TK50 Series RC tank gamming controller

TK50 系列遙控坦克競賽控制器

 

THIS IS NOT 100% PLUG AND PLAY BOARD, SIMPLE CHANGE IS NEEDED FOR FULL OPTIONS

(specifications and design are subject to change without notice)

Overview

  • TK50 series controller is the successor of successful TK50 controller, uses 4-CH conventional PWM or 10-CH  S.BUS  RC system to control R/C tank's forward/backward movement, sharp turning, pivoting, turret rotation and gun barrel evaluation at variable speed

  • Ultrasonic ESC*3  for two track motor and turret rotation

  • Ultra Low turn-on resistance FET for track motor ESC

  • Support Gun Barrel Stabilizer ( G2 Variant )

  • 22KHz, 8-bit high quality sound with digital sound mixer

  • Maximum of 5 channel of sound track, main gun, machine gun, turret rotate, gun barrel elevation and engine sound can be generated at the same time

  • 7W sound output power, 8/4-Ohm Speaker is recommended

  • 0.8A BEC

  • EPM*2 for gun elevation(EPM1) and turret rotation/gun traverses(EPM2) 

  • Wide operating voltage rage, from 7.2 to 12V, support  3S Li-Po battery

  • Support air-soft gun with sound synchronization

  • Support TAMIYA and HL IR battle unit and format

  • Support RealRecoil servo port

  • Support Recoil Solenoid for 2nd Machine Gun( MG2 )

  • G variant Support gun barrel stabilizer

  • Safety shutoff prevents unwanted movement while signal lost

  • Miniature design(60mm X 50mm X 20mm) for 1/25~1/16  R/C Tank

  • V2 Engine Sound Simulation

  • V2 Smoker driver

  • Adjustable Low Battery threshold

  • Adjustable ESC start voltage

  • Extend sound effect ( for E variant )

  • Support different type of tank

  • Support Tank Personalization

  • Support Multiple smoke channel ( for K variant )

Terminology

Ultrasonic ESC is the ESC block which switch FET at ultrasonic speed, make motor rotation extreme  smooth and quite. start voltage of ESC can also be adjusted for different type of motor.

 

Adjustable ESC start voltage: offset can be added to ESC input vs. output curve to meet the characteristic   of motor

 

Carefree reversing: Unlike some other control board, there is no need for TK series board to delay before being commanded to reverse, can go from full forward immediately to full reverse or vice versa
 

EPM ( ESC/PWM module) is peripheral which can be switched to ESC or PWM mode, allows the user to drive brushed motor or servo motor, in ESC mode, ESC port is enabled, can be used to drive brushed motor, In PWM mode, PWM port is enabled to driver servo motor, sound effect stopped when servo motor reach end point, TK50 has 2 EPMs for gun elevation(EPM1) and turret rotation/gun traverses(EPM2),

EPMx mode

ESCx

PWMx port

EPM1 in ESC mode 5th and 6th Pin of CN9 Disabled, do not connect servo, servo behavior is not predictable in this mode

EPM1 in PWM mode

Disabled, not connected

J4

In PWM mode, servo direction can be reversed

EPM2 in ESC mode

7th and 8th Pin of CN9

Disabled, do not connect servo, servo behavior is not predictable in this mode

EPM2 in PWM mode

Disabled, not connected

J5

In PWM mode, servo direction can be reversed

  

RealRecoil allows you to recreate real gun barrel recoil movement with single & cheap servo motor

 

Recoil Solenoid allows you to recreate MG/Auto cannon barrel recoil movement with Solenoid

 

V2 Smoker driver smoker fan/compressor speed is proportional to engine RPM and Load

 

V2  Mixer turning is achieved by reducing track speed and also increase opposite track speed to achieve smoother turning.

 

Adjustable Low Battery threshold cut off ESC output when battery voltage is lower than threshold, and threshold can be adjusted according to type and cells

 

Extend sound effect ( for E variant ) allows you to play 8 audio/music/voice

 

Momentum Effect to simulate inertia of tank hull movement

 

BEC stands for battery elimination circuit.This circuit powers the receiver thought channel cable, therefore no secondary battery source is required.

 

Type of tank determines Battle Date when doing IR battle( See Variants section )

Type of Tank

Tank Mobility, Turret rotation and Gun barrel evaluation speed

 vs.

Hit taken

Damaged

State

Badly Damaged

State

Destroyed

State

Heavy Tank*

1~4 hits taken

5~8 hits taken

9 hits taken

Medium Tank

1~3 hits taken

4~5 hits taken

6 hits taken

 Light Tank

1 hit taken

2 hits taken

3 hits taken

HL Tank

1~2 hits taken

(Note)

3~4 hits taken

(Note)

5 hits taken

HENG-LONG TANK doesn't have Damaged State and Badly Damaged State. speed reduction can be turned off by Speed reduction in damage state and Speed reduction in badly damaged state function.

 

Type of Tank

Reload Time

Recovery Time

Invulnerability time

Heavy Tank*

9 sec.

15 sec.

10 sec.

Medium Tank

5 sec.

15 sec.

12 sec.

 Light Tank

3 sec.

15 sec.

15 sec.

HL Tank

3 sec.(Note)

15 sec.

10 sec.(Note)

Suggested Value, can be changed by Reload Time and Invulnerability time setting function

 

Multiple smoke channel feature allows tank to generate cannon, MG1, MG2, engine smoke effect

 

Product Identification System

 

Device TK50 TK50 series Tank Controller
     
Variant Blank Standard
  S S.BUS interface
  P Sound Programmable
  A1 105A track current ESC (CN6, CN7)
  G2 Support Gun Barrel Stabilizer
  E Extend Sound effects
  V Software revision
  H For using Haya 10-CH S.Bus remote controller
     
Sound Pack T1 Tiger I
  KT King Tiger
  CH2_V1 Challenger 2 ver. 1
  ..... Refer to TK Sound Pack webpage for more information

   

Variants

Device

TK50ESP

TK50S

TK50

Remote Control System

2.4G RC system with S.BUS

2.4G RC system with S.BUS

2.4G RC system with PWM

Control Scheme 10-CH  S.BUS with extend sound effect control mode 10-CH  S.BUS 4-CH PWM

User Sound Programmability

YES YES, TK50SP YES, TK50P
Extend Sound Effect YES NO NO

TAMIYA IR battle

Compatible

YES

YES

YES

HL IR battle

Compatible

YES

YES

YES

VsTank IR

battle

Compatible

YES

YES

YES

TAMIYA 1/35 IR battle Compatible

YES

YES

YES

Damage Simulation

on track

YES

YES

YES

 Damage Simulation on turret rotation

YES

YES

YES

Long range IR battle

(>30M)

YES

YES

YES

Engine Start Sound Cold and warm Cold Cold

Engine Sound Simulation

 V2

Multi-Sample-Set,

Frequency Shift and Level,

+ Revving

 V2

Multi-Sample-Set,

Frequency Shift and Level,

+ Revving

 V2

Multi-Sample-Set,

Frequency Shift and Level,

+ Revving

Neutral Gear

YES

YES

YES

Sound set for

specific tank model

YES

YES

YES

Track driver Current

20/60/105A

20/60/105A

20/60/105A

Track driver

Momentum Effect

(Soft start/stop effect)

with ON/Off Control

YES

YES

YES

Turret Rotation Speed Control

YES

YES

YES

Gun Elevation Speed Control

YES

YES

YES

Gun Elevation Servo Port

YES

YES

YES

2nd MG sound and Light effect

YES

YES

YES

*Upper Hull Functions (CN9) Mode is set to MG2 Mode

AirSoft with Sound Synchronization support

YES

YES

TK50P/TK50:YES

TK4PG2:NO

TAMIYA Recoil Unit Support

YES

YES

YES

RealRecoil

YES

YES

YES

Smoker driver

YES

YES

YES

Proportional Smoker driver

V2

proportional to engine

RPM and Load

V2

proportional to engine

RPM and Load

V2

proportional to engine

RPM and Load

Head Light on/off control

YES

YES

YES

Tank Personalization

YES

YES

YES

LED GUN FLASHER Port

YES

YES

YES

Chassis Recoil On/Off

Control

YES

YES

YES

Vertical Gun Barrel Stabilizer

NO

G2 Variant

NO

Turret

Heading-Hold

(Horizontal Gun

Barrel Stabilizer)

NO

G2 Variant

NO

Auto Load Position

NO

G2 Variant

NO

Engine Deck Level Detection

NO

G2 Variant

NO

Kit contained

TK50ESP board*1,

receiver cable*1

TK50SP board*1,

channel cable*4

 

G2 Variant also include:

GBS unit*1

Engine Deck Switch*1

1.27mm 2P cable *5

 

TK50 board*1,

channel cable*4

Price

(USD)

TK50ESP:150

TK50SP:150

TK50S:125

TK50SPG2:249

TK50P:150

TK50:125

Release Schedule

Released

Released

Released

20A if to connect motor from on-board connector, 60A if hardwire motor to PCB pads, 105A for A1 board

 

Hardware Variants

Variant Code

Description/Notice/Change/New Features

Release Schedule

-

Standard Specification, 20/60A track current. Class-A audio amplifier

Released

A1

105A track  current ESC (CN6, CN7) Per-Order
   

 

 

 

 

Software Revisions

Software

Package

Name

Description/Notice/Change/New Features

Release Schedule

V1

-10-CH S.BUS control scheme,

- UltrasonicHz ESC for track and turret rotation.

