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Old 12-07-2010, 11:34 AM
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Coming January 2011:

For more information visit this post: http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_10182511/tm.htm

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Old 12-07-2010, 12:46 PM
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Very cool. Did you make the tracks yourself or was it pulled from something else and modded to fit. Either way it is very nice looking and bet that has to be a blast with some snow.
Old 12-07-2010, 12:51 PM
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I would like to see a wider track, any chance of a double wide version? any indications of how much per pair?
Old 12-07-2010, 12:59 PM
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Track is a standard RC tank track.

Double wide is an option for the future, however the cost of a dually set will most likely make it prohibitive to most people.
Old 12-08-2010, 02:46 PM
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I would say your ready to go!
Old 12-08-2010, 02:51 PM
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Almost. New drive wheel is being installed tomorrow, and tested this weekend. Still looking at whether a raised leading and trailing pitch should be added to the frame to allow more flotation, but at the moment it has not arisen as an issue.
Old 12-08-2010, 06:10 PM
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will those tracks be able to stand up to high speed? looks good BTW.
Old 12-08-2010, 07:02 PM
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run them a WOT on 2S VXL. Gearing in dry weather on tires ran around 36mph, figure tracks bump it down to around 28-30....my guess. No exploded track yet.
Old 12-09-2010, 05:44 AM
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any ideas on per pair price yet? A neighborhood guesstimate would but fine I mean are you thinking $60 a pair or $260 a pair....
Old 12-09-2010, 06:29 AM
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Final prices are being worked out, but package prices will be included on the site within the next few weeks.
Old 12-09-2010, 06:52 AM
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that is way cool.

any chance on a larger kit for monster trucks? i think a set for a clodbuster or emaxxwould be insane.
Old 12-09-2010, 06:58 AM
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A double wide version for Summit/Clod/Maxx size vehicles is already being considered and some designs have been drawn up. The reality is that wide-track kit will most likely not see production until next season.
Old 12-09-2010, 07:09 AM
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What's the compatibility vehicle-wise for these? Sort of a universal "if it takes 12mm hex, it'll take the tracks" fit, or specific track kits for specific RC models?
Old 12-09-2010, 07:49 AM
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Please see this thread for more information: http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_10...m.htm#10182511

But, 12mm and 14mm hex hub adapters are included in each kit, so yes, "universal" to an extent.
Old 12-09-2010, 07:55 AM
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Thank you sir. I checked that link earlier, but failed to read the fine print in my haste.

If I have funds after Christmas, perhaps I can help out my poor Stadium Thunder calling to me for winter fun.
Old 12-09-2010, 08:50 AM
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Oh, hello, now i know who you are, Soloratov
Old 12-09-2010, 12:21 PM
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Hehe, HI LARS!
Old 12-09-2010, 01:53 PM
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Your different usernames on different forums confused me, that is why it ended up this way -sorry
Old 12-09-2010, 05:40 PM
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That thing looks Bad A** man enjoy it. $80-85 a pair is very resonable to-now i gotta think of what i can sell.
Old 12-09-2010, 09:02 PM
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Just an FYI, it's against RCU's rules for vendors to discuss prices in the forums.
Old 12-10-2010, 03:34 AM
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Missed that one, fixed it.
Old 12-10-2010, 08:19 AM
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Default RE: Ready for winter?

Curious what brand, scale, and model are the tank threads from seeing there is no standard RC tank track .
Tank tracks are generally only shared between 2-3 tanks tops, different scales (there is around 4-5 different scales that I can think of), and then you have the different tank manufacturers who all use different pitches.
Also are the tracks metal or plastic?
Old 12-10-2010, 08:33 AM
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They are plastic. 1/16 scale.
Old 12-10-2010, 11:05 AM
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Soloratov, have you considered looking into a rubber track? It might hold up a bit better than the plastic tracks, especially in the cold.
Old 12-10-2010, 11:15 AM
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ORIGINAL: ThunderbirdJunkie

Soloratov, have you considered looking into a rubber track? It might hold up a bit better than the plastic tracks, especially in the cold.
the metal would probably be better. But still people on the tank forum break em.

I've ran my tank in the snow and the plastic tracks held up. Just gotta leave the RC in the cold for 1-2 hours prior to use(without battery), and have it be like 25 or below out(to be safe). If its warmer ice will form in the track and break em.

I'll be honest the reason I asked was those look like my Tiger I tracks from henglong, in which case if they are there pretty cheap to replace and fix.

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