Base electronics contain the power source, system on/off switch, infrared remote sensor, speaker with an external speaker jack and a microprocessor. The microprocessor stores the command codes to direct the actions of the motors and lights as well as the soundtracks to which the command codes are cued.
4, 8, and 12mm diameter dc motors are inserted into the model kit engine nacelles. The propeller shafts have a concentric hole drilled that matches the dc motor shaft.
Depending upon usage, 0603, 0805, 3mm and 5mm LEDs are used. Each light is given an address to allow the microprocessor to turn on/off separately.
Circuit boards are inserted into the model where space is available to distribute the power and command signals from the base microprocessor. Resistors are also added to balance the light output and power requirements of the different colored LEDs
Two wires (one for each landing gear wheel) connect the base microprocessor to the circuit boards inside the model, transmitting power and the command codes for each addressed LED and dc motor.
Circuit boards inside the model reduce wiring. Connectors are placed within the wiring schematic to allow for assembly of the model's components (wings, fuselage, cockpits and engine nacelles)
Television remote control can be used to turn on/off lights, start engines, or control background sounds and diorama props.
A diorama base must be used to house the power source and speakers. The diorama base must have a clearance/thickness of 3/4 of an inch. Landing gear pin connectors allow the model to be separated from the base for transport.
Several bases can be placed together to enarge the diorama. The remote can control activity in all the bases, turn on the building lights, rotate the AA gun. Larger dioramas allow for multiple speakers to be placed which can produce a doppler effect for flybys and localize sound. Ampersand panels are ideal for diorama bases as they are cradled.
Larger speakers can be built into the diorama base to improve the bass. 8ohm, 4-10 watt speakers can be used.
Diorama vehicle spotlamps can be illuminated and controlled via remote. The sounds of pumps or other mechanical sounds or even voices (if figures are used) can be added as a background sound track.