- Ver.2 Bootloader

- V2 Smoke driver,  is proportional to engine RPM and engine loading

- V2 mixer, turning is achieved by reducing track speed and also increase opposite track speed to achieve smoother turning.  

Released

G2V1

-10-CH S.BUS control scheme,

- UltrasonicHz ESC for track and turret rotation.

- Ver.2 Bootloader

- V2 Smoke driver,  is proportional to engine RPM and engine loading

- V2 mixer, turning is achieved by reducing track speed and also increase opposite track speed to achieve smoother turning.  

-Gun Barrel Stabilizer

Released

V2.1

- AUX1 and Aux 2 Light

- New recoil driver to reduce loading to gear box and ESC

- V2.1 control scheme

- Warm and cold engine start( E variant )

- V2 Extended sound pack format for E variant

- V1 sound pack format for none E variant

Released
V2.2

-  Add Cannon smoke and MG1 smoke/recoil mode

Released
V2.3

-  Update mixer mode 3

Released
V2.5

- Flysky ST-8 support

- Remote volume control( S.Bus version only )

 
     
V3

- Multi section tank start and tank stop

- Warm and cold engine start

- V3 control scheme

- V3 Extended sound pack format

Released

 

Boot loader Revisions

Boot Loader is a application, executed in TK board, to handles software update, sound pack programming and setting data update

Version

Description/Notice/Change/New Features

Release Schedule

Ver.2

-Auto Sound pack change detection

-Auto Clean at software update

Released

  

Accessories

Part Number

Description

Configuration IR REMOTE

For Tank Personalization function

IR005

Std. IR battle emitter kit

IR010

High Power IR battle emitter kit

CAB001

1.25mm pitch cable connector for connecting IR LED or Gun Flash LED

HL Cable Set

Motor Cable *2

Battery Cable *1

Speaker Cable *1

Smoke Unit Cable *1,

Smoke Unit Switch Cable (no switch) *1

8P Inter-connection Cable *1

Volume Control Cable( no VR ) *1

HL Power Cable

One end to TK20, another end to battery, one switch in the middle

IR Programming Line

5P connector with IR receiver & Red LED indicator, and  a 2.54mm-pitch Jumper

 

TBU BASE

Base and cable to connect TK board to TAMIYA Battle Unit. a 2.54mm-pitch Jumper is included

 

GBS Unit

Gun Barrel Stabilizer unit

  

4-CH PWM Conventional control scheme

Fire MG1

 

Head light control on/off

 

Cannon elevation

 

Turret rotation

 

Neutral Gear Shift In/Out :

Track motor does not move when shift to natural gear

 

Engine sound on/off

 

Booming Cannon

 

TK50/TK50P : Fire MG2

TK50PG2: GBS on/off

TK50PG2: last more than 8 seconds: GBS calibration 1

 

TK50/TK50P : MG2 射擊  

TK50PG2: GBS開關

TK50PG2: 超過3秒鐘: 執行GBS校正 1

 

Tank move forward and backward

 

Right and  Left turn

 

1 V2.3 and above

 

MG2 and GBS function in S.Bus and 4-CH PWM mode

 

Control scheme

GBS function

 MG2

TK50S

Fire MG2 command is always available

  • Deck level switch on CH3

  • No Aux L2

  • support air soft

  • support MG or cannon smoke

CH3

TK50G2

No  MG2 control for GBS version

  • Deck level switch is on CN3

  • No air soft in GBS mode

Not supported, No  MG2 control for GBS version

TK50

Fire MG2 command is disabled by default, set upper hull function mode to  MG2 mode to enable it

 

No dedicate port for LED, USE CN9.3 and CN9.4 for both LED and LED

 

10-CH  S.BUS mode control scheme

Transmitter: FS-i6S, self-centering VrA and VrB type Radio

IF using FS-ST8, Assign CH7 to VrA , CH9 to VrC, CH10 to VrD for stead.

 

RX:FS-iA10B

Receiver to TK50 board connection

Receiver

TK50SP
CH1 No connection
CH2 No connection
CH3 No connection
CH4 No connection
CH5 No connection
CH6 No connection
CH7 No connection
CH8 No connection
CH9 No connection
CH10 No connection
i.Bus SERVO CH1
i.Bus SENS No connection

 

 

 

V1/ V2

Layout Command

S.BUS

Channel assignment

Tank Right and  Left turn

CH1 (Stick)

Tank move forward and backward

CH2 (Stick)

Cannon elevation

CH3 (Stick)

Turret rotation

CH4 (Stick)

SwB: Up

SwC: Center -> Up

Natural Gear Shift In/Out

Assign SwB to CH7

Assign SwC to CH8

 

SwB: UP

SwC: Center -> Down

 

Engine start/stop

Assign SwB to CH7

Assign SwC to CH8

 

SwB: Center

SwC: Center -> Up

N/A

Assign SwB to CH7

Assign SwC to CH8

 

SwB: Center

SwC: Center -> Down

Aux Light 2, Ex. Search light

Assign SwB to CH7

Assign SwC to CH8

 

SwB: Down

SwC: Center -> UP

N/A

Aux Light, Ex. convoy light

Assign SwB to CH7

Assign SwC to CH8

SwB: Down

SwC: Center -> Down

 

Head light On/Off

 

Assign SwB to CH7

Assign SwC to CH8

SwA

UP: Smoke Unit  On

DW: Smoke Unit  Off

Assign SwA to CH5

SwB

N/A

Assign SwB to CH6

SwB: Up

VrA

 

UP:  GBS On/Off ( G2 variant )

MID:

DW: Fire Loader's MG(MG2)

 

Assign VrA to CH9

SwB: Up

VrB

UP:  Fire Cannon

MID:

DW: Fire Coaxial MG(MG1)

Assign VrB to CH10

   

V2.1 and above / V3.x

Layout

Command

S.BUS

Channel assignment

Tank Right and  Left turn

CH1 (Stick)

Tank move forward and backward

CH2 (Stick)

Cannon elevation

CH3 (Stick)

Turret rotation

CH4 (Stick)

SwB: Up

SwC: Center -> Up

Natural Gear Shift In/Out

Assign VrA to CH7

Assign SwC to CH8

 

SwB: UP

SwC: Center -> Down

 

Engine start/stop

Assign VrA  to CH7

Assign SwC to CH8

 

SwB: Center

SwC: Center -> Up

Aux Light, Ex. convoy light

Assign VrA  to CH7

Assign SwC to CH8

 

SwB: Center

SwC: Center -> Down

Aux Light 2, Ex. Search light

Assign SwB to CH7

Assign SwC to CH8

 

SwB: Down

SwC: Center -> UP

Smoke Unit  On/Off

Assign SwB to CH7

Assign SwC to CH8

SwB: Down

SwC: Center -> Down

 

Head light On/Off

 

Assign SwB to CH7

Assign SwC to CH8

SwA

N/A

Assign SwA to CH5

SwB

N/A

Assign SwB to CH6

SwB: Up

VrA

 

UP:  GBS On/Off ( G2 variant )

MID:

DW: Fire Loader's MG(MG2)

 

Assign VrA to CH9

SwB: Up

VrB

UP:  Fire Cannon

MID:

DW: Fire Coaxial MG(MG1)

Assign VrB to CH10

 

10-CH  S.BUS with extended sound effect mode control scheme

V1/V2

Layout Command

S.BUS

Channel assignment

Tank Right and  Left turn

CH1 (Stick)

Tank move forward and backward

CH2 (Stick)

Cannon elevation

CH3 (Stick)

Turret rotation

CH4 (Stick)

SwB: Up

SwC: Center -> Up

Natural Gear Shift In/Out

Assign SwB to CH7

Assign SwC to CH8

 

SwB: UP

SwC: Center -> Down

 

Engine start/stop

Assign SwB to CH7

Assign SwC to CH8

 

SwB: Center

SwC: Center -> Up

N/A

Assign SwB to CH7

Assign SwC to CH8

 

