I have just acquired a 1971 Mattel
GG tx, via 'the bay' - postage was significantly more than the purchase price
Since I don't have any matching Mattel
rxs or actuators, the tx will be gigified & used with either Phil's or Martin's recoder and an Ace
magnetic actuator or a homemade actuator.
First impressions of the tx:
- it is much larger than I expected
- quality inside & out is excellent - makes me reluctant to remove the original pcb
- there is plenty of room for any modifications or a large battery
I do have a question for anyone familiar with the Mattel
tx. Being rudder only, I expected the stick to only function in the horizontal (i.e.X) axis. However, on my tx, the stick moves freely in both the X & Y axes, even though there is only a pot on the X axis. There are no stops or cage on the stick bale to restrict movement to the X axis only. Is this normal for this tx? There are a few small cracks in the case, but no obvious evidence of anything having been broken off the stick assembly.
Did they ever make a rudder+elevator version?