Mick's Roller

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Re: Mick's Roller

Post by michael hilton » Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:39 am

Good morning Ken, and thank you. Steady progress being made. Not surprisingly it takes time to adjust and concentrate the mind, enjoying the challenge though....Mick
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Post by Phil Woollard » Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:46 am

Yes good to see you back Mick, you have been missed! 8) Regards Phil
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Re: Mick's Roller

Post by michael hilton » Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:42 am

Good morning chaps, snow on the hills..... progress is slow, nevertheless progress it is....my magical riveting machine....Mick
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Post by Phil Woollard » Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:25 pm

You mean grey hair? :lol:

We have just had a snow shower here in Cornwall to Mick. Good to see the "axe man is back" and working hard,keep those pics coming. kind regards Phil.
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Re: Mick's Roller

Post by Ken Brearley » Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:26 pm

Looking good Mick

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Re: Mick's Roller

Post by michael hilton » Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:55 pm

Good evening everyone, the Roller build is moving along....to much time spent following the Famo's.
I have reached the point where I need to set up the ' Bench Test '. The armoured car bodywork is coming together nicely....still putting off building the wheels, for the time being....
Just an observation and a point of interest, whosoever complied the instructions and diagrams for the Rolls Royce Armoured Car Motion and Options pack deserves a 'pat on the back', well done. They are the most comprehensive, easy to follow instructions so far….brilliant. They are a real pleasure, a huge leap forward Armortek….Mick
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Re: Mick's Roller

Post by Robert E Morey » Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:27 pm

Looking really good Mick. I love the black chassis paint - looks great.
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Post by Phil Woollard » Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:14 pm

Your so organized Mick and already at that stage yet again, I to am following your build with interest, Kind regards phil.
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Re: Mick's Roller

Post by michael hilton » Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:39 am

Thank you Phil and Robert for your comments. Finally completed the 'Bench Test', no real problems, and remember I soon lose track of where I am going with each radio control lead. The instruction booklet is a blessing. I am restricted to using my Spektrum DX6 for this setup. I have a Spektrum DX8 on order. The armoured car motion/sound requires at least seven Rx channels.
The Rolls Royce engine sounds 'clapped' :shock: ....and the 'voice' overs on the sound board are lifted from the Morris Quad voice sounds...I was expecting to hear a rather nice 'plummy' voice, it is a Rolls Royce after all :wink:.....Still following the Famo builds, too heavy for me Phil, I do like the 'Grant' though, may have to check the contents of my savings tin, hidden under the bed, :roll:. Keep on keeping on lads....Mick
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Re: Mick's Roller

Post by Phil Woollard » Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:35 am

That's a mile stone for your build, all that spaghetti everywhere nicely sorted :shock: , you are so very organised I must say, I'm never that organised! Why so many channels needed for the Armoured car Mick? Kind regards Phil.
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Re: Mick's Roller

Post by michael hilton » Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:16 pm

Hello Phil, the seven channels are Main Drive, Steering, Radiator Fan and Lights, Turret Turn, Front Armour Door Open, Gun Elevation, Trigger for Sounds ...if I could work out how to assign the 'sounds' to a three way toggle switch, B or G located on the top of the DX6 it would free up the right hand stick, which I use presently.....I have the 'sounds' on the R/H stick at the moment by moving the stick left to right. I get confused with Rx port assignments and channel input configuration, so I set up with a layout I knew worked, aka my Panther....The instructions booklet is fine, it's how I configure my Spektrum Tx I can't work out, I have a mental block when it comes to the' port/channel assignments....I have never been comfortable with radio setups. My moto is....if all the systems work, we have lift off :) ... Mick

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Re: Mick's Roller

Post by Armortek » Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:46 pm

Mick, we have our sounds set up on "D" on our DX6 (was on "B", but that stick broke off!!)

Steps below show how we set do the setup:
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we use 3 position switch "d" on our DX6
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Go to the function list menu & scroll down to systems setup
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Select systems setup
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Change GEAR to the switch you want .. in our case "D"
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Re: Mick's Roller

Post by michael hilton » Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:19 pm

Bingo , now that's what I am talking about.....pictures speak a thousand words, or something like that. I will reprogram my DX6 forthwith. Thank you Mr Armortek. :) …..Mick

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Re: Mick's Roller

Post by michael hilton » Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:34 am

Good morning each, update from a few days ago. My Spektrum DX8 G2 had arrived and having received advice from Kian I ran a fresh bench test. Suffice to say all is well. The 'sounds' are relocated to a three way toggle switch and with the eight channels mean all motion units are working individually, niceeee. Looking forward to the 'solid wheels' 8) . I will build the wire ones as well. :) ...Mick
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Re: Mick's Roller

Post by Vince Cutajar » Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:26 am

Hi Michael

Still following your build and congratulations on your DX8. I also have one like that. Is your left stick spring-loaded to centre? On mine only the right stick is spring-loaded. I was wondering if it's possible to also make the left stick spring-loaded.

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