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Jumping into the deep end of the pool. Tamiya Leopard ressurection.

Old 09-26-2014, 06:28 AM
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Pcomm,
Beautiful work, and thanks for the info. I may look into upgrading the Leo to a more contemporay running gear, if I want to add those sort of features. The vintage drivetrain takes up a fair amount of space and would limit cramming all of the other bits in the hull. My biggest hurdle is learning all of the hot-rod modifications that exist out there. I am not much of an electronics wizard, but my whole life has been fabrication and troubleshooting, so I can sort out the hardware issues as I learn what exists out there. Swapping and altering is right up my alley, I just need to apply it to the RC field.

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Old 09-26-2014, 10:41 AM
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Cool, your fabrication skills will give you an edge up, Tamiya plug and play electronics make things a little easier for the electronics challenged and the vintage drive train is fun for a vintage tank, but your model is upgradable to current standards, with a lot of different paths to follow.
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The easy part is the construction, the electronics will be a bit of work, but the detailing is another world entirely. That is the most daunting part to learn and I have no expectations of learning that too quickly. So for now, I will content myself with getting the operational issues learned. Luckily, one of my friends has been an avid modeler for years and he specifically likes tanks, so I at least have someone to pester for help.

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After a significant delay here are some pictures.




















Last one is a short video.

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Old 09-30-2020, 04:12 PM
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Is there a chance you still have the turret?, im looking for one for my LEOPARD A4... well, half of it...
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Tanks!
Well, since it is old, my logic says that maybe I'll just got lucky and happend to get that turret, because, by now it is an abandoned, dust covered project

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