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    08-20-2016, 10:55 AM
    ausf replied to a thread King Tiger Smoking Gun in RC Tanks
    Smoke shouldn't block IR signals. If you need proof, take a IR sensor and stick it in a PVC plumbing pipe. You find it'll take hits from a 100 feet...
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    08-19-2016, 08:42 AM
    ausf replied to a thread Basic set of paints in RC Tanks
    The question is too broad. Some more detail would help you get what your looking for. Are you primarily interested in WWII armor? Allied?...
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    08-18-2016, 10:50 AM
    I didn't and it's been there for a while. I used Aves Apoxie Sculpt (use it for everything) and that stuff goes nowhere once set. I apply it thin...
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    08-18-2016, 09:43 AM
    ausf replied to a thread Some good deals in RC Tanks
    That sucks, hope everything works out for you.
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    08-15-2016, 06:45 AM
    ausf replied to a thread Jp 4 in RC Tanks
    I'm not sure if the IVs directions called for the gap, but what your photos show is exactly where I placed mine, then filled that gap with putty for...
    81 replies | 2923 view(s)
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    08-14-2016, 03:18 PM
    ausf replied to a thread Tiger tracks. in RC Tanks
    Yeah it's directed towards you. Just buy the Tammy, don't go lookin' for reasons to add to it until you build it. You can get and install metal...
    5 replies | 186 view(s)
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    08-14-2016, 03:09 PM
    ausf replied to a thread Sorry off topic in RC Tanks
    Okay, the speed record jet was neat, but those two 1/4 scale Komets are amazing.
    7 replies | 242 view(s)
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    08-14-2016, 07:51 AM
    ausf started a thread Tiger tracks. in RC Tanks
    Gary. Original Tiger I tracks (now 14 years old). Not even painted. Video was to show the plow, but you can get an idea of nylon track sag...
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    08-14-2016, 07:39 AM
    ausf replied to a thread Sorry off topic in RC Tanks
    From the people who brought you the Komet. :cool: That is seriously impressive on so many levels, but the coolness of the operator takes the cake....
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    08-13-2016, 04:20 PM
    Every time I read one of these issues I'm glad I moved away from struggling with the different boards. Yeah, the boring old Tamiya Maybach...
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    08-10-2016, 02:20 PM
    ausf replied to a thread Preferred Primers? in RC Tanks
    I'm with Rudy on this, Vallejo Acrylic Polyurethane Primer are the best I've used from all the model paint companies (don't know about the rattle can...
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    08-09-2016, 09:12 AM
    ausf replied to a thread ElMod Distributors? in RC Tanks
    Definitely give us a write up when you get it. I'd love to see them catch on here, the Thinktank board in my Xion Ketten works flawlessly.
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    08-07-2016, 06:39 AM
    ausf replied to a thread Jp 4 in RC Tanks
    Nice. I did that once when I used the recommended Tamiya rattle can, but on most I rarely have the patience to pre-assembly prime. For me,...
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    08-07-2016, 05:44 AM
    ausf replied to a thread ElMod Distributors? in RC Tanks
    I hear ya Buggmann. Maybe a German (or European shop) sells them cheaper even considering shipping if there isn't an option through El Mod. I'm...
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    08-06-2016, 06:45 AM
    ausf replied to a thread ElMod Distributors? in RC Tanks
    I never know what to expect when getting shipping estimates from Europe. I've had 1 oz tank parts have a shipping rate of $30, but then much larger...
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    08-06-2016, 06:19 AM
    ausf replied to a thread Jp 4 in RC Tanks
    Sweet. Did you prime the tub before assembly or did it come that way?
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    08-05-2016, 08:55 AM
    ausf replied to a thread Bushings vs bearings. in RC Tanks
    But prop shaft are under serious torque load. Serious enough that hull design takes rotation into effect since the prop torque can lift up or pull...
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    08-05-2016, 06:20 AM
    If it's a stock HL, in my experience, it's just the way it is. They aren't precise (neither is a Tamiya, but closer). Neither were the real things,...
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    08-05-2016, 06:11 AM
    ausf replied to a thread Bushings vs bearings. in RC Tanks
    Good points Jeff and Jimmy. I didn't think of load vs non-load. This is what I wanted, a discussion that uncovers points of both. There is a...
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    08-04-2016, 06:27 PM
    ausf replied to a thread Bushings vs bearings. in RC Tanks
    I hear ya Brett. Not just dirt, but I don't want oil around the plastic either. Oil lites are permanently oiled and the bushing bronze is lubed...
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    08-04-2016, 06:21 PM
    ausf replied to a thread Bushings vs bearings. in RC Tanks
    Doesn't sound odd at all, sounds ideal. When something like the Tiger road wheels where assembly is essentially sealing it, the bronze bushing is...
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    08-04-2016, 05:52 PM
    ausf started a thread Bushings vs bearings. in RC Tanks
    Just to get in out there right off the bat, I use the Tamiya bushings in all my builds, including the original Tiger I that is still rolling along....
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    08-01-2016, 03:39 PM
    ausf replied to a thread Jp 4 in RC Tanks
    Ah, the suitcase of goodness. :)
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    07-30-2016, 05:32 PM
    ausf replied to a thread Panzer IV Leaf suspension. in RC Tanks
    I think in all RC disciplines, tank's especially, people like to upgrade or hop up things and there's a cottage industry to facilitate it. Whether...
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    07-30-2016, 02:40 PM
    ausf replied to a thread Panzer IV Leaf suspension. in RC Tanks
    When you install the springs, there is a set screw to hold in place. If you extend the spring to the very limit and epoxy in place, you won't have an...
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    07-30-2016, 10:12 AM
    I'd always opt for taking a pin out for track removal. If your drive sprockets is running true without wobble, why risk alignment pulling it off? ...
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    07-30-2016, 09:00 AM
    Bingo. Plus, I bet you won't even get it. I ordered one that was recommended on another forum, marketed as a replacement part for some RC...
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    07-28-2016, 06:51 AM
    ausf replied to a thread Has Heng Long Improved? in RC Tanks
    That's the best summary I've read. Not only is it spot on for the hobby as it exists today, but by leaving out brands and only using dollars, it's...
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    07-26-2016, 07:21 AM
    Dan's correct on so many points. I've been playing bass a few years short of 40 now and have used the gamut of amps from the old tube Kustom and...
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    07-25-2016, 05:38 AM
    ausf replied to a thread Has Heng Long Improved? in RC Tanks
    Beware there are fake ones and scams out there surrounding the TBS, so if you come across a cheap one, it's most likely not a real TBS (if it exists...
    68 replies | 2566 view(s)
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