TK30 Series Tank Controller

TK30 series RC tank Controller

Turn your favorite 1/35 static tank model into R/C with proportional radio control and great sound!!!

(specifications and design are subject to change without notice)

 

 Overview

 TK35 series controller uses 4 channels RC system to control R/C tank's forward/backward movement, sharp turning, pivoting, turret rotation and gun barrel evaluation at variable speed   7A track motor driver 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 3W sound output power 0.8A BEC Support TAMIYA 1/16, TAMIYA 1/35, HengLong and VStank IR battle Support RealRecoil servo port  Safety shutoff prevents unwanted movement while signal lost Auto R/C signal detection  Miniature design(49mm X 39mm X 10mm) for 1/35  R/C Tank

 

 Variants

TK35

TK35G2

TK37

TK37G2

Remote Control System

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

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

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

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

User software Programmability

NO

NO

YES

YES

User Sound

Programmability

NO

NO

YES

YES

User Tank Personalization Programmability

NO

NO

YES

YES

TAMIYA 1/16 IR battle  Compatible

YES

YES

YES

YES

TAMIYA 1/35 IR battle Compatible

YES

YES

YES

YES

HL IR battle Compatible

YES

YES

YES

YES

VSTANK  IR battle Compatible

YES

YES

YES

YES

Damage Simulation on track

YES YES YES YES

 Damage Simulation on

turret rotation and gun elevation

YES YES YES YES

Sound set for specific tank model

YES

YES

YES

YES

Engine Sound

Simulation

V1

V1

V2

V2

Track driver Current

7A

7A

7A

7A

Track driver Momentum Effect

with ON/Off Control

YES

YES

YES

YES

Turret Rotation Speed Control

YES

YES

YES

YES

Gun Elevation Speed Control

YES

YES

YES

YES

Gun Elevation Servo Port

YES

YES

YES

YES

Gun/Turret Rotate Servo Port

YES

YES

YES

YES

AUX Power/Motor Control

YES

YES

NO

NO

2nd MG sound and Light effect

NO

NO

YES

YES

RealRecoil

( Patent Pending)

YES

YES

YES

YES

Smoker driver

YES

YES

YES

YES

Head Light on/off control

YES

YES

YES

YES

Tank Personalization

YES

YES

YES

YES

LED GUN FLASHER Port YES YES YES YES

Chassis Recoil On/Off Control

YES

YES

YES

YES

Vertical Gun Barrel Stabilizer NO YES NO YES

Turret Heading-Hold

(Horizontal Gun Barrel Stabilizer)

NO YES NO YES
Auto Load Position NO YES NO YES
Engine Deck Level Detection NO YES NO YES

Kit contained

TK35 board*1, Cables

TK35G2 board*1, Cables,

GBS unit*1

TK37 board*1, Cables

TK37G2 board*1, Cables,

GBS unit*1

Release Schedule

Released Released Sep. 2016 TBD

Reference Price(USD)

$ 80

$170

$110

TBD

 

 Product Identification System

*Sound set code info is in "Sound Set Code" page

 

 Accessories

Part Number

Description

Price(USD)

Configuration IR Remote

For Tank Personalization function

$ 10

IR005

Std. IR battle emitter kit

$ 2

IR010

High Power IR battle emitter kit

$ 5

F003

LED Main Gun Flasher kit, include

3mm White LED *1, Cable connector *1

$ 2

CAB001

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

$ 1

 

TK35/TK35G2 Control Mode and operation

 Engine sound on/off

 

 Cannon elevation

 

 Booming Cannon ( For TK35 )

 

Booming Cannon

(For TK35G1 & TK35G2)

 

Gun Barrel Stabilizer on/off (For TK35G2)

 

 Fire MG: Number of burst is controlled by the time of stay.

