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Old 11-13-2012, 11:21 AM
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The Tank Museum has discounted the Taigen tanks that we received and will no longer carry them.
We presently have one late and 4 early BB and all plastic versions left. Once gone they are gone!

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Old 11-13-2012, 02:15 PM
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Why not just raffel them off?? Just kidding   Ahh... the Good Ole Days...
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:34 PM
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I am waiting on the delivery of my "late" version, ordered a few days ago, confirmed shipped.

It will be converted to IR with new upgrade gearboxes and electronics set up to run with my Tactic Radio,

It will be stripped down and refinished in Abt 506 camo/markings.


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May I ask the reason these have been discontinued?
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:51 PM
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The Tank Museum has discounted the Taigen tanks that we received and will no longer carry them.
We presently have one late and 4 early BB and all plastic versions left. Once gone they are gone!

Karen
Curious ... only one month ago on Oct 13th quite a few people were enthusiastic when they read this news announcement you made here on the forum:
Hello Tankers! The AAF Tank Museum is happy to announce that we have taken the plunge and brought in a new line of RC tanks that up to now was only available from overseas.
Taigen 1/16th RC Tanks are now available from the AAF Tank Museum.Presently the German Tiger 1 early and late models are available. We hope to bring in the full line of Taigen tanks in the coming months.

Now, just a month later on Nov 13, we get an announcement the AAF will no longer carry Taigen tanks.
Boy, that was a quick about-face girltankette ... what caused such a quick exit? ... quality issues, bad feedback during the Nov 3rd battle day ... the Taigens not getting along with the Tamiyas

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Old 11-14-2012, 08:26 AM
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Craig, Yes it was an about face and I am sorry for getting everyones hopes up and then giving it the boot.
I have received 8 of this first generation Taigen tank and have already experienced a speaker frying out
on a customer. ( not good odds in my opinion) This customer was not an RC Tanker like most of you all are here,
so there was major disappointment on the customers part ( thank goodness it was not a Christmas present).
My supplier has sent me out a replacement speaker at not charge, but this just brings up the Mato disaster that I experienced a few years ago.
And I can not put the museum thru that again.

Phil was great at opening every tank, putting a battery in them, fixing what needed to be fixed, running them before
shipping them out to his customer. I never understood how he made any money with all that labor involved, but Ibelieve he
did it for the love of the hobby and his customers - unfortunately I do not have the luxury or the manpower
to be able to do this. I have sold two others, one to an RC Tanker here on the forum, looking forward to seeing what he has to say
and another one to a museum visitor, which I have not had any feedback from yet.

We felt it was better to cut the prices and get rid of them, then to have problems down the road. We pride ourselves on
good customer service and giving our customers a good product without hassles, so I will stick with the Tamiya brand
and let someone else take up the Taigen brand.

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Old 11-14-2012, 08:57 AM
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i understand your point of vieuw karen, your service is one of the best a taznker can get , a pitty am in europe
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vv8ce-PdIk TIGER EARLY DESERT CAMO “all metal”
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:52 PM
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How much is shipping in the USA?
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:30 PM
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hence, why Tamiya stands out.
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:18 AM
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Dirtybird, should be somewhere around $20 to ship to MD.
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When I click on the link on the site for Taigen, it comes up blank now.

UPS tracking says mine should arrive about the middle of next week.
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:28 PM
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They are probably sold out.
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They are probably sold out.
Yeah, that's what I assumed, too.

At least I didn't miss out on an opportunity, fo a change.

Given the reported problems the AAF Museum had with the Taigens, IMHO, it is unfortuneate Taigen does not offer a "hobbiest" verasion of their tanks set up like the Mato metal tanks; meaning the hull, turret, tracks, suspension, wheels etc. w/3:1's BUT no electronics, so we could put our own in,

The price should be lower without the radio, electronics and electronics assembly costs, then we could just install our favorite electronics, sellers like the AAF would not have the pronlems with electronics isses.

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They are all sold - Glenn that is a great idea!
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An update on my Taigen Tiger I (late version) from the AAF.

Karen was helpful after the I purchased my tank and Baron Fel went way beyond my expectations and addressed my problem with the broken idler arm, I would encourage anyone to order from him, he will take care of you.

The tank now has;

Waltersons Gearboxes
400 Motors
SLU conversion to IR, c/w Tactic receiver for my Tactic TTX404 Hobby Radio
HL Upgrade Flash

It is basically painted and marked in Abt 506 colours/markings, Russia, spring 1944 .

I am working on final touches; tools, weathering, clear coat, etc.


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Switch is in the Radio Operators hatch, same as the stock Taigen but this is the switch that comes with the SLU

The Volume control is in the Drivers hatch. This was my idea, it is angled because it is too tall to fit, straight up.

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Wlaterson Gearboxes, shown when I was stating to fit them up and Gunter checking out his new "ride" when I was figuring out the placement of the electronics.
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Applying the Abt 506 emblem, four steps.

1.) Yellow

2.) Black

3.) Red

4.) White


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nice job on the emblem Glen looks good
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nice job on the emblem Glen looks good
Thanks, here's some more pictures.

My camera, indoors, at night, with the flash makes it look glossy, it isn't, though.

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Did you use decals or stencils?
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Did you use decals or stencils?
They are stencil, the application srquence fpr the 4 colour Abt. 506 emblem is shown in my post of2/2/2013

I prefer stencils to decals.

Here is where I got stencils for the Taigen Tiger;

http://www.rctank.de/index.php?cPath...t_order&page=2


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I would like to hear how those Waltherson gear boxes perform.

The varible position motor mount with the 3 different pinions is of special interest to me. If possible some video of the tank running with all three variations would be great. Failing that maybe some timed runs over 20 ft?

Tiger looks great Glen
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I would like to hear how those Waltherson gear boxes perform.

The varible position motor mount with the 3 different pinions is of special interest to me. If possible some video of the tank running with all three variations would be great. Failing that maybe some timed runs over 20 ft?

Tiger looks great Glen



Me too!

And the TI looks fantastic!














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