TK60 Series RC Tank Controller

TK60 series ALL-IN-One RC tank Controller

Turn your RC tank into IR battler with proportional radio control and realistic sound.

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

 TK60 series controller uses 4~8 channels RC system to control R/C tank's forward/backward movement, sharp turning, pivoting, turret rotation and gun barrel evaluation at variable speed 60A track motor driver 7V~12V operating range, 15Watt, Class-A, Audio amplifier 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 Max. of 20W sound output power 0.8A BEC Support air-soft gun with sound synchronization Support TAMIYA 1/16,  TAMIYA 1/35, VStank and HL IR battle unit and format Support RealRecoil servo port Support elevation servo port Support gun barrel stabilizer  Safety shutoff prevents unwanted movement while signal lost Auto R/C signal detection Support 3S Li-Po battery  Miniature design(92mm X 52.3mm X 25mm)

 

 Variants

Device

TK60S

TK60

Remote Control System

2.4G RC system with S.BUS

Traditional 4~8-CH AM, FM or 2.4G RC system

Control Scheme 10-CH 4-CH, 6-CH and 8-CH

User software Programmability

Limited

Limited

User Sound Programmability

TK60S:Yes

TK60SL:No

TK60:Yes

TK60L:No

User Tank Personalization Programmability

Limited

Limited

TAMIYA IR battle

Compatible

YES

YES

HL IR battle

Compatible

YES

YES

VsTank IR

battle

Compatible

YES

YES

TAMIYA 1/35 IR battle Compatible

YES

YES

Damage Simulation

on track

YES

YES

 Damage Simulation on turret rotation and gun elevation

YES

YES

Long range IR battle

(>30M)

YES

YES

Maximum sound track 5 5

Engine Sound Simulation

V2

Multi-Sample-Set,

Frequency Shift and Level,

+ Revving

V2

Multi-Sample-Set,

Frequency Shift and Level,

+ Revving

Sound set for specific tank model

YES

YES

Track driver Current

60A

60A

Track driver

Momentum Effect

with ON/Off Control

YES

YES

Turret Rotation Speed Control

YES

YES

Gun Elevation Speed Control

YES

YES

Gun Elevation Servo Port

YES, Dedicated

YES, Dedicated

2nd MG sound and Light effect

YES

YES

3rd MG sound and Light effect

NO

NO

AirSoft with Sound Synchronization support

YES

YES

HL Recoil unit support

YES

YES

TAMIYA Recoil Unit Support

YES

YES

RealRecoil Port

YES

YES

Smoker Pre-heating

YES

YES

Proportional Smoker driver

YES

YES

Head Light on/off control

YES

YES

Tank Personalization

YES

YES

LED gun flash Port

YES

YES

Chassis Recoil On/Off

Control

YES

YES

Vertical Gun Barrel Stabilizer

NO

NO

Turret

Heading-Hold

(Horizontal Gun

Barrel Stabilizer)

NO

NO

Auto Load Position

NO

NO

Engine Deck Level Detection

NO

NO

Preload sound pack

Elefant Elefant
Preload software 10-CH control mode 6-CH control mode

Kit contained

TK60S board *1,

S.BUS cable *1

TK60 board *1,

channel cable *8

Price (USD)

$200

$200

Release Schedule

Released

Released

*Horizontal turret stabilizer has motor gain control function which allows user to fine tune performance in different motor and voltage configuration.