 

 Head light control on/off

 

 

AUX Power on/off (Only available when Main Gun Function Mode is set to Gun elevation servo Mode)

 

 

 Tank move forward and backward

 

 Right and  Left turn

 

 Turret rotation

 

    

 TK37/TK37G2 Control Mode and operation

Booming Cannon

 

TK37: Fire MG2 (Servo Elevation Mode)

TK37G2: Gun Barrel Stabilizer on/off

 

Cannon elevation

 

Turret rotation

 

Natural Gear Shift In/Out :

Track motor does not move when shift to natural gear

 

Engine sound on/off  

Fire MG: Number of burst is controlled by the time of stay.

 

Head light control on/off

 

Tank move forward and backward

 

Right and  Left turn

 

      

 Specification

Parameter

 

Unit

Maximum current of track ESC

7

A

Maximum current of turret and cannon elevation ESC

7

A

Maximum current of Smoker Driver

7

A

Maximum supply voltage

7.4

V

Minimum supply voltage

7.2

V

 

Connector layout

 

TK35 Connector and pin assignments

Connector

Description

Main Gun Function Mode is set to Gun elevation servo Mode

-H version, or Main Gun Function Mode is configured to AirSoft or HL Recoil

-T version, or Main Gun Function Mode is configured to TAMIYA Recoil

SW

Switch Cable Port

Connect to a switch

CN1

Battery Power

1. Battery +

2. Battery -

CN2-1

Infrared RX Port

1. HBU/TBU -

2. HBU/TBU SIG

3. HBU/TBU +

CN2-2

Infrared LED Port

1. TBU FLASH LED +

2. TBU FLASH LED -

CN3

Sync Switch Port

1. Not Used

2. Not Used

*Default setting

1. AirSoft/Recoil Switch

2. AirSoft/Recoil Switch

1. TAMIYA Recoil Unit Switch

2. TAMIYA Recoil Unit Switch

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

Motor Left

 

CN7

Motor Right

 

CH1

Steering control signal,

Futaba: CH1

JR:AILE

CH2

Throttle control signal 

Futaba: CH2( Mode 2)  or CH3 ( Mode 1 )

JR:ELEV

CH3

Multi function control signal 1

Futaba: CH3( Mode 2) or CH2 ( Mode 1 )

JR:THRO

CH4

Multi function control signal 2

Futaba: CH4

JR:RUOD

CN9-1

Upper Hull Functions 2

1. Machine gun LED+

2. Machine gun LED-

CN9-2

Upper Hull Functions 2

1. Head Light LED+

2.Head Light LED-

CN9-3

Upper Hull Functions 3

1. AUX Power+

2. AUX Power-

1.AIRSOFT/RECOIL  

    Motor+

2. AIRSOFT/RECOIL Motor-

1. TAMIYA Recoil unit 

   green Wire

2. TAMIYA Recoil unit white Wire

CN9-4

Upper Hull Functions 4

1. GUN ELEVATE MOTOR+

2. GUN ELEVATE MOTOR-

CN9-5

Upper Hull Functions 5

7. TURRET MOTOR+

8. TURRET MOTOR-

CN10

Smoke Unit

Disabled by default, See Turret/Gun Rotate Servo Enable function to enable.

J1

IR Battle Emitter Port

To work with IR battle emitter(IR010)

1. IR LED +

2. IR LED -

J2

RealRecoil Servo  Port

1. Battery - (Black Wire)

2. +5V ( Red Wire)

3. Signal( White Wire)

See RealRecoil section in Assembly Guide

J3 LED Main Gun Flasher Port

To Work with LED Main Gun Flasher(F003)

1. LED +

2. LED -

J4

Gun Elevation Servo

Port

1. Battery - (Black

 Wire)

2. +5V ( Red Wire )

3. Signal( White Wire)

Not Used
J5 Turret/Gun Rotate Servo Port

1. Battery - (Black

 Wire)

2. +5V ( Red Wire )

3. Signal( White Wire)

*CN10 is no longer functional when this port is enabled

    

