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From: <nembo-at-bellsouth.net>
Subject: Re: Re: newbie [TANKS]
Date: Sun, 3 Apr 2005 20:36:57 -0400
Reply-To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com

No you can't, the IMX-1 simply makes it so you can control two channls (one channal 
per track) with one stick and one hand leaving your other hand free to operate the 
turret elevate and rotate. With out it both hands are used to steer the tank, 
leaving you hard pressed to operate the turret.

Francisco "My two cents" Arias
> 
> From: "Tim Hansen" <barspin720-at-juno.com>
> Date: 2005/04/03 Sun PM 07:53:25 EDT
> To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com
> Subject: Re: newbie [TANKS]
> 
> 
> 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
>           "HPI FREAK"
> 
> -- Joe Sommer <anvilus9-at-adelphia.net> wrote:
> 
> Tim,
> 
> At 09:23 PM 4/3/2005 +0000, "Tim Hansen" <barspin720-at-juno.com> wrote:
> >...snip...
> >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
> left track.
> 
> cost = 2 x $110 plus RobotLogic IMX-1 mixer $40
> http://robotcombat.com/marketplace_robotlogic.html
> 
> $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
> 
> 
> **********************************************
> Joe Sommer, Anvilus Machine Works
> 2378 Nantucket Circle, State College, PA 16803
> 814.234.4773     anvilus9-at-adelphia.net
> http://www.anvilus.com
> 
> 
> 
> 
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