Wich elmod for my torro tiger2????

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Postby Andreabert » Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:53 am

Hi guys
Im andy from italy
I m a newby of tank, rc and electonics.
I bought a pro version torro metal tiger 2 tank.
I would like to change the board and the speaker with an elmod board...
Im reading a lot about it but i dont know which board i have to buy...
And.... i dont know if i will be able to installing it...

Another question is... if i change the board, i have to change radio control also?
I now using a 4 channel torro..

Thanks for the help
Andy

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Postby jarndice » Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:25 am

There are some real Elmod experts here unfortunately I am not one of them :lolno: ,
The only Elmod Board I have is in an M16 Half Track and it makes a massive difference :thumbup:
If you change your Torro/Taigen or Heng Long Control Board for an aftermarket Control Board then you do have to change your Transmitter and don't forget you will need a matching receiver to go with it.
4 Channels is not enough to get the best from any 1/16 r/c Tank. :thumbdown:
I would not be happy with less than 8 channels
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Postby Jofaur86 » Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:05 am

Hello :D
To confirm what is said by " Jarndice :D "the original HL,Torro,Taigen ...radios are called ( dedicated )?radios wich only work with then turntables for Elmod,or other electronics Ckark,Ibu,etc...it is nécéssary to have radio standard for : Avions,Hélicos,etc ( 8 chanels is a minimum :thumbup: )with a little research on this forum,look at site " Rad's " ( blog ) everithing is perfectly explained there :thumbup:

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Postby Jofaur86 » Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:11 am

As am kind :lolno: attached the link if " Rad idustry "
https://radindustries.wordpress.com/201 ... i-l-recht/
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Postby wibblywobbly » Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:38 am

Quick answers:

1. The Torro transmitter will not work with an Elmod board.
2. You will need a 'standard' transmitter and a receiver.
3. You can operate an Elmod board using a standard 4 channel transmitter, no problem.
4. A 4 channel transmitter will provide all of the basic functions: Start tank, Drive tank in all directions, Turret rotataion, Raise and Lower barrel, Fire gun, Fire machine gun.
5. All sounds will function.

You can use a servo recoil, infra red battle system, no problem.

This can all be done with the Eco Board.
The Pro version enables additional servo's, and other add ons.

Both boards are simple to install, the Elmod instructions are very good. If you have any problems there are many Elmod users on the forum who will be able to assist with any problems. :thumbup:
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Postby Rad_Schuhart » Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:01 am

Hi Andreabert. I guess you have seen the review that is in the Elmod website. I am the one who wrote it, lol.

Both, the ECO and the PRO will work with your tank. The PRO has some more light outputs and can use batteries with more voltage. For a Tiger 2 the Eco might be OK but Id get the PRO anyway.

The torro radio will not work with any aftermarket board because it uses propietary technology, that means torro will only work with torro, the same as heng long will only work with heng long.

Even when wibblywobbly said 4 channels is fine, that is incorrect unless you want to get bored of the elmod and not deploy all of its functions. Sure you can even use a two channel radio, but you wont be able to do almost anything. With a 4 channel you are still very, very limited and you wont be able to trigger the user sounds (my fauvorite function), adjust the volume with the radio and many functions more like auxiliary lights and secondary machine gun.

As Jarndice and Jofaur said, 8 ch is the absolute minimum today. And day by day more and more aftermarket boards are using even 16 channels, go and figure.
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Postby Andreabert » Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:40 am

Thanks for the reply guys.
So.
My purchase list must be:

A new 16 channels radio ( please give me your feedback for the best radio on the market)
The elmod pro board

And its all?

The new board will come ready to install or i have to set it up with my computer ( for sounds and movement?)

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Postby silversurfer1947 » Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:44 am

Before you decide on a radio, do have a good read. Rad's advice is very good but I would say he is exceptional in the number of channels he uses. If you don't want all the facilities and bells and whistles that he uses, you can manage quite happily on 6 channels.
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Postby Andreabert » Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:48 am

Rad, im reading your rewiew and i want this board lol

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Postby Rad_Schuhart » Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:55 am

Yeah I know I am the exception and not the rule, the radio freak, lol. But:
Silversurfer: You say 6 channels. Still lacks 2 for being able to fully controll the elmod board. Go to the Elmod website and take a look, with the PRO you need 8, unless you dont want to use all the board features. The board is so feature rich that it would benefit with the use of even more channels, so definitelly going under 8 is absolutelly no go.

