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Offline biff131

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Mato Sherman M4A1
« on: October 08, 2017, 04:49:36 PM »
I need to replace the right hand gimbal on a Mato M4A1 transmitter.
I will buy the gimbal or the whole transmitter if any-one has one left over from a conversion.
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Re: Mato Sherman M4A1
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2017, 10:39:42 AM »
 ;D I have fixed this problem by replacing the the standard mato tx/rx system with the latest heng long 2.4 ghz tx/rx system and it is a great improvement.
happy tankin
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Re: Mato Sherman M4A1
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2017, 09:32:44 AM »
Biff, when you say you replaced the Mato transmitter with the 2.4 GHz HengLong transmitter and receiver, what about the Clark sound board with which the Mato is supplied?  I find the Mato transmitter cumbersome to use, so I might do such a replacement.
Ed
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Re: Mato Sherman M4A1
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2017, 11:40:45 AM »
Gday Ed
I removed all of the mato M4A1 sherman's electronics and replaced it with the latest heng long 2.4 ghz system (Heng Long 2.4 ghz control and MFU kit part no. HL2.4ghz Kit-4). I even swapped the mato motors with heng long motors.
There was no  clark sound board in this tank, just standard Mato M4A1 rx board, but  the clark sound board can be installed as this system now a standard 2.4ghz heng long.
I installed the Heng Long V4 8 pin connector board (part no. HL 3938-003) and soldered a 2 pin connection ( for head lights) onto the bottom of the 3 pin machine gun plug. tail lights were rerouted to plug directly into reciever board. I utilised the HL/ taigen cable set (part no. TAG 120611) to get power to the right place and resoldered all of the connections in turret.
The conversion is pretty much a plug and play with a little bit of soldering to ensure strong connection.
All parts were supplied by Ozarmour (thanks Mark) and the cost is $80-$90.
Hapy Tankin
Biff 8)
Picture 1 2.4ghz version 4
Picture 2 2.4ghz reciever
Picture 3 HL V4 connector
Picture 4 M4A1 rx board
Picture 5 wiring kit
Picture 6 Atx 2.4ghz operations
Picture 7 M4A1 interior

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Re: Mato Sherman M4A1
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2017, 10:07:34 AM »
Biff, thank you for your careful and helpful response to my question.  Actually, I think you are referring to the plastic Mato Sherman; whereas, I was thinking of the all-metal Mato Sherman which does use either a Clark board or something very like a Clark board.

When I asked about your replacing the Mato Sherman board, I had a metal Mato M-10 with the Clark (or similar) board.  Unfortunately---most unfortunately---that Mato M-10 had given me nothing but troubles since it arrived (damaged) much earlier this year.  I won't list all the problems, but the final problem was the smoking board. :( .  (Interestingly, this happened on December 7, what here in the States is called Pearl Harbor Day.)  When I looked at the cost of replacing the faulty servo, broken accessories, broken hatches, and then the fried board, I decided not to send more good money after bad. I have torn down what I could save to use for other US tanks.  From this experience I have learned to be careful about buying directly from China, particularly when the price is low enough to be attractive, but still high.
Ed
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