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Old 08-10-2016, 02:30 AM
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Default My Taigen Panther F

Received a Nice Box today from Germany . My panther F








This is the 'rctank.de Edition'
(with complete new upper hull with metal turret + new Taigen gun recoil unit + IR battle system + 360 turret system + Panther F steel wheels and tracks + latest steel gearboxes and smoke unit. Steel gearboxes 4.1 with bearings and 380 motors )

No Paint and no electronics



This will treated With an IBU3 , ore Clark TK60 and a DKLM-RC gearbox, just like my jagdtiger .




Stay tuned for running video ( With Stock 4/1 gearbox and JP 480 Motors)
Old 08-10-2016, 02:34 AM
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Looks good. Can't wait to see it in paint.
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Imex-Erik, will this be an option here in the U.S.? Noe electronics and no paint with 4-1 gearbox?
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I'd be interested in that option too.
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A few more photos today








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Wow the texture on the metal parts is nice. Like the way they matched the interlocking plate on the upper and lower hull front plates. Weld beads are not bad either. Looks like there is not a lot of work needed to texture the surface before you paint it!!! Do the road wheels have bearings?
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About the wheels, not sure , probably not .

They are , what seems press fitted , so I pulled once, and leave it be . They do spinn nice all, and dont rub on each other ( I have a few on the jagd that wobbels a bit and rubb)



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does it have gun tube recoil?
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Originally Posted by MAUS45 View Post
Imex-Erik, will this be an option here in the U.S.? Noe electronics and no paint with 4-1 gearbox?
OH yes, I'm actually working on that now. I'm currently revamping the website and adding a lot more kit options Much more options than just no paint or electronics In fact I'm working on mix and match items such as pick your style road wheels, turret, etc. Will be great for things like the Panthers and Shermans
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I'd be interested in that option too.
Then keep watch! When I finish the new site I'll make sure everyone knows, I've been wanting to do more kits for a while now....
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Wow the texture on the metal parts is nice. Like the way they matched the interlocking plate on the upper and lower hull front plates. Weld beads are not bad either. Looks like there is not a lot of work needed to texture the surface before you paint it!!! Do the road wheels have bearings?
Yes, each tank from now on will be just as detailed or more than the previous. Its all for you guys, you asked and you will get. I might even put a suggestion form on the website for suggestions as well. As for the road wheels I have been informed there is one internal bearing on the wheel.
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does it have gun tube recoil?
Yes, the infrared version does feature barrel recoil

Also, congrats on the Panther F! Its one of my favorites atm besides my Hetzer and Leo
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thanks for stepping in Erik.
Man the quality have done a leap over the past few years, not just in the texture and details on these latest tank's I've bought ( this and the Jagdtiger ) but also in the running department. Love it . Nice and heavy with all the goodis, speed is decent stock out of the box, could use a little more power in the motors, so will take it for a spin tomorrow with hopefully :
stock 2,4 ghz + 4/1 black gearboxes and stock motors
same but with JP480 motors installed
and with IBU/Clark boards with the 4/1.
My dklm gearbox is still a few weeks away
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Originally Posted by sollie View Post
thanks for stepping in Erik.
Man the quality have done a leap over the past few years, not just in the texture and details on these latest tank's I've bought ( this and the Jagdtiger ) but also in the running department. Love it . Nice and heavy with all the goodis, speed is decent stock out of the box, could use a little more power in the motors, so will take it for a spin tomorrow with hopefully :
stock 2,4 ghz + 4/1 black gearboxes and stock motors
same but with JP480 motors installed
and with IBU/Clark boards with the 4/1.
My dklm gearbox is still a few weeks away
I'm glad you are enjoying, its you guys here that make a large difference. By telling us what you dont like and do like and how you would and do fix issues we can apply them in the future. Also, I cant confirm here at my house but I'm pretty sure ours will come with 390 motors and 4:1 I was actually just finishing the gearbox chart today and remembered that (yes, finally a chart will be posted on each gearbox showing what they fit) so tomorrow when I get to work I'll confirm that for you guys.
So how are you liking it so far? I especially like the hatches on the upper hull. If you didn't notice its an all new upper hull mold for both of the new Panthers All that is left is the Jagdpanther (to which the chassis will fit btw guys) metal edition and we are all set
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as mentioned by maus seems you can get in the paintbooth rather quick. Weld's and texture look good out of the Box . Would have liked the spare tracks and hangers also to come in the spare parts bag , not glued tight as on mine , and I like the jagdtiger setup on the opening system, rather to have them under the tank. .

Do you have a pdf of the manual for the F Erik ?



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Thanks for posting sollie, following along. Now do I buy the Panther F or the new 76mm Sherman.

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Yea you can find the manual HERE. The installation instructions for the accessories are there if that is what you are looking for
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkQSwWYc25w Quick run with the F. stock setup, and then with the JP 480 motors

and let's start

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The new sound is great. I didn't see much difference in turning with the 480's installed but I wasn't there. What do you think sollie?
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Not milestone better , but they are stronger .( I forgot to do supersping on video with the 390's on gras, not much power to do it I can tell you)

But it's just a test now until I get the DKLM gearbox shipped. With that installed it will be smooth and powerful .
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Thanks for the reply Sollie. Looking forward to seeing the new gear boxes.
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Thanks for the reply Sollie. Looking forward to seeing the new gear boxes.

Here is sneak peak on how it performes in my jagd :-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQ0ZUGocO5g
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Now I see a difference, that tall grass is a real test. Nice and quiet too. Thank you.
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Oh I forgot to chime in earlier today, ours here will come with 390 gears So are you keeping the stock IR unit?
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Very nice I got the plastic F turret a few years ago and turned it into this .
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Really like that clean look, and the spare Wheel on turret
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Made a start on the painting last night.. and some testing on what I aim for




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