How it works
The PCTx is a USB PC to transmitter interface cable. The PCTx sits in between your PC and transmitter and allows a PC side application to control a radio control vehicle or robot.
The following is a simple interface that has been created to demonstrate how the PCTx operates.
The 9 slider bars represent the 9 channels of a radio transmitter. Instead of moving the sticks on the radio you would move the slider bars to manipulate an R/C vehicle. Channel 1 will operate the first servo on your receiver and so on.
Please note that this example application is very simple and is only meant to give you an idea of what the interface can do. Since each user has a particular use in mind, software examples have been created in many languages to provide you with a starting point for your own project.
The PCTx allows you to bring your PC applications to life. Many robot builders employ servo motors as joints to create very lifelike movement. Servos are priced anywhere from $10 to over $100 based on speed and power.
Complex walking patterns or fighting moves can then be programmed and relayed to the robot via the PCTx. Hobby motor controllers are also compatible with Endurance R/C products. High efficiency electronic speed controls can be utilized in your applications in the same fashion as servos. ESC's can be bought for as low as $30 and can handle a wide range of motors.