Also buying a 6ch radio usually means buying an almost toygrade non programmable radio. Again I know I am the rare avis here, but definitelly 8 is the minimum.

Andreabert: Some time ago I wrote this entry on my website which may (or may not) help you, lol: Is the entry Jofaur recommended you to read
https://radindustries.wordpress.com/2020/06/25/radios/

Any of the recommended radios in that entry are great and not expensive at all. Many forum colleagues bought some of those radios listed there and are very very happy with them.

Don't forget the radio is the most important part of the entire hobby, and the one most people don't pay enough attention.
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Postby Andreabert » Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:57 am

Well , Silversurfer, i dont mind to use the tank on battles or shows ect. Its for my personal fun only. I dont need to install new lights or ao. What i would its to improove sounds and movement og the tank. I never used any rc... so im prerry sure 16 channel will be too much for me... but as you told is better that i read some rewiew before buy it.

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Postby Andreabert » Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:59 am

Just to be sure. I have to buy a 2.4 ghz radio, right?
I need also a receiver to install with the new board or the elmod board have it?

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Postby Andreabert » Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:31 pm

Rad... i real all you wrote about the radio. But one thing is not clear to me.
I can buy the radio on amazon ( radiomaster 16s doesnt cost too much), but i also need to buy something else that go into the radio, or into the board, to match the radio signal,
Or, as i do now with torro radio, when i switch on bot, they pair automatically??

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Postby Rad_Schuhart » Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:42 pm

Andreabert wrote:Rad... i real all you wrote about the radio. But one thing is not clear to me.
I can buy the radio on amazon ( radiomaster 16s doesnt cost too much), but i also need to buy something else that go into the radio, or into the board, to match the radio signal,
Or, as i do now with torro radio, when i switch on bot, they pair automatically??


Yes, you need receivers. Get a flysky 10ch receiver and you will be well served.
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Postby Jofaur86 » Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:42 pm

No receiver with Elmod,the purchasse is made with the transmitter,and depending on the number of channels,(firmaware upgrade ) on PC but "Rad "will hit me knock :{ :D
No it is necessary to pair ( binder)the radios as,same as for the original HL.Or Torro,etc.

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Postby Andreabert » Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:02 pm

Guys...lol
Why Rad say i need it and Jofaur say no????

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Postby Jimster » Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:34 pm

Yes, you must use a receiver, which plugs into the board, to enable the radio to send commands to the board. Receivers are inexpensive so there’s no reason not to get a good 10 channel one. I use the FlySky mentioned by Rad. Tarranis QX7 and the Radiomaster TX16S are excellent radios and will do everything you could ever want a radio to do. Neither of those radios are too terribly expensive. If you really desire a first rate Elmod board because of it’s potential, don’t limit yourself with a 6 channel receiver and 6 channel radio.
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Postby Jofaur86 » Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:03 pm

Andreabert wrote:Just to be sure. I have to buy a 2.4 ghz radio, right?
I need also a receiver to install with the new board or the elmod board have it?


Here you ask if Elmod comes,with the receiver?? :( I answer no it's not like the HL ,turntable where everything is inclued!!!

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Postby jarndice » Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:59 pm

You will need a Control Board (Elmod/Clark/IBU/),
You will need a 2.4 16 channel+ Digital Programmable Transmitter and a matching 8+ channel Receiver,
With one exception a transmitter needs a receiver that is made to be used with that transmitter,
Using a Receiver that is not matched to the receiver will not work.
This has nothing to do with Binding which is what you will have to do when you are setting up your Transmitter to the new control board via the receiver.
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Postby Andreabert » Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:37 pm

Thanks guys.
So i bought

Elmod pro board
Radiomaster tx16s hall + batteries
Flysky iA10b receiver

Jarndice you told me about the digital programmable transmitter.

Do you have a brand/model i have to buy please?

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