Welcome to RC Tank World.
What radio and receiver did you purchase?
Is it just a matter of the channel cables from the DMD do not fit into the receiver you have purchased (ie: the plugs on the channel cables have little tabs on the side that do not fit into the receiver?
The Tamiya DMD channel cables have the 'Futaba J style' connectors with a little tab on the side (see pic), because the radios Tamiya use to sell for these Full Option kits are Futaba branded. If your receiver is a Universal/JR type (without the tabs on the side) then the DMD channel wires would not fit the receiver.
I have an old Tamiya 1/16th scale RC Sherman Tank that I bought in 2004 and didn't build until this year. Unfortunately, I didn't buy the transmitter and receiver when I bought the model. I ordered a 4 channel transmitter and receiver from a hobby shop and now that it's in, they say it's not compatible with the DMD control unit and MF-02 unit. Specifically, the connectors from the unit to the receiver are not compatible.
Will this be true of any new 4 channel transmitter and receiver I buy or did we not choose the correct one? Any help would be appreciated. I am new to RC and don't know you know what from Shinola.
Congrats on the purchase.
I found my Tamy Pershing to be one of my best runners and also a favourite 'go-to' IR battler.
To my knowledge the Tamiya MF03 does not allow additional/auxiliary LEDS to be fitted to it - which is a shame really.