TK35G2 Connector and pin assignments

Connector

Description

Pin assignments

SW

Switch Cable Port

Connect to a switch

CN1

Battery Power

1. Battery +

2. Battery -

CN2-1

Infrared RX Port

1. HBU/TBU -

2. HBU/TBU SIG

3. HBU/TBU +

CN2-2

Infrared LED Port

1. TBU FLASH LED +

2. TBU FLASH LED -

CN3

Sync Switch Port

1. Not Used

2. Not Used

*Default setting

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

Motor Left

 

CN7

Motor Right

 

CH1

Steering control signal,

Futaba: CH1

JR:AILE

CH2

Throttle control signal 

Futaba: CH2( Mode 2)  or CH3 ( Mode 1 )

JR:ELEV

CH3

Multi function control signal 1

Futaba: CH3( Mode 2) or CH2 ( Mode 1 )

JR:THRO

CH4

Multi function control signal 2

Futaba: CH4

JR:RUOD

CN9-1

Upper Hull Functions 2

1. Machine gun LED+

2. Machine gun LED-

CN9-2

Upper Hull Functions 2

1. Head Light LED+

2.Head Light LED-

CN9-3

Upper Hull Functions 3

1. GBS  LED+

2. GBS LED-

CN9-4

Upper Hull Functions 4

1. GUN ELEVATE MOTOR+

2. GUN ELEVATE MOTOR-

CN9-5

Upper Hull Functions 5

7. TURRET MOTOR+

8. TURRET MOTOR-

CN10

Smoke Unit

Not Available

J1

IR Battle Emitter Port

To work with IR battle emitter(IR010)

1. IR LED +

2. IR LED -

J2

RealRecoil Servo  Port

1. Battery - (Black Wire)

2. +5V ( Red Wire)

3. Signal( White Wire)

See RealRecoil section in Assembly Guide

J3 LED Main Gun Flasher Port

To Work with LED Main Gun Flasher(F003)

1. LED +

2. LED -

J4

Gun Elevation Servo

Port

1. Battery - (Black Wire)

2. +5V ( Red Wire )

3. Signal( White Wire)

J5

Engine Deck Level Switch Port

1. SWITCH

2. SWITCH

3. NO CONNECTION.

* To close Pin1 and Pin2 when gun barrel travels above engine deck

J6 GBS Unit Port To connect GBS (Gun Barrel Stabilizer) unit

   

TK37 Connector and pin assignments

Connector

Description

Main Gun Function Mode is set to Gun elevation servo Mode

-H version, or Main Gun Function Mode is configured to AirSoft or HL Recoil

-T version, or Main Gun Function Mode is configured to TAMIYA Recoil

SW

Switch Cable Port

Connect to a switch

CN1

Battery Power

1. Battery +

2. Battery -

CN2-1

Infrared RX Port

1. HBU/TBU -

2. HBU/TBU SIG

3. HBU/TBU +

CN2-2

Infrared LED Port

1. TBU FLASH LED +

2. TBU FLASH LED -

CN3

Sync Switch Port

1. Not Used

2. Not Used

*Default setting

1. AirSoft/Recoil Switch

2. AirSoft/Recoil Switch

1. TAMIYA Recoil Unit Switch

2. TAMIYA Recoil Unit Switch

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

Motor Left

 

CN7

Motor Right

 

CH1

Steering control signal,

Futaba: CH1

JR:AILE

CH2

Throttle control signal 

Futaba: CH2( Mode 2)  or CH3 ( Mode 1 )

JR:ELEV

CH3

Multi function control signal 1

Futaba: CH3( Mode 2) or CH2 ( Mode 1 )

