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PostSubject: Target locking   Sun Jun 07, 2015 2:31 pm

Have been working on target locking on my ZTZ with a servo rotation and a GA-250 HK gyro. Far from the real thing but pretty good progress. Now just need ot figure out the delay in the gyro and matching the speed of the servo with the tank movement which might prove to be impossible since the servo is not proportional.

The Z is sitting on a lazy suzy and I am spinning it around with no control on the turret other than the gyro.

https://youtu.be/FtJ45yfo7BI

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PostSubject: Re: Target locking   Sun Jun 07, 2015 8:42 pm

So cool.... damn!....

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PostSubject: Re: Target locking   Sun Jun 07, 2015 10:20 pm

Here is a better one. Still working on it.....

https://youtu.be/2ZSp1fRdgGk
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PostSubject: Re: Target locking   Sun Jun 07, 2015 10:30 pm

Whoa hey that one is way better nice job Mike

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PostSubject: Re: Target locking   Mon Jun 08, 2015 10:19 am

Hey Mike, that's great. Now you can teach us how to do it.
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PostSubject: Re: Target locking   Mon Jun 08, 2015 12:00 pm

Thanks guys. captain Jack, once I get it going with a reasonable facsimile I will post some pictures as such, but basically you will need to convert to servo rotation first (electronics wise it is easy, you just put a continuous servo on another channel of the receiver) and there is an easy way and a hard way to do the installation of the servo. The easy way is just replacing the HL rotation unit with a servo. The hard way which I did was to actually install the servo on the lower hull, similar to real tanks where the turret basically just sits on the rotation motor/servo. The reason I went this route is because once you detached the upper hull/turret from the lower, your turret is free to spin, unlike stock HLs.

Second piece is the gyro. I used GA-250 from HobbyKing because of a video posted by Kevin from RCTA on how to do turret locking with his Geko product and the GA-250. The most difficult part on the GA-250 is the configuration, but once I figure out how to get into configuration mode it was easy peasy.

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PostSubject: Re: Target locking   Mon Jun 08, 2015 6:50 pm

He always makes it sound so easy! LOL!...:-) Razz

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