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  • ausf's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:39 PM
    Bob told me about that one. A search here brought no joy, but google uncovered this thread: ...
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    Yesterday, 10:33 AM
    That's why some guys mod it. Add a spring and remove the teeth after the stopping position to where it returns. When it starts the motion, the spring...
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    Yesterday, 05:37 AM
    In terms of recoil, Tamiya's system is a large gear driven by a small motor with worm gear. It has a micro switch that stops the motion on return....
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    05-23-2016, 03:46 PM
    Technically, the raptors do have skeletons... Great pics, love 'em.
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    05-23-2016, 10:57 AM
    Tamiya is unique in that their RC kits are a combination of their static model arm and their RC arm. They assemble as easy as any static kit, yet...
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    05-17-2016, 04:10 PM
    ausf replied to a thread Star Trek is here... in RC Tanks
    The PEI sheet works like a charm. I've been messing around with settings just trying different combinations and fine tuning, then for giggles I...
    43 replies | 1934 view(s)
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    05-13-2016, 06:01 PM
    ausf replied to a thread Tamiya new 1/16 release in RC Tanks
    $28 more than the IV. Not a big deal of an increase considering the time in-between. I've never understood Tamiya's list pricing. I would have...
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    05-12-2016, 01:58 PM
    Besides the Tiger I, I've alter all my Tamiyas so they are hinged in the rear and the tops flip up like a Funny Car. I doubt you'd have trouble...
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    05-11-2016, 08:32 PM
    ausf replied to a thread Star Trek is here... in RC Tanks
    Sweet. Enjoy the build. My PEI sheet will be here tomorrow.
    43 replies | 1934 view(s)
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    05-11-2016, 12:44 PM
    ausf replied to a thread Tamiya new 1/16 release in RC Tanks
    After the Tiger I, Tamiya seemed to relax on the details, sacrificing accuracy for RC engineering. DML, Tristar and AFV Club have blown Tamiya...
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    05-07-2016, 11:59 AM
    ausf replied to a thread Tamiya gearboxes in RC Tanks
    No adjustment. I think you're just experiencing the natural action of the tracks. With prop we tension, the track drapes over the drive sprocket and...
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    05-07-2016, 10:50 AM
    ausf replied to a thread Tamiya gearboxes in RC Tanks
    Probably closer to a dozen years now. ;) That poor Tiger was the training tank for my sons and all their friends over the years. Too many...
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    05-06-2016, 04:05 PM
    ausf replied to a thread Tamiya new 1/16 release in RC Tanks
    Makes sense, just needed to work an upper, they already have all the components. After the last release they probably aren't looking to do a ground...
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    05-05-2016, 03:48 PM
    ausf replied to a thread Star Trek is here... in RC Tanks
    Thanks. I use Sketchup Make, Slic3r and Repetier. I don't mind keeping the laptop hooked in, the charger, et al is there so it's a natural...
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    05-05-2016, 06:50 AM
    ausf replied to a thread Star Trek is here... in RC Tanks
    PEI is on my list. I placed a McMaster Carr order before I read your suggestion, so I'll get an 12 X 12 piece next time. Good to know regarding...
    43 replies | 1934 view(s)
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    05-04-2016, 05:16 PM
    ausf replied to a thread Star Trek is here... in RC Tanks
    Once I ditched the fine adjust screw and got the printer square to the bench, I haven't needed to level the bed. I've tried a host of different...
    43 replies | 1934 view(s)
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    05-04-2016, 03:53 PM
    ausf replied to a thread Star Trek is here... in RC Tanks
    Good deal Terry. I've been using the thing pretty much daily since I built it and have already used it exactly as I hoped, RC parts as well as...
    43 replies | 1934 view(s)
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    05-01-2016, 03:56 PM
    Glad to hear you got it. Can't help in any way with HL, just want to chime in or McMaster Carr. I ordered an assortment of Lexan tube and O rings...
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    04-28-2016, 05:34 AM
    ausf replied to a thread Star Trek is here... in RC Tanks
    Thats an impressive setup. I'll give ABS another try with a hotter bed. I have a sizable booth for airbrushing and the resin casting gear (vacuum...
    43 replies | 1934 view(s)
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    04-27-2016, 05:32 AM
    ausf replied to a thread Star Trek is here... in RC Tanks
    Thanks! I'll take you up on that. My only issues so far have been with bed height. When I get that tweaked right, it's a dream. I tried ABS...
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