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    Hi Everyone, some newbie questions.

    Greetings from Melbourne, Australia.
    I've been lurking here a while, but I decided this was a place to belong to.
    I have a few tanks so far, a few HL's but mainly 1/24 Vs Pro's. One tank I really wanted was a T34, but Vs don't make one.
    So I bought a Forces of Valour tank, my first in that brand.
    Now for the questions-
    How good is the quality compared to Vs? I'm happy with the tank, it runs well and the sound is pretty good. The plastic is a bit shiny, but that's an easy fix.
    If both Vs and FoV are infrared, how come they don't "kill" each other? I tried shooting the T34 with my Vs T72, and vice versa, but they don't register the hits.
    Is there different frequencies of IR?
    I'm not complaining about the T34 though- for $99 it's a really nice tank, and I guess if it's not compatible with Vs, I'll have to get a Panzer IV to keep it company!

    Keep on Tanking,
    Larry.

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    RE: Hi Everyone, some newbie questions.

    Welxome aboard mate. Got a buddy from Australia.  I can't really tell you much about those makes, but I would think they are different frequencies. I am sure others will chime in that own those brands.

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    RE: Hi Everyone, some newbie questions.

    Yes Welcome, There is a member on this forum "Shenlonco" he pretty much knows everything about the FOV & VS tanks, once he reads this he will most definitely chime in.


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    Wade
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    All my tanks are in the project stage

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    RE: Hi Everyone, some newbie questions.

    Thanks for the quick replies, and the welcomes.
    Different frequencies between manufacturers doesn't surprise me.
    It's a good excuse to get another tank!

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    RE: Hi Everyone, some newbie questions.


    ORIGINAL: interstates


    Is there different frequencies of IR?

    I tried to figure this all out recently myself (with a lot of help from members here). IR works on bandwidths, but that may not be the reason for communication problems between brands. The IR emitter isn't just sending an invisible light, it's sending a blast of code. It works just like the universal remotes available for your TV, DVD player, etc. I have a universal remote that shoots HL tanks.

    HL and Tamiya have different codes, but will work together if you add a board like the Mako that simply adds the Tamiya code.

    There are codes programmed into Tamiya that allow one shot kills, repairs, etc and more sophisticated systems like El Mod have differential damage, simulated armor.

    What, me worry?

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    RE: Hi Everyone, some newbie questions.



    There are codes programmed into Tamiya that allow one shot kills, repairs, etc


    Is this true?

    Perry


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    RE: Hi Everyone, some newbie questions.

    Here's one example:

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o07tetMpFg8[/youtube]

    Search IBU for the repair tanks.
    What, me worry?

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    RE: Hi Everyone, some newbie questions.

    If your down under go here www.rctanksaustralia.com
    There are lots of tankers in oz.
    www.shop.immortalhobbies.com

    North American Distributor Of The Clark TK20 and TK22 Boards

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    RE: Hi Everyone, some newbie questions.

    Yes I know they can be modified to do that. Your post reads like it is a standard feature of the TBS though, which it is not. At least not on mine. I like the idea though. Ammo racking someone.

    Perry



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