An Early Tamiya Sherman
After reading "So, what exactly is a Sherman" I got curious and dug out my old Tamiya Sherman that I built
back in the '70s. The date I penciled inside said 1976. I found the instructions (all in Japanese) and the cover
said kit RT1601. This tank has 2 motors and the clutch system. I put in the reciever batteries, pluged in a
fresh 7.2 battery, fired her up and she still runs. Not real fast, but she manuvers pretty well considering she's
over 35 years old! She only goes one speed, no turret movement, no sound, and of course no smoke.
Since she has 2 motors, would it be feasible to remove the clutch system and hook up an RX18 to get
proportional speed. With an HL turret motor I could get turret rotation at least. I might even get HL's
crappy sound with a speaker and volume pot. I don't want to spend a lot of money and I have all the
parts. Will the RX18 work, is it worth doing, what do you think? Suggestions, advice welcome.