SwB: Center

SwC: Center -> Down

Aux Light 2, Ex. Search light

Assign SwB to CH7

Assign SwC to CH8

 

SwB: Down

SwC: Center -> UP

N/A

Aux Light, Ex. convoy light

Assign SwB to CH7

Assign SwC to CH8

SwB: Down

SwC: Center -> Down

 

Head light On/Off

 

Assign SwB to CH7

Assign SwC to CH8

SwA

UP: Smoke Unit  On

DW: Smoke Unit  Off

Assign SwA to CH5

SwB

N/A

Assign SwB to CH6

SwB: Up

VrA

 

UP:  GBS On/Off ( G2 variant )

MID:

DW: Fire Loader's MG(MG2)

 

Assign VrA to CH9

SwB: Center

VrA

 

UP:  Ext Sound Effect 1

MID:

DW: Ext Sound Effect 2

 

Assign VrA to CH9

SwB: Down

VrA

 

UP:  Ext Sound Effect 3

MID:

DW: Ext Sound Effect 4

 

Assign VrA to CH9

SwB: Up

VrB

UP:  Fire Cannon

MID:

DW: Fire Coaxial MG(MG1)

Assign VrB to CH10

SwB: Center

VrB

UP:  Ext Sound Effect 5

MID:

DW: Ext Sound Effect 6

Assign VrB to CH10

SwB: Down

VrB

UP:  Ext Sound Effect 7

MID:

DW: Ext Sound Effect 8

Assign VrB to CH10

        

 

V2.1 and above/ V3

Layout Command

S.BUS

Channel assignment

Tank Right and  Left turn

CH1 (Stick)

Tank move forward and backward

CH2 (Stick)

Cannon elevation

CH3 (Stick)

Turret rotation

CH4 (Stick)

SwB: Up

SwC: Center -> Up

Natural Gear Shift In/Out

Assign SwB to CH7

Assign SwC to CH8

 

SwB: UP

SwC: Center -> Down

 

Engine start/stop

Assign SwB to CH7

Assign SwC to CH8

 

SwB: Center

SwC: Center -> Up

Aux Light 1, Ex. convoy light

Assign SwB to CH7

Assign SwC to CH8

 

SwB: Center

SwC: Center -> Down

Aux Light 2, Ex. Search light

Assign SwB to CH7

Assign SwC to CH8

 

SwB: Down

SwC: Center -> UP

Smoke Unit  On/Off

Assign SwB to CH7

Assign SwC to CH8

SwB: Down

SwC: Center -> Down

 

Head light On/Off

 

Assign SwB to CH7

Assign SwC to CH8

SwA

N/A

Assign SwA to CH5

SwB

N/A

Assign SwB to CH6

SwB: Up

VrA

 

UP:  GBS On/Off ( G2 variant )

MID:

DW: Fire Loader's MG(MG2)

 

Assign VrA to CH9

SwB: Center

VrA

 

UP:  Ext Sound Effect 1

MID:

DW: Ext Sound Effect 2

 

Assign VrA to CH9

SwB: Down

VrA

 

UP:  Ext Sound Effect 3

MID:

DW: Ext Sound Effect 4

 

Assign VrA to CH9

SwB: Up

VrB

UP:  Fire Cannon

MID:

DW: Fire Coaxial MG( MG1)

Assign VrB to CH10

SwB: Center

VrB

UP:  Ext Sound Effect 5

MID:

DW: Ext Sound Effect 6

Assign VrB to CH10

SwB: Down

VrB

UP:  Ext Sound Effect 7

MID:

DW: Ext Sound Effect 8

Assign VrB to CH10

        

 

 

 

 Specification

Parameter

 

Unit

Maximum current of track ESC, connect motor to on-board connector

20

A

Maximum current of track ESC, connect motor to pads on PCB

60

A

Maximum current of track ESC, A1 variant,  connect motor to pads on PCB

105

A

Maximum current of turret and cannon elevation ESC

6

A

Maximum current of Smoker Driver

6

A

Maximum supply voltage

11.4

V

Minimum supply voltage

7.2

V

 

Pin Assignment Marking

The Pin 1 of each connector is designated by square pad mark

 

Connector and pin assignments

 

TK50S/SP/SPG2/ESP S.BUS/S.BUS+GBS version

Connector

Description

Pin Assignment

SW

Switch Cable Port

1. Switch

2. Switch

 

HL tank already have power switch on battery cable path, so additional  switch is no longer required, just to short pins in this port by jumper or connect to a switch cable and keep it switched on.

 

CN1

Battery Power

1. Battery +

2. Battery -

CN2

Infrared Port

1. HBU/TBU +

2. HBU/TBU SIG

3. HBU/TBU -

4. TBU FLASH LED -

5. TBU FLASH LED +

CN3

Gun Flash Port

1. Battery +

2. Strobe Trigger

3. Battery -

4. Refer to TK50S/SP/SPG2 Upper Hull Functions (CN9) Mode Table

5. Refer to TK50S/SP/SPG2 Upper Hull Functions (CN9) Mode Table

CN4

Sound Volume

1. Volume Signal Output ( Wiper pin of VR )

2. Battery -( 1 outside pin of VR )

3. Volume Signal Input ( 1 outside pin of VR )

 

CN5

Speaker

1. Speaker -

2. Speaker +

CN6

Ultrasonic ESC1

Connect to left track/steering motor, or refer to Track motor connection and SERVO REVERSER setting

CN7

Ultrasonic ESC2

Connect to right track/propulsion motor, or refer to r refer to Track motor connection and SERVO REVERSER setting

CH1

S.BUS RX

1. Battery -

2. +5V

3. Signal

CH2

N/A

1. Not Connected

2. Not Connected

3. Not Connected

CH2

2

Aux Light 1

Connect to  LED:

1. N/C

2. LED +

3. LED -

*V2.1 and above

CH3

Engine Deck Level Switch Port

1. NO CONNECTION.

2. SWITCH

3. SWITCH

*To close Pin2 and Pin3 when gun barrel travels above engine deck

*Only available on G2 variant 

CH3

Aux Light 2

Connect to  LED:

1. N/C

2. LED +

3. LED -

 

*V2.1 and above

*Not available on G2 Variant

CH4

MG2 LED

Connect to a MG2 LED:

1. N/C

2. LED +

3. LED -

CN9

Upper Hull Functions

( Turn, Lift, Shoot, Light)

1. MG1 LED-

2. Head Light LED-1

3. Refer to TK50S/SP/SPG2 Upper Hull Functions (CN9) Mode Table

4. Refer to TK50S/SP/SPG2 Upper Hull Functions (CN9) Mode Table

5. GUN ELEVATE MOTOR

6. GUN ELEVATE MOTOR

7. TURRET MOTOR

8. TURRET MOTOR

CN10

Smoke Unit

Connect to smoke unit

CN11

Smoke Unit Hardware Switch

1. SWITCH

2. SWITCH

switch on to enable CN10 port, off to disable CN10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equivalent circuit of CN10 and CN11

J1

IR Battle Emitter Port

To work with IR battle emitter(IR010)

1. IR LED +

2. IR LED -

J2

RealRecoil Servo  Port

RealRecoil Servo Port is always turned ON, no setting is needed to turn it on

1. Battery - (Black Wire)

2. +5V ( Red Wire)

3. Signal( White Wire)

See RealRecoil section in Assembly Guide

J3

Cannon Flash Port

1. Cannon Flash LED +

2. Cannon Flash LED -

J4

Gun Elevation Servo Port

1. Battery -

2. +5V

3. Signal

J5

Turret/Gun traverse Servo Port

1. Battery -

2. +5V

3. Signal

J6

Programming and GBS unit Port

To connect TK Programmer or GBS unit

1 Head Light LED is also GBS LED during GBS calibration

2 V2.1 and above software release

 

Track motor connection and SERVO REVERSER setting

Tank

CN6( ESC1) CN7( ESC2 )

SERVO REVERSER

Position

Tamiya M4      

Haya

Centurion

Left track motor

Right track motor

CH1:REV

CH2:NOR

HL

M1

Right track motor

Left track motor

CH1:NOR

CH2:NOR

 

TK50S/SP/SPG2 Upper Hull Functions (CN9) Mode Table

Upper hull functions (CN9) mode

 CN9.3  CN9.4 CN3.4 CN3.5
 Airsoft

MG1 LED+

and

Head Light LED+

and

AIRSOFT Motor+

AIRSOFT Motor-

AirSoft/Recoil Switch

AirSoft/Recoil Switch

Tamiya Recoil

MG1 LED+

and

Head Light LED+

and

TAMIYA Recoil unit 

   green Wire

TAMIYA Recoil unit white Wire TAMIYA Recoil Unit Switch TAMIYA Recoil Unit Switch

MG1

Smoke

/Recoil

1

MG1 LED+

and

Head Light LED+

and

MG Recoil Solenoid+

/Air Pump +

MG1 Recoil Solenoid-

/Air Pump -

Not connected Not connected
Cannon Smoke1

MG1 LED+

and

Head Light LED+

and

Air Pump +

Air Pump - Not connected Not connected
MG2 Mode2

MG1 LED+

and

Head Light LED+

and

MG2 LED+

/ Recoil Solenoid-

/Air Pump -

MG2 LED-3

/ Recoil Solenoid-

/Air Pump -

Not connected Not connected

1 V2.2 software release and above

2 TK50/TK50P V2.3 software release and above

3  Need 200 ohm resistor and connected as the following

 

 

 

TK50SK/SKP Version

Connector

Description

Pin Assignment

SW

Switch Cable Port

1. Switch

2. Switch

 

HL tank already have power switch on battery cable path, so additional  switch is no longer required, just to short pins in this port by jumper or connect to a switch cable and keep it switched on.

