Ariel 6-Channel Reed Set

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Re: Ariel 6-Channel Reed Set

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Without knowing the actual measurements I estimated the size of the case and made a drawing for 3-D print.
As soon as the actual size is known, I will revise the drawing.
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Frank
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Re: Ariel 6-Channel Reed Set

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Hermes brought the Ariel just a few minutes ago, thank you again Mike :D
I connected it up and 50 years on, it still works, not perfectly, but it works!
I learned something new too.
As an example, the RCS Inter-6 is not a bi-simul set, which means you couldn't operate rudder AND elevator at the same time - the toggles switch different tone-determining resistors into a common tone-generator. This was the norm for a sport radio, and obviously this means you cant do rudder/elevator spins, correct for skew halfway round a loop, or steer whilst inverted!
Only the posh Reed sets were bi-simultaneous with two tone generators, where any of the left-hand toggles could be operated at the same time as any on the right.

Well, as you can hear on the video, the Ariel is bi-simul. I never realised that at the time.
The unmodulated carrier is very noisy however, it wouldnt be flyable as it is.





For Frank, the dimensions are 180mm x118mm and 60mm deep.
The rear has a pattern of raised things like dimples but outwards, that I dont know the word for - so I'm going to call then undimples :lol:
They project a couple of mm. The rounded corners are about 10mm radius.
Here's the brass band joining the two halves, this is laid flat in the bench supported by the undimples :D


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Cheers & thanks again Mike
Phil
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Re: Ariel 6-Channel Reed Set

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Congratulations for a great radio set Phil.
Looks good and sounds good.
Phil, when you have the time, could you please give me the size of the Ariel 6 transmitter that I can dimension my replica accordingly.
But no rush, I have plenty of projects underway.
Have fun with your new set and my deepest respect to Mike.

Cheers
Frank
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Re: Ariel 6-Channel Reed Set

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Hi Phil

I'm pleased it arrived safely and you're happy with it. When I tested it, I got nothing and I can't believe it got fixed by Hermes in the post, I wonder what I did wrong :?

Look forward to seeing you fly with it, hopefully later this year.

Cheers Mike
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Re: Ariel 6-Channel Reed Set

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Phil_G wrote: 30 Jan 2021, 13:06 Hermes brought the Ariel just a few minutes ago, thank you again Mike :D
I connected it up and 50 years on, it still works, not perfectly, but it works!
..........
Cheers & thanks again Mike
Phil
As my youngest grand-daughter would say, "...you a lucky duck..." Mr G. :lol: We all know you'll put it to great use Phil, I look forward to seeing it in action on the slope, via tha tube. Me, I'm just :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
And well played Mr K, bravo sir!!
Cheers,

Wayne
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Re: Ariel 6-Channel Reed Set

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Thanks Phil, got it.
The drawing is resized and available in the 3-D print section.
However I do not have a printed example for the time.
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