Here the chassis is gutted and the FOV electronics is about to be fitted in. The running gear is kept intact as I wanted the VVS suspension, the Franklin Mint model has the HVSS and I probably could have swapped it out if I chose to go that route.
As you can see I labeled all the connection on the wires. I do this in place of making a list so when the list is lost I’m not. No matter when I get back to the project I know what wires go where.
The next photo shows the battery compartment. Note that only six batteries are installed, the FOV circuit board runs off six batteries, not eight like the VS Tanks. I don’t know if the extra voltage from eight batteries would harm the FOV board so I just kept the power at six cells.