JR:THRO

CH4

Multi function control signal 2

Futaba: CH4

JR:RUOD

CN9-1

Upper Hull Functions 2

1. MG LED+

2. MG LED-

CN9-2

Upper Hull Functions 2

1. Head Light LED+

2. Head Light LED-

CN9-3

Upper Hull Functions 3

1. MG2 LED+

2. MG2 LED-

1.AIRSOFT/RECOIL  

    Motor+

2. AIRSOFT/RECOIL Motor-

1. TAMIYA Recoil unit 

   green Wire

2. TAMIYA Recoil unit white Wire

CN9-4

Upper Hull Functions 4

1. GUN ELEVATE MOTOR+

2. GUN ELEVATE MOTOR-

CN9-5

Upper Hull Functions 5

7. TURRET MOTOR+

8. TURRET MOTOR-

CN10

Smoke Unit

Disabled by default, See Turret/Gun Rotate Servo Enable function to enable.

J1

IR Battle Emitter Port

To work with IR battle emitter(IR010)

1. IR LED +

2. IR LED -

J2

RealRecoil Servo  Port

1. Battery - (Black Wire)

2. +5V ( Red Wire)

3. Signal( White Wire)

See RealRecoil section in Assembly Guide

J3 LED Main Gun Flasher Port

To Work with LED Main Gun Flasher(F003)

1. LED +

2. LED -

J4

Gun Elevation Servo

Port

1. Battery - (Black

 Wire)

2. +5V ( Red Wire )

3. Signal( White Wire)

Not Used
J5 Turret/Gun Rotate Servo Port

1. Battery - (Black

 Wire)

2. +5V ( Red Wire )

3. Signal( White Wire)

*CN10 is no longer functional when this port is enabled

 

 Assembly Guide

Set Main Gun Function Mode to match your tank hardware configuration (HL AirSoft, HL Recoil or TAMIYA Recoil),

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

Set Sound Volume to middle

Connect a switch cable (for example, HL Smoke Unit Switch Cable) to Switch Cable Port as power switch. Because HL tank already have power switch on battery cable, you can just to short Switch Cable Port's two pins or connect to a switch cable and keep it  switched on.

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

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. TK20 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).

 

RealRecoil( Patent Pending) servo port allows you to recreate real gun barrel recoil movement with single &  cheap servo, what you need to do is to link servo and gun barrel then RealRecoil takes the rest. direction of servo movement can be set by user, please see section "Tank Personalization"

 

 

 LED GUN FLASHER Installation:

A white LED and cable connector are needed( Part Number is F003)

Solder color wire (red wire in this example) to long pin of white LED, black wire(-) to short pin,

Plug cable into J3.

 

IR battle emitter Installation

An IR  LED and cable connector are needed( Part number is IR005/IR010 ).

Solder color wire (red wire in this example) to long pin of IR LED, black wire(-) to short pin,

Plug cable into J1.

 

Gun Barrel Stabilizer(GBS) overview and installation

GSU is an optional module of TK35. When GSU 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, GSU 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,

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

- Unified platform design, allows all existing TK35 can be shipped back to us to upgrade to TK35G2

 

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 TK35G2, GSU starts a reset process and must be kept stationary.

The GBS LED blinks 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 GSU during power on reset. The process will take a few seconds. The HEADLIGHT led will turn on 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 TK22G2

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.

 

Turning GBS on/off - GBS can be turned on/off by move right stick to top, move left stick to right, 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 TK35G2 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 TK35G2 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 TK22G board in IR programming mode.

-Turn GSU 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 TK22G board, remove jumper and turn power again to leave IR programming mode.

 

Adjusting turret rotation motor control gains - The 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 TK22G board in IR programming mode.

-Turn GSU on

-Rotate tank hull from stationary to low speed, if turret motor does start well when tank rotation start, increase start gain a bit, if turret motor runs too fast (overshoot) , decrease start 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 speed gain, otherwise, reduce speed gain,

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

  

 Tank Personalization( Patent Pending)

Settings of TK series board can be set by Configuration IR REMOTE. TAMIYA battle unit(TBU),  Heng-Leog battle unit(HBU), or our programming line is required as IR command receiver. red "*" sign means default setting

 

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

Note: 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)

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

 

Steps to set parameters:

STEP 1: TURN POWER OFF.

