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Bo Opening for New Project, Panzer II Ausf. C in 1/6 scale

Old 10-21-2020, 11:17 AM
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Got my work cut out for me on this one, but I'm already getting ideas.

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Old 10-21-2020, 06:22 PM
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Looking forward to how you decide to power the tanks, assuming electric motors, one for each sprocket. I'm going to start on the Dragon 1/6 Sherman and have some car seat adjustment motors I'm planning to use. It's all plastic so shouldn't be too heavy, my Vantex Sherman is fiberglass, wood and metal and is heavy, it uses a 24 Volt scooter motor, 200 watt version I think. Are you going paintball or Airsoft, maybe something else?
Old 10-21-2020, 10:21 PM
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Those geared scooter motors are awesome. I have used them in three different 1/6th combat tank builds. They have tons of power. I have them in 350W and 400W, but my combat tanks weigh over 100lbs. The scooter motors are proven. Using those car seat adjustment motors is a gamble. I say that because the scooter motors are made for constant use while those car adjustment motors are designed for short duration use. But of course it's your tank and you can build it how you like...
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Gary,
Great project- I'm looking forward to see you render your talents to this 1/6 project. There are several of us who have converted the 1/6 Dragon Sherman to RC, so look those builds up on this forum. I used the seat motors for the Sherman and they work fine. They are less than $20 each at salvage places (ServoCity) and are 12V.

I think the stock track links should work fine for the PZII, but printing them in ABS is not a bad idea.

Post your build thread. I'm interested to see what you do for sound.

Best regards,
Bob

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Old 10-22-2020, 01:26 PM
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I've already got the sound sorted out, I'll be using an IBU 2 Pro with a TPA amp. I'll have to order two more speakers, but I intend to duplicate the system that's in my hetzer. The big difference with this tank is that I'm hoping to run everything on a 3s lipo. The whole bottom half of the hetzer is metal so I needed a lot more power so I used the 350w scooter motors with a 6S lipo but I shouldn't have to go that far with a tank as light as this.
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Will be following as I've been looking at one for my son.

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