Monday, December 22, 2008

New Difalco Design 30 band controller


Racers, I wanted you to be the first to know that we have a new controller design!

The 4 attachments above show the information on our latest controller design for 1/24,H.O. and 1/32 Homeset controllers and modules. The one PDF file (not great quality) shows the front circuit board layout. All this info and pictures should be on our website very soon! Upgrade kits for your older Difalco Controller will be ready in a week. Controllers and modules will be ready shortly after that.


"E"MOTION 3 HD30 DESIGN OVERVIEW:

*30 bands will give scale racers more control.

*Optional plug in Network Resistor PCB will still allow racers to tune each band of the controller. We consider this feature more important then higher band count with no ability to tune each band!

* Compatibility with all older designs. Upgrade to new technology!

SERVICE WORK: Yes, we will be doing upgrade work! You can purchase the upgrade kit direct from us or your local raceway and do the installation yourself. You can also send us your controller and we will install and do a complete tune up. The tune up includes cleaning all contacts, new oilites if needed and complete adjustment so you controller feels like new.

SERVICE COST: upgrade service will be $94 which will include an all new HD30 PCB, labor and return shipping in the 48 states. If you have a very old 10 band or a 15 band with a range switch design you may need to have the sensitivity rheostat upgraded to a 50 ohm. Contact Jim by email before you send in controller for work for a time estimate and any special options like a mush button ($15 installed price). We will also be offering ball bearings at a installed price of $20. We have a special installation process that keeps the ball bearings from moving around in the trigger!

UPGRADE KIT: You can purchase our upgrade kit and do the work yourself (it is pretty simple) direct from us or your local raceway or mail order source. Please include $5 shipping when ordering direct from Difalco Design.

THANK YOU FOR BEING A DIFALCO DESIGN CUSTOMER! I am celebrating 40 years in slot racing in 2009 as a racer and manufacturer and I want to thank everyone I have met or talked to for their support over the years.

Jim Difalco
Difalco Design

Difalco Design New Products

Difalco Design HD30 controllers, modules and upgrade PCB.

New Hi Definition 30 band wiper design.


“E”MOTION3 FEATURES

* 30 band high definition design gives excellent control for scale type or wing car racing.
* Miniature plug in resistor network circuit board allows one controller to be tuned for any scale from a 16d Nascar to 1/24 Eurosport to the fastest 1/24 wing car to 1/32 homeset or H.O. car.
* Conversion modules for Parma Turbo frames or our D.I.Y. Frame kit offer a low cost alternative.
* Design is compatible with all older Difalco 10 and 15 band designs so racers can buy just the PCB (printed circuit board) and upgrade their controller very inexpensively (see page 2).

1/24 HD30 CONTROLLERS

DD250-HD30: The same overall construction as our current controllers. Economy brake rheostat gives great control for scale cars at a great price. Comes standard with a 148 ohm HD30 network (medium response) installed which is best for 16d and G12 motors. Positive polarity (easily converted to neg. polarity). $252

DD251-HD30: Upgraded Pro brake rheostat with new 3 ohm resistance for wider range for scale racing. Full power relay. Comes standard with 148 ohm HD30 network (medium response) installed which is best suited for 16d and G12 motors. Positive polarity (easily converted to neg. polarity). $318

DD252-HD30: Upgraded Pro brake rheostat with new 3 ohm resistance for wider range for scale racing. Full power relay. Comes standard with 148 ohm HD30 network (medium response) installed which is best suited for 16d and G12 motors. Comes with dual polarity. $342

1/24 HD30 MODULES

These electronic modules are an inexpensive way to convert your Parma turbo controller to a full function electronic controller. Save about $120 compared to our complete factory model. Text with drawings included for assembly. The kits can also be mounted on our DD242 D.I.Y. Frame and wire kit ($32) so you can build our factory controller from scratch. We also have available 4 other module kits priced from $89 to $154.

DD253-HD30: Conversion module with economy rheostat. Standard 148 ohm network. An inexpensive way to get our 30 band design! $124

DD254-HD30: Conversion module with 3 ohm pro rheostat. Standard 148 ohm network. $162


1/24 HD30 RESISTOR NETWORKS

Miniature plug in circuit board allows racer to change the overall band resistance to best suit the type of motor being used. The higher the listed ohms the slower the band response and the lower the listed ohms the faster the band
response. The standard networks are soldered and ready to install and have the same value resistance per band. The custom networks have miniature sockets and various values of resistors that can be mixed and matched to get the desired band response. All controllers and modules come standard with a 148 ohm network.
(As a comparison our 15 band Fanatic controllers have 150 ohms of total resistance)

(Note: the network resistance shown, 180 ohms for example, is the resistance needed to control our transistor circuit and should not be confused with the ohms rating on a typical Parma type resistor)

DD255: Standard Resistor Network. 180 ohm, slower response for flat track scale racing. $17

DD256: Standard Resistor Network. 113 ohm, faster response for 16d, G12, G15 and G20 motors. $17

DD257: Standard Resistor Network. 78 ohm, very fast response for G15, G20, G27 and G7 type motors. $17

DD258: Custom Resistor Network. Slow response. 33 each of 3 different value resistances let you customize response for scale racing. 136,162 and 192 ohms of total resistance if the same value is used per band. You can also mix and match resistors to best suit your track and driving style. $25

DD259: Custom Resistor Network. Faster response. 33 each of 3 different value resistances let you customize response for higher speed tracks and motors. 87,113 and 136 ohms of total resistance if the same value is used per band or you can mix and match response to best suit your track and driving style. $25

DD260: Custom Resistor Network. Very Fast response. 33 each of 3 different value resistances for customized response for high power G15,G20, G27 and G7 motors. 64,87 and 113 ohms of total resistance if the same value is used per band. You can also mix and match to best suit your track and driving style. $25

*Resistor networks for 1/32 and H.O. racing are also available. Please check website.


