Piranha, originally called HammerHead 4 is RCTA's primary IR Battle Unit. Because Piranha features the latest SMD technology IR receivers it is not only one of the smallest battle units available but also possibly the best for IR performance.
Piranha features 4 X IR receiver modules each with built-in IR noise filters capable of receiving IR signals over a 45 metre (147 ft) distance , 4 x high intensity red side mount LEDs and a high power, narrow angle IR emitter. The Piranha assembly comprises two interconnecting PCBs, a base unit and receiver/emitter unit. The standard base unit for Piranha is a 5+2 pin base for connection to RCTA & Tamiya units. An optional 5 pin base is available for direct connection to the new El Mod Fusion series. Direct connection to Heng Long and Taigen MFUs is possible using an aRUBA adapter but it is not recommended as these MFUs do not provide for LED indication if IR hits. If using a Heng Long or Taigen MFU then a MAKO is recommended as the MAKO will not only provide for LED indication but also a compatible pin output.
Piranha is supplied with 300mm 5 way and 300mm 2way JST-PH cables for 5+2 pin bases or a single 300mm 5 way for the 5 pin base.
NOTE: The mounting of the IR emitter on the top of Piranha is OPTIONAL. You can remove the emiiter and place inthe barrel, mantlet or whereever you wish on your tank. Simply use the supplied 2 way cable to connect direct to you rIR emitter instead of to the Piranha base unit.
Also available free for download are 3D print files to create a cover for the piranha unit.
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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 11 May, 2017.