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« on: April 06, 2020, 02:15:32 PM »

There has been much mentioned about timers from Israel and AU, but no one seems to mention the favorite timer in the US. I am the Timer Guy and owner of Texas Timers. I make the eMAX which is extremely popular and has many top wins in major contests. If you want to learn more, go to texastimers.com or email me at [email protected].  Sorry for the commercial but I was shocked to not see it mentioned all the time here. I also have a State of the Art RDT system and also carry most of the bits and pieces needed for electric from batteries to props. One stop shopping. Hank
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« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2020, 12:25:22 PM »

Hank, I have 4 of your excellent Emax timers and they are very good. I also have some Forge Electronics (UK) timers from Allan Bond (lately passed ) but still produced from new owner... Do same as yours but half the price. His RDT 1,5 g gadget ( 5usd) talks to my humble Futaba Tx. But your timer is absolutely a benchmark.

Jens.
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« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2020, 12:40:27 PM »

Thanks for the compliment. Sorry about the price. You get what you pay for, I guess. I would not waste my time in making things for the hobby if I were to sell as such a low price. People said the same about my mechanical timers until they were no longer available and then would pay any price to get one. I just looked at my total profits for last 30 years and it is a joke to think this is how I spend my retirement time! You do understand I have a lot of costs not shown in the cost of some parts to make a timer? Oh Well, such as it is.

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« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2020, 04:40:05 PM »

Let me also chime in.  I have used 4 different model Texas Timers over the last 20 years or so.  Never a timer malfunction.  Extremely user friendly and well made.  Worth every cent!
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« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2020, 10:18:46 AM »

I agree with Dean, Texas Timers are the best. I sold all my mechanical ones a few years back as I no longer fly
gas events. The eMax is the best electric timer in my opinion, very user friendly also worth the price. Good work
ain't cheap, and cheap work ain't good.
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« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2020, 11:37:40 AM »

Silly ?? Perhaps....But one can use an RC link to time one's Electric Motor. Easy to find a SUB 1 gram Rx unit  ~10$ too.
Add on a  Motor ESC and one has an RC controlled motor run. Simple effective and Very light.
Add a sub 2 gm servo (4$) and you can eliminate the DT timer as well.
We are well into the  21 st century.  
Avoiding current technology because: "it's not what Granpa used" ?

 
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« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2020, 12:45:22 PM »

RC motor run and DT are useful for test flying and sport flying. I have used both to trim my electric
contest models, but RC controlled motor run is not legal in AMA and NFFS contest events.
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« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2020, 12:40:59 PM »

Yep ... Texas timers have seen me to the podium a number of times.  A little pricey yes but when figured into the overall cost/time of building, trimming, travelling, competing ... a tiny percentage in reality.

Thanks Hank.

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