 

CN1

Battery Power

1. Battery +

2. Battery -

CN2

Infrared Port

1. HBU/TBU +

2. HBU/TBU SIG

3. HBU/TBU -

4. TBU FLASH LED -

5. TBU FLASH LED +

CN3

Gun Flash Port

1. Battery +

2. Strobe Trigger

3. Battery -

4. Refer to TK50SK/SKP Upper Hull Functions (CN9) Mode Table

5. Refer to TK50SK/SKP Upper Hull Functions (CN9) Mode Table

CN4

Sound Volume

1. Volume Signal Output ( Wiper pin of VR )

2. Battery -( 1 outside pin of VR )

3. Volume Signal Input ( 1 outside pin of VR )

 

CN5

Speaker

1. Speaker -

2. Speaker +

CN6

Ultrasonic ESC1

Connect to left track/steering motor, or refer to Track motor connection and SERVO REVERSER setting

CN7

Ultrasonic ESC2

Connect to right track/propulsion motor, or refer to r refer to Track motor connection and SERVO REVERSER setting

CH1

[7]

S.BUS RX

1. Battery -

2. +5V

3. Signal

CH2

[6]

MG1

control signal

Connect to a switch module to drive MG1 LED and air pump

1. SW module SIG-

2. N/C

3. SW module SIG+

CH3

[1]

 

Aux L2

 

can be used for light / smoke unit

Connect to a switch module to drive smoke box

1. SW module SIG-

2. N/C

3. SW module SIG+

* all of Smoke boxes power control

 

CH4

[0]

MG2 control signal

Connect to a switch module to drive MG2 LED and air pump

1. SW module SIG-

2. N/C

3. SW module SIG+

CN9

Upper Hull Functions

( Turn, Lift, Shoot, Light)

1. Aux L1 LED-

2. Head Light LED-1

3. Refer to TK50SK/SKP Upper Hull Functions (CN9) Mode Table

4. Refer to TK50SK/SKP Upper Hull Functions (CN9) Mode Table

5. GUN ELEVATE MOTOR

6. GUN ELEVATE MOTOR

7. TURRET MOTOR

8. TURRET MOTOR

CN10

Engine smoke air pump

1. air pump blue wire

2. air pump blue wire

CN11

Engine smoke air pump switch

1. SWITCH

2. SWITCH

switch on to enable CN10 port, off to disable CN10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equivalent circuit of CN10 and CN11

J1

IR Battle Emitter Port

To work with IR battle emitter(IR010)

1. IR LED +

2. IR LED -

J2

RealRecoil Servo  Port

RealRecoil Servo Port is always turned ON, no setting is needed to turn it on

1. Battery - (Black Wire)

2. +5V ( Red Wire)

3. Signal( White Wire)

See RealRecoil section in Assembly Guide

J3

Cannon flash

1. Cannon flash LED +

2. Cannon flash LED +

J4

Gun Elevation Servo Port

1. Battery -

2. +5V

3. Signal

J5

Turret/Gun traverse Servo Port

1. Battery -

2. +5V

3. Signal

J6

Programming and GBS unit Port

To connect TK Programmer or GBS unit

 

TK50SK/SKP/Upper Hull Functions (CN9) Mode Table

Upper hull functions (CN9) mode

 CN9.3  CN9.4 CN3.4 CN3.5

Cannon Smoke1

MG1 LED+

and

Head Light LED+

and

Cannon smoke

Air Pump +

Cannon smoke

Air Pump -

Not connected

/

Engine Deck Switch2

Not connected

/

Engine Deck Switch2

1 Need 200 ohm in-line resistor and connected as the following

2 GBS version

 

 

 

 

TK50/TK50P/TK50PG2

Connector

Description

Pin Assignment

SW

Switch Cable Port

1. Switch

2. Switch

 

HL tank already have power switch on battery cable path, so additional  switch is no longer required, just to short pins in this port by jumper or connect to a switch cable and keep it switched on.

 

CN1

Battery Power

1. Battery +

2. Battery -

CN2

Infrared Port

1. HBU/TBU +

2. HBU/TBU SIG

3. HBU/TBU -

4. TBU FLASH LED -

5. TBU FLASH LED +

CN3

Gun Flash Port

1. Battery +

2. Strobe Trigger

3. Battery -

4. Refer to Upper Hull Functions (CN9) Mode Table

5. Refer to Upper Hull Functions (CN9) Mode Table

CN4

Sound Volume

1. Volume Signal Output ( Wiper pin of VR )

2. Battery -( 1 outside pin of VR )

3. Volume Signal Input ( 1 outside pin of VR )

 

CN5

Speaker

1. Speaker -

2. Speaker +

CN6

Ultrasonic ESC1

Connect to left track/steering motor

CN7

Ultrasonic ESC2

Connect to right track/propulsion motor

CH1

Steering control signal

1. Battery -

2. +5V

3. Signal

CH2

Throttle control signal 

1. Battery -

2. +5V

3. Signal

CH3

Multi function control signal 1

1. Battery -

2. +5V

3. Signal

CH4

Multi function control signal 2

1. Battery -

2. +5V

3. Signal

CN9

Upper Hull Functions

( Turn, Lift, Shoot, Light)

1. MG1 LED-

2. Head Light LED-1

3. Refer to TK50/P/PG2 Upper Hull Functions (CN9) Mode Table

4. Refer to TK50/P/PG2 Upper Hull Functions (CN9) Mode Table

5. GUN ELEVATE MOTOR

6. GUN ELEVATE MOTOR

7. TURRET MOTOR

8. TURRET MOTOR

CN10

Smoke Unit

Connect to smoke unit

CN11

Smoke Unit Hardware Switch

1. SWITCH

2. SWITCH

switch on to enable CN10 port, off to disable CN10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equivalent circuit of CN10 and CN11

J1

IR Battle Emitter Port

To work with IR battle emitter(IR010)

1. IR LED +

2. IR LED -

J2

RealRecoil Servo  Port

RealRecoil Servo Port is always turned ON, no setting is needed to turn it on

1. Signal( White Wire)

2. +5V ( Red Wire)

3. Battery - (Black Wire)

See RealRecoil section in Assembly Guide

J3

Cannon Flash Port

1. Cannon Flash LED +

2. Cannon Flash LED -

J4

Gun Elevation Servo Port

1. Battery -

2. +5V

3. Signal

J5

Turret/Gun traverse Servo Port

1. Battery -

2. +5V

3. Signal

J6

Programming and GBS unit Port

To connect TK Programmer or GBS unit

1 Head Light LED is also GBS LED during GBS calibration

2 V2.1 and above software release

 

TK50/P/PG2 Upper Hull Functions (CN9) Mode Table

Upper Hull Functions (CN9) Mode

 CN9.3  CN9.4 CN3.4 CN3.5
 Airsoft

MG1 LED+

and

Head Light LED+

and

AIRSOFT Motor+

AIRSOFT Motor-

AIRSOFT Switch

AIRSOFT Switch

Tamiya Recoil

MG1 LED+

and

Head Light LED+

and

TAMIYA Recoil unit 

   green Wire

TAMIYA Recoil unit white Wire TAMIYA Recoil Unit Switch TAMIYA Recoil Unit Switch

MG1

Smoke

/Recoil

1

MG1 LED+

and

Head Light LED+

and

MG Recoil Solenoid+

/Air Pump +

MG1 Recoil Solenoid-

/Air Pump -

Not connected

/Engine Deck Switch4

Not connected

/Engine Deck Switch4

Cannon Smoke1

MG1 LED+

and

Head Light LED+

and

Air Pump +

Air Pump -

Not connected

/Engine Deck Switch4

Not connected

/Engine Deck Switch4

MG2 Mode2

MG2 LED+

and

Head Light LED+

and

MG2 LED+

/ Recoil Solenoid-

/Air Pump -

MG2 LED-3

/ Recoil Solenoid-

/Air Pump -

Not connected

/Engine Deck Switch4

Not connected

/Engine Deck Switch4

1 V2.2 software release and above

2 TK50/TK50P V2.3 software release and above, select this mode to enable MG2 function

3  Need 200 ohm resistor and connected as the following

4  GBS version

 

