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Batman's Tumbler

Old 02-14-2011, 08:48 AM
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Hello,

I'd like some advice on how to turn a diecastmodel into a working RC car.

I've been a lifelong Batman fan, and now that my wife and I arenearing the birth of our firstborn, I've decided to put together anice RC version of the Tumbler. While there are RC models of theunique batmobile, none are very well reviewed. Instead of throwingaway money on a cheap toy, I'd like to invest in a quality diecastmodel, and mate it with a chassis and motor that can carry the weight.I'm not an avid RC hobbyist, but I'm determined to finish this project.

Here is a link to the model Tumbler I'm thinking of buying. Ifanybody has any ideas or advice for me, please post. I would verymuch appreciate the help!

http://www.amazon.com/Wheels-Elite-D...7556693&sr=1-1



Brian.
Old 02-21-2011, 11:05 AM
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Even if u can get a motor in that thing it looks like the front wheels are fixed and I don't see how u could get them to turn? I think you'd be better off finding a actual rc version and maybe upgrading the motor and what not. I think you'll just need more to start with on this build. Or maybe find a decent hobbygrade rc and retro fit a batman body from something else on it. Or if your really creative make your own body. I just don't see how that one you've picked out can be done.
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Here is a full RC mod I did for the big Tyco Batman Tumbler complete with V8 engine sound and working flaps...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xf14y2Rin6E[/youtube]
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Old 10-19-2011, 06:54 AM
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ORIGINAL: brchri

Hello,

I'd like some advice on how to turn a diecastmodel into a working RC car.

I've been a lifelong Batman fan, and now that my wife and I arenearing the birth of our firstborn, I've decided to put together anice RC version of the Tumbler. While there are RC models of theunique batmobile, none are very well reviewed. Instead of throwingaway money on a cheap toy, I'd like to invest in a quality diecastmodel, and mate it with a chassis and motor that can carry the weight.I'm not an avid RC hobbyist, but I'm determined to finish this project.

Here is a link to the model Tumbler I'm thinking of buying. Ifanybody has any ideas or advice for me, please post. I would verymuch appreciate the help!

http://www.amazon.com/Wheels-Elite-D...7556693&sr=1-1



Brian.
Honestly, until you're "an avid RC hobbyist" it seems that taking on any such project will have you in way over your head.
You've got to understand, and be familiar with, at least the basics before you'd posess the basic abilities of taking on any such project.

Old 10-20-2011, 09:39 AM
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ORIGINAL: replayreb

Here is a full RC mod I did for the big Tyco Batman Tumbler complete with V8 engine sound and working flaps...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xf14y2Rin6E[/youtube]
That's a [email protected] good first post after 6 years of membership.

Amazing mod!
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ORIGINAL: rschoi_75

That's a [email protected] good first post after 6 years of membership.

Amazing mod!
lol I think I registered back then to in order to be able to search the marketplace section. Anyway, I was googling "Batman Tumbler RC mods" a month ago when I began this project and found this thread and decided I would come back and share if I was successful.
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NICE!!!!
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That is frekking AWESOME !
I thought about it but was only going to mod the body to fit on my truck.

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