SELECTING A SUITABLE Tx HANDPIECE.  jUNE 1st 2019

  Remote Control Systems (RCS)
 

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

So, why Seven 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.
The 5 x 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 2 x budget priced EVOLUTION R/C Tx handpieces are battery power specific only.

Only Deltang & Micron make similar equipment.


RCS Dual Use 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 for Live Steam as well as Battery R/C.

2.   Battery R/C locomotives where the chosen Tx is able to double up for both Live Steam and battery R/C.
For Battery R/C y
ou can have either:
CENTRE OFF control any brand of ESC using just one channel with 150º control either side of neutral for both direction and speed control. 
  OR:
LOW OFF control ESC's such as older RCS OMEGA series ESC's, our new OMEGA-10, Deltang Rx65c & Rx66a ESC's.
One channel is for setting direction, another is controlling the speed with 300º control.

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 and FOSWORKS OMNI, there is nothing else.

Use with any DSM2 compatible RX such as the Rx102-1(AB)LR & LEMON brand 5 channel RX's. 

 
DUAL USE TRANSMITTERS FOR LIVE STEAM & BATTERY R/C.
Suitable for controlling Live Steam locos & "Low OFF" & "Centre OFF" battery R/C locos.
DU-Tx1 Suitable for controlling Live Steam locos & battery R/C locos.
Can use "Centre OFF" or "Low OFF" ESC's.
The Ch # 5 "BIND" button can also be used for a whistle control.
DU-Tx3 Adds another proportional channel to a DU-Tx1. Enables two Live Steam loco operation from one handpiece. Use for adding helper locos.
Or proper "quillable" whistle control.
Can be used for battery R/C "Centre OFF" or "Low OFF" ESC's.
The Ch # 5 "BIND" button can also be used for a whistle control.
DU-Tx5 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-Tx7 The DU-Tx7 has 2 x Digital Proportional channels + 4 x 1/2 servo functions for Live Steam or 4 x pushbutton sound triggers.
DU-Tx9 DSM2 R/C for 2 x servo Live Steam locos.
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.
 
EVOLUTION BUDGET PRICED R/C TRANSMITTERS.
SUITABLE FOR BATTERY R/C ONLY.
Bind as many locos as you wish to any Tx.
DUO 2 x Tx handpieces in a single case.
Control 2 x "Centre OFF" Battery R/C locos at the same time using ESC's like the COBRA & VIPER series.
Forward - Reverse - Speed  for each loco. One loco on Ch # 1 (Cab A). One loco on Ch # 3 (CAB B).
Ch # 5 provides one sound trigger.
DUO+

2 x Tx handpieces in a single case.
Control 2 x "Centre OFF" Battery R/C locos at the same time using ESC's like the COBRA & VIPER series.
Forward - Reverse - Speed  for each loco. One loco on Ch # 1 (Cab A). One loco on Ch # 3 (CAB B).
Ch # 2, Ch # 4 & Ch # 5 provide a total of five sound triggers.
Two on each cab plus one trigger on one cab.

 

                                                     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 also a feature exclusive to the RCS Digital Proportional control system. 
If you have a steam whistle the DU-Tx3, DU-Tx5 or DU-Tx9 is best for "quillable" control of a whistle valve.

 
All RCS basic Tx handpieces can be upgraded later to more functionality.

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