Slip ring connection guide

Shared power wire 

Power wire  Wire count  Description
Battery + 1  From CN3.1
Battery - 1  From CN3.3
+5V 1  From J5.2

 

Dedicated wire

Connector

Wire count

Description

Upper Hull Functions (CN9) Mode

Airsoft

Tamiya Recoil

MG2 Recoil Solenoid

CN2

3

Infrared Port

1. +5V(share )

2. HBU/TBU SIG

3. Battery - (share )

4. TBU FLASH LED -

5. TBU FLASH LED +

CN3

1

Gun Flash Port

1. Battery + (share)

2. Strobe Trigger

3. Battery - (share )

4. AirSoft/Recoil Switch

5. +5V(share )

1. Battery + (share)

2. Strobe Trigger

3. Battery -

(share)

4. TAMIYA Recoil Unit Switch

5.+5V

1. Battery +

(share)

2. Strobe Trigger

3. Battery -

(share)

4. Not connected

5. +5V

CH4

1

MG2 LED

Connect to  LED:

1. N/C

2. LED+ ( +5V share  )

3. LED -

CN9

6

Upper Hull Functions

( Turn, Lift, Shoot, Light)

1. MG1 LED-

2.

3. Battery+ (Share )

4. AIRSOFT Motor-

5. GUN ELEVATE MOTOR

6. GUN ELEVATE MOTOR

7. TURRET MOTOR

8. TURRET MOTOR

1. MG1 LED-

2.

3. Battery +(Share )

4.

5. GUN ELEVATE MOTOR

6. GUN ELEVATE MOTOR

7. TURRET MOTOR

8. TURRET MOTOR

1. MG1 LED-

2.

3. Battery +(Share )

4.

5. GUN ELEVATE MOTOR

6. GUN ELEVATE MOTOR

7. TURRET MOTOR

8. TURRET MOTOR

J1

1

IR Battle Emitter Port

1. Battery+(share )

2. IR LED -

J2

1

RealRecoil Servo  Port

1. Battery -(share )

2. +5V

3. Signal

J3

1

Cannon Flash Port

1. Battery + (share )

2. Cannon Flash LED -

J4

1

Gun Elevation Servo Port

1. Battery -(Share)

2. +5V(Share)

3. Signal

J5

1

Turret/Gun traverse Servo Port

1. Battery -(Share)

2. +5V(Share)

3. Signal

 

Installation Guide

Set Upper Hull Functions (CN9) Mode to match your tank hardware configuration (HL AirSoft, TAMIYA Recoil or MG recoil),

Disconnect RX-18 and plug cables to the same connector on TK board,

Set Sound Volume to middle

Install a switch cable (for example, HL Smoke Unit Switch Cable) to SW connector( Switch Cable Port)  as power switch.

 

Because HL tank already have power switch on battery cable path, so additional switch is not required, just to use a jumper to short pins in SW Cable port or connect a switch cable and keep it switched on.

 

When high current track motors are used, such as 400/480 motor, power switch on battery cable path will not be able to handle, connect a switch cable (for example, HL Smoke Unit Switch Cable) to this port as power switch.

Connect a recoil servo to J2(Optional),

Rewire Air-soft unit if you want to elevate and depress gun directly, see "HL Gun Elevation and AirSoft Correction" section

(Optional). wire a 2.2 ohm 1/2W (color code: red read gold gold) in-serial resistor to turret rotate, elevation and airsoft motor to limit the current to protect FETs in case motor stall  occured.

 

Connect channel cables to receiver according to RC mode( See picture "TK series connector and pin assignments" ) . if you are not sure what mode you RC system is, just swap CH2 and CH3 and try again.

 

TK50 board has BEC( Battery eliminate circuit), can power receiver through channel cables, no additional battery is needed for receiver

 

Set CH1, 2 and 3 trimmer on transmitter to center position, Set CH4 trimmer on transmitter to most left or right  position,

Connect power adaptor( See FAQ )

Switch on TK board and transmitter, you should hear turret traverse sound. if not, please contact us.

gently move CH4(Multi function control signal 2) trimmer to center till turret traverse is gone.

gently move CH2(Throttle ) trimmer up and down if you hear motor hum sound.

Cannon firing sound should be generated and recoil servo should moves when move CH3 stick to most top position, if not, gently move CH3(Multi function control signal 2 ) trimmer up and down till it work correctly.

You are all set

Disconnect power adaptor and connect battery( make sure that battery is fully charged).

 

 

Installation Video Guide on Internet:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eIRTIMyl2g

 

S.BUS setup

Transmitter:

1.Turn on Transmitter i6s and enter setting function, go to system->output mode, than set Serial to S.BUS

2. Enter aux channel setup, set channel 5 to SwA, channel 6 to SwD, channel 7 to SwB, channel 8 to SwC, channel 9 to VrA and channel 10 to VrB

3. Go to system->stick mode, then set to M1 mode

4. Go to end points page, set end point to 100% for every channel.

 

Receiver and control board:

1. Plug connector with S.BUS label on it into S.BUS port on receiver.

 

 Recoil Unit Installation

TAMIYA recoil unit installation( set Upper Hull Functions (CN9) Mode: to TAMIYA RECOIL MODE )

STEP1. disconnect white and blue wire from recoil unit switch( see arrow in yellow), add cable connector to recoil switch( see arrow in red ), left green-white-blue cable not touched ( see arrow in green)

STEP2. green wire and white wire in green-white-blue cable goes to 3rd pin on CN9 and 4th pin on CN9(see arrow in green), black and red wire in red-black cable goes to 4th and 5th pin on CN3(see arrow in red).

 

 

HL recoil unit installation:

STEP1. Set Upper Hull Functions (CN9) Mode: to HL Recoil MODE,

STEP2. Connect detection SW( Pressed-to-Short type ) to 4th and 5th pin on CN3 or via the plug (Yellow and brown wire) from  HL HIGH-TENSION FLASHER. Latest released HL recoil unit already has detection switch on it.

STEP3. connect motor - to 4th pin on CN9.connect motor + to 3rd pin on CN9.

Asiatam recoil unit installation:

STEP1. Set Upper Hull Functions (CN9) Mode: to Asiatam Recoil Mode

STEP2. Connect  Recoil motor + to 3rd pin on CN9.connect motor - to 4th  pin on CN9.

STEP2. Connect detection SW to 4th and 5th pin on CN3 or via  the plug (Yellow and brown wire) from  HL HIGH-TENSION FLASHER

 

 

 

Gun Barrel Stabilizer(GBS) overview and installation

GBS is an optional module of TK60. When GBS is turned on, it detects the tank movement and compensate gun rotation and elevation to stabilize the gun automatically. When GBS is turned on, operator can still change gun elevation and direction under GBS compensation, GBS have the following features:

 

- 2-axis gun stabilization in turret rotation and gun elevation.

- Fully programmable gun elevation real angle calculator allows GBS to work with different elevation setup,

- Fully programmable turret motor controller allows GBS to work with different motor/gear box setup,

- Engine deck detection, gun raise automatically when gun travels above engine deck,

- Auto reload position, Gun barrel goes to to reload position after fire, and return to last position when reload when reload time expired,

- Adjustable Engine deck level,

- Adjustable auto reload position,

- Gun barrel momentum effect,

- GBS unit dimensions: 20 x 16 x 3mm.

 

Servo for GBS -

-Control System: +Pulse Width Control 1520usec Neutral
-Required Pulse: 3-5 Volt Peak to Peak Square Wave
-Operating Voltage: 4.8-6.0 Volts

-Operating Angle: 45 Deg. one side

Power on GBS calibration - When power on TK60G2, GBS starts a reset process and must be kept stationary.

 

Head Light LED is turned ON during GBS calibration and you must not to move the tank during calibration. The GBS are very sensitive and you should not touch or vibrate the GBS during power on reset. The process will take around 2 seconds. Head Light LED will be turned off when calibration completed.

An in-series 200-ohm resistor is needed for GBS LED

  

Mounting of GBS - The GBS unit must be mounted securely and horizontally on the turret, here is an example, first to use Tamiya 5mm square beam, cut into 5~6mm in length, make 1.6mm hole, then glue to turret floor by cement

Bolt GBS unit with the screws came with GBS unit, and plug connector to J6 port on TK60G2, Length of GBS cable can not exceed 80mm or TK60G2 may miss reading GBS.

