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From: Garnet and Julie <gjtg-at-sasktel.net>
Subject: Re: Stabilized gun?
Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2003 22:12:20 -0600
Reply-To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com

Gyros are used in rc flying...I have a chopper with one in..the way it could work with a gun stabilizer is to have a very fast gyro with a digital fast servo..otherwise the gun would be bouncing up and down because the servo may not be able to keep up with the motion,,also the gyro would have to be mounted on the gun on its side..and the servo would raise and lower the gun from the signals from the gyro..moving the gun up and down would be controlled by the stick sending a signal to the servo which overrides the gyro signal to move it up and down,,the gyro used must be what is called a heading hold gyro,,this keeps the tail of the helicopter pointing in direction no matter what is going on with the rest of the chopper...   this works in a rc helicopter but is theory for the tank application..hope this helps out...I was thinking of trying this myself....Garnet
----- Original Message -----
From: Tholander
Sent: Tuesday, February 11, 2003 3:10 PM
Subject: Stabilized gun?

One thing that came to my mind during our recent test drive is that a stable gun would definitely be nice to have. Iíve read in a German book about Rc tanks about someone who had a stabilized gun but was unable to understand how it was designed. Obviously some kind of gyro would be nice. Has anybody considered this or tried something along this line? Any ideas of how to design a low cost gyro?


With regards