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Basics of Modern Radio Control

I can tell that some of you have less than full knowledge of how modern radio control systems work.  This is unfortunate since at some point you may need to do routine maintenance on your radio system such as: replace a worn out vacuum tube, replace a broken rubber band on your escapement, etc.  If you are one of these folks you can get yourself back up to speed by reading on.  I am sure most of you still have your recent 1953 issue of Air Trails Model Annual on hand.  If you have temporarily misplaced it or, for some other reason, it is not immediately available, I have scanned in the important pages for you.  Read and understand the simple basics below and you won’t look silly next time you talk about RC with your modeling friends.  -Ed.