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Old 09-11-2010, 09:14 AM
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Ok, how about rebuilding that 8 track player in the garage?
now that's what i'm talking about!
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Old 09-11-2010, 09:20 AM
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Yeah, so?

I just feel the RC has been bypassed by better controllers. We all know it. I stopped repairing them years ago, and only bought one complete new RC. I had replaced a lady's RC with an ESP, and after a couple weeks she was complaining that she couldn't understand it, and wanted an RC back. JDL took a week to get one because they don't stock it (just before RB stopped making them).
I got a couple for sale... lot less than $899.99 (Geez why can't I take a pic with anything other than a Brownie?)

Got a couple of 8 track players, cassetes and event one for the car. My wife said it is time for me to clean out my $hit box.
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Old 09-11-2010, 09:24 AM
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a typo ~ There are a myriad of Rainbird controllers with "RC" as part of their model number. The RC-7 might have been around 40 years ago.
They were definitely of that design. It seemed pretty "space age" to me back then. Were there models with more stations?

The ones I remember seemed larger, but I was pretty small at the time. There were several of them in various locations around the school. Any time I walked past one and the door was open I would stop and stare at it.

I must have been an odd little kid.
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Old 09-11-2010, 09:24 AM
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I used to have tons of old controllers that I would pull off the wall. There's a thread or two from the last few years a with a photo. Now sure why I kept them for so long. Gotta simplify life and get rid of the junk and distractions. My two favorites were the Johns Manville and the Febco controllers.
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Old 09-11-2010, 09:29 AM
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I keep 1 of each of the older controllers that I remove and have them mounted on a piece of plywood. I plan to start an irrigation museum next year.

Seriously though, I keep it as a training tool for new guys. I don't want them walking into a customer's garage and getting the deer-in-headlights look because they're staring at something they've never seen before. Broken old controllers are good training tools.
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Old 09-11-2010, 10:08 AM
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They were definitely of that design. It seemed pretty "space age" to me back then. Were there models with more stations?

The ones I remember seemed larger, but I was pretty small at the time. There were several of them in various locations around the school. Any time I walked past one and the door was open I would stop and stare at it.

I must have been an odd little kid.
www.rainbird.com/pdf/turf/man_RC.pdf

i've done some work around honcutt, bangor, brownsville, oregon house and the pg&e lake (can't remember the name of it right now) pretty country.

you want to see odd, try ranch tehama!!!!!!
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Old 09-11-2010, 10:28 AM
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My droidx tries to correct my spelling. Changes RC to RD I guess thinking I'm going for the abbreviation of road.
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Old 09-11-2010, 10:32 AM
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that's supposed to be rancho tehama
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Old 09-11-2010, 10:34 AM
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My droidx
Are you still happy with the X? I've heard the droid2 is junk.
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Old 09-11-2010, 10:37 AM
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Stoopid droid ~ Hey, I found a picture of an Aqua-Dial controller!

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