Go Back  RCU Forums > RC Cars, Buggies, Trucks, Tanks and more > RC Tanks
Reload this Page >

How do I do twin engine tank control transmitter and reciver wise

Notices
RC Tanks Discuss all aspects of rc tank building and driving here!

How do I do twin engine tank control transmitter and reciver wise

Old 12-03-2023, 05:27 AM
  #1  
[email protected]
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2023
Posts: 2
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default How do I do twin engine tank control transmitter and reciver wise

What transmitters and recievers suit twin engine tank control with reverse and how can I set up remote control transmitters and recievers to do classic tank control so

2 separate motors left and right, proptional forward ahd reverse and thus turnign on self etc plus other channels to do other thinngs

Its actually fro a prop robot a star wars droid so lookign to also add tools comming out of hatches maybe a whole 25cm lightsabere handle and possibly put a smoke mahine inside etc.

MNost controls I see only have a 0-100 forward throttle not forward and reverse and def no twin engine set ups.

Looking to get second hand gear off ebays etc

Please advise
Old 12-03-2023, 09:49 AM
  #2  
pitstain
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 459
Likes: 0
Received 70 Likes on 48 Posts
Default

other than the built in sounds a Clark or IBU tank control board paired with a 4 or more channel stick radio (with analog trims) should suit your needs perfectly, it will have outputs for cannon and machine gun flash as well as turret rotation (head) barrel elevation (body tilt) recoil (maybe lightsaber ejection) smoke control, etc. I am sure some other will chime in, possibly with a board where you can upload your own sound files.
Old 12-04-2023, 06:42 AM
  #3  
Max-U52
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Detroit
Posts: 2,706
Likes: 0
Received 37 Likes on 27 Posts
Default

Why don't you just use a sabretooth?
Old 12-04-2023, 10:19 AM
  #4  
RC_BobM
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 551
Received 96 Likes on 75 Posts
Default

Sounds like you need a 2 motor Electronic Speed controller. You also need to know if the motors are brushed (old tech, common) or brushless (new technology) - this will determine what type ESC you need. Also the amps and voltage rating of your motors.

A two motor set up such as a tank (driving tracks) will use 2 channels on the receiver - one throttle and one for turning (rudder). So as a minimum you need a 2 channel radio and receiver. Most radio/receiver come with more channels than 2 (3, 4, 6 10 etc).

As mentioned the Sabertooth line are excellent and easy to use - for brushed type motor.
B
Old 12-04-2023, 12:29 PM
  #5  
tankme
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Elgin, TX
Posts: 1,463
Received 201 Likes on 163 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Max-U52
Why don't you just use a sabretooth?
Sounds like it might be out of his price range (second hand eBay) and the Sabertooth won't control smoke or "tools coming out of hatches". Any tank controller would work, but I'm staying out of the rest of this conversation as the next set of questions will be how do I wire it all up. Unfortunately I'm not here to engineer someone else's entire R2D2 project.
Old 12-05-2023, 06:45 AM
  #6  
Max-U52
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Detroit
Posts: 2,706
Likes: 0
Received 37 Likes on 27 Posts
Default

Agreed. I already have a couple ideas using an old taigen tx/mfu but this sounds like a project I'd probably be better off not getting involved with. I already have enough projects on the shelf as it is. Besides, the guy only has two posts and he hasn't been back since he started the thread.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.