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Open Panzer Help / Re: Mixing of radio channels on Tx
« Last post by LukeZ on April 15, 2021, 01:46:20 PM »
I'm glad you were able to get everything sorted out. Getting the directions right with a tank model can be confusing as you have found, because it is possible to have reversed channels and things seem to work most of the time but then when doing neutral turns suddenly it seems not to work. The best approach is as you have done, do the Radio Setup first and confirm that when you move the stick forward or right OP Config says "forward" or "right," and then wire the motors so they turn the correct direction.

You are right, the LED graphic only showed up on the Board Layout page in the Wiki. I've added it a few other locations as well and hopefully that will help others.

And happy tankin to you!
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Open Panzer Help / Re: total loss of drive
« Last post by LukeZ on April 15, 2021, 01:36:15 PM »
Very good, your persistence has paid off! Thanks for reporting back.

The FS-i6 upgrade is a good one, I've done it myself and it makes it a good transmitter at a very affordable price.
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Open Panzer Help / Re: total loss of drive
« Last post by London_Image on April 15, 2021, 06:44:27 AM »
update,

i scrubbed everything and started afresh, reflashed the two boards with the updated firmware, used new recivers, and new hobbyking 45 esc's, fully charged batteries and told the dog not to disturb me for a few hours.

recoded everything from the radio to the opx

both boards are now functioning as they should. i have no idea if it was the esc's or recievers that were throwing a spanner in the works but at 9 quid each for the esc's im happy the boards are running again.

i even found the firmware hack to turn my other FS i6 to ten channel.

now to start looking at the mega i bought and see if i can get that to do the open panzer thing.

These boards must be pretty robust and virtually indescructable. which is a good sign (if they survived my tinkering its a good road test for anything)

thanks for the advice and support.

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Open Panzer Help / Re: Mixing of radio channels on Tx
« Last post by Sub on April 13, 2021, 04:05:53 PM »
Hi,
Thx for the vid, i was already aware of the stick calibration thx, mine are not that far out of alignment yet to justify altering every models settings for a minor variance, the monitor on my screen looks ok at present.

I have finally sorted everything out, i have full forward and reverse that corresponds to the correct TCB commands and correct left / right equal neutral turns.
It was down to the radio set up on the OPC, with my radio when the steering channel in my case Aerilon is set to normal it actually reverses the neutral turn functions ie green flashing instead of Red and red instead of green, so i reversed the steering channel so the neutral turn direction corresponded correctly on the TCB, ( my radio sticks were always left for left and right for right) then i set up each speed controller to that setting and solded the wires back to the motors to give correct rotation according to the TCB neutral turn settings and it was perfect then.

It was you luke that gave me the correct led colour flash for left / right neutral turn that made me spot it straight away.
I have since read the Wiki over again and found the picture of the LED lights and it shows you on that, but i did not find it written anywhere else on the wiki when reading the neutral turn set up or radio set up, ( i will stand corrected if i have missed that too ) If its not maybe you could just pop it in somewhere on the written set up steps, just a thought...

I would like to thank you both for your time and patience on this issue, i was sure it was the set up and not any fault of the TCB as i have done quite a few and not encountered this before.
Cheers.
Happy tankin.
Sub.
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Open Panzer Help / Re: Mixing of radio channels on Tx
« Last post by jhamm on April 13, 2021, 01:35:22 PM »
The values in the first picture of the four stickchannels all different.
I think the stick calibration in your Transmitter is wrong.

Look at this:
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Open Panzer Help / Re: Mixing of radio channels on Tx
« Last post by Sub on April 13, 2021, 11:56:15 AM »
Hi,
I have gone into the OP radio and reversed the steering channel now it shows RED flash for LEFT neutral turn and GREEN  flash for RIGHT  neutral turn.
I will re cal the speedos to the RX off the TCB and remove the wires from the motors and re attach them to correspond with left / right turn movements on the TCB.

Do you think that should fix the problem.

Sub.
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Open Panzer Help / Re: Mixing of radio channels on Tx
« Last post by Sub on April 13, 2021, 11:44:54 AM »
Hi luke.
Powered up the TCB.
Snoop shows motor forward green LED lights solid, reverse red LED lights solid shown on snoop forward and reverse, snoop shows neutral turn engaged both ways and LEDS  flash in TCB, when neutral turn is initiated
HOWEVER When i commence a LEFT neutral turn the GREEN  LED flashes, when i commence a right neutral turn the RED flashes 
Which is reversed from your post above
 ( green led flash for right and red led flash for left )
The neutral turn on the TCB appear to be reversed.
Have we found the issue ??
 I will attach some screen shots of the snoop screen if i can
Sub.
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Open Panzer Help / Re: Mixing of radio channels on Tx
« Last post by Sub on April 13, 2021, 11:36:06 AM »
Hi luke.
Powered up the TCB.
Snoop shows motor forward green LED lights solid, reverse red LED lights solid shown on snoop forward and reverse, snoop shows neutral turn engaged both ways and LEDS  flash in TCB, when neutral turn is initiated
HOWEVER When i commence a LEFT neutral turn the GREEN  LED flashes, when i commence a right neutral turn the RED flashes 
Which is reversed from your post above
 ( green led flash for right and red led flash for left )
The neutral turn on the TCB appear to be reversed.
Have we found the issue ??
 I will attach some screen shots of the snoop screen if i can
Sub.
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Open Panzer Help / Re: Mixing of radio channels on Tx
« Last post by Sub on April 13, 2021, 03:27:04 AM »
Hi.
Thx for all your time and great info chaps all good valid points that i will try, one thing that stuck out reading the advice was that i did calibrate the ESC's connected to the TCB and i do have forwward and reverse speed difference set to 100% forward 50% reverse.
I will check the TCB lights and snoop ASAP,  from memory i think they were all fine last time i connected the TCB and all radio settings were at center, but i will re do them again and everything as per your advice.
Regards.
Sub.
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Open Panzer Help / Re: Mixing of radio channels on Tx
« Last post by jhamm on April 13, 2021, 12:01:49 AM »
Hi,
an other way...
try a higher value for deadcenter on throttle:


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