The good old MAKO gets it its 2020 revamp and some changes....
New Features for 2020:
- Higher amperage voltage regulator added
- More amps available for IR emitter
- More amps available for recoil servo (bigger servos may be used)
So if you are looking for an economical and simple way to make your Heng Long V5 or lower or Taigen Tanks compatible with the Tamiya battle system then look no further. If your Heng Long tank is the newest version with the TK6.0 controller then you will need the MAKO TK6.0 board.
FREE 3D printed protective case (worth £5)
See Picture 1
(A) MAKO Input - connect the supplied 5 pin cable here with the other end to the HL/Taigen (Tg) MFU
(B) MAKO Update Port - connect your MANTA programmer here
(C) Legacy IR Output Port - connect your existing HL/Tg battle unit here
(D) Microswitch Simulator - NEW FOR 2018 - connect outer pin to microswitch input on MFU
(E) IR Emitter output - Piranha recommended
(F) Battle Unit Connector - Piranha recommended
(G) Additional Outputs
- G1 - Canon flash or LED
- G2 - Recoil servo (NB: Servo with current draw of less than 800mA for direct connection)
- G3 - MANTA LCD output
- G4 - Track recoil blocking output (separate Relay module required)
(H) MFU Selector - Switch or Jumper - Up for HL (jumper in place) or Down for Taigen (jumper removed)
(I) Additional Input Pin - for connection to gun motor return and immediate syncing of gun fire.
Connection to Piranha:
See Picture 2
Advanced Connection to Taigen & Heng Long 2.4gHz MFUs:
See Picture 3
NEW Servo Recoil
Designed to replace the Heng Long recoil unit or airsoft unit (with modification) and retain use of the Heng Long elevation unit.
Now with 3 different size servo gears to allow small, medium and large recoil distance. See videos below.
Approximate travel distance.
small = 10mm
medium = 15mm
large = 20mm
Servo gear x 3
Some modification maybe required
No instructions provided
These are printed to order so please allow a few more additional days before dispatch.
Colour may vary
Piranha 2020 Battle Unit C/W wiring
Piranha 2020 now has bigger and brighter hit indicators!!!
Piranha, is a complete plug in IR battle unit by RCTA.
Piranha features the latest SMD technology IR receivers it is not only one of the smallest battle units available but also possibly the best for IR performance.
Piranha features 4 X IR receiver modules each with built-in IR noise filters capable of receiving IR signals over a 45 metre (147 ft) distance , 4 x high intensity red side mount LEDs and a high power, narrow angle IR emitter. The Piranha assembly comprises two interconnecting PCBs, a base unit and receiver/emitter unit. The standard base unit for Piranha is a 5+2 pin base for connection to RCTA, IBU & Tamiya units. An optional 5 pin base is available for direct connection to the new El Mod Fusion series.
If using a Heng Long or Taigen MFU then a MAKO is recommended as the MAKO will not only provide for LED indication but also a compatible pin output.
A 3D printed cover is available here
Also suitable for other electronics with wiring alterations.
Available with 3mm or 5mm diameter LED.