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"Marc en Wendy" <marcmethorst-at-zonnet.nl>
Re: To Joe [TANKS]
Mon, 6 Mar 2006 19:11:09 +0100
Thanks for the detailed info.
For a second I thought it would be
cheaper using the tx mixing and two ESC's.
I've come to the conclusion that Anvilus must be
the best value for money in the hobby :-)
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, March 06, 2006 6:32 PM
Subject: Re: To Joe [TANKS]
> At 03:21 PM 3/6/2006 +0100, "Marc en
>> > Can I plug 2 ESC's (assuming you mean Electronic Speed
>> directly in the rx and connect them to the motors, and
set the mixing on
>> the tx? Would this make a proportional
>>Pete C. replied that it
>>Since I'm thinking of building a low budget second
tank I was wondering
>>what would be the difference between the above
mentioned set up and the
>>Anvilus controller set up?
understand that I need ESC's that can handle the amps, but apart from
> My relay SSR controller does three functions.
1) provides right-left mixing for single joystick operation (on-board
> 2) provides forward-off-reverse for each motor (on-board
> 3) provides proportional speed control for each motor
> You can use elevon mixing in your radio for 1)
and two ESCs
> can do 2) and 3).
> However there are two
> a) In my opinion, the only reliable reversible
ESCs in our
> voltage/current range are IFI Victors 884 (40 A,
> 883 (60 A, $150) and 885 (120 A, $200).
> I recently bought a 100/60 A reversible ESC (eBay item
> for evaluation but it has not yet arrived. They cost
> in QTY=10 (eBay item 6039817396). I will post how they
> Other tankers may recommend other reversible
> b) Elevon mixing usually only provides 70% speed
for both motors
> when the stick is straight forward or reverse, or when
the stick is
> hard right or hard left. It provides 100% speed for
one motor in the
> corners of stick travel.
> If you want
to use separate ESCs, I recommend using the IMX-1
> mixer ($40) from Robot
Logic http://www.robotlogic.com/product_imx1.html .
> These are my recommendations -
Roboteq AX1500 = $275 = 30 A per track proportional with mixing
AX3500 = $395 = 60 A per track proportional with mixing
> Roboteq AX2550 =
$495 = 120 A per track proportional with mixing
> two IFI Victor 884s and
IMX-1 = $270 = 40 A per track proportional with mixing
> two IFI Victor
883s and IMX-1 = $340 = 60 A per track proportional with mixing
Solutions RS80D = $275 = 80 A per track proportional with mixing
relay SSR and two D1D40s = $150 = 40 A per track proportional with
> Anvilus relay SSR = $100 = 40 A per track forward/off/reverse
> Anvilus mini relay = $25 plus relays = 40 A per track
> with mixing
popular with combat robot builders.
> The RS80D from Robot
> has worked very well for Steve Tyng.
> Joe Sommer, Anvilus
> 2378 Nantucket Circle, State College, PA 16803
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