STEP 2: Install TBU/HBU,

STEP 3: Install a jumper on J2  pin 2 and pin 3,

STEP 4:TURN POWER ON.

STEP 5: Point Configuration IR remote to TBU/HBU, refer to function table listed below and press the button

of function that you want to set,

STEP 6: Indicator on TBU/HBU flashes according to the setting value.

STEP 7: TURN POWER OFF,

STEP 8: remove jumper on J2, then power on and you are set.

 

Function tables:

Function Page Selection: Press "-/--" Key on TV remote to select.

Available Settings

Indicator

flashes times

Description

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 page1.

 

Save current setting to PRESET 1: Press number key "1" on TV 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 TV remote to save,

Available Settings

Indicator

flashes times

Description

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: Press "ENT" or "SOUND MODE" Key on TV remote to select.

Available Settings

Indicator

flashes times

Description

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: Press  (MUTE) key on TV remote to select.

Available Settings

Indicator flashes times

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

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.

 

Main Gun Function Mode: Press "POWER" key on TV remote to select

Available Settings

Indicator

flashes times

Description

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 -

HL Recoil MODE

3

To use HL Recoil unit,

CN3,Pin4:HL Recoil Unit Switch

CN3,Pin5:HL Recoil Unit Switch

CN9,Pin3:HL Recoil Motor +

CN9,Pin4:HL Recoil Motor -

Gun elevation servo Mode*

4

J4.1. Signal( White Wire)

J4.2. +5V ( Red Wire)

J4.3. Battery - (Black Wire)

*This function is only available on TK22

*Use this mode on Hooben Tank.

 

Receive TAMIYA 1/16 IR Code: press "TV/VIDEO" or "->[]" Key on TV remote to select

Available Settings

Indicator

flashes times

Description

Enabled

1*

Tank react to TAMIYA 1/16 IR code

Disabled

2

 

 

Receive TAMIYA 1/35 IR Code:Select Page 2, press "TV/VIDEO" or "->[]" Key on TV remote to select

Available Settings

Indicator

flashes times

Description

Enabled

1*

Tank react to TAMIYA 1/35 IR code

Disabled

2

 

 

Receive HL IR Code: press "VOL DOWN"  Key on TV remote to select

Available Settings

Indicator

flashes times

Description

Enabled

1*

Tank react to HL  IR code,

Disabled

2

 

 

Receive VSTANK  IR Code:Select Page 2, press "VOL DOWN"  Key on TV remote to select

Available Settings

Indicator

flashes times

Description

Enabled

1*

Tank react to HL  IR code,

Disabled

2

 

 

IR Battle Preset Data: press  "MTS" or "A/B" Key on TV remote to select

Available Settings

Indicator

flashes times

Description

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(Note1)

Max. hit can take = 5 hits,

Reserved

8

 

Note1: Reference setting for HL Tank

Momentum effect On/Off: Press "SLEEP(0x36)" or "" on TV remote to select

Available Settings

Indicator

flashes times

Description

Off

1*

 

ON

2

 

*This function is only available on TK22

Reload Sound On/Off: Press "Timer Off(0x3C)" or " "on TV remote to select

Available Settings

Indicator

flashes times

Description

On

1*

 

Off

2

 

*This function is only available on TK22

 

Taking a hit hull recoil On/Off: Press "JUMP(0x3B)" on TV remote to select

Available Settings

Indicator

flashes times

Description

On

1*

 

Off

2

 

*This function is only available on TK22

 

Strength of taking a hit hull recoil: Press "CH Up" or "PROGR +" key on TV remote to select

Available Settings

Indicator

flashes times

Description

1

1

Small( 1 ) to Large( 16 )movement

: :

6

6*

:

:

16

16

 

Firing tank gun hull recoil On/Off: Press "SURROUND(0x29)" on TV remote to select