  

Product Identification System

 

Device TK60 TK60 series Tank Controller
     
Variant Blank Standard, Equal to P Variant in TK60 series
  S Support S.BUS interface
  L No sound programmability, only seen in TK60 series
  P Sound Programmable
  G2 Support dual-axial Gun Stabilizer
  A1 105A track current, Class-D 35W Audio amplifier
  W With preordered wire on CN1A, CN1B, CN6A, CN6B, CN7A and CN7B pads
  V2 Hardware revision 2
     
Sound Pack T1 Tiger I
  KT King Tiger
  CH2_V1 Challenger 2 ver. 1
  ..... Refer to TK Sound Pack webpage for more information

  

Hardware Variants

Track FET and audio amplifier can be upgraded per order

Version

Description/Notice/Change/New Features

Release Schedule

-

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

Released

A1

100A track current, Class-D 35W Audio amplifier Per-Order
   

 

 

 

 

Hardware Revisions

Version

Description/Notice/Change/New Features

Release Schedule

-

First release

Released

V2

100A track current, Class-D 35W Audio amplifier Per-Order
   

 

 

 

 

Software Revisions

Software

Package

Name

Description/Notice/Change/New Features

Release Schedule

V1( Std PWM )

-1st release, support 4-CH, 6-CH and 8 CH

Released

V2 ( S.BUS )

-10-CH S.BUS control scheme,

- High resolution (32 Steps) ESC driver.

- Ver.2 Bootloader

Released

V3

( S.BUS + Ultrasonic ESC for  propulsion motor )

- External ESC support:

  Left and right track can be set to ESC or PWM mode

EPM1

ESC Mode  PWM  Mode
CN6 CH1

 

EPM2

ESC Mode  PWM  Mode
CN7 J5

 

- CN6 and CN7 are now swapped:

  • CN7 is for steering or left motor

  • CN6 is for propulsion or right motor

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

 

- V2 smoker driver, proportional to engine RPM and engine load

 

Released

Motion adaptive Engine Sound Simulation Package

 

- Motion adaptive, engine load and engine RPM are changed according to motion sensor.

-Track sound

-Update fee: $60 include motion detector

 

TBD

   
   

 

 

 

 

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.1

-Preliminary Release

Released

Ver.2

-Auto Sound pack change detection

-Auto Clean at software update

Released

 

Accessories

Part Number

Description

TK Programmer

For software, sound, Tank Personalization data programming

IR Configuration Remote

For Tank Personalization function

IR Configuration Line

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

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

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 for TK60G2

    

 10-CH  S.BUS control mode scheme ( Based on FS-i6S transmitter + FS-iA10 Receiver )

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

 

RX:FS-iA10B

Receiver to TK60 board connection

Receiver

TK60
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 S.BUS cable
i.Bus SENS No connection

 

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

Left Blinker

Assign SwB to CH7

Assign SwC to CH8

 

SwB: Center

SwC: Center -> Down

Right Blinker

Assign SwB to CH7

Assign SwC to CH8

 

SwB: Down

SwC: Center -> UP

 

Controlled SW On/Off

 

Assign SwB to CH7

Assign SwC to CH8

SwB: Down

SwC: Center -> Down

 

Head light On -> Rotating Light On ->

Head light Off-> Rotating Light Off ->Head light On

 

Assign SwB to CH7

Assign SwC to CH8

SwA

UP: Smoke Unit  On

DW: Smoke Unit  Off

Assign SwA to CH5

SwD

UP:  Aux Light(L6) Off

DW: Aux Light(L6) On

Assign SwB to CH6

VrA

 

UP:  NA

MID:

DW: Fire Loader's MG

 

Assign VrA to CH9

VrB

UP:  Booming Cannon

MID:

DW: Fire Coaxial MG

Assign VrB to CH10

 

 8-CH control mode scheme ( Based on FS-i6S transmitter + FS-iA10 Receiver )

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

Assign SwB to CH7, SwC to CH8, VrA to CH9, VrB to CH10

Receiver to TK60 board connection

Receiver

TK60
CH1 CH1
CH2 CH2
CH3 CH3
CH4 CH4
CH5 No connection
CH6 No connection
CH7 CH5
CH8 CH6
CH9 CH7
CH10 CH8
i.Bus SERVO No connection
i.Bus SENS No connection

 

