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Old 09-23-2002, 12:12 PM
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Combat DigiQ: Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a question not covered, ask and I'll try to answer (or if someone knows the answer, please reply).

#1: What's a Combat DigiQ?
A: It's a 1/144th Scale, InfraRed remote controlled, super detailed Tank! Offered by a Takara/Konami joint. Click HERE for some pictures.

#2: Where can I buy them, and how much do they cost?
A: They are made in Japan/Hong Kong. Unless you're a local, you're going to have to buy from a retailer that ships internationally, or buy from a local retailer that imported them (it's gonna cost). The kit (tank & controller) has an MSRP of 5980yen (~$50US) + shipping.

#3: These little tanks seem pricey, why?
A: Here's a few reasons...
- Super small scale, super high detail
- REAL treads (none of the fake treads with wheels underneath)
- Interactive 'lasertag' system built-in to all Tanks and their controllers!
- Changeable IDs!
- Coming Soon, tanks with remote controllable turrets!

#4: You mentioned 'lasertag' system? Can you elaborate?
A: What sets these little tanks apart from the other remote controlled tanks (other than the fact that there is NO other remote controlled tank at such a small scale, with such detail) is that they have a tiny, interactive, infrared laser built into the turrets of the tanks. The lasers interact with the controller and other tanks!

The system consists of;
The Tanks: When shooting they simulate the recoil of actual gunfire by jerking back slightly. They also simulate being shot by spinning when a shot is registered.

The Controllers: track how many shots left, reload delay, damage taken and who's on what team (if any are setup)

There's 6 modes of play:
- Single-player; Rehearsal, Battle, War Game
- Team-play; Rehearsal, Battle, War Game

#5: Changeable IDs?
A: Yup, There's a total of 4 IDs (1, 2, 3, 4). With the Combat DigiQ, you can assign 1 of any of the 4 IDs to a Tank at any time! This is an excellent feature because you can battle against the same tanks, just assign different IDs!

#6: Are the Turrets remote controllable too?
A: The current line of Tanks does NOT have controllable turrets, but Konami has announced (with videos!) that the version of the tanks WITH remote controllable turrets is coming soon!

#7: Where can I get more info?
A: There's a few good sources...
- Right here at the TinyRC forums
- The official website: HERE (it's in japanese though)
- The English translated manual: HERE

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Old 09-25-2002, 09:52 AM
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New Info...

#6: Answer is NO, the turrets are NOT remote controllable. Though you can move the turret manually, you can NOT control the turning from the remote.

Some other new info...
- The controller has 2 sticks for control. The left stick controls the speed (how fast to go forward or reverse), while the right stick controls direction (left or right).
- The tanks can handle high-grade climbs! Someone mentioned going as steep as 60░!!!
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Old 09-26-2002, 05:37 PM
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The Controller uses 4-AA batteries
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Old 09-27-2002, 01:47 AM
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Hi

Need to ask a queston...

Just saw a small video on a Japanes DigiQ fan site that if this little wonder run over a magnet it act like it hit a mine! Is this true?
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Old 09-27-2002, 09:58 AM
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Well, how's about SHARING that video with us? Hmmm? Maybe a URL?
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Old 09-27-2002, 11:22 AM
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I knew I forgot something!

The site is DigiQ Bodyworks { in Japanese }
http://www2s.biglobe.ne.jp/~muro/

And for the video { mpeg format }:
http://www2s.biglobe.ne.jp/~muro/jirai.mpg

PS: He also dissasembles the tank to show the inner workings. Did you know there are TWO battries in this DigiQ! Wow.

PSS: The MPEG link seem to be broken right now.

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Ummm, ummm...COOL!!!

Even with the bad translation from Babelfish...You can still make out that INDEED you can use magnets as mines!!!!

AWESOME find Nightwing!
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Old 09-27-2002, 12:37 PM
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Glad to help!

Wonder how those flex sheet magnets that stick on the back of cards etc will work? His look about the size of a dime.
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Old 09-27-2002, 01:03 PM
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HEY! I just thought of something...

Better keep the tanks AWAY from the Bits (steering MAGNET)!!!
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Old 09-27-2002, 02:06 PM
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Wow, great find Nightwing! The video isn't working for me, any chance of a mirror site?
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Old 09-27-2002, 02:27 PM
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Try the link again!

Its seem to be back up. Else can email its only 232k big.

Take it back. Its down again! Would you mind me email it to you?

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Old 09-27-2002, 07:17 PM
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that's odd...was it designed to do that?

or maybe...the magnet thing is not good for the tank?
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Old 09-27-2002, 09:49 PM
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Got my Tanks tonight and so far it's a BLAST! I love em!...And the REALLY COOL PART?? My FiancÚ loves it too!

Some more things I've noticed so far...

- Decent range on the shots! You can be a good 3feet away and still register a hit
- NOISY devils! The motor/gears sounds like shakin a bag of gravel!
- You HAVE TO line up your shots! None of that shoot in the 'general' area...If you want to hit your opponent, you have to be AIMING at them!
- These Tanks are definitely geared for torgue! I wouldn't be surprised, if you found a way to make the treads stick, that it could scale a 90░ climb!
- I notice that unless you've got a solid line of sight, some commands can get delayed or even not register...Not much of a problem though.
- Hey! you can run them on rugs!

All in all...WELL WORTH the price! I LOVE em!

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Old 09-27-2002, 10:53 PM
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If you cant see the video. Here is a description.

Its shows the tank drive forward.

As it moving, a small magnetic disk is in its path.

When it get over the disk it starts to do a buzz-buzz-buzz sound while the front light lower on the body lights up red.

As its buzzing it starts to spin in place one way then the other.

Then stops.
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All right, I'm slobbering. I want 2 to start. What flavors do they come in? I can pay by Paypal or credit debit. BAE
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