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For my university embeddded project I need to make something electro mechanical and programmed ie pic, electronics and something that does something.

Mine will be a radio or wire control cat or dog that pees and does other things as I have an interest in special effects.

I am clueless about radio control... form what Ive picked up though you need a transmiter, reciever, battery packs and servos... 2.4 systems are better as lock onto one reciever and transmitter. More channels are good.

I have no idea how brands compare or what I should be looking for in a purchase on Ebay

these are some I have been looking at

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/140934667014?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-4ghz-handset-6ch-matching-receiver-setup-boats-but-fine-planes-/261185905436?_trksid=p5197.m1992&_trkparms=aid%3D111000%26algo%3DREC.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D14%26meid%3D6434923150233549380%26pid%3D100015%26prg%3D1006%26rk%3D1%26sd%3D261185905436%26

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/171008276394?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649
http://www.westbourne-model.co.uk/acatalog/Robbe_F_Series_Radios.html

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/221202310350?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649


Also some were described as missing ariel how hard and expensive is it to replace these, what all will I need, can any servo work with any controller, what should I ask sellers, whata a good deal and what should I avoid? etc


As said looking intially at my project but then looking to use this for other effects projects etc. Plus a few pranks

Also what is a good way to merge this with a pic project using a PIC 16F819


Advice please asap as eyeing up various deals on ebay ending soon
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What's the relevance to Arduino?
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I am clueless about radio control.
1. start with google. There are a gazillion R/C forums on the internet.

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PIC 16F819
2. to learn about PICs, you might better go to a PIC forum, rather than an Arduino forum.

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Advice please asap as eyeing up various deals on ebay ending soon
3. best go do 1 and 2 tonight. Carpe diem.
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This: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/index.php is the site you need to look at for RC questions. 

This site has the cheapest parts usually:[url]http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/index.asp?whl=USA[url] just make sure you have the local warehouse and don't be in too big of a hurry.

The radio gear will  be a non-issue for you unless you plan on strapping a turbine to the pooch and running him at 200mph, just make sure the transmitter and receiver are sold as a set. Inexpensive servos (< 100USD) all will work on any system.

... or you could ask your prof to teach you...  isn't that why you pay him?
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Ebay "Bargains" and "Auctions" Especially for things from China... are like the Bus, Miss one and there'll be another in 5 minutes as a matter of observation... they do seem somewhat more reliable...
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