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Open Panzer Help / Re: Track Recoil fine tuning
« Last post by Lotuswins on January 19, 2020, 08:09:02 PM »
I would like to attach the .opz file.....however, it seems to be hidden.  I can find it in opconfig.exe....but not when trying to attach it in the below attachments and other options.  Sigh......

Okay, figured a way by sending it to my documents folder, then it will see the darn thing......


Open Panzer Help / Re: Track Recoil fine tuning
« Last post by Lotuswins on January 19, 2020, 04:28:12 PM »
Not a converter, but an Sbus system:  Turnigy 9x/XJT


Radio Ready - SBus

FIRMWARE VERSION: 0.93.67 (EEPROM Size: 481)

Stick       Min    Center   Max    Deadband  Reversed
Throttle    989    1500     2012    25        FALSE
Turn        989    1502     2012    25        FALSE
Elevation  1024    1500     1976    25        FALSE
Azimuth    1023    1500     1976    25        FALSE

Aux Chan.   Min     Max     Type
1           988     2012    Digital
2           988     2012    Digital
3           988     2012    Analog
4           988     2012    Digital
5           880     1500    Analog
6           880     1500    Analog
7           880     1500    Analog
8           880     1500    Analog
9           880     1500    Analog
10          880     1500    Analog
11          880     1500    Analog
12          880     1500    Analog
Channels detected: 16
Channels utilized: 16

Drive Motors:      Sabertooth Serial
Turret Rotation:   Onboard Motor Driver (A)
Barrel Elevation:  Onboard Motor Driver (B)
Mechanical Barrel: Airsoft (Disabled)

Vehicle Type:           Tank
Active Driving Profile: 1
Accel Ramp Enabled:     No
Decel Ramp Enabled:     No
Motor Nudge Enabled:    No
Forward Speed Limited:  Yes - 90%
Reverse Speed Limited:  Yes - 40%
Transmission Type:      Automatic
Shift Time:             0.0 sec
Engine Pause Time:      0.0 sec
Transmission Delay:     0.0 sec
Neutral Turn Allowed:   No
Turn Mode:              2
Track Recoil Enabled:   Yes (Kickback speed 100%, Deceleration factor 2)

Turret Rotation Speed Limited:  Yes - 80%
Barrel Elevation Speed Limited: Yes - 75%
Recoil delay:                   No

Smoker Type:          Combined Heat & Fan
Pre-heat delay:       N/A
Fan idle speed:       100%   Heat: Same as fan
Fan fast idle speed:  100%   Heat: Same as fan
Fan max speed:        100%   Heat: Same as fan
Smoke when destroyed: 100%

Is Repair Tank?   No
Fire Protocol:    Tamiya
Hit Protocol 2:   Taigen V1
Repaired by:      IBU Repair
Send MG IR Code:  No
Accept MG Damage: No
Damage Profile:   Tamiya Spec
Weight Class:     Heavy
(9 cannon hits, 9.0 sec reload, 10.0 sec recovery)


Sound card: Taigen Sound Card

Turret stick functions: Yes
Turret movement delay:  0.35 sec
Turret Stick - Top Left       -> Function #1   - Engine - Toggle On/Off
Turret Stick - Top Right      -> Function #7   - Cannon Fire
Turret Stick - Bottom Right   -> Function #16  - Light 1 (Headlights) - Toggle On/Off
Aux Channel  2 - Pos 2 (of 2) -> Function #11  - Machine Gun - Fire
Aux Channel  2 - Pos 1 (of 2) -> Function #12  - Machine Gun - Stop
Aux Channel  3 - Variable     -> Function #56  - RC Output 2 - Pass-through
Aux Channel  1 - Pos 2 (of 2) -> Function #13  - Airsoft/Mech Recoil - Enable
Aux Channel  1 - Pos 1 (of 2) -> Function #14  - Airsoft/Mech Recoil - Disable
Aux Channel  4 - Pos 2 (of 2) -> Function #82  - Smoker - Enable
Aux Channel  4 - Pos 1 (of 2) -> Function #83  - Smoker - Disable

Battery Detected: Yes
Voltage:          7.67v
LVC Enabled:      Yes (6.3v cutoff)

USB Serial Baud:   115200
Motor Serial Baud: 38400
Aux Serial Baud:   115200
Serial 3 Tx Baud:  38400

