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Jeremy F. wrote:
>On a side-note, I can't seem to figure out how people get effective elevate
>mechanisms. By my count, a radio controller has two sticks. If one is dedicated
>to the steering and power, that leaves on stick for controlling fire, traverse, and
>elevate. Since there are four main positions on a stick and assuming that you need
>three for two-way turret traverse and gune firing, how do people elevate AND
>depress their guns.
You use a five channel radio. The fifth channel is usually a switch on top of the
transmitter that+s used to operate the landing gear in an aircraft setup.
As to your first question:
>I was wondering how the non-traversing gun on the Hetzer worked out. Mainly were
>there any aiming difficulties, was it possible for accurate longer range shots, and
>is the whole idea of a tank destroyer workable in RC tank combat?
As a target for the Stealth Hetzer during our third battle I would say that a tank
destroyer is a viable platform for the hobby if:
- You have good and reliable skid steering for close in combat.
- A little bit of traverse for long range accuracy.
- Walnut axle supports! ;-)
Of course Joe may disagree with me.