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"Tim Hansen" <barspin720-at-juno.com>
Re: newbie [TANKS]
Sun, 3 Apr 2005 23:53:25 GMT
so i can just use the IMX-1 Invertable RC Tank Mixer as an ESC? just plug it into
the reciever, motor, and battery? or do i have to use one IMX-1 Invertable RC Tank
Mixer PER track?
you have recieved an e-mail from the
-- Joe Sommer <anvilus9-at-adelphia.net> wrote:
At 09:23 PM 4/3/2005 +0000, "Tim Hansen" <barspin720-at-juno.com> wrote:
>why cant this be as simple as rc cars? battery, motor, ESC, and radio are
>all you need.
Most tanks need at least 12V 30A per track. That will fry
regular ESCs. Ask the Maryland tankers about the
Traxxas XL-1 that they sacrificed to the God of Smoke.
The biggest baddest ESCs for RC cars are the
Traxxas EVX (14.4V, 30A, $110) and the Novak
Super Rooster (12V, $117).
EVXs and Super Roosters cannot handle 24V.
1) You need two ESCs and a right/left mixing circuit
to control two tracks with one joystick. None of our
tankers use right stick for right track and left stick for
cost = 2 x $110 plus RobotLogic IMX-1 mixer $40
$260 will make it as simple as RC cars.
2) I fried an EVX with my 12V Makita drill motors in
Hetzer T010 during early testing. I got the EVX used
from Ebay and it may have been abused. However,
I did not include it in my review because of this mishap.
3) Most of our tankers are either misers, or cheap-skates,
or penny-pinchers, or skin-flints, or tight-wads, or scroungers,
or all of the above. They prefer automotive relays.
4) This is a relatively new hobby and vendors have not
developed special products for us.
Joe Sommer, Anvilus Machine Works
2378 Nantucket Circle, State College, PA 16803
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