The challenge to make available a unit to convert the Heng Long 27mHz RX18 to 2.4gHz control for $10 USD. Well BOO YA done and dusted by a small Aussie company. The ONLY Aussie R/C tank store selling Aussie made product,
Here is the RC5HL Lite. This unit runs the exact same firmware as our regular RC5HL. However, to make a low cost, simple to use unit that can be used as an interim or permanent 2.4gHz upgrade many of the technical features have been omitted. The RC5HL lite will provide the basic conversion of proper R/C radio protocol to the Heng Long format. There are no extra switching or LED functions as found on the full version. Further, the voltage regulator on the Lite can only supply enough current for the RC5HL and attached receiver. To operate servos you will need a separate $5 BEC from Hobby King or where ever.
To use the RC5HL a minumum of 5 R/C channels is required with a switch on CH5 (Gear switch) operating between neutral and 100%.
The RC5HL operates according to the standard order used by Tamiya (RTEA)
CH1 - RUD -Steering control
CH2 - THR - Motor control - forwards/backwards/acceleration
CH3 - ELE - Gun elevation with main canon fire at +100% and machine gun fire at -100%
CH4 - AIL - Turret rotation
CH5 - GEA - Ignition, toggle switch between neutral and +100% to turn on/off tank.
The input connector on the LITE is the same as for the full version and has 7 inputs. Channels 6 & 7 ane NOT used and can be left unconnected.
Finally, I guess you may be wonder why $16 AUD??? $10 USD equates to $13 AUD at the present time, shipping is a further $3 AUD giving a $16 total. :)
This product will be in stock on Friday 22 December, 2017.