Available Settings

Indicator

flashes times

Description

On

1*

 

Off

2

 

*This function is only available on TK22

 

Strength of firing tank gun hull recoil: Press "VOL UP" key on TV remote to select

Available Settings

Indicator

flashes times

Description

1

1

Small( 1 ) to Large( 16 )movement

:

:

6

6*

: :

16

16

 

RealRecoil servo direction: press "CH down" or "PROGR -" key on TV remote to select

Available Settings

Indicator

flashes times

Description

Normal

1*

 

Reversed

2

 

 

Gun elevation servo direction: press " Teletext ON(0x3F)" or "" key on TV remote to select

Available Settings

Indicator

flashes times

Description

Normal

1*

 

Reversed

2

 

*This function is only available on TK22

 

Turret/Gun Rotate Servo Enable: Select Page 2, press " Teletext ON(0x3F)" or "" key on TV remote to select

Available Settings

Indicator

flashes times

Description

Enabled

1*

Smoke Unit Port(CN10) is disabled

Disabled

2

Smoke Unit Port(CN10) is Enabled

 

Turret/Gun Rotate Servo Direction: Select Page 2,press "CH down" or "PROGR -" key on TV remote to select

Available Settings

Indicator

flashes times

Description

Normal

1*

 

Reversed

2

 

 

Speed reduction in damaged state: press "3" key on TV remote to select.

Available Settings

Indicator

flashes times

Description

0%

1

No mobility damage simulation, Speed is not reduced when Tank is in damaged state.

-12.5%

2*

 

-25%

3  
-37.5% 4  
-50% 5  
-62.5% 6  
-75% 7  
-87.5% 8  

 

Speed reduction in badly damaged state: press "DISPLAY" or "DRC-MF" key on TV remote to select.

Available Settings

Indicator

flashes times

Description

0%

1

No mobility damage simulation, Speed is not reduced when Tank is in badly damaged state.

-12.5%

2

 

-25%

3*  
-37.5% 4  
-50% 5  
-62.5% 6  
-75% 7  
-87.5% 8  

 

Armor type: press number key "9" on TV remote to select

Available Settings

Indicator

flashes times

Description

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 TV remote to select

Available Settings

Indicator

flashes times

Description

Not to send MG IR code

1*

 

To send MG IR code

2

 

 

Primary weapon reload time: press number key "4" on TV remote to select

Available Settings

Indicator

flashes times

Description

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 TV remote to select,

Available Settings

Indicator

flashes times

Description

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 TV remote to select

Available Settings

Indicator

flashes times

Description

TAMIYA 1/16 cannon code

1*

For TAMIYA 1/16 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

TAMIYA 1/35 cannon code

5

For TAMIYA 1/35 IR battle

VSTANK cannon code

6

For VSTANK IR battle

Reserved

7

Reserved

Reserved

8

Reserved

 

Invulnerability time: Vehicle is Invulnerable during this period, press number key "7" on TV remote to select

Available Settings

Indicator

flashes times

Description

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 TV remote to select

Available Settings

Indicator

flashes times

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

 

 

*The following setting function is only available on TK35G2

Function Page Selection: Press "-/--" Key on TV remote to select. for TK35G2 only

Available Settings

Indicator

flashes times

Description

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 page1.

 

GBS LED enable: press "TV/VIDEO" or "->[]" Key on TV remote to select

Available Settings

Indicator

flashes times

Description

Enabled

1*

 

Disabled

2

 

 

Horizontal GBS motor Speed gain increase: Select page 4 , press  number key "1" on TV remote to increase gain

Available Settings

Indicator

flashes times

Description

 0

1

 

:

:

 

8

9

 

 

Horizontal GBS motor Speed gain decrease: Select page 4 , press  number key "4" on TV remote to increase gain

Available Settings

Indicator

flashes times

Description

0

1

 

:

:

 

8

9

 

 

