This back-page advertisement by Model Rectifier Corporation (aka MRC) appeared in the January 1972
issue of American Aircraft Modeler magazine. Note the cool collection of [now] vintage test
equipment shown in support of testing the R/C system. The advertisement shows a rhombic antenna, the
Dana 8015 RF frequency counter, Tektronix 7904 oscilloscope, HP spectrum analyzer, RF communications
synthesizer RF generator, and an Anritsu precision field strength meter. I was 13 years old at the time, and
anxiously watched for its appearance in the mailbox each month, then consumed it cover-to-cover each
month as I daydreamed about owning and flying very piece of equipment and model featured in it. Radio
control had only recently entered the realm of digital proportional servo control, and unlike today
where all the fundamental circuitry for encoding and decoding the signal is contained within a single,
inexpensive and highly sophisticated IC package, R/C systems of the day were built of discrete components.
An example is the OS 3-channel outfit
that was my first R/C system.
Electronics Test Equipment Stack in MRC Advertisement
Our most sophisticated piece of Equipment is the one at the
It's the finished MRC-System. And it rests on a broad and versatile technological base.
MRC's overseas manufacturing facility is the largest complex in the world devoted solely to the design
and production of R/C systems. Nothing is left to chance. Every component, subassembly, assembly, and
finished system is monitored, checked, and measured through all stages of production. Every unit is
bench tested and field evaluated. One out of every six manufacturing employees does nothing but test
and inspect. That's only the beginning. When the system arrives at our 50,000 sq. ft. plant in Edison,
N.J., we do it again. We bench test every unit for the second time. Then we put it through its paces
again as a field operating system at our specially equipped field range.
In all, MRC's Edison, N.J. R/C test and service department is the best equipped in the industry.
We've got the world's most advanced instrumentation. Shown above is just a small portion of the equipment,
including Dana RF Digital Counter, Tektronix Digital Oscilloscope, Hewlett Packard Spectrum Analyzer,
RF Communications' Synthesizer RF - Generator, Anritsu precision Field Strength Meter.
So when you finally do put your hands on an MRC R/C system, you can start enjoying it immediately.
Because you'll have purchased one that has passed the industry's most rigid quality control procedures
with flying colors. MRC's test checklist is indeed enormous. But so is our reputation for quality. MRC-F-710-5
channel, 27 and 72 MHz - available with Rotary or Linear Servos. MRC-F-713-3 channel, 27 and 72 MHz
- available with Rotary or Linear Servos.
MODEL RECTIFIER CORPORATION • 2500 WOODBRIDGE AVENUE • EDISON, NEW JERSEY 08817
Posted April 16, 2017