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Forum: RC Tanks
02-04-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,185
Posted By maillemaker

Amazing to see the tank after a decade of action!...

Amazing to see the tank after a decade of action! :)

Steve
Forum: RC Tanks
02-04-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 147
Posted By maillemaker

Pretty cool! Steve

Pretty cool!

Steve
Forum: RC Tanks
01-30-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,725
Posted By maillemaker

Did you ever get the Creality to print?

Did you ever get the Creality to print?
Forum: RC Tanks
01-28-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 468
Posted By maillemaker

So I got the pack of duckbills from Mato. Nice...

So I got the pack of duckbills from Mato. Nice customer service.
But, hopefully I will not need them.
I used a nail set ground to a sharp point, and, supporting the knurled end (the non-duckbill...
Forum: RC Tanks
01-28-2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,132
Posted By maillemaker

Looks cool! Steve

Looks cool!

Steve
Forum: RC Tanks
01-28-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By maillemaker

Added some more mud to my T49. Overdid it?

I wish I was a better weathering master. I decided my tank looked too clean so I added some more mud. I think I went overboard. I guess it looks like a bunch of muddy soldiers had climbed aboard...
Forum: RC Tanks
01-23-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By maillemaker

I have ordered a #4-40 tap and some screws. ...

I have ordered a #4-40 tap and some screws.

Steve
Forum: RC Tanks
01-21-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By maillemaker

Installing Mato Sherman Tensioners on Heng Long Sherman

So the screw boss on my plastic Heng Long Sherman cracked, so I had to replace the rear idler attachment point. Doing so gave me an excuse to install tensioners also. So, I decided to try and...
Forum: RC Tanks
01-17-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 254
Posted By maillemaker

sort of a tank...

This came up in my facebook feed:

https://www.gearbest.com/rc-cars/pp_536395.html?lkid=19330617

Steve
Forum: RC Tanks
01-17-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,725
Posted By maillemaker

Sorry to hear the printer is not working out for...

Sorry to hear the printer is not working out for you, Crius! Glad you are posting your results though. I am currently playing with a used 3D laser engraver I picked up from a neighbor and I am...
Forum: RC Tanks
01-16-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By maillemaker

I got the RC scale M2 bolts today - yes, they...

I got the RC scale M2 bolts today - yes, they measure about 2mm across the flats.

Steve
Forum: RC Tanks
01-16-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 319
Posted By maillemaker

I have not had a plastic gearbox wear out yet. ...

I have not had a plastic gearbox wear out yet. They have built in slip-clutches so that if they are over-torqued the slip clutch lets go, sparing the plastic teeth. On heavy tanks, like the...
Forum: RC Tanks
01-16-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 319
Posted By maillemaker

It's a nice tank. Drives well even with plastic...

It's a nice tank. Drives well even with plastic tracks and plastic gearbox.
My biggest beef with the plastic tracks is due to moldability issues the horns (track guides) are centered on the tread...
Forum: RC Tanks
01-15-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 566
Posted By maillemaker

I've ordered from bangood and aliexpress.

I've ordered from bangood and aliexpress.
Forum: RC Tanks
01-14-2019, 06:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By maillemaker

I don't know if yours is a BB gun tank but just a...

I don't know if yours is a BB gun tank but just a word of caution - if you think you are going to have tank battles with the BB guns you will discover they are more than powerful enough to blast bits...
Forum: RC Tanks
01-14-2019, 06:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 302
Posted By maillemaker

You guys had me all paranoid about LiPo...

You guys had me all paranoid about LiPo batteries, but I have switched over to NiMH batteries for everything as a result. I use 3000 Mah batteries and I get bored driving the tank before the battery...
Forum: RC Tanks
01-14-2019, 06:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 566
Posted By maillemaker

It looks like these tanks are starting to hover...

It looks like these tanks are starting to hover around the $100-$130 mark for all-plastic versions. That's a pretty good deal, I think.

Steve
Forum: RC Tanks
01-14-2019, 06:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By maillemaker

What size socket headed cap screw to use as M2 nut driver?

I just ordered some M2 Hex Head Bolts to attach the Mato Sherman idler brackets / tensioners to my plastic-hulled Heng Long Sherman.

I don't want to spend $20 on a set of nut drivers.

Does...
Forum: RC Tanks
01-09-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 566
Posted By maillemaker

Cheap prices on ebay for Heng Long recently?

I'm noticing some really cheap prices on Heng Long basic plastic 2.4 GHz tanks lately. $140 range. They say "Heng Long", but also say things like, "High Simulation".
I'm not sure if these are...
Forum: RC Tanks
01-05-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 722
Posted By maillemaker

That look great! Steve

That look great!

Steve
Forum: RC Tanks
01-01-2019, 01:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 722
Posted By maillemaker

Nah, the one I saw was far simpler. Guy just had...

Nah, the one I saw was far simpler. Guy just had basically a balloon being stretched and released to gather up smoke and puff it out.
Forum: RC Tanks
12-28-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 722
Posted By maillemaker

Search the forum. I ran across a video on this a...

Search the forum. I ran across a video on this a year or so ago. A guy basically made the recoil action of the barrel pump a bellows on a smoke chamber causing a puff of smoke to come out. It was...
Forum: RC Tanks
12-27-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 468
Posted By maillemaker

I contacted Mato and they are sending me 20...

I contacted Mato and they are sending me 20 duckbills free.
I noticed that that knurl one end of the track pins but not the ends that go into the duckbills. I suggested they knurl both ends. Or,...
Forum: RC Tanks
12-27-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By maillemaker

I was thinking about just Gorilla gluing them in...

I was thinking about just Gorilla gluing them in place. Do you have a source for the M2 Scale Hex Bolts?

Thanks,
Steve
Forum: RC Tanks
12-26-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 468
Posted By maillemaker

I have gone through one track length and staked...

I have gone through one track length and staked every pin with a nail set filed to a point. Will do the other track tomorrow. Hopefully this will be the end of loose duckbills!

Steve
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