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Welcome to the forum guys. That was an interesting read modelleicher, you clearly know what you are doing in this hobby and have tons of experience.
Is it a new cable or have you used it before? If its new then maybe the wires aren’t in the correct order.
Another idea, do you have anything connected to the Arduino like a servo for example? That might be too much power for the FTDI cable to supply so you might need to power the circuit from a battery or other power source.
Welcome to the forum. I’m definitely interesting in your excavator experience, I’m usually watching peoples videos trying to figure out how they built their models since they’re mostly German like you say.
This is hardly a problem of power, are you using a fully charged battery? Just wondering if there is a drop in power every time the servo tries to move which is causing the servo controller or Arduino to reset.
That is strange, I don’t know why it would have affected the Massey code like that.
I haven’t taught of a good way to calibrate the servos yet, I usually set them to 00 and FF then start moving one side in i.e. try 10 then 20 the 30 and so on until I hit that limit and then do the same for the other side i.e. EF then DF etc.
I don’t think you have installed the library correctly, I see in the post above you have the following:
which suggests to me that the files are still in your downloads folder and I’m pretty sure thats why the IDE can’t find them. I think you just need to install the library, here is the guide https://www.arduino.cc/en/Guide/Libraries#toc4. I usually do the manual installation but maybe the import zip option would work too.
I should have code for that controller but it wouldn’t work with my new vehicle code and I don’t know which of the old code it would work with to be honest. I’d say it would be more confusing than helpful. If you wanted to make a controller like that I’d base it on the basic controller code since it uses an Arduino uno which is basically the same as a pro mini. Then just add the features you want to that.
Hi Christoffer, did you ever solve your problem?
Okay I got the bug fixed and uploaded the new library here: http://rctractorguy.com/rc-tractor-guy-library
You should just have to remove the old library, install the new one, upload your sketch to the vehicle and it should work. It’s working now for me at least 🙂
Welcome to the forum guy’s, sounds like you have some interesting builds and plans to share. I look forward to seeing what you have or will create, always great to see how other approach these builds.
That’s interesting, I think it used to work but I’m not seeing any control over dips or full beam myself now. I’ll hopefully get a chance to look at it tomorrow.
Trust me I know all about getting these things started and then loosing time to finish them 🙂
To be honest, I’m not 100% sure what way I did it now. I have two 9560Rs and I think for some reason I wired them differently but anyway I just check the sketch in the library and matches the wiring here: http://rctractorguy.com/rc-tractors-and-attachments/rc-tractor-builds/rc-john-deere-9560r
You can tell by reading this line: RCTractor JD9560R(5, A1, A2, 0, 0, 0, 7, 8, 0, 2, 4, 3, 6, A0, 0, 0, 0);
The 5 is the motor pwm, A1 and A2 are the direction controls.
The three zeros would be controls for a second motor if you were using them.
The 7 is the steering servo, 8 is the rear servo and the next zero would be for a front servo if you used it.
The 2 is the left indicator, the 4 is the right indicator.
The 3 is the headlights, the 6 is the tail lights, the A0 is the work lights and the next zero is another light function.
The final two zeros are for beacons.
If you follow the wiring at the bottom of that page and use the code in the library it should just work for you.
Does that make it a little easier to understand?
That is strange, if you move the controls does it send faster? I might have made it so that it only sends data when required so that there was minimal interference between models and controllers but I can’t really remember at the minute. When I power up my model, I immediately see the connection indicator flash up on the controller screen so it is definitely not normal.
Hi Christoffer, if I remember correctly the basic controller code only cycles from 1 to 5 so I’d try setting the ID in the Impreza code to 1 and it should work without needing to push the e button I think. They are only at such big numbers because I have so many models now, I don’t think it effects the code anywhere else so it doesn’t matter what ID number you give it.
I’m not sure about putting servo signals out through the expansion chips, I’ve only used them for digital outputs myself. Your model farm sounds awesome, any chance we could get a few pics?