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    Bernd, since I couldn't post reply pics to your blog , I went ahead and started a thread . The T12 has one gimble removed and replaced with a 10K pot and knob ...I am not a fan of buttons or joysticks for throttle control . The T12 has each "model" bound to a different receiver . I chose the T12 because its a multi-protocol transmitter thats loaded with OpenTX , The R8 is a D16 protocol telemetry receiver ? 8 channels out and 8 in ? So if you wanted to control a live steam loco you could read boiler pressure /temp /rmp / water level ...... Both are standard RC PWM output going to the Wasp . The Wasp is a 10A /30A peak brushed controller that can handle up to 28 V DC .
    http://www.robotpower.com/products/wasp_info.html

    I also have knocked around with the Pololu Maesto controllers ...6-24 RC pwm outputs , The interesting thing about these was they have a stardard serial interface and protocol , so you could basicly connect it to a HC05 Bluetooth module and control the outputs directly from a PC without needing to write software for the controller . The outputs can drive an RC PWM speed controller like the Wasp or servos for turnout control .

    https://www.pololu.com/category/102/...vo-controllers

    The nice thing about Pololu and Robotpower is they will return your emails and communicate well . Some of the overseas products I got on Ebay the customer service was zero it took longer to figure out and in one case I was never able to get it to function properly.

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    Ok, the "Blog" doesn't seem to be working properly. If you don't use the "[img] [/img]" and "[url]" tags you can't post pictures or links. Glad you chose to post in this section.

    I see you've brought some electronic items to light that I didn't know existed. Thanks for that explanation. These products seem to be geared to the quad copter hobby. I can't see using such high voltage as these products have for model railroading, but interesting non the less.

    Thanks again for posting more information on what you are using. Keep posting if you have more on the use of these products. You've got my interest.

    Bernd
    New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

    Main thread to all that's happening on the NY,V & N Rwy. The New York, Vermont -and- Northern Rwy. - Railroad Line Forums (railroad-line.com)

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    • #3
      Just finished doing a bit of research on that transmitter. Hobby King lists it as no longer made as does Ali Express. Amazon says it's not available. And I answered my own question on the drone, quad copter question. The receiver looks nice and small.

      I think I'll stick with the Deltang product for now. Micron Radio Control answers any questions quite fast also. I've had some conversations with Dave and he got back to me with a day.

      Bernd
      New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

      Main thread to all that's happening on the NY,V & N Rwy. The New York, Vermont -and- Northern Rwy. - Railroad Line Forums (railroad-line.com)

      New York, Vermont -and- Northern Rwy HOn30 Quarry Line https://railroad-line.com/node/31167

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        I think the T12 has been superceed by the T16/T!8 , I purchased mine used ( I didn't want to pay $150 for a new one ) for about $70 . The main reason for using the T12 over anthing else is the multiple model memory , You set up each model /receiver and bind it....ONCE To move from locomotive to locomotive you just select the model , you don't have to open the model up and put binding jumper in or press a binding button,The built in multi protocol allows you to bind with just about any receiver out there including DSM/DSM2 Spectrums so your not locked in to any one manufacturer or supplier.

        The T12 is a "do all" but it is a handful . I do have some single ground radio throttles that are more ergonomically friendly.
        Last edited by GeeTee; 10-31-2021, 11:46 AM.

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