Step 1: Parts/Tools list
2. DBC (I will be using a DBC RC2HL) http://darkith.dyndns.org/~darkith/html/dbc.shtml
This requires the most basic of tools to complete.
Zip ties (I consider these tools)
Exacto knife, Dremel or some other preferred cutting tool.
DBU Build: http://darkith.dyndns.org/~darkith/html/dbu_inst.shtml
Step 2: Remove upper hull
Step 3: Remove turret
At this point I will desolder the 3 turret control wires and label them for easy identification later. Unscrew and remove the turret ring, separate turret from upper hull. Set upper hull aside
Step 4: Disassemble turret
Next is completely optional!
Remove main gun elevation unit and airsoft unit.
Step 5: Installing DBU IR sensor
DBU cable needs to be able to reach the front of the lower hull!
Step 6: IR LED
Cut a piece of CF tube with LED recessed 9mm. Put a drop of superglue(CA) to hold the LED in place but can still be removed if needed. Insert CF tube into gun mantle, align the tube as best as possible. Again put a small amount of CA on the tube to hold it into the mantle(Tube will be adjusted later when testing). As with the DBU best method is mounting a 2pin connector inside the mantle for easy LED changing without opening the tank.
LED connector wires need to reach the front of the lower hull! So start with about 12 inches of wire we will trim excess.
With this completed we are finished with the turret!
Re-assemble turret keeping all wires clear of moving parts(this is where we start using zip-ties).
Step 7: DBU hookup
Thanks and have fun!