How to slow down turret rotation.

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Postby Lo_Thar » Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:47 pm

Hi. If you have old electronic in tank i give you solution how to slow down turret rotation. In my Torro V1 main board with Beier sound card 360 degree rotation takes oryginal 14 seconds - now 40 seconds
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All you need is volume control unit (but not as cheap as oryginal HL) and attach red cable from turret engine to it - its all you need

It works in torro/taigen/HL tanks what dont have proportional turret rotation

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Postby jarndice » Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:54 pm

A very useful tips, Thank you.
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Postby midlife306 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:00 pm

Excellent advice, thanks


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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:14 am

Mr Lo_Thar, did you use a 0 to 10 or 20 ohm variable resistor?
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Postby Lo_Thar » Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:43 pm

Normal common 10 ohm

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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:02 pm

Lo_Thar wrote:Normal common 10 ohm

I was guessing 10 ohm wire wound :thumbup:

Thanks for sharing your fix :thumbup:
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Postby Choobox » Thu May 28, 2020 3:53 am

Soldering a 10 ohm1 watt resistor in series with the turret motor lead should work. No adjustments, but trial and error will work.
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Thu May 28, 2020 10:35 am

Choobox wrote:Soldering a 10 ohm1 watt resistor in series with the turret motor lead should work. No adjustments, but trial and error will work.

Ten ohm is the maximum resistance within Mr Lo_Thar's tip. Therefore the resistance needed for a given tank would be somewhere within the range of 0 to 10 ohm.
And as turret rotation speed differs from Tank type to tank type, and taking in to account that not all models out of the box will have their turret rotation setup working to the same spec, plus the turrets from different tank types are different sizes and weights, with different levels of frictional loads. The variable resistor will work for the whole range of variables. Otherwise it would be a lot of trial and error to select the correct value resistor/s to achieve the desired rotation speed for a particular tank within a variety of models.

It could end up a lot of work with the standard resistor range, some would need to be tried in series or parallel, then you'd have to do it all again if you replace or modify any parts or the turret.

The variable resistor is much simpler, and we like simpler :D
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