Need a schematic Help

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by Failure, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. Failure

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jul 9, 2012
    I'm new to the site and have a very basic understanding of circuits so bear with me on this. I need at the least a 5ch transmitter and reciver for an airplane, I'm building for my senior project. I can't just buy a cheep airplane and use what's in it tho. And I need it to be as cheap as possible. Thanks in advance.

    P.S Im in the u.s and have a radio shack down the street and tools for the job.
  2. praondevou

    AAC Fanatic!

    Jul 9, 2011
    What exactly is your definition of cheap?

    You can go with this if you want:

    However, you need an encoder, transmitter, receiver, decoder, 4 chips.

    They also have All-in-one modules with multiple channels, like this:
    Very easy to use, but not really cheap, I think $15 each.

    Or you buy this transmitter and the appropriate receiver + encoder decoder:
  3. SgtWookie


    Jul 17, 2007
    If you consider the E-bay item, you should at least read through the comments for a very similar item on Sparkfun:

    You should really stick with the frequencies that the FCC allocated for the control of model aircraft, and you really should not attempt to build a transmitter yourself, as you could very easily violate the power limitations and/or the bandwidth limitations.

    You should leave the building of any transmitters to those who at least have an FCC license. The FCC has absolutely NO sense of humor; the 1st violation of any FCC regulation can result in your equipment being confiscated, a $10,000 fine, and jail time. I am NOT kidding.
  4. Failure

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jul 9, 2012