IR compatibity

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Postby General Jumbo01 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:47 pm

Whatever happened to standards?

I have just acquired a cheap Torro Tiger1 with the IR Battle System. All l wanted it for is to use it for Target practice using my Torro 'pro spec' T34 IR. Being both Torro l foolishly assumed compatibility would exist but on opening the manual it states it will work with the T34 in the same box type. No more info!

So.. I sat the pair in front of each other and tried things out. The cheap Tiger caused the expensive T34 to react correctly to a hit but the Tiger didn't react at all to a hit from the T34.

My IS-2 uses the same Taigen IR system as the Torro T34 but the IS-2 reacted normally to a hit from the Tiger but consistently prematurely died on the second hit (should survive the first 4). Again, the IS-2 was unable to score a hit on the Tiger.

I would dearly like to know what's going on but the Torro Tiger appears to be a sealed unit - no screws anywhere - so fearing breakage I've not gained access to see what units are within.

No fear, l thought. Someone here will be able to explain the problem and offer a solution.... fingers crossed!
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Postby silversurfer1947 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:34 pm

I think the Tiger may have been the WSN/Torro Tiger. The WSN system is, I believe, only compatible with other WSN tanks, i.e the T34. They are not actually Torro tanks.
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Postby c.rainford73 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:27 am

This is exactly what I experienced when I battled my son's wsn Torro T-34 cheap tank vs. My taigen full metal Sherman tank! I honestly wasn't expecting anything to happen at all......

My son hit me repeatedly and my Sherman shuttered and shut down. :crazy:

My sons t-34 didn't take a hit at all from my taigen unit!

So he won the day :wave:
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Postby jarndice » Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:48 am

I assume that you did what all fathers do in such situations and informed the child that he obviously did not yet understand the finer points of Battling and that to show him how to do it properly you would swap tanks this being for his best interests of course. :haha:

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Postby General Jumbo01 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:20 pm

In my case my son would probably still beat me!

Though disappointed that Torro's site doesn't mention incompatibility and Amazon's description was non-existent (l was bored an was browsing their Spring Sale), I'm actually okay with the model for the price. I could fit a good smoke bomb under it and use it for scenic purposes, BUT...

If someone out there knows how to get in side it I'd be happy to refit it with something better/ more compatible.
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Postby General Jumbo01 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:16 pm

Okay, some good news on the compatibility front. My LG tv appears to be compatible with the Torro Tiger - the channel + key always scores a direct hit! This probably means that my smart watches can take out the Tiger too since they are loaded with the LG app. Not sure how the LG ever binded though??

The saga continues....exciting, isn't it..zzzzzzzzzz
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Postby wibblywobbly » Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:23 pm

I can't help thinking that you are going to have problems fitting a set of tracks and a turret to an LG tv?? :D
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