MG Stop
Airsoft - Disabled
Smoker disabled

Note: smoker comes on on engine not sure the difference betwixt yours and mine.....but all mine that I've messed with since the upgrade have the smoker come on initially.... hmmmm
Open Panzer Help / Re: Power switch questions
« Last post by tankme on January 18, 2020, 08:10:37 PM »
Well I bypassed the switch and it works fine.  Had the tank out for a spin today after rewiring it minus the switch.  The wires were soldered (not crimped) into the blade connectors so I doubt it was a connection issue.  The switch was an automotive type I picked up at a local auto parts place.  I guess I'll just connect the batter via the XT60 connection as I'm doing now and not worry about it.  I suppose most people would use a relay if they need to switch higher amp loads and I don't want to add the extra wiring/relay.
Open Panzer Help / Re: Track Recoil fine tuning
« Last post by LukeZ on January 18, 2020, 05:06:42 AM »
As a side note on the latest changes, now the smoker switch is in the enable position initially even though it shows disabled in snoop.  Once the switch is cycled, it can be disabled/enabled okay, its just in the wrong position initially.  I recall this has been an issue in the past with the airsoft switch.
Hi Jerry, I've done a test with my TCB where I've assigned two sides of a 2-position switch to the "Smoker - Enable" and "Smoker - Disable" functions. I put the switch in the Disable position on my transmitter, then power up the TCB and start the engine, and the smoker remains off and I didn't have to toggle the switch. So it seems to be working for me.

You say "even though it shows disabled in snoop" - do you mean you get a message in Snoop that shows it read your switch as being in the Off position and the smoker still starts? Or are you just referring to the fact the Snoop shows you what functions you have defined?

Can you post your OPZ file on that tank, and also, what radio system are you using with it? (specifically, are you using one of those PWM-to-PPM converter boxes here).
Open Panzer Help / Re: Power switch questions
« Last post by LukeZ on January 18, 2020, 04:41:33 AM »
I don't know what tank and gear you're running but the odds are that a 20 amp switch is more than adequate for the current you're pulling. More than likely you just have a flaky connection somewhere, possibly at the blade terminals, or it could just be a cheap or defective switch. You could try soldering directly to the switch to see if that helps, or try a higher quality switch (a lot of the really cheap Chinese stuff sold on discount sites is not very good, but I don't know where you got your switch).

I've mostly just manually plugged/unplugged the battery instead of use a switch but that is certainly not very convenient.

Keep trying, using a switch is certainly possible, HL and Taigen use the cheapest possible tiny switch you can imagine and they run fine.
Open Panzer Help / Power switch questions
« Last post by tankme on January 17, 2020, 12:01:49 PM »
I recently preemptively bought some higher amp rated power switches (20A) to use with my TCB and Hobbyking X-car 45A ESCs since the HL switch was giving me issues.  After wiring up the 20A switch I noticed issues when running the tracks.  I used the blade terminals and soldered wires to blade connectors rather than heat up the switch by soldering to it.  Wanted to make sure the heat wasn't a factor in killing the switch.  The tracks were stopping and starting at the same time the TCB would reset playing the engine startup sounds.  During further troubleshooting I noticed the switch light would dim and brighten up leading me to believe the power switch can't handle the battery feeding the ESCs through the switch.  I bypassed the switch and everything works fine. 

My question is, what kind of power switches are people using since it seems the HL and my automotive 20A switch don't work?
Open Panzer Help / Re: Track Recoil fine tuning
« Last post by Lotuswins on January 14, 2020, 09:31:24 PM »
Thank you Luke, yet again!!
TCB Dev / Re: Testing TCB Firmware with Stock Arduino Mega
« Last post by NS-21 on January 14, 2020, 08:39:10 AM »
It seems to me pointless to prototype using a 3D printer.

My main mistakes in designing my version of TСB are unnecessarily large openings for connectors, and more functionality could be added.

It is only my fault and inexperience as well as inattention when designing a printed circuit board.

Of course, there are still errors from the technical point of view of the wiring of the conductive tracks, but I do not have the education to understand what I did wrong.

Ordering the first 10 boards, at the first registration costs incredibly little, thanks to the discount of the PCB manufacturer.

There are many ways to get this discount more than once ^ _ ^
Open Panzer Help / Re: Track Recoil fine tuning
« Last post by LukeZ on January 14, 2020, 08:26:57 AM »
Thanks for that info Jerry. I believe I will change the existing arrangement to one where the user specifies the amount (speed) and time, with no fancy tapering. Yours are the only comments I've heard about the track recoil so far, and probably the simpler process is better.

I'm not likely to get to this for the next few weeks, but when it is ready to test I'll let you know.
TCB Dev / Re: Testing TCB Firmware with Stock Arduino Mega
« Last post by LukeZ on January 14, 2020, 08:24:17 AM »
Interesting question, but in my experience the cost of bare PCBs is probably no more than the cost of 3D printed part, and I'm not sure if the file formats would be the same in any case. Of course if you have a 3D printer laying about already then you could try it!
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