GBS unit wiring diagram

 

 

For accurate motion detection, it must be kept within 5 degree with turret base plate. mounting directions is as shown in following picture. Servo for elevation is Futaba S3003 in this setup.

Recommended GBS mounting position for Leopard 2

 

Turning GBS on/off - GBS can be turned on/off by Gun Barrel Stabilizer on/off  commanded, you can also hear click sound when turn it on and off

 

Adjusting gun elevation angle - The gun elevation V gain setting is used to adjust the amount of gun elevation servo angle to meet different mechanical setup. adjusting procedures are

 

-First to put TK60G board in IR programming mode.

-Turn GBS on and moves the gun barrel to horizontal position.

-Tilt the tank for 15-20 degree.

-Use IR configure remote to adjust servo gain value until the gun is horizontal again.

-Power off TK60G board, remove jumper and turn power again to leave IR programming mode.

 

Adjusting gun elevation angle calculator gains - The angle calculator's fast gain and slow gain settings are used to adjust the angle calculation, adjusting procedures are

 

-First to put TK60G2 board in IR programming mode.

-Turn GBS  on and moves the gun barrel to horizontal position.

-Tilt the tank for 10-20 degree.

-Rotate turret in various speed ( from low to full speed), if elevation speed is too slow, increase slow gain a bit, otherwise, reduce slow gain,

-rotate turret to 12 o'clock position, tilt the tank hull about 15-20 degree in various speed, if elevation speed is too slow, can not keep up tank hull tilt speed, increase fast gain a bit, if elevation moves faster the hull tile speed and over the position it should be (overshoot), decrease fast gain a bit

-Power off TK60G2 board, remove jumper and turn power again to leave IR programming mode.

 

Adjusting turret rotation motor control gains -Turret rotation motor P , I  and D gain are used to meet the characteristic of turret rotate motor and design on your tank. adjusting procedures are as the following.

 

-First to put TK60G2 board in IR programming mode.

-Turn GSU on

-Rotate tank hull from stationary to low speed, if turret motor does not start as quick as tank hull rotation, increase I gain a bit, if turret motor runs too fast (overshoot) , decrease I gain a bit.

-Rotate tank hull in various speed( low, middle and full) , if turret rotation speed is too slow, can't keep up hull rotation, increase P gain, otherwise, reduce speed gain,

-Stop tank hull rotation from various speed, if turret stops too early, decrease D gain, if turret stops too late increase D gain.

 

Tank Personalization 坦克個人化設定

Settings/parameters of TK series board can be changed/tuned by specific procedures

TK系列控制器內的設定值/參數可以通過下列的程序做改變/調整

 

Hardware needed 需要的硬體

  1. IR configuration remote as IR command transmitter, 紅外線遙控器當做設定值發射器

  2. TAMIYA battle unit(TBU),  Heng-Leog battle unit(HBU), or our IR configuration line as IR command receiver. picture below is IR configuration line 田宮對戰器, 恆龍對戰器或紅外設定接收線當做設定值接收器, 下圖為紅外設定接收線

紅外設定接收線

 

Steps to change settings 改變設定步驟

STEP 1: Turn power off, Turn power off, Turn power off,

步驟1: 關閉控制器電源

STEP 2: Plug programming line/TBU through TBU/HBU base into CN2 Infrared Port ,

步驟2: 接上紅外設定接收線/田宮對戰器到CN2接口

STEP 3: Install a jumper to J2 as shown below, Turn power on,

步驟3: 將跳接器插上J2,打開電源

STEP 4:Refer to function table listed below, point IR configuration remote to TBU/HBU/Programming line receiver, and press the button of setting that you want to change,  "*" sign in function table means the default setting that is programmed in factory

步驟4: 參照下面的功能表格, 將紅外發射器對準紅外設定接收線/田宮對戰器, 按下想要改變設定的按鈕. 功能表格上有"*"號的設定值表示是出廠設定

STEP 5: Indicator on TBU/HBU flashes according to new setting value.

步驟5: 紅外設定接收線/田宮對戰器上的指示燈會以閃爍表示新的設定值

 

STEP 6: turn power off, remove jumper on J2, then turn power on and TK board runs with new settings.

步驟6: 關掉電源, 取下跳線器,再打開電源, 控制器就會在新的設定值下運作  

 

Hint:

Indicator always shows the new setting, not CURRENT setting on the board, for example, after power up, function page selection is set to page 1 automatically, when "-/--" Key pressed first time, function page selection is set to 2, so Indicator flash 2 times, not 1.

 

 

Example1, to switch EPM1 form ESC mode to PWM mode

The setting function going to use is Gun elevation EPM (EPM1) Mode, it's located on Function page 2, key to use is number key "1", so the full steps to do are as the following

 

STEP 1: Turn power off, Turn power off, Turn power off !

STEP 2: Plug programming line/TBU through TBU/HBU base into CN2 Infrared Port ,

STEP 3: Install a jumper to J2 as shown below, Turn power on,

STEP 4: Press "-/--" Key once, Indicator on TBU/HBU flashes two times,

STEP 5: Press "1" Key once, Indicator on TBU/HBU flashes two times,

STEP 6: Turn power off, remove jumper on J2, then turn power on

 

Example2, to switch EPM2 form ESC mode to PWM mode

The setting function going to use is Turret rotation/gun traverse EPM(EPM2) Mode, it's located on Function page 2, key to use is number key "1", so the full steps to do are as the following

 

STEP 1: Turn power off, Turn power off, Turn power off !

STEP 2: Plug programming line/TBU through TBU/HBU base into CN2 Infrared Port ,

STEP 3: Install a jumper to J2 as shown below, Turn power on,

STEP 4: Press "-/--" Key once, Indicator on TBU/HBU flashes two times,

STEP 5: Press "3" Key once, Indicator on TBU/HBU flashes two times,

STEP 6: Turn power off, remove jumper on J2, then turn power on

 

 

Available Settings 可用的設定

All Available settings are separated in 4 function pages, have to set to right page before changing specific setting by using Function page selection

 

 General table of available settings

IR configuration key

Function page 1

Function page 2

Function page 3

Function page 4

0

Primary weapon IR code

Low battery threshold

Vertical GBS servo angle gain decrease

Horizontal GBS dead band decrease

1

Save current setting to PRESET 1

Gun elevation EPM (EPM1) Mode

Vertical GBS slow response gain increase

Horizontal GBS motor P gain increase

2

Save current setting to PRESET 2

Gun elevation servo( PWM1) Direction

Vertical GBS fast response gain increase

Horizontal GBS motor I gain increase

3

Speed reduction in damaged state

Turret rotation/gun traverse EPM(EPM2) Mode

Ultrasonic ESC start voltage increase

Horizontal GBS motor D gain increase

4

Primary weapon reload time

Turret rotation servo (PWM2) Direction

Vertical GBS slow response gain

decrease

Horizontal GBS motor P gain decrease

5

Max hit can take

EPM4 Mode

Vertical GBS fast response gain decrease

Horizontal GBS motor I gain decrease

6

Sending IR code when firing machine gun

EMP 3 mode

Ultrasonic ESC start voltage  decrease

Horizontal GBS motor D gain decrease

7

Invulnerability time

EPM4 servo direction

auto load position delay

Cannon smoke duration

8

Rounds of Primary weapon

EPM3 servo direction

Vertical GBS servo angle gain increase

Horizontal GBS dead band increase

9

Armor type

Aux L2 polarity

auto load position duration

Cannon bore evacuator effect duration

ENTER1

Use saved settings(1)

 

 

 

PROGR +

/CH UP

Strength of taking a hit hull recoil

Ultrasonic ESC1 (CN6) input select

Auto load position up

Servo elevation bottom limit increase

PROGR -

/CH Down

RealRecoil servo direction

Aux L1 polarity

Auto load position down

Servo elevation bottom limit decrease

Volume +

Strength of firing tank gun hull recoil

esc1 sound off

Engine deck level increase

Servo elevation top limit increase

Volume -

Receive HL IR code

receive VStanks code

Engine deck level decrease

Servo elevation top limit decrease

Mute

Mixer mode(1)

Mixer mode(2)

Mixer mode(3)

Use saved settings(2)

2

Engine deck level function enable

Servo elevation range reset

Power

Upper hull functions (CN9) mode

Firing tank gun hull recoil On/Off (2)

2

Auto load position enable

Cannon bore evacuator effect Enable

MTS or A/B

IR battle preset data

Engine Sound Throttle input select

 

 

-/--

Function page selection

Function page selection

Function page selection

Function page selection

TV/VIDEO ->[]

Receive TAMIYA IR code

 

GBS status indicator enable

 

SOUND MODE

Use saved settings(1)

Engine Sound Throttle input select

Elevation Sound Mode

 

SURROUND1

Firing tank gun hull recoil on/off

 

 

 

SLEEP

Momentum effect on/off

Taking a hit hull recoil on/off(2)

2

Elevation servo speed reduction

Engine deck level detection switch polarity

DCM-RF

 

 

 

 

DISPLAY [?]

