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Offline larryzhou

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1/6 Metalbox Luchs project
« on: February 06, 2019, 06:24:52 AM »
It is about time to share my build.

The project starts from Oct.2018, and I am performing weathering at the moment.
All the electronics are ready.
fuse box, TCB, Benedini TBSv2, Sabertooth 2*32, 2*APO esc, Henglong smoker unit

The systems will use 2*12v acid battery, the drive motors are 2*250 bushed motor.

However, I need to design an internal housing for all the electronics.

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Re: 1/6 Metalbox Luchs project
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2019, 06:38:12 AM »
some results from this morning.....

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Re: 1/6 Metalbox Luchs project
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2019, 01:49:33 PM »
Nice model you got there! 1/6 luchs! Full metal thank is it?

Found your thread on rcuniverse: http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/rc-tanks-369/11658365-1st-thread-metalbox-1-6-panzer-luchs.html

Very nice!
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Re: 1/6 Metalbox Luchs project
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2019, 06:38:51 PM »
I will follow along with interest, here and at RC Universe both. The early Panzers (I-II-III) are my favorites. Your weathering is looking very good.

I am curious about the "APO ESC" and the larger red board highlighted in this picture. Do you have links? I am always trying to learn about new products I haven't heard about before.
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Re: 1/6 Metalbox Luchs project
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2019, 07:42:20 PM »
I will follow along with interest, here and at RC Universe both. The early Panzers (I-II-III) are my favorites. Your weathering is looking very good.

I am curious about the "APO ESC" and the larger red board highlighted in this picture. Do you have links? I am always trying to learn about new products I haven't heard about before.

ha,

the red board is an 2*60w AMP, tested by Thomas from Benedini, I guess my tank will be very loud and produces good quality sounds. I will  hook up 2* B&W speakers from my former car to it.

the APO esc is from a Chinese Robotistic company, delivers 120w each, which is more than capable to handle the elevation & turret rotation motors.

The big day is near, I will do the full test, with all the motors.

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Re: 1/6 Metalbox Luchs project
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2019, 08:04:10 PM »
I found some APO speed controllers on AliExpress. It appears their main advantage over other options is their ability to handle moderate currents at high voltages. If someone was not running a 24 volt system, there probably would be more cost-effective solutions.

The Sabertooth 2x32 is a special case amongst the Sabertooth line, it uses a software provided by Dimension Engineering called DEScribe to alter settings. Let us know how it works for you.
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Re: 1/6 Metalbox Luchs project
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2019, 08:39:04 PM »
I found some APO speed controllers on AliExpress. It appears their main advantage over other options is their ability to handle moderate currents at high voltages. If someone was not running a 24 volt system, there probably would be more cost-effective solutions.

The Sabertooth 2x32 is a special case amongst the Sabertooth line, it uses a software provided by Dimension Engineering called DEScribe to alter settings. Let us know how it works for you.

Hi Lukez

if you are building it, will you set Sabertooth 2*32 to independent mode, which leaves both motor's mixing to TCB?   or leave the mixing to Sabertooth?


Larry

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Re: 1/6 Metalbox Luchs project
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2019, 08:46:54 PM »
You definitely want the TCB to do the mixing, set the Sabertooth to independent. TCB needs to control all that in order for turn modes, momentum/inertia and other effects to work properly.
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Re: 1/6 Metalbox Luchs project
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2019, 09:25:52 PM »
You definitely want the TCB to do the mixing, set the Sabertooth to independent. TCB needs to control all that in order for turn modes, momentum/inertia and other effects to work properly.

yes, sir. crystal clear.

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Re: 1/6 Metalbox Luchs project
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2019, 09:28:53 PM »
sabertooth tested & fitted to the chassis. Also, the ground terminal is screwed. next is the power distribution fuse box, and other wiring.
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Re: 1/6 Metalbox Luchs project
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« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2019, 01:55:37 PM »
Very nice! You did an excellent job on the paint. Obviously everyone here or at RCUniverse wants to see a video sometime!

I am curious if you are using any driving adjustments (momentum/inertia/nudge/turning modes) and if so what you think of them at this scale.
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Re: 1/6 Metalbox Luchs project
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2019, 09:22:31 AM »
Very nice! You did an excellent job on the paint. Obviously everyone here or at RCUniverse wants to see a video sometime!

I am curious if you are using any driving adjustments (momentum/inertia/nudge/turning modes) and if so what you think of them at this scale.

haha, Lukez

honestly, I find it is a pain in the ass to adjust the settings after I have put the TCB inside it. you know what I mean ^_^

now, all I want to do is to enjoy its running. TCB is second to none, without it, I wouldn't be able to do it.

I am planning a second running , this weekend.   I will shoot more footages and put them into a short film. I also bought many 1/6 figures.

Will you go to Militrack 2019?
Larry

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Re: 1/6 Metalbox Luchs project
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2019, 06:33:28 PM »
haha, Lukez
honestly, I find it is a pain in the ass to adjust the settings after I have put the TCB inside it. you know what I mean ^_^
I do know what you mean! However the turn modes and both acceleration and deceleration constraints can all be adjusted from your transmitter, if you have enough channels. I typically put the turn modes on a 3-position switch (since there are 3 modes), and assign the acceleration and deceleration to two potentiometers. I may also enable/disable neutral turns on the same 3-position switch (I usually have neutral turn enabled in turn mode 1 for fine maneuvering, and disabled on turn modes 2 and 3 which are better for faster movement).

I think you would find these "on-the-fly" adjustments useful.

Will you go to Militracks 2019?
That would be very fun I'm sure! But no, I will not be traveling to the Netherlands next month. Are you going all the way from Shanghai?!
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Re: 1/6 Metalbox Luchs project
« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2019, 09:08:15 AM »
hopefully, I can save some extra for trading in my t10J for a T16sg, then I shall have enough channels for all functions. 1/6 scale is so sweet, I don't even want to touch 1/16 anymore.........


Yeah!!! I will travel all the way to Overloon from Shanghai. It was such a pity I missed last year's, as the King Tiger showed up.
I will post some pics on rcuniverse later on.