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Grant Mahalek <gmahalek-at-shaw.ca>
Re: C6C Sweet [TANKS]
Sat, 06 Jan 2007 17:27:02 -0700
I thought I read some time ago there were two options for official
designation, namely, a "tethered rolling chassis" or a "full r/c controlled
My understanding was, as long as the tank chassis moved under its own power
and proof of this was provided to the satisfaction of the Chairman of the
Asset Designation Committee, the tank designate then met the minimum
requirements for "Official Tank Designation"and would be granted an official
After almost two years of "slow-but-steady" construction of my tanks
(....well the Hetzer anyways), I'am really feeling the need for some
encouragement and the recognition afforded the elite few who achieve the
lofty status of an "Official Designation" for their r/c combat battle tanks
Would a short movie clip of a tethered rolling chassis be OK for "official
tank designation" until I get the r/c completed? We just got a digital
camera, I'll see if I can figure out how to make a short movie clip of the
tanks rolling under their own power. I'll get to work on some construction
photos and captions.
Thanks for your help, much appreciated!
Grant P. Mahalek
---- Original Message -----
From: "Frank Pittelli" <frank-at-rctankcombat.com>
Sent: Saturday, January 06, 2007 3:02 PM
Subject: Re: C6C Sweet [TANKS]
> Grant Mahalek wrote:
>> Dr. Frank Pittelli
>> Chairman, Asset Designation Committee
>> R/C Tank Combat,
> Nice touch. Kissing #$* always helps in this hobby ;-)
>> Does the C6C interface well with the full line of Anvilus trigger, switch
>> and controller products?
> Yes indeed. The C6C generates servo signals as output and all of the
> Anvilus products accept servo signals as inputs. Joe designed the C6C
> specifically to work in the standard servo world.
>> I'am looking forward to the "Cheap Bus" family of products........by the
>> way, what exactly does "Cheap Bus" mean......or is this still classified
>> and encripted by the "cone of silence??".
> "CheapBus" (tm) is our working code name for a new approach that uses far
> fewer wires to control servos, relays, actuators and sensors throughout
> the vehicle. Currently, most products use servo signals, which require 3
> wires to be run separately to each component. With the CheapBus approach,
> components can be daisy-chained using a single pair of wires to control
> everything. For example, all the components in the turret can be
> controlled from a single pair of control wires run up from the hull. Not
> only does it reduce wiring, but with a digital protocol (instead of the
> analog servo signals) the logic requirements are smaller, thereby reducing
> costs and increasing flexibility. For example, you'll be able to have two
> components (say relay boards) listening to the same signal regardless of
> where they are physically located.
> We're in the design stage now, expect to see prototypes in the spring
> battle reports. Expect to start riding the CheapBus in the summer or fall
>> Well, on to the meat of this note.....official tank designation....
>> How do I go about applying for official designation from the "Powers at
>> Could please offer from suggestions as to what type of submission would
>> be most useful for posting to the "tanks" section of our website?
> Simple. Just send construction photos and captions for each photo to my
> email address (not the mailing list) and I'll post them on the website in
> the Pending category. When you have a "rolling chassis" (can move under
> remote control) I'll give you an official designation and you'll receive
> all the glory and honor associated with it. No money required - although
> contributions are always welcome :-)
> Frank P.