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how to make a rc plane transmitter? Answered

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Re-design (author)2011-02-24

It's not feasable anymore. The available units are much cheaper than you could build and even if you built one you wouldn't get near the quality and features available.

It requires a bit of expensive electronic test equipment like an oscilloscope and spectrum analyser.

It's even illegal to build you own in most countries unless you have a license to build.

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RcMaKeR (author)Re-design2011-02-24

but can you you use a labtop to control a rc plane.

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Burf (author)RcMaKeR2011-02-25

Not directly, you'll still need an interface (transmitter) to relay the commands to the plane.

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rickharris (author)2011-02-25

don't even think about it - FAR too hard these days.

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LargeMouthBass (author)2011-02-24

If the plane uses standard RC servos for control surfaces, I would just us an off the shelf model from a place like tower hobbies.

If this is a custom build, I would consider some kind of serial RF link. There are many solutions out there for transfering a serial data stream. No RF design required other than an appropriate antenna. The cost will of course be proportional to the desired range and reliability of communication.

With a serial link to a microprocessor on the aircraft, the functionality would be limited only by your programming skill and ambition.

Overall, though, your request is pretty vague, so I don't know if I've helped.

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