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PostSubject: Can't figure out this Clark IR issue...    Can't figure out this Clark IR issue...  Icon_minitimeSun Jan 19, 2014 4:36 pm

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Sigh, this one is annoying... and frustrating.


Might sound a bit confusing but I'll do my best. I can't wrap my head around this. Here's the situation:


My new Chi Nu build is pretty much done. I just installed the IR emitter so she has teeth now... testing it out between tanks, all seems well... it sends Cannon and MG hits just fine on my other tanks (It has a very strong IR emitter that hits at almost any angle indoors, but that's another story...)


Putting my Tamiya sensor on the Chi Nu, as I have done before to test with the Clark sony remote, all seems well. It takes MG hits, lights up, sounds, no problems. The problem is... it wont take cannon hits from ANY of my tanks.. all the while it takes cannon hits from the Sony remote just fine...I really don't understand it...


I open up the programming list to double check that I didn't accidentally disable the "receive Tamiya IR cannon" on the Clark board... I cycled it a couple times, it's definitely not disabled. 


I tried hitting it with other tanks and it's the same issue. The Chi Nu receives IR machine gun as it should but not cannon hits... so it's not the IR bulbs of my other tanks. The Tamiya sensor receives cannon & MG from other Clark tanks (I only have one sensor), so it's not the TBU...


My only logical suspicions right now is the Clark base cables from the TBU to the board... or the board itself has a fault. 




Help? Can't figure out this Clark IR issue...  Frown


...I might go into programming mode and disable Tamiya cannon receive... see if that helps.

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PostSubject: Re: Can't figure out this Clark IR issue...    Can't figure out this Clark IR issue...  Icon_minitimeSun Jan 19, 2014 7:12 pm

It could very well be a clark board issue. I just sent two of mine back to Curtis (Thanks Curtis) because it will only fire IR signals for about 3 feet and that's it. Took me a while to figure out it is not the IR emitter, not the cabling or the tank itself (i.e. position of the IR emitter etc).

Curtis seem to think that it was a resistor issue but it is too small for him to do a field repair and sent it back to clark.
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PostSubject: Re: Can't figure out this Clark IR issue...    Can't figure out this Clark IR issue...  Icon_minitimeMon Jan 20, 2014 8:55 am

Hmm, yea I think that's probably it. I looked up the sensor wiring and there's just the one signal wire (pin #2), so if it's receiving MG fire then that wire is OK.. 

Bummer, I've been super excited to get this tank up and running! Just got the barrel recoil installed and I've already impressed myself Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Can't figure out this Clark IR issue...    Can't figure out this Clark IR issue...  Icon_minitimeMon Jan 20, 2014 9:27 am

The other quick way to find out is just swap the board out and see if it is doing the same thing, then would know if it is the board or if it is the rest of the tank.
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PostSubject: Re: Can't figure out this Clark IR issue...    Can't figure out this Clark IR issue...  Icon_minitimeTue Jan 21, 2014 11:52 am

Swapped it out, and the sensor and cables are fine... it's the board Sad

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PostSubject: Re: Can't figure out this Clark IR issue...    Can't figure out this Clark IR issue...  Icon_minitimeTue Jan 21, 2014 1:12 pm

Hey this is better than finding out in the middle of a battle that you tank can't hit anything more than 3 feet in front of it......
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