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Postby percy1510 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:24 am

Morning Guys
I wonder if anyone can help me out. I have a Tamiya Pershing from Ebay. I don't have the manual or the booklet that explains the controls. I know that the pershing has a feature where you can rev the engine without engaging the gears which I have done but how do I engage the gears to drive the tank. I know it will be a weird combo of stick movements but could do with knowing what that movement would be. The other thing I haven't been able to do so far is turn on the lights, are they also a weird stick combo movement?
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Postby maxmekker » Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:44 am

What radio you using ? if using 'old style ' analog radio , you need to do :
For gear engage you need to pull trimmer on throttle stick all the way down, and then quickly flick throttle strick down. you will hear idle got down in speed, meaning it is in gear.

same With light ( dont remember on top of my head) , but L ore R trimmer on turret stick and quickly flick it ( L ore R )

if using 'digital' modern , you need to set it up as like something in this video


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Postby Eastern Front » Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:19 pm

I agree, you need to calibrate your MF unit...

I do have a good number of Tamiya manuals on PDF, oddly I do not have the pershing,,,,,have to rectify that one.
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Postby Ad Lav » Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:28 pm

Lights - left trim move right, flick left stick right. Return trim to middle.

Throttle - left trim move down, Rev stick fully down, return trim to middle.

Gun - right trim up, flick right stick up, return trim to middle.

Mg - right trim down, flick right stick down, return trim to middle.

If you have a fancy radio we can adjust the settings so you don’t use trims or can use switches.
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Postby Siobhan_delphi » Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:29 am

And if you don't have a fancy radio you can calibrate the dmd so you can get all the functions at the extremes of the sticks, not as good as putting them on button but better than messing with trims

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Postby percy1510 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:18 am

Thanks for the replies. I have a flysky 6 channel radio and there are all sorts of settings that can be adjusted. It has switches but I can only see that channels 5 or 6 can be allocated to a switch where as the throttle and gun functions are on channels 1to 4

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Postby Ad Lav » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:20 am

You need to adjust the travel end points to 125% if you can.
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Postby percy1510 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:25 am

Morning Adam
Yes I can do that with my radio. I have
Done a dmd setup again and adjusted the endpoints and got things working. Lost the main gun firing function now but it's just a case of tweaking. On the pz iv I did a dmd setup with bluetac wrapped around the controller sticks so that they couldn't travel thier full distance then removed the bluetac after setup and everything works so will try this solution with the petshing

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Postby Ad Lav » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:33 am

You need to set the dmd up in normal mode - ie all end points at 100% then adjust the radio to 125% :)
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Postby Rad_Schuhart » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:38 am

Hi, even when it would be ideal to asign switches to the functions, with the crappiest 4ch non programable radio the funtions can be triggered with the sticks making absolutelly no use of the annoying trims as Siobhan and Percy are pointing.

So I dont agree with you, Adam. I´d move the sticks to a 75% or so. Then once the DMD is calibrated, moving the sticks to a 100% will trigger the desired function.

With a 100% of signal of the sticks, the DMD unit will think is a 125%, so it will trigger the functions.
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Postby Ad Lav » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:40 am

Mine works fine at 125% but agree it would also work the way you state.
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Postby Rad_Schuhart » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:15 am

Ad Lav wrote:Mine works fine at 125% but agree it would also work the way you state.


Sure it does work fine at 125%. Mine too! What I mean is everything is a matter of how you calibrate the DMD unit.

I´d run away from the trims use as it was black pest, lol.
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Postby Ritchie7 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:12 pm

Hi Guys, I really need help in setting up a Tiger 1 tank whereby the main gun fires on a switch rather than move the trim to its full extent and flicking the stick.
Excuse my ignorance but some people are talking about 75% of the end points and 125% of the end points, I would be grateful if someone more knowledgeable than me can help me to set up the Tank with a Radiolink 8ch Tx, it has extra switches but I would like to know how to use one to fire the main gun and the machine gun.
Also some people are suggesting set up the DMD or the MF Unit again but I don't want to disconnect the fragile connections, any advice greatly appreciated.
Please help, I am tearing what little hair I have left, out!!!!!!!!

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Postby Tiger6 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:19 pm

Ritchie7 wrote:it has extra switches but I would like to know how to use one to fire the main gun and the machine gun.
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As I told you last time - they can not be used. At all. You can only make control inputs with the 4 sticks.

This video shows you how to calibrate the DMD and operate the gun functions.
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Postby percy1510 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:30 pm

Hi Ritchie
I have just calibrated a Tamiya Pershing by doing the dmd reset as per the video above but as suggested
Earlier in this thread don't move the control sticks as far as they can go during the reset. Aim for about 75 percent of full distance. Once you have completed the reset like this moving the sticks to thier full extent will trigger main gun, machine gun,lights and engaging drive. It worked 1st time for me so I am sure it will for you

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Postby Rad_Schuhart » Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:30 pm

Tiger6 wrote:
Ritchie7 wrote:it has extra switches but I would like to know how to use one to fire the main gun and the machine gun.
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As I told you last time - they can not be used. At all. You can only make control inputs with the 4 sticks.

This video shows you how to calibrate the DMD and operate the gun functions.
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Of course it can be done and the switches can be used for triggering the functions. But we need to know what is the radio he is using. The exact model. Radiolink 8ch does not say much...
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Postby Tiger6 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:41 pm

in order to get the switches to work tho, you need to set the radio up to mimic the 4 stick operation through channel mixes, or by wiring switches in parallel with the gimbals (which how the pro's do it in the US). These are all radio side modifications however.

Simply trying to plug on/off switched channels in to the DMD might get certain functions to work on the gun channel, but not all of them.

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Postby jimbo_wa » Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:36 pm

Ad Lav wrote:Lights - left trim move right, flick left stick right. Return trim to middle.

Gun - right trim up, flick right stick up, return trim to middle.

Mg - right trim down, flick right stick down, return trim to middle.


I’m in a slightly happy place where all the above options are working on my Tamiya Pershing and FrSky Tx/Rx, however for the life of me I cannot get the radio to complete initialisation (it just keeps flashing the three colour LEDs) and because of that:

Throttle - left trim move down, Rev stick fully down, return trim to middle.

So, drive will not engage but recoil on gun does, so I’m pretty sure that the motors and ESCs are OK...

I’ve tried setting all channels at 75% during initialisation and reversing channels with no luck - any other bright ideas please!?
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