|Subject:||RE: Joe Sommer/Anvilus [TANKS]|
|Date:||Fri, 7 Apr 2006 11:58:07 -0500|
Or not. Can joe sort this out. I just read this sentence at http://www.rctankcombat.com/tanks/T010/Page4.html in the description of the last picture on the page: The Anvilus R/C mixer uses a Basic Atom microcontroller to provide right-left track mixing with variable speed control.
The most important part of that sentence that’s been questioned is the “variable speed control.” Does this mean something different than proportional? I would think if it can’t do proportional and only full forward, full stop, full reverse, he wouldn’t have called it variable speed? Or am I wrong?
Joe, how did you get variable speed control on your Hetzer?
tanks-admin-at-rctankcombat.com [mailto:tanks-admin-at-rctankcombat.com] On Behalf Of Toast
Well crap. I’m beaten by the RTFM response again. I’m telling you I read that manual about 2 weeks ago and I swear I saw graphs of throttle position realative to stick position and such. I scanned over them at the time. I’m guessing now that I was reading something else and got the two mixed up.
tanks-admin-at-rctankcombat.com [mailto:tanks-admin-at-rctankcombat.com] On Behalf Of Amir Tahvildaran
Good, I'm glad you got a kick out of it :-)
Have you seen the details on the mini here http://anvilus.com/products.html#Mini (also check out the manual)
I've got one and it works well with SPDT relays (not PWM/SSR/proportional etc). As far "why doesn't it do PWM", I think its just a design choice, its simple, inexpensive and good enough (for most people).
> What is the easiest path to proportional speed control?
Dunno whats easiest for you, I'll probably continue to follow Steve's lead ;-) and pick up a roboteq RSD80D for my next tank (projected battle ready date: 2017)
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