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Greetings Ted and All,
Am I reading this correctly?
Are you, in a sense, adding an extra channel to the Stuart's Rx/Tx
system? Could this upgrade work on other units/controllers such as
upping a 2-ch RC to one that would at least included a firing button???
If that is the case, I for one, would be extremely interested!
--- flier <FLIER-at-sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> Hi All,
> Past few weeks I've been foolin' around with an idea
> for a cheap & relatively simple upgrade for the
> existing radio in the Ultimate Soldier Stuart to
> interface a couple of servos for elevation and fire
> control. Well, I'm almost there.
> In brief, the modification would be to add a an
> additional pushbutton switch to the transmitter and
> a few wires between the decoder on the Stuart's
> receiver and a programmed PIC 16f84a or 16f628
> microcontroller. The microcontroller cycles servos
> to fire the marker and raises and lowers the barrel
> by pressing the MG button or the added-on button
> I just finished doing a little breadboard testing on
> my code and I shocked even myself -- it seems to
> work! I need to do some further testing on different
> servos and actually scab it into my tank but the
> prelim results look promising. Doing it this way,
> not counting the cost of the tank itself, you're
> looking at less than $80 to outfit the tank with a
> complete marker setup. My plan would be to offer the
> programmed PIC for a small fee to cover the device,
> programming, and postage.
> I like having sticks to drive and to manipulate the
> marker so I'll probably go ahead with my 5ch Futaba
> integration since I have the radio laying around.
> This mod however would definately be an inexpensive
> way for someone who didn't already have a full blown
> RC system to get the Stuart running for combat.
> I'll update my site with details and drop a note.
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