SELECTING A SUITABLE Tx HANDPIECE.  Mar 1st 2018

  Remote Control Systems (RCS)
 

Why eight different TX handpieces?  You might well ask.  The simple answer is choice.
Different Large Scalers have different needs.  Although there is no such thing as a one system that fits all, The RCS Digital Proportional control systems comes pretty close.
Five Dual Use RCS TX handpieces are capable of controlling both Live Steam locos and Battery R/C locomotives. Both "Low OFF" & "Centre OFF" control procedures are featured.
The three budget priced EVOLUTION R/C Tx handpieces are battery power specific only.

Only Deltang makes similar equipment.


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thought it might help my customers if I explained what I have available and which Tx would be the best to suit their needs.

RCS Dual Use pocket sized Tx handpieces cater for two distinctly different types of locos.

1.  LIve Steam locomotives whereby Digital Proportional R/C signals use servos to control mechanical functions, such as the direction changing Johnson bar and a Steam regulator that opens and closes a steam valve.  Some Live Steam locos need more than 2 x channels.
The R/C requirements for Live Steam locos are pretty straightforwards.  The choice is quite easy to make.  All Dual Use TX's are all for Live Steam as well as Battery R/C.  See # 1 below.

2.   Battery R/C locomotives whereby one Digital Proportional R/C signal is used to electronically control locomotive direction and speed.  Those same signals can also control sound system functions such as whistles & bells etc, through to switching electronic functions ON-OFF.

Evolution branded TX hand pieces are designed for battery R/C use only.

Most Large Scalers are not aware that RCS makes much more than simply a one Tx + Rx combination that is supposed to fit all situations, but doesn't.
Ask yourself how many pocket sized battery R/C handpieces can use off the shelf receivers to control
servos for live steam locos. A couple of very expensive DCC systems can do it. Apart from other Deltang based R/C systems, there is nothing else.

If you decide the chosen Tx is to double up for both Live Steam and battery R/C 
you can have either:
CENTRE OFF control ESC's use just one channel with 150º control either side of neutral for both direction and speed control.  OR:

Click on pics below for full details.

 
EVOLUTION BUDGET PRICED R/C TRANSMITTERS.
SUITABLE FOR BATTERY R/C ONLY.
EVO-BASIC

Suitable for controlling "Centre OFF" Battery R/C locos using ESC's like the VIPER series.
Forward - Reverse - Speed with two sound triggers available.
The Ch # 5 button can also be used for an extra sound trigger.

EVO-BASIC +

Next step up from the EVO-BASIC also suitable for controlling "Centre OFF" Battery R/C locos only using ESC's like the VIPER series.
Forward - Reverse - Speed with four sound triggers available.
The Ch # 5 button can also be used for an extra sound trigger.

EVO-BATT-DUO

2 x EVO-BASIC Tx handpieces in a single case.
Control 2 x "Centre OFF" Battery R/C locos at the same time using ESC's like the VIPER series.
Forward - Reverse - Speed with two sound triggers available on each loco.
The Ch # 5 button can also be used for an extra sound trigger.

DUAL USE TRANSMITTERS FOR LIVE STEAM & BATTERY R/C.
Suitable for controlling Live Steam locos & "Centre OFF" & "Low OFF" battery R/C locos.
DU-Tx-1

Suitable for controlling Live Steam locos & battery R/C locos.
Can use "Centre OFF" or "Low OFF" ESC's.
The Ch # 5 button can also be used for a whistle control.

DU-Tx-3

Next step up from the # EVO-STEAM.
2 x Digital Proportional channels plus 3 x pushbutton triggers for sound effects and uncoupling etc.

DU-Tx-5 Four Digital Proportional channels for Live Steam locos that have Draincocks, Blowers or gas valves etc.  
You can use 1 x aux channel for quillable (ie proportional) control of a steam whistle function.
Can control up to 4 x Centre OFF battery R/C locos.
DU-Tx-7 The Tx-7 has 2 x Digital Proportional channels + 4 x 1/2 servo functions for Live Steam or 4 x pushbutton sound triggers.
DU-Tx-9 DSM2 R/C for 2 x servo Live Steam locos.
Use with any DSM2 compatible RX including the DSM2-EM(AB) 5 channel RX.  Ideal for controlling 2 x locos when banking front or rear of train
1 x Snap action Whistle function.
2 x 1/2 servo movement functions.
 

                                                     SOME SUGGESTIONS.
Live Steam One of the big attractions of the RCS Digital Proportional control system is that the operator can bind (as in link) as many Rx's to one Tx handpiece as they wish.
That means it is not only possible to operate both Live Steam locos,  "Centre OFF" & "Low OFF" Battery R/C from just one Tx handpiece, it is a feature exclusive to the RCS Digital Proportional control system. 
If you have a steam whistle the Tx-5 is best for "quillable" control of a whistle valve.

 
If the reader has any questions not covered by the above please contact RCS and we wil include that infromation here.