Speed reduction in badly damaged state

Software version

Software version major number

2

Ultrasonic ESC start voltage reset to zero

 

JUMP1

Taking a hit hull recoil on/off (1)

 

Engine deck level detection switch polarity

Damage level of the hit taken from back(TCK.CN2)(2)

Timer Off

Reload sound on/off

Software version minor number

2

Vertical GBS enable

Horizontal GBS enable

 Teltext off

[]

 

MG2 polarity    

 Teltext on

 

MG1 polarity

 

 

 1: Might not found in some IR configuration remote, use alternative key to set

 2: V2.3

 3: see release note

 

Function page selection: Press "-/--" Key on IR Configuration Remote to select.

Available settings

選項

Indicator

flashes times

指示燈閃爍次數

Description

說明

Select settings on function page 1

1*

TK board goes back to this page after power on

Select settings on function page 2

2

 

Select settings on function page 3

3

 

Select settings on function page 4

4

 

*Text in black means that setting function is on page1.

 

Function page 1

 

Save current setting to PRESET 1: Press number key "1" on IR Configuration Remote to save,

Available Settings

Indicator

flashes times

Description

Save to PRESET 1

1

Indicator flashes when setting is saved

 

Save current setting to PRESET 2: Press number key "2" on IR Configuration Remote to save,

Available Settings

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Save to PRESET 2

2

Indicator flashes when setting is saved

Once you've adjusted everything, you can push "1" or "2" to save current setting to PRESET 1 or 2. If you don't do this saving the board remembers the last settings.

 

Use saved settings(1): Press "ENT" or "SOUND MODE" Key on IR Configuration Remote to select.

Available Settings

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Use PRESET 1 setting

1

 

Use PRESET 2 setting

2

 

Use Factory Default Setting

( Read-Only )

3

To restore factory default value in case of setting data is messed up.

To switch between the presets you press either "sound mode" or "enter" button, once the preset is selected, switch tank off and remove setup jumper. Switch back on and away you go.

 

Mixer mode(1): Press  (MUTE) key on IR Configuration Remote to select.

Available Settings

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Description

Mixer Mode 1

1*

Tank mode 1

CH1 controls rudder, CH2 controls throttle.

Proportional steering, sharp and pivot turn* are supported

Left Track

Right Track

Pivot

Turn

Sharp

Turn

Proportional

Steering

Proportional

Steering

Sharp

Turn

Pivot

Turn

 

Mixer Mode 2

2

OFF mode

CH1 controls left track, CH2 controls right track

 

When using triple differential gear box,

CH1 controls steering motor(CN6),

CH2 controls propulsion motor(CN7)

Mixer Mode 3

3

Tank mode 2

CH1 controls rudder, CH2 controls throttle,

Proportional steering and sharp turn are supported

Left Track

Right Track

Sharp

Turn

Proportional

Steering

Proportional

Steering

Sharp

Turn

   

Mixer Mode 4

4

Half-Track mode

CH1 controls rudder, CH2 controls throttle,

Support proportional steering only.

Max. turn ratio ( speed ratio of left and right track at hard left and right turn) can be configured form large (4) to small (8)

Left Track

Right Track

Proportional

Steering

Proportional

Steering

 

Mixer Mode 5

5

Mixer Mode 6

6

Mixer Mode 7

7

Mixer Mode 8

8

pivot turn is also named as super spin.

 

Mixer mode(2): Press  (MUTE) key on IR Configuration Remote to select( S.BUS version: TK50S,TK50SP )

Available Settings

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Description

Mixer Mode 1

1*

Tank mode 1

CH1 controls rudder, CH2 controls throttle.

Proportional steering, sharp and pivot turn* are supported

Left Track

Right Track

Pivot

Turn

Sharp

Turn

Proportional

Steering

Proportional

Steering

Sharp

Turn

Pivot

Turn

 

Mixer Mode 2

2

OFF mode

CH1 controls left track, CH2 controls right track

 

When using triple differential gear box,

CH1 controls steering motor(CN6),

CH2 controls propulsion motor(CN7)

Mixer Mode 3

3

 Triple differential gear box simulation mode

(World of Tank Mode )

 

CH1 controls rudder, CH2 controls throttle.

Left track speed = Throttle - rudder

Right track speed = Throttle + rudder

Mixer Mode 4

4

Tank mode 2

CH1 controls rudder, CH2 controls throttle,

Proportional steering and sharp turn are supported

Left Track

Right Track

0%

Turn

Proportional

Steering

Proportional

Steering

0%

Turn

   

Mixer Mode 5

5

Dual motor Half-Track mode 1

CH1 controls rudder, CH2 controls throttle,

Left Track

Right Track

50%

Turn

Proportional

Steering

Proportional

Steering

50%

Turn

   

Mixer Mode 6

6

Dual motor Half-Track mode 2

CH1 controls rudder, CH2 controls throttle,

Left Track

Right Track

75%

Turn

Proportional

Steering

Proportional

Steering

75%

Turn

   

Mixer Mode 7

7

NA,Do not select this mode

Mixer Mode 8

8

NA,Do not select this mode

   

Mixer mode(3): Press  (MUTE) key on IR Configuration Remote to select( S.BUS GBS version: TK50SPG2 )

Available Settings

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Description

Mixer Mode 1

1*

Tank mode 1

CH1 controls rudder, CH2 controls throttle.

Proportional steering, sharp and pivot turn* are supported

Left Track

Right Track

Pivot

Turn

Sharp

Turn

Proportional

Steering

Proportional

Steering

Sharp

Turn

Pivot

Turn

 

Mixer Mode 2

2

OFF mode

CH1 controls left track, CH2 controls right track

 

When using triple differential gear box,

CH1 controls steering motor(CN6),

CH2 controls propulsion motor(CN7)

Mixer Mode 3

3

 Triple differential gear box simulation mode

(World of Tank Mode )

 

CH1 controls rudder, CH2 controls throttle.

Left track speed = Throttle - rudder

Right track speed = Throttle + rudder

Mixer Mode 4

4

NA,Do not select this mode

Mixer Mode 5

5

NA,Do not select this mode

Mixer Mode 6

6

NA,Do not select this mode

Mixer Mode 7

7

NA,Do not select this mode

Mixer Mode 8

8

NA,Do not select this mode

   

Mixer mode and engine sound example

Vehicle

Mixer mode

Engine Sound Throttle input select

HL M1

Mixer Mode 1

CH2/

HL M1

Mixer Mode 3

CH1 and CH2

Torro M16 Halftrack Mixer Mode 2 CH2
TAMIYA single motor with clutch Mixer Mode 2 CH2

TAMIYA M1/

Leopard 2

Mixer Mode 2

CH1 and CH2

 

Upper hull functions (CN9) mode: Press "POWER" key on IR Configuration Remote to select

Available Setting is ALWAYS from TAMIYA Recoil MODE when power is applied, then go to HL Airsoft Mode( indicator flashes 2 times) when POWER key is pressed first time, It does not means that the selected setting before power off is not saved.  

Available Settings

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TAMIYA Recoil MODE*

1*

To use TAMIYA recoil unit:

CN3, Pin4:TAMIYA Recoil Unit Switch

CN3, Pin5:TAMIYA Recoil Unit Switch

CN9, Pin3:TAMIYA Recoil Unit green Wire

CN9, Pin4:TAMIYA Recoil Unit white Wire

HL AirSoft MODE

2

To use HL AirSoft:

CN3,Pin4:HL AirSoft Unit Switch

CN3,Pin5:HL AirSoft Unit Switch

CN9,Pin3:HL AIRSOFT Motor +

CN9,Pin4:HL AIRSOFT Motor -

Asiatam Recoil Mode

3

CN3,Pin4:Asiatam Recoil Switch

CN3,Pin5:Asiatam Recoil Switch

CN9,Pin3: Asiatam Recoil Motor +

CN9,Pin4: Asiatam Recoil Motor -

MG Smoke Mode2

4

CN3,Pin4:NC

CN3,Pin5:NC

CN9,Pin3: Air Pump +

CN9,Pin4: Air Pump -

Reserved

AUX POWER CONTROL MODE

5

CN3,Pin4:Not connected

CN3,Pin5:Not connected

CN9,Pin3: Device +

CN9,Pin4: Device -

1

Servo Recoil Only MODE

6

CN3, Pin4:No function

CN3, Pin5:No function

CN9, Pin3:No function

CN9, Pin4:No function

Cannon Smoke Mode2

4

7

CN3, Pin4:No function

CN3, Pin5:No function

CN9, Pin3:Air Pump +

CN9, Pin3:Air Pump -

MG2 Mode3

8

CN3,Pin4:NC

CN3,Pin5:NC

CN9,Pin3: Air Pump +/ MG2 LED+

CN9,Pin4: Air Pump -/ MG2 LED -

1 Only available if AUX Power control Voltage of CN9 Pin 3 is equal to battery voltage

2 V2.2 and above

3 available on TK50 and TK50P version V2.3 and above

4 TK50PG2  default setting

 

Receive TAMIYA IR code: press "TV/VIDEO" or "->[]" Key on IR Configuration Remote to select

Available Settings

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Enabled

1*

Tank react to TAMIYA IR code

Disabled

2

 

 

Receive HL IR code: press "VOL DOWN"  Key on IR Configuration Remote to select

Available Settings

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Enabled

1*

Tank react to HL  IR code,

Disabled

2

 

 

IR battle preset data: press  "MTS" or "A/B" Key on IR Configuration Remote to select

Available Settings

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TAMIYA Heavy tank

1*

Reload Time = 9 seconds,

Invulnerability time = 10 seconds,

Max. hit can take = 9 hit.

