Mick's Roller

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Re: Mick's Roller

Post by michael hilton » Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:32 am

Good morning, while waiting for the Rolls Royce armored car 'solid wheels', I am attending to one or two smaller issues, for example with my Spektrum DX8, I have the turret rotation set on my right hand stick.... left/right, aileron. However, on moving the right hand stick, left/right I find that the turret does not move proportionally. At about one third movement of the right hand stick ( aileron ) either way, the turret rotates suddenly, not proportionally as expected. I have calibrated the sticks and checked that the aileron moves correctly on the DX8 monitor....mmmm, any thoughts on this issue, me hearties :roll: ….otherwise all is well...Mick

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Re: Mick's Roller

Post by Armortek » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:24 am

Sounds like the turret may nor be rotating freely and is catching on something.
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Re: Mick's Roller

Post by michael hilton » Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:39 pm

Thank you Kian, best wishes for the new year. I was thinking the 'proportional' channel was acting more like a 'switched', on/off channel... I will pursue this matter with due diligence.... :) Mick
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Post by Phil Woollard » Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:31 am

She still looks great even with no wheels Mick, you could say that it's been parked up and they have been stolen! Regards Phil. 8)
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Re: Mick's Roller

Post by Adrian Harris » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:37 am

> the 'proportional' channel was acting more like a 'switched', on/off channel

Which output from the Motion Control Module are you using for the turret ?

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Re: Mick's Roller

Post by michael hilton » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:33 am

Thank you Phil, once upon a time, I lived in such an area, wheels, windscreens, you name it... :(

Adrian, on the motion control I have turret turn on output RC1. I understood that this can be a switched or proportional channel .....I recorded the following note, as my memory recall is not what it used to be. :roll:
Motion Control RC1 lead to Aileron.
Motion Control RC2 lead to Aux 2.
Motion Control RC3 lead to RC3 Audio Module.
Motion Control RC4 lead to Rudder.
Switches are H lights, on/off, G sounds, toggle switch, F, front radiator door, open/closed.

Regards, Mick.

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Re: Mick's Roller

Post by Adrian Harris » Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:06 pm

Hi Mick.

Output 1 is switched, so will give you the results you are seeing.

You would need to use the "Speed Control 4" output for the turret if you want proportional control, assuming "Speed Control 3" is being used for the main drive motor.

Does it say in the RR Motion Pack manual which outputs are recommended for which functions ?

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Re: Mick's Roller

Post by michael hilton » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:41 pm

Good evening Adrian, thank you for your reply. The wiring instructions are excellent, I thought I had it all worked out. I finished the turret install and tried the rotation, then realised the movement was switched not proportional.
I guess, I had assumed that all four sticks on the Tx were by default....proportional.
The book says...Motion Control, RC1 input for turret turn, I have the Motion Control, RC 1 lead going to the aileron in the receiver.
I will sleep on it and see what tomorrow brings....thank again....Mick.

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Post by Adrian Harris » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:56 pm

> I guess, I had assumed that all four sticks on the Tx were by default....proportional.

The sticks on the transmitter are proportional, it's the Motion Control Module which is not, apart from Speed Controls 3 and 4.

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Re: Mick's Roller

Post by michael hilton » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:29 am

Thank you Adrian, got it, at last. I am happy with the general setup, so I will leave well alone, thanks again....
Couple of minor tweaks, not seen on the Rolls however, I like these items in the kit....just had to find a way to display them....Mick :)
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Re: Mick's Roller

Post by Ken Brearley » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:26 pm

Now that is a nice touch 😀, your Rolls is a work of art.
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Re: Mick's Roller

Post by Armortek » Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:40 pm

michael hilton wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:41 pm
The book says...Motion Control, RC1 input for turret turn, I have the Motion Control, RC 1 lead going to the aileron in the receiver.
As Adrian points out, the Motion Control Board has 2 proportional channels - 3 and 4. On the RR these are used for Main Drive and Steering. Turret Turn on the RR is controlled though RC1 which is switched.
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Re: Mick's Roller

Post by michael hilton » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:45 pm

Hello Kian, thank you for the reply, I have got the idea now....any news on the 'solid wheels'. I can't wait to get her on the road. I like the 'solids' they seem to look the part against the armor plate of the body...wire wheels....mmmmm, I had planned to infill the outer wheel rim and hub with ' plastic padding ' creating a solid wheel, until the offer of a solid type...by Armortek...Mick

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Re: Mick's Roller

Post by Robert Reid » Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:03 pm

Stunning job, Mick!!!!

I hope that my armored car measures up when I start it... which is probably coming pretty soon! Though I have two Civil War cannons I have to finish before I start the RNAS.

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Re: Mick's Roller

Post by michael hilton » Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:28 am

Thank you Ken and Robert, I have made a start building the wire wheels, with some trepidation I may add.....no problems however, get the first few wires in place and the rest will follow...as an insomniac, it whiles away the hours....Mick
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