TX-5 2.4 GHz DIGITAL  PROPORTIONAL R/C TX HANDPIECE.  Oct 1st 2017
 
ULTRA 5 CHANNEL TX HANDPIECE FOR LIVE STEAM & BATTERY R/C.

TX-5
New longer case, Aux channels on front = much more finger room.
This longer case helps increase range by taking the antenna of the RF module further away from the operators fingers.
Now using 4 x regular "AA" dry or rechargeable cells for longer battery life.
Regulator and Reverser knobs both have a centre click "Detente".
Use AUX #1 or AUX # 2 to "PLAY" a real steam whistle.

A$149

SUITABLE RX'S ARE AVAILABLE HERE.
 Assembled in Australia with components supplied by DELTANG R/C in the UK.
The TX-5 is marked CE.  It is FCC compliant but not approved.
The Centre Click TX-5 is intended primarily for controlling Live Steam locos.

PDF Instructions

5 CHANNEL DIGITAL PROPORTIONAL DSM2 R/C.
 
LIT POWER SWITCH EASY TX & RX BINDING BATTERY REPLACEMENT

SPECIFICATIONS OF THIS TX-5 HANDPIECE
  SIZE:
  WEIGHT:
  BATTERY:
  FREQ:
  RECEIVER:
  APPROVALS:

  RANGE:
  BINDING: 
  SERVO REVERSE:
  SERVO TRAVEL:
  STEAM WHISTLE:
  5th CHANNEL.
  180 mm x 65 mm x 28 mm + knob.  (7.00" x 2.50" x 1.25")  Fits into loco carrier.
  135 Grams empty.  Light enough & small enough for one handed operation.
  4 x AA Alkaline or hybrid (Not supplied). Battery life is at least 50 hours.
  2.4 GHz. DSM2 protocol.

  Use our # Rx102(AB)LR series RX's or any DSM2/DSMX receivers.  
  Marked CE.  TX2 RF module is FCC compliant but not tested or approved.
  Tested at least 8
0 Metres + range.  A bit less behind walls and mesh fences.
  Any number of locos to any TX.  Automatic binding with Rx102-1(AB)LR Rx's.
  No servo reversing.  Programmable # Rx102-1(AB)LR series RX's available from RCS.

  Adjustable to regular MAX 90º using the Rx102(AB)LR RX's.
  Use AUX # 1 or AUX # 2 for fully a proportional "Playable"  whistle control.
  Binding button also controls Ch # 5. Snaps 90º full travel high-low.  Uncoupling?

WHAT THE TX CONTROLS ACTUALLY DO
WITH LIVE STEAM LOCOS. 

TX-5 H/PIECE CONTROLS SET DIRECTION ACCELERATE
The DIRECTION set knob controls valve gear with a twist either way.  Infinitely adjustable*.  
The THROTTLE knob operates the steam regulator with 300º Digital Proportional (DP) control of the 90º servo governing locomotive speed. This gives more than 3 x times the precision of speed control when compared to single stick throttle DP controllers.
The AUX 1 knob & AUX 2 knob each operate 1 x servo with full 300º rotation for 90º servo movement.  You can use either of them for a properly "quillable" proportional whistle control.  Or for drain cocks or blower control or gas valve.  Perhaps even to adjust a grate door or, on a coal burner, to control draught. No Center "detente" click.
The BIND pushbutton doubles as a Channel # 5 function for added mechanical controls such as uncoupling.
 
*N.B. THE TX-5 DOES NOT HAVE SERVO REVERSING OR SERVO TRIM ADJUSTMENT.  RCS HAS THE # Rx102-1(AB)LR Rx's AVAILABLE.
THESE HAVE AUTOMATIC BINDING, SERVO REVERSING, SERVO CENTERING ADJUSTMENT & SERVO END POINT ADJUSTMENT ON THREE CHANNELS.

WHAT THE TX CONTROLS ACTUALLY DO
WITH "CENTRE OFF" BATTERY R/C LOCOS.

C/O NEUTRAL DRIVE FORWARDS DRIVE IN REVERSE

The small DIRECTION knob is not used with "CENTRE OFF" ESC's. 
The big THROTTLE knob operates both direction and speed with "CENTRE OFF" ESC's. 150º either side of neutral.
The AUX 1 knob & AUX 2 knob can each operate 2 x sound trigger functions.  
Twist either way for 2 trigger functions per channel. Total of four. 
The BIND pushbutton doubles as a Channel # 5 function for added mechanical controls such as uncoupling.
Control 2 x Kadee servo uncouplers simultaneously.  # SIG-REV may be needed if servo movement is reverse.

WHAT THE TX CONTROLS ACTUALLY DO
WITH "LOW OFF" BATTERY R/C LOCOS.

SET FORWARDS SET REVERSE SPEED UP

The small DIRECTION knob used with Low OFF control sets Direction with a twist CW & set for forwards or twist CCW & set for reverse.   Exactly the same way as you drive most model live steam locos.
The big THROTTLE knob provides 256 step 300º Digital Proportional (DP) for Low OFF control of the locomotive speed. This gives 5 x times the precision of speed control when compared to the centre off single stick DP controllers.
The AUX 1 knob & AUX 2 knob can each operate 2 x sound trigger functions.  
Twist either way for 2 trigger functions per channel. Total of four.
The BIND pushbutton doubles as a Channel # 5 function for added mechanical controls such as uncoupling.
Control 2 x Kadee servo uncouplers simultaneously.  # SIG-REV may be needed if servo movement is reverse.

  IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROLLERS, RCS HAS OUR
Centre OFF & Low OFF SERIES.
 
FOR INFORMATION ON BATTERY VOLTAGE AND CHARGING GO HERE.