Layout Command 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

Left Blinker

Assign SwB to CH7

Assign SwC to CH8

 

SwB: Center

SwC: Center -> Down

Right Blinker

Assign SwB to CH7

Assign SwC to CH8

 

SwB: Down

SwC: Center -> UP

 

Controlled SW On/Off

 

Assign SwB to CH7

Assign SwC to CH8

SwB: Down

SwC: Center -> Down

 

Head light On -> Rotating Light On ->

Head light Off-> Rotating Light Off ->Head light On

 

Assign SwB to CH7

Assign SwC to CH8

VrA

UP:  NA

MID:

DW: Fire Loader's MG

Assign VrA to CH9

VrB

 

UP:  Booming Cannon

MID:

DW: Fire Coaxial MG

 

Assign VrB to CH10

        

  6-CH Control mode scheme

Tank move forward and backward

CH1

 

Right and  Left turn

CH2

 

Booming Cannon:

CH3+CH4

 

Fire Coaxial MG:

CH3+CH4

Left Blinker:

CH3+CH4

Right Blinker:

CH3+CH4

Turret Turn Left:

CH3+CH4

 

Turret Turn Right:

 

CH3+CH4

Neutral Gear Shift In/Out :

Track motor does not move when shift to natural gear

CH3+CH4

Engine sound on/off

CH3+CH4

Fire MG1

CH3+CH4

Head light ON -> Rotating Light ON ->

Head light OFF -> Rotating Light OFF ->Head light ON

CH3+CH4

CH5

Gun Barrel Stabilizer on/off

CH5 (2-Position Switch)

CH6

Cannon elevation and depression

CH6(VR Knob)

  

  4-CH Control Mode scheme(For TK22, Tk24 Upgrade )

Tank move forward and backward

CH1

Right and  Left turn

CH2

Booming Cannon

CH3(Stick)+CH4(Stick)

TK24: Fire MG2 (Servo Elevation Mode)

TK24G2: Gun Barrel Stabilizer on/off

CH3(Stick)+CH4(Stick)

Cannon elevation

CH3(Stick)+CH4(Stick)

Cannon depression

CH3(Stick)+CH4(Stick)

Turret Turn Left: CH3(Stick)+CH4(Stick)

 

Turret Turn Right:

 

CH3(Stick)+CH4(Stick)

Neutral Gear Shift In/Out :

Track motor does not move when shift to natural gear

CH3(Stick)+CH4(Stick)

Engine sound on/off

CH3(Stick)+CH4(Stick)

Fire 1st MG

CH3(Stick)+CH4(Stick)

Upgraded TK22, TK24:

Head light ON -> Head light OFF ->Head light ON

 

TK60:

Head light ON -> Rotating Light ON ->

Head light OFF -> Rotating Light OFF ->Head light ON

CH3(Stick)+CH4(Stick)

 

 

 Specification

Parameter

 

Unit

Maximum current of track ESC

60

A

Maximum Pulsed Drain Current current of track ESC

200

A

Maximum current of turret and cannon elevation ESC

7

A

Maximum current of Smoker Driver

7

A

Maximum supply voltage

11.4

V

Minimum supply voltage

7.2

V

On-board audio amplifier, ( 7.2V to 11.4V )

15

W

 

TK60 series connector layout

 

Connection diagram( Click to download full size image )  

 

 

TK60 series  connector and pin assignments

Connector

Description

Main Gun Recoil Mode is set to AirSoft or HL Recoil Mode

Main Gun Recoil Mode is set to TAMIYA Recoil Mode

SW

Switch Cable Port

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.

CH1

CH1 control signal

 

CH2

CH2 control signal

 

CH3

CH3 control signal

 

CH4

CH4 control signal

 

CH5

CH5 control signal

 

CH6

CH6 control signal

 

CH7

CH7 control signal

 

CH8

CH8 control signal

 

CN1

Battery Power

1. Battery +

2. Battery -

CN2