Welcome to my Remote Control Tank Hobby web site. I’ve had it going for almost ten years now and I hope to be updating more often than I have in the past. Originally it was just “tankhobby” but my sole focus for last few years has been on remote control tanks so I added the “RC” component - rctankhobby.com.
BTW tankhobby.com will still work and bring you to the same site.
A lot of great stuff has been made available the last few years for Remote Control tanks with infrared combat. Not only in 1/16 scale but now a generous selection from two other companies, VS Tank and FOV (Forces of Valor or Unimax) with products available in 1/24 scale. Tamiya is also supplying newer 1/35 scale RC models with infrared combat capabilities. Some 1/72 scale products are available however these are not as functional as the larger scales, but can still be fun.
I’ve done a lot with the Tamiya infrared battle system and now I’m working with the FOV Battle Beam system. What I like about the FOV system is that it has team selection where the Tamiya system only has one infrared signal for targeting therefore fratricide is common in team play if you’re not careful.
Of course there’s more to RC tanks than just infrared combat, like just running the models and also paint ball combat. I’m having a great time driving my 1/6 scale Vantex Sherman around, the tank is huge!