TAMIYA Medium tank

2

Reload Time = 5 seconds,

Invulnerability time = 12 seconds,

Max. hit can take = 6 hits

TAMIYA Light  tank

3

Reload Time = 3 seconds,

Invulnerability time = 15 seconds,

Max. hit can take = 3 hits.

Heavy Armored Vehicle

4

Invulnerability time = 10 seconds,

Max. cannon hit cam take = 1 hit

Max. machine gun hit can take = 24 hit.

Medium Armored Vehicle

5

Invulnerability time = 10 seconds,

Max. cannon hit can take = 1 hit

Max. machine gun hit can take = 16 hit.

Light Armored Vehicle

6

Invulnerability time = 10 seconds,

Max. cannon hit can take = 1 hit

Max. machine gun hit can take = 8 hit.

HL tank

7

Reload Time = 3 seconds,

Invulnerability time = 10 seconds(1)

Max. hit can take = 5 hits,

Reserved

8

 

Reference setting for HL Tank

Momentum effect on/off: Press "SLEEP(0x36)" or "" on IR Configuration Remote to select

Available Settings

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Off

1*

 

ON

2

 

Reload sound on/off: Press "Timer Off(0x3C)" or " "on IR Configuration Remote to select

Available Settings

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On

1*

 

Off

2

 

 

Taking a hit hull recoil on/off(1): Press "JUMP(0x3B)" on IR Configuration Remote to select

If IR Configuration Remote without JUMP Key, use Taking a hit hull recoil on/off(2) setting on function page 2

如果紅外發射器上沒有JUMP,則使用第二功能頁上的被擊中時車體振動開/(2)做設定

Available Settings

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On

1*

 

Off

2

 

 

Strength of taking a hit hull recoil: Press "CH Up" or "PROGR +" key on IR Configuration Remote to select

Available Settings

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1

1

Small( 1 ) to Large( 16 )movement

:

:

6

6*

:

:

16

16

 

Firing tank gun hull recoil On/Off: Press "SURROUND(0x29)" on IR Configuration Remote to select, Or use

主砲射擊被時車體振動開/ 紅外發射器上"SURROUND

If IR Configuration Remote without SURROUND Key, use Firing tank gun hull recoil On/Off setting on function page 2

如果紅外發射器上沒有SURROUND,則使用第二功能頁上的主砲射擊被時車體振動開/(2)做設定

Available Settings

選項

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指示燈閃爍次數

Description

說明

On

1*

 

Off

2

 

 

Strength of firing tank gun hull recoil: Press "VOL UP" key on IR Configuration Remote to select

Available Settings

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1

1

Small( 1 ) to Large( 16 )movement

:

:

6

6*

:

:

16

16

 

RealRecoil servo direction: press "CH down" or "PROGR -" key on IR Configuration Remote to select

Available Settings

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Normal

1*

 

Reversed

2

 

 

Speed reduction in damaged state: press "3" key on IR Configuration Remote to select.

Available Settings

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-6.25%

1

 

-12.5%

2*

 

-18.75%

3

 

-25%

4

 

-31.25%

5

 

-37.5%

6

 

-43.75%

7

 

-50%

8

 

 

Speed reduction in badly damaged state: press "(?)","DISPLAY" or "DRC-MF" key on IR Configuration Remote to select.

Available Settings

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-6.25%

1

 

-12.5%

2

 

-18.75%

3

 

-25%

4*

 

-31.25%

5

 

-37.5%

6

 

-43.75%

7

 

-50%

8

 

  

Armor type: press number key "9" on IR Configuration Remote to select

Available Settings

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Heavy Armor

1*

Resistance to machine gun 

Soft skin, like Trucks

2

No resistance to machine gun 

 

Sending IR code when firing  machine gun: press number key "6" on IR Configuration Remote to select

Available Settings

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Not to send MG IR code

1*

 

To send MG IR code

2

 

 

Primary weapon reload time: press number key "4" on IR Configuration Remote to select

Available Settings

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3 seconds

3

 

4 seconds

4

 

5 seconds

5

 

6 seconds

6

 

7 seconds

7

 

8 seconds

8

 

9 seconds

9*

 

10 seconds

10

 

11 seconds

11

 

12 seconds

12

 

13 seconds

13

 

14 seconds

14

 

15 seconds

15

 

 

Rounds of Primary weapon: press number key "8" on IR Configuration Remote to select,

Available Settings

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Not limited

1*

 

8 rounds

2

 

16 rounds

3

 

24 rounds

4

 

32 rounds

5

 

40 rounds

6

 

48 rounds

7

 

56 rounds

8

 

64 rounds

9

 

72 rounds

10

 

80 rounds

11

 

88 rounds

12

 

96 rounds

13

 

104 rounds

14

 

112 rounds

15

 

120 rounds

16

 

 

Primary weapon IR code: press number key "0" on IR Configuration Remote to select

Available Settings

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TAMIYA cannon code

1*

For TAMIYA IR battle

HL cannon code

2

For HL IR battle

Repair code

3

For Bergepanzer application,

damage count decreased by 1 when this IR code is received, each repair needs 15s, no other vehicle can damage vehicle that is under this mode

Machine Gun code

4

Vehicle with MG

 

Invulnerability time: Vehicle is Invulnerable during this period, press number key "7" on IR Configuration Remote to select

Available Settings

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Vehicle can not be recovered from destroyed mode

1

 

1 second

2

 

2 seconds

3

 

3 seconds

4

 

4 seconds

5

 

5 seconds

6

 

6 seconds

7

 

7 seconds

8

 

8 seconds

9

 

9 seconds

10

 

10 seconds

11*

TAMIYA Heavy tank

11 seconds

12

 

12 seconds

13

TAMIYA Medium tank

13 seconds

14

 

14 seconds

15

TAMIYA Light tank

15 seconds

16

 

 

Max hit can take: Press  number key "5" on IR Configuration Remote to select

Available Settings

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Description

1 round

1

 

2 rounds

2

 

3 rounds

3

TAMIYA Light tank

4 rounds

4

 

5 rounds

5

 

6 rounds

6

TAMIYA Medium tank

7 rounds

7

 

8 rounds

8

 

9 rounds

9*

TAMIYA Heavy tank

10 rounds

10

 

11 rounds

11

 

12 rounds

12

 

13 rounds

13

 

14 rounds

14

 

15 rounds

15

 

 

Function Page Selection: Press "-/--" Key on IR Configuration Remote to select.

Available Settings

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Select settings on Page 1

1*

TK board goes back to this page after power on

Select settings on Page 2

2

 

Select settings on Page 3

3

 

Select settings on Page 4

4

 

Text in BLACK means that setting function is on page 1.

Text in RED means that setting function is on page 2.

Text in GREEN means that setting function is on page 3.

Text in BLUE means that setting function is on page 4.

 

Function page 2

 

Gun elevation EPM (EPM1) Mode: press " 1" key on IR configuration remote to select

Available Settings

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ESC Mode

2

1*

ESC1 enabled, PWM1 disabled

PWM Mode

3

2

ESC1 disabled, PWM1 enabled

1 Power on and off cycle( turn off power for 5 seconds then power on)  is needed to active change after mode change.

2 Gun elevation sound is generated when EPM input is not Zero

3 Gun elevation sound is generated when servo is moving.

 

Gun elevation servo( PWM1) Direction: press " 2" key on TV remote to select

Available Settings

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Normal

1*

 

Reversed

2

 

 

Turret rotation/gun traverse EPM(EPM2) Mode: press " 3" key on IR configuration to select

Available Settings

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