While doing some research on the old reed type radio control systems, I ran across this superb video that has
the producer interviewing Mr. John Donovan, AMA #8557. John has been flying R/C since the 1950s, worked for Phil Kraft at one time, and now
owns Donovan's Hobby & Scuba Center, in Sioux Falls, SD. OK, I get the hobby
part, but scuba gear? Anyway, he produced a great tutorial on how a lot of the old system components worked. As with most things in life, it was
the pioneers like John who took the arrows - otherwise known as the learning curve - so that the rest of us can enjoy the wonders of today's
radio control systems.