is the company that dominates the field of radio control. (NikolaiTesla gets
the credit for inventing radio control). Hobbyists use Futaba products for model
airplanes, helicopters, and sailplanes. Transferred to puppetry, it allows for
puppet manipulation with the puppeteer at a distance from the puppet. The performer
works the radio transmitter dials and toggles sending a radio signal to a servo
receiver in the puppet that does the work of puppet movement. Servos must be
attached for every individual function, i.e. eye blinks, mouth movement and
facial expression. In most cases multiple servos are required for facial movement.
One transmitter box may have multiple channels. An 8-channel transmitter will
move 8 servos inside the puppet.