Horizontal GBS motor Start gain increase: Select page 4 , press  number key "2" on TV remote to increase gain

Available Settings

Indicator

flashes times

Description

0

1

 

:

:

 

8

9

 

 

Horizontal GBS motor Start gain decrease: Select page 4 , press  number key "5" on TV remote to increase gain

Available Settings

Indicator

flashes times

Description

0

1

 

:

:

 

8

9

 

 

Horizontal GBS motor Stop gain increase: Select page 4 , press  number key "3" on TV remote to increase gain

Available Settings

Indicator

flashes times

Description

0

1

 

:

:

 

8

9

 

 

Horizontal GBS motor Stop gain decrease: Select page 4 , press  number key "6" on TV remote to increase gain

Available Settings

Indicator

flashes times

Description

0

1

 

:

:

 

16

17

 

 

Horizontal GBS sensitive  increase: Select page 4 , press  number key "8" on TV remote to increase gain

Available Settings

Indicator

flashes times

Description

0

1

 

:

:

 

8

9

 

 

Horizontal GBS sensitive decrease: Select page 4 , press  number key "0" on TV remote to increase gain

Available Settings

Indicator

flashes times

Description

0

1

 

:

:

 

16

17

 

 

Vertical GBS slow gain increase: Select page 3 , press  number key "1" on TV remote to increase gain

Available Settings

Indicator

flashes times

Description

0

1

 

:

:

 

8

9

 

 

Vertical GBS slow gain decrease: Select page 3 , press  number key "4" on TV remote to increase gain

Available Settings

Indicator

flashes times

Description

0

1

 

:

:

 

8

9

 

 

Vertical GBS fast gain increase: Select page 3 , press  number key "2" on TV remote to increase gain

Available Settings

Indicator

flashes times

Description

0

1

 

:

:

 

8

9

 

 

Vertical GBS fast gain decrease: Select page 3 , press  number key "5" on TV remote to increase gain

Available Settings

Indicator

flashes times

Description

0

1

 

:

:

 

8

9

 

 

Vertical GBS servo angle gain increase: Select page 3 , press  number key "8" on TV remote to increase gain

Available Settings

Indicator

flashes times

Description

0

1

 

:

:

 

8

9

 

 

Vertical GBS servo angle gain decrease: Select page 3 , press  number key "0" on TV remote to increase gain

Available Settings

Indicator

flashes times

Description

0

1

 

:

:

 

8

9

 

 

Engine deck level  increase: Select page 3 , press  "VOL UP" on TV remote to increase level

Engine deck level  decrease: Select page 3 , press  "VOL Down" on TV remote to decrease level

Engine deck level Function Enable: Select page 3, press "MUTE" Key on TV remote to select

Available Settings

Indicator

flashes times

Description

Disable

1

 

Enable

2*

 

 

Auto Load Position UP: Select page 3 , press  "CH UP" on TV remote to increase level

Auto Load Position Down: Select page 3 , press  "CH Down" on TV remote to decrease level

Auto Load Position Function Enable: Select page 3, press "POWER" Key on TV remote to select

Available Settings

Indicator

flashes times

Description

Disable

1

 

Enable

2*

 

 

 Status read out and IR battle test via Configuration IR Remote

Point Configuration IR remote to TBU/HBU and press key listed below to show vehicle status or test IR battle function. No jumper should be installed on J1.

KEY on SONY TV remote

Description

Number Key "1"

To repair vehicle, damage count decreased by 1

Number Key "2"

Fire cannon to vehicle

Number Key "3"

Fire machine gun to vehicle

Number Key "4"

Number of flash indicate remain hits can take

 

 FAQs

Q: My Tk35 can not  register a hit from Tamiya tank.

A: To check "Receive Tamiya IR code" setting. TK22 won't response Tamiay IR code when this setting is disabled.

