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 Posted: Tue Jan 15th, 2013 11:45 am
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Hi Brian,

Glad you enjoyed it!

Yes, the same arrangement - straight into the 16T wagons......
I'm in the process of building a second lorry - a Ford Trader with a DelTang 2.4Ghz receiver/ESC in it - much cheaper, and even smaller!

Sooooo much to do.....l

Cheers,

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 Posted: Sun Feb 3rd, 2013 03:04 pm
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I'm just in the process of finishing a second RC truck (the red one...) it now just needs a new British style rear body - in place of the European style shown.

This has been fitted with a DelTang receiver/esc, which is brilliant, and trouble -free (as well as being a third of the cost of its predecessor). I'm a convert. It's slightly harder to drive with this transmitter, as both steering and forward/reverse are on the same stick, but I dare say on other transmitters it would be possible to split them.

Bid thanks to David from DelTang for the excellent hardware, and some support - which dealt with my stupidity - not with his hardware !




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 Posted: Mon Feb 4th, 2013 03:27 am
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Giles,
Truck looks good. I think I put steering onto the wrong ch for you, sorry. This is something that can be changed if you want to try programming. I think the channel is '2' but should be '4'.

You need to switch the Tx on. Then hold the sticks at center with a rubber band. Then switch the truck on and wait for the fast flash. Then remove the rubber band and count flashes:
1=H No (down)
2=F No
3=P Yes (up)
1=P1 Yes
1=Servo Yes
2=Ch2 No
3=Ch3 No
4=Ch4 Yes
Led should come on solid.

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Just to say that the transmitter/ drivability issue is completely sorted - and it's brilliant!
In fact it's so much better than the receiver type I was using before, I've ordered another DelTang from David, and as soon as I can get my hands on another transmitter, I shall replace the unit in the original blue lorry!

David has been incredibly helpful in this, with receivers received in the post in under 4 hours!

Thank you, David!



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4 hours... You guys must be neighbors. I'll agree David is a very helpful guy.



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 Posted: Tue Feb 5th, 2013 12:04 pm
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Ah..... That'll be 24 hours then.......:bg:



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Finally finished another RC lorry to run on TEOTL. This one is a bigger Ford Thames, and has the same motor/gearbox unit with 100:1 drive, and a IPod Nano, or somesuch battery powering it.
the significant difference is that rather than having a 27MHz Micro Tiny receiver, which necessitated the massive arial on the transmitter, and could be a bit 'glitchy' - this one has the 2.4GHz DelTang receiver, which is smoother, cheaper, and has a much more discrete transmitter. It's altogether much better, and much less hassle, and works straight out of the packet.....

Big thanks again to David for just making these things available ........



Last edited on Fri Feb 15th, 2013 11:49 am by Giles



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A quick video for amusement....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngDBlAL1Otc&feature=youtube_gdata_player



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For general Information, having just done an exhibition with both lorries on Saturday, it seems that the lorries will last over 3 hours between 20 minute re-charges (iPod nano battery).
Very much better than I thought!

The new DelTang RX solutions in both lorries were faultless throughout, and there was a perpetual crowd round the layout.



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Giles,

The trucks are very impressive.



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