Development to full maturity
Our customers have been asking us again and again recently when the next update
for the Commander remote control is coming. The answer to this is relatively
simple: There is no update in the works. Why? Because no update is necessary. We
last released a software update in May 2017 and thus optimized a small detail.
Otherwise the Commander is completely mature in its current form and doesn't need
any further updates. It’s the result of a long and in-depth development process –
as with all our products and models.
Your own remote control out of necessity
We will be celebrating 20 years of ScaleART in 2020! These were very exciting
years for us, during which we created many innovative products. ScaleART models
are now just as functional as their big counterparts. That’s why we were
confronted with the problem ten years ago: How do we remotely control the whole
thing? More and more functions of mechanical and electronic nature required more
and more extensive control electronics. The remote controls offered on the market
were no longer capable of meeting our complex requirements, or could only do so in
an extremely cumbersome and incomprehensible manner. The time was ripe for a
ScaleART remote control.
All functions combined into the Commander
We felt an urgent desire to create our own uncompromising remote control that meet
our needs in functional model making. With our models in mind, we thought very
long and hard about what this new remote control needed to do, how it should work
and look like, what material it should be made of, etc. We found the right answers
to all these questions during an intensive period of development. At the top of
our list was absolute operational reliability so that ALL areas of functional
model making could be comfortably covered with one remote control both today and
Top marks and satisfied customers for six years now
After many prototypes and extensive tests for operational safety, range etc. we
were able to deliver our very first Commander SA-5000 in April 2014. Minor
programming errors and adjustments were corrected by software updates until 2017.
The first Commander was followed by many more, which were delivered worldwide to
loyal and satisfied model-building customers. We have been listening to our
customers enthusiastically share their experiences with the Commander for almost
six years now. During this time, the innovative remote control always received top
marks in test reports in renowned trade journals.
Further development of the Commander series
At the suggestion of our customers, the Commander Basic
was followed by the Commander MiniCOM.
We also developed our own 100 percent zero-play, precise joysticks that are
equipped with Hall sensors instead of potentiometers. These have been installed in
the Commander Expert Line for a year now. Although the Hall sensors consume
considerably more power, the Commander Expert has the same operating time as a
normal Commander remote control. Thanks to new battery technology, the Expert is
operated with a capacity of 2,500 mAh. These batteries can be retrofitted in every
via Plug and Play (PnP).
Perfect control even without any updates
Development for the Commander continues. Our aim is not to constantly annoy our
customers with updates or by grandstanding with alleged updates. Instead, we offer
the excellent service and reliable components you have become accustomed to. This
means that the Commander remote control is always ready for use and completely
mature. Only those enthusiasts who are looking for a longer operating time or a
more precise control system can simply retrofit their Commander without any
additional updates. In this spirit, we would like to thank all of our Commander
customers for their trust and wish them lots of fun with what we believe is the
most beautiful hobby in the world: functional model making!