Reviews

Find out more about the F3A World Championships. F3A is the name of a model airplane competition class. » read more

Clubs and Associations

All the news about associations, clubs and other interest groups that organize retro aerobatic meetings and competitions. » read more

Engine tests

Yes, today the vast majority of us fly the pattern planes powered electrically. This is not only practical, but many of the old structures unfold electrically modernized their real potential. » read more

Retro Classics

Infos about the famous airplanes of that time, which were built and flown a lot, or wich have been particularly successful. Reviews of earlier pictures and lots of information. » read more

Sky Aviations

Sky Aviations News / From the board. Its about new products and activities. » read more

Home » Schmid`s R/C Collection

PCS

Submitted by

PCS John Pullen

This first production PCS wasn’t just signed by Jerry Pullen – he designed it. Here is the Sept 66 FM product review calling Jerry Pullen the “father of Proportional Control Systems” and indicating he also designed the Kraft proportional system.
Actually he didn’t “also” design the Kraft proportional, the PCS proportional was the Kraft proportional, only with different colors and lettering and, most importantly, a different price. PCS’s revolutionary low price of $299.95 shook the RC world to its foundations and led to the demise of several competing manufacturers.
Kraft organized PCS as a separate line or division and paid Jerry Pullen and Cliff Weirick to head it up. For almost two years PCS was held out as a separate manufacturer. We believe this was done to:
avoid diluting the Kraft brand with a lower price image
avoid antagonizing Kraft customers who paid much more for their “Kraft” branded radios
enable Kraft to expand into the budget-priced market
increase production runs and achieve economies of scale, and thereby maximize revenue, market share and profit. This was a smart business move but by December, 1967 PCS ads began to disclose that it was “a division of Kraft Systems Inc.”

 

pcs01s

PCS 5-Kanal-Anlage

 

pcs02s

PCS 4-Kanal-Anlage

Leave a comment

Be nice. Keep it clean. Stay on topic. No spam.

Tags:

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>