Infrared Tank Battling
There is much confusion on IR battling, and it is a real mine field for the newbies into the hobby. The opinions I have formed have come from being in this hobby for awhile, and my goal here is to identify some key questions that you need to ask if you are looking to install a system that will be welcome and play well with the established Tamiya Clubs.
Ask the following questions
Needs to transmit and receive Tamiya IR code.
Needs to have selectable weight classes that adjust the reload time and hits that can be taken
Needs to have battle damage to slow the tank when it has been hit.
Needs to have a range of close to 30 meters.
If the system you choose is lacking in any one of the above you will not be compatible with the established clubs, and at some time you will be forced to upgrade.
The $70 DBC3 gets you in the game with a completely Tamiya compatible system that has and is accepted by the larger RC tank Clubs. Why? Because when you use a Tamiya apple with the system it mimics the Tamiya system completely. You can't differentiate between a Tamiya tank and a DBC equipped tank,
Check out what $80 buys you in a single all in one card
1. Radio conversion to hobby grade receiver
2. Completely Tamiya compatible
3. Weight classes. reload time and battle damage to slow down your tank when it has been hit
4. User selectable options to turn off superspin
5. User selectable option to remove Heng Long track recoil
6.User selectable Momentum
7. Flash LED
8. Ability to accept the Tamiya TBU.
9. Heng long battle system stays intact and can still be used
10. Sound signals triggers to activate low cost sound card
11. Customized program chip that fully utilize the great sounding Benedini card to give you tank engine sounds and battle sounds superior to Tamiya.
I can't stress enough the importance of having a system that accepts battle damage, slows down your tank when you have been hit , and has reload times that match the other systems on the market. Without these, your system will not measure up, and you will end up being a nuisance on the battle field. To be completely compatible doesn't have to be expensive. You just need to be aware of what you are buying and what is required to move away from toy like performance. The DBC has been around for years and has proven itself at some of the larger clubs. The available Benedini sound system is second to none with respect to the sound experience it delivers. This too has been around for years, is a proven system and is available now.
It is your hobby dollar, Ask what the system you are buying can do and then spend your hobby dollars wisely, so you don't have to spend again.
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