 

Q: How to avoid damage that caused by short circuit to the board?
A: Damage can be prevented by using a current limited power adaptor as power source, first to find a ~6V, 400mAh power adaptor, 1K 1/4W ohm resistor, LED and a motor cable(from HL cable Set)

then connect + wire(with white strip) from adaptor to red wire of HL cable, - wire to black wire of HL cable, adn wire resistor and LED as the following to act as indicator.

Each time, when you did some modification on circuit or after installation, use this as power source fist. plug connect each by each, and LED will be dimmed immediately if any shortage in circuitry and not thing on TK board will be damaged because power can only supply low & limited current.

 

The board might be act very strange when it's power by this, such as motor can not moves will, cannon fired unexpectedly when turret rotation sound comes up, these are quite normal because current is not enough.

 

Q: All function runs but just no sound!!

A: This can be the common issue on HL Volume Control board, just to short outer pins of CN4 with tweezers to verify it. if  sound comes out when doing this, the HL volume control board is broken.

 

Q:Tank moves backward faster than forwards and does not turn. It only turn if firstly turn steering stick and secondly throttle stick.

A: To turn off mixer on transmitter and test again.

 

Q: Can get motor sounds, cannon sounds, turret sounds, but no motion on either drive motors or turret rotation gearbox

A:  Check if battery voltage is too low, auto cutoff function cuts motor off when battery voltage is too low.

 

Q: It is possible to change the sound?

A: No, to change sound on TK board required some equipment and technique, so you can not do it by yourself, but we can if you send us processed sound file(22KHz, 8-Bit format) that you want to program into, average lead time is 2 weeks, This service is free of charge with MOQ( Minimum order quantity) of 3 units. The following are the sound effect section you can change.

 

- Cannon

- Machine Gun

- Gun elevation

- Turret travels( 4 sections, start, loop1, loop2 & stop)

- Engine Start, engine step 1~8, engine stop.

 

Q: What is Mixer

A: A piece of software that converts Rudder and Throttle control signal to Left and Right track speed signal. All TK board has mixer on it, mixer function on RC transmitter need to be turned off.

 

Q: What is Safety shutoff:

A: Controller cuts motor off and waits signal come back.

 

Q: What is Auto cutoff:

A: The motor cutoff will occurred when battery input drops below minimum supply voltage of controller.

 

Q: Which RC system can works with TK board:

A: Basically, TK can work with all kind of aftermarket RC system as long as it's PWM system, here is a table list most popular one.

Brand

Band

Model Number

Result

Futaba

72M

T4VF

OK

Futaba

27M AM

4WD

OK

Futaba

2.4G

T4YF-2.4G

OK

TURNIGY

2.4G

9X

OK

Spektrum 2.4G

OK

PLANET

2.4G

OK

FlySky

2.4G

FS-CT6B

OK

( Need to turn mixer function on transmitter off )

Hobby King 2.4G HK T6A OK
Perfex 2.4G M24-H radio OK
Tactic TTX TTX series OK

JR

27M

OK

 

Q: Audio Amp thermal protection:

A: that turns off device when junction temperature over 150 degree C to prevent damage

 

Q: Is it possible to make additional settings using existing IR signals for example to make HL IR signal and 9 hits can take, originally 5 hits?  

A: yes,  IR code to receive, IR code to transmit, preset & battle data can be set independently.

 

Q: Is it possible to set setting with other device (not SONY IR code remote)?

A: Only Sony IR code remote can be used, you can also have universal remote and configure it to SONY mode.

 

Q: Any Other SONY remote, such as SONY Bravia unified TV remote, can config TK20?
A: Can't sure, with more and more setting function are added, some code not common on every remote are used. so we suggest to use same remote as we use.

 

Q: What's BEC

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

 

 Precaution

 Use dry battery or power supply as power source at testing to keep burn down anything if any error on modification. then use chargeable battery when every function working normally.

Read carefully and fully understand the instructions before commencing assembly.

Metal part on FET can not be touched with any metal when TK board is operating.