there as well ...

... but hip SK8ER kid 'Mr Bad Wolf' has aced it ! ... In the world of R.C. skateboards at least !  ;)



:!:



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 Posted: Tue Jun 12th, 2018 11:40 pm
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The ... 'SPARKLE' !  :s:





PIMP  MY  P.W.M.  ! ! ! 



:pimp:



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Here is yet another 3D-printed enclosure, designed for modding the 'FlySky' Transmitter components.  :brill:



The Transmitter board in the photo, is from the 'FlySky' GT2E (6-Volts) featured throughout this Thread.

The shell of the GT2E Transmitter, which the P.C.B. boards came from, provides a useful size comparison.






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 Posted: Thu Jun 21st, 2018 04:03 am
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" The Transmitter board in the photo, is from ... "


Well actually ... You can't see the Transmitter board in the last ^^ pic.  :doh:

So  .  .  .





The board ^^ is from a 'FlySky' GT2E (6-Volts) Transmitter.

I think they might need to get an ever so slightly smaller LiPo.  :shocked:



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Before you go modding a gun-type transmitter, show how to decently control a loco forwards and backwards with that trigger.

A short video to prove would be helpful, too.




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" Before you go modding a gun-type transmitter,
show how to decently control a loco forwards and backwards with that trigger.
A short video to prove would be helpful, too."



Hi Helmut  :wave:



Thanks for your encouragement.  :thumb:



I thought it would be nice to Post some pix. of a few folks 'creative' options, from the amazing world of 3D-printing.  :) 



I am very vaguely considering modding a 'FlySky' GT2E or 'FlySky' GT2B Transmitter ...

... but my feeling is, that the somewhat limited 'throw-angle' of both 'triggers' & 'sticks' ...  :f:

... could be VASTLY improved upon in a decent D.I.Y. design.  :bg:




My inspiration would be from the stalwart 'Tri-ang' P-42 Circuit Control Unit, from the swingin' '60s !  :old dude:



In fact I have a spare BURNT OUT one, stashed in my hoard of thrashed & trashed slotcar throttles.

Still in SUPERB condition ... outside at least !  ;)




The vintage vanguard of very versatile Voltage variation.  :brill:



Once I've cleaned out all the loose asbestos from inside the BURNT OUT one ... It should be perfectly safe to experiment with !  :shocked:





Talking of which, those low-Ohm 'Parma' Pro. slotcar throttles really are THE $4!7 when it comes to SPEED and CONTROL ... F1 Baby !


:pimp:


The awesome design of the 'Tri-ang' P-42 phenolic-resin enclosure was WAY ahead of it's time ...

... I don't think I've yet seen anything 3D-printed, or otherwise, which can even touch it for shear STYLE !  [whack]





BUILT TO LAST !  :cool:

( unless you leave a screwdriver across the rails by mistake of course )  :f:



:moose:



Si.



P.S.   Sorry, I don't Post videos ... I'm more of a traditional 'stills' type o' guy myself.  :us:







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 Posted: Thu Jun 21st, 2018 07:11 pm
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Well, in my gallery I have stored all the pictures of how to modify that gun-type transmitter.

Use the wheel as a throttle, install a reverse switch, do away with the trigger and make that channel a four-function on/off one.

It's all been described in a thread in this forum.

Why re-invent the wheel?




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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:



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