SELECTING A SUITABLE Tx HANDPIECE.  July 1st 2021

  Remote Control Systems (RCS)
 

As a result of an ongoing battle with Lymphoma Cancer and subsequent Chemotherapy I have had to reconsider exactly what I will be making in the future.

My manufacturing capabilities have been somewhat reduced, such that I will no longer be making or supplying R/C equipment specifically for battery R/C of Large Scale trains.
I will continue making my pocket sized DSM2 compatible Tx handpieces just like I do now.

However, as they can also be used for Battery R/C, it makes them truly Dual Use.


I will have three different TX handpieces designed primarily for Live Steam operation.
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 3 x Dual Use RCS TX handpieces are capable of controlling both Live Steam locos and Battery R/C locomotives.
There is one budget priced Dual Cab loco control R/C Tx handpieces. That is for Centre OFF Battery R/C power only and features 1 x sound trigger per cab.

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 plus Battery R/C as well.

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. 
Such as COBRA-260 100 Watt ESC.   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.

The EVOLUTION Budget price TX hand piece is designed for Centre OFF 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 RCS adjustable AB-Rx-v2-xx 5 channel RX's. 
From time to time RCS will make changes to our range of Tx handpieces. 
A new 7 channel model is in the planning stages.

 
DUAL USE TRANSMITTERS FOR LIVE STEAM & BATTERY R/C.
Suitable for controlling Live Steam locos Plus "Low OFF" & "Centre OFF" battery R/C locos.
Click HERE for full details.
DU-Tx1 ENTRY LEVEL R/C
LIVE STEAM DSM2 R/C for 2 x servo locos. Use any DSM2 compatible RX.
`1 x 1/2 servo movement functions.
GREAT FOR "Low OFF" & "CENTRE OFF"  BATTERY R/C LOCOS.
Control Speed/Direction.  1 x sound trigger functions.
 
DU-Tx3 LIVE STEAM DSM2 R/C for 2 x servo locos.
Use with any DSM2 compatible RX

3 x 1/2 servo movement functions.
GREAT FOR "Low OFF" & "CENTRE OFF" BATTERY R/C LOCOS.
Control Speed/Direction. 3 x sound trigger functions.
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.
 
EVOLUTION BUDGET PRICED R/C TRANSMITTER.
SUITABLE FOR CENTRE OFF
BATTERY R/C ONLY.
DUPLEX The EVO DUPLEX is reconfigured to permit operation of two x battery R/C locomotives from one handpiece at the same time.
Both locos require Centre OFF ESC's such as the Fosworks COBRA 160-260 or MTroniks VIPER ESC's.
There are single sound triggers for each loco. An MRW-SSSS is required for each sound to be triggered. Ch # 5 can be used with one loco.
 

                                                     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-Tx5 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.