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Tamiya IR battle system

Old 02-10-2006, 08:34 AM
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Default Tamiya IR battle system

I notice that the emitter is an LED. Is it an LED laser, or just an LED ? In other words does it shoot a beam that requires aiming, or is it sufficient just to point the gun in the general direction of the tank to get a hit like the VS tank IR system.

Old 02-10-2006, 11:20 AM
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Default RE: Tamiya IR battle system

It is a standerd infrared LED, same as your remote for TV or DVD player. The spread (area of effect) has been documented on my web site:

http://www.sead.us/technology.html
Old 02-10-2006, 11:22 AM
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Also this link for basic TBS (battle system) operation:

http://www.sead.us/technology6.html
Old 02-10-2006, 11:50 AM
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Default RE: Tamiya IR battle system

Thanks brother!

Gotta say I find that information a bit disappointing. Since the performance of the emitter negates the need for a cool targeting system that I plan to build.

I guess I'll have to build my own battle system using an IR laser. I would also like to make it scale proportional as far as gun range is concerned.

Jeeze I'm going to have to enroll in a vocational tech college just so I can modify rc tanks

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