1/24 HD30 UPGRADE PCB

UPGRADE YOUR OLDER CONTROLLER OR MODULE KIT!

DD261: HD30 Upgrade PCB: Convert your 10 or 15 band Pro Plus or Fanatic controller to our new 30 band high definition design. You get the HD30 circuit board with a standard 148 ohm network board installed. Simply unsolder a few wires and remove the old PCB. Transfer the original brake and sensitivity rheostats over to the new HD30 board. Now bolt the PCB to the frame and solder a few wires to their correct positions. Simple instructions included. $56

1/24 FANATIC UPGRADE PCB

DD243: Fanatic Upgrade PCB: Convert your 10 band Pro Plus or Fanatic controller to our 15 band Fanatic module. Pots are already soldered to our 15 band Fanatic board. Our 15 band Fanatic circuit board gives you the convenience of instantly adjustable sensitivity on each controller band. 150 ohm total resistance gives you a wider range then the standard 113 ohms on our Pro Plus controllers. Simple instructions included. $39

DD244: Fanatic Upgrade Pots. Kit includes 15) 10 ohm Fanatic pots to convert your 15 band Pro plus controller to a Fanatic model. Unsolder and remove the individual resistors and solder the new Fanatic pots in place. $22

DD245: Fanatic Upgrade Pots. Kit includes 15) 20 ohm Fanatic pots to convert your 15 band Pro plus controller to a Fanatic model. 20 ohm pots give a very slow response for 1/24 scale racing and will also run H.O. and 1/32 Homeset type cars. Unsolder and remove the individual resistors and solder the new Fanatic pots in place. $22

H.O. HD30 CONTROLLERS

DD521-HD30: The same overall construction as our current controllers. 100 ohm brake rheostat. Comes standard with a 290 ohm resistor network. Brake/coast switch and dual polarity. $258

DD531-HD30: All the features of the DD521 with our adjustable choke rheostat installed. $288


H.O. HD30 UPGRADE PCB

DD553: HD30 Upgrade PCB: (This upgrade kit is for any model without a choke) Convert your DD515 or DD525 10 or 15 band Pro Plus or Fanatic H.O. controller to our new 30 band high definition design. You get the HD30 circuit board with a standard 290 ohm resistor network board installed. Simply unsolder a few wires and remove the old PCB. Transfer the original brake and sensitivity rheostats over to the new HD30 board. Now bolt the PCB to the frame and solder a few wires to their correct positions. Simple instructions included. $56

DD554: HD30 Upgrade PCB: (This upgrade kit is for any model with a choke) Convert your DD520 or DD530 10 or 15 band Pro Plus or Fanatic H.O. controller to our new 30 band high definition design. You get the HD30 circuit board with a standard 290 ohm resistor network board installed. Simply unsolder a few wires and remove the old PCB. Transfer the original brake and sensitivity rheostats over to the new HD30 board. Now bolt the PCB to the frame and solder a few wires to their correct positions. Simple instructions included. $56

DD555: Fanatic Upgrade Pots. Kit includes 15) 20 ohm Fanatic pots to convert your 15 band Pro plus controller to
a Fanatic model. Adjustable pots allow you to tune each band for total control of your band sensitivity. Unsolder and remove the individual resistors and solder the new Fanatic pots in place. $22


1/32 HD30 CONTROLLERS

DD302-HD30: The same construction as our current 1/32 controllers. 25 ohm brake. Comes standard with a 290 ohm resistor network. Super lightweight 1.25” x 1” x 3/4” heatsink. Upgraded with heavier 10 ga. main wires. $224

1/32 HD30 UPGRADE PCB

DD553: HD30 Upgrade PCB: Convert your DD300 or DD301 15 band 1/32 controller to our new 30 band high
definition design. You get the HD30 circuit board with a standard 290 ohm resistor network board installed. Simply unsolder a few wires and remove the old PCB. Transfer the original brake and sensitivity rheostats over to the new HD30 board. Now bolt the PCB to the frame and solder a few wires to their correct positions. Simple instructions
included. $56


H.O. & 1/32 HD30 RESISTOR NETWORKS

Miniature plug in circuit board allows racer to change the overall band resistance to best suit the type of motor being used. The higher the listed ohms the slower the band response and the lower the listed ohms the faster the band
response. The standard networks are soldered and ready to install and have the same value resistance per band. The custom networks have miniature sockets and various values of resistors that can be mixed and matched to get the desired band response. All H.O. and 1/32 controllers come standard with a 290 ohm network. (As a comparison our 15 band Fanatic controllers have 300 ohms of total resistance)

(Note: the network resistance, 290 ohms for example, is the resistance needed to control our
transistor circuit and should not be confused with the ohms rating on a typical Parma type resistor)

At this time we have not decided on the values and number of Standard and Custom
Resistor Networks we will be offering. These parts and information should be available by mid January.

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