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Old 01-05-2021, 07:48 PM
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For all the guys and girls who have the Tamiya Sheridan, how is it holding up. Bout to finally pull the trigger and purchase it. So just asking questions
Old 01-05-2021, 08:57 PM
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Tracks keep splitting for those running it. I don't have one, I just keep seeing pics of tracks laying on battlefields...
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Originally Posted by tch2000
For all the guys and girls who have the Tamiya Sheridan, how is it holding up. Bout to finally pull the trigger and purchase it. So just asking questions
Mine is doing well. It is still one of my favorite tanks to drive and fight. Mechanically it is a solid tank except for the weak tracks. One has to learn to be easy on the throttle and not making overly aggressive turns.

I highly recommend a radio with “dual rates”. This helps with tuning the power curves which smooths out the handling and helps to greatly reduce issues with the weak tracks.

Here are a few oldies but goodies of my Sheridan having fun. I have a bunch more and a number of videos of it on my Instagram @ fsttanks. Feel free to check them out.
















Strips are just shadows.

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Old 01-06-2021, 04:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Fsttanks
Mine is doing well. It is still one of my favorite tanks to drive and fight. Mechanically it is a solid tank except for the weak tracks. One has to be learn to be easy on the throttle and not making overly aggressive turns.

I highly recommend a radio with “dual rates”. This helps with tuning the power curves which smooths out the handling and helps to greatly reduce issues with the weak tracks.

Here are a few oldies but goodies of my Sheridan having fun. I have a bunch more and a number of videos of it on my Instagram @ fsttanks. Feel free to check them out.
















Strips are just shadows.
very nice. Love it. Thx man
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both of my track snapped just sitting on the shelf, I replaced the broken links and reduced the tension from what was in the instructions, great tank but HORRIBLE tracks, still waiting on DKLM or Kenny Kong to make metal replacement tracks.
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I heard from a friend Kenny said no when asked if he would.
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I heard from a friend Kenny said no when asked if he would.
That sucks well then Tamiya needs to fix this its not like there not having this problem in other Countries ether .
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I recommend buying a bunch of spare track links as they are reasonably cheap. Having to many is never a problem with the Sheridan. And who knows Tamiya might stop production of the Sheridan anytime and then those of us with them are SOL !
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I still think Carson from DKLM RC is working on the issue of tracks.
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I still think Carson from DKLM RC is working on the issue of tracks.
Indeed he is, I spoke with him yesterday and he has all the CAD files done, the problem he is running into is finding manufacturing capacity as many factories are at reduced production or have shut down due to the "pandemic"
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Damn. This makes me not want go get the tank. And if I did. I would keep tracks off while on shelf. Damn. All this money just for the tracks to break. Smh
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Originally Posted by tch2000
Damn. This makes me not want go get the tank. And if I did. I would keep tracks off while on shelf. Damn. All this money just for the tracks to break. Smh
Just take it easy on the throttle and watch the amount of dirt you pack into the sprockets and you will be fine. It’s a good tank otherwise and fun to drive. It just takes a few track breaks to learn what it likes and doesn’t like. Spare track links are cheap. Keep a dozen or so on hand and you will be set for a long time. Only two of the several links that broke on me could not be reused. The others I simply have re-installed and are holding so far.

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Originally Posted by Fsttanks
Just take it easy on the throttle and watch the amount of dirt you pack into the sprockets and you will be fine. It’s a good tank otherwise and fun to drive. It just takes a few track breaks to learn what it likes and doesn’t like. Spare track links are cheap. Keep a dozen or so on hand and you will be set for a long time. Only two of the several links that broke on me could not be reused. The others I simply have re-installed and are holding so far.
ok thanks.
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Sounds like it could use a spring loaded idler. Solved the track breaking issue on the Tammy KT. Hard to do on that idler set up though.
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Originally Posted by TheBennyB
Sounds like it could use a spring loaded idler. Solved the track breaking issue on the Tammy KT. Hard to do on that idler set up though.
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Small update, but a good one. I repaired the broken track with a spare link and pushed all the loose pins back in. I secured the suspension arms with another lock-tite session and thought I was ready to go. I had an issue where the tank kept shedding one track and I discovered one sprocket was just totally out of whack. I carefully reseated and reassembled everything and back in business.

On the field the tank did lose a track but that was a poor decision on my part to spin in deep sand. After that, no broken tracks and the tank kicked butt. On a big field I got to run wild and flank the big dogs...





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Originally Posted by edoubleaz
Small update, but a good one. I repaired the broken track with a spare link and pushed all the loose pins back in. I secured the suspension arms with another lock-tite session and thought I was ready to go. I had an issue where the tank kept shedding one track and I discovered one sprocket was just totally out of whack. I carefully reseated and reassembled everything and back in business.

On the field the tank did lose a track but that was a poor decision on my part to spin in deep sand. After that, no broken tracks and the tank kicked butt. On a big field I got to run wild and flank the big dogs...




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very nice.....i want one but im scared of those tracks.,..
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I wonder if part of the issue is having the rubber pads on the tracks, it seems to me that if they slid more than gripped, they wouldn't get stressed as much. Of course, the trade off is that they slip more than grip, but having zero experience battling and minimal running around, I would think that the difference in traction would be more than worth the increased reliability.
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Originally Posted by a65l
I wonder if part of the issue is having the rubber pads on the tracks, it seems to me that if they slid more than gripped, they wouldn't get stressed as much. Of course, the trade off is that they slip more than grip, but having zero experience battling and minimal running around, I would think that the difference in traction would be more than worth the increased reliability.
You are correct the rubber pads add a lot of friction and thus stress on the links. Tracks without them would be more users friendly, but the tank community would loose their minds and bash on Tamiya for not having them and “cheaping” out. They already do this over the road wheels not having rubber. Given that most of the Sheridan sold will not be much more then “shelf queens” Tamiya went with the rubber pads to be more detailed/accurate.

Even still with a simple pre/post run track inspection and a bit of time learning to drive the Sheridan (how and when to use power), it is possible to run it reasonably hard and not break or throw a track. I run mine three or four times a month on my home course or club battles and have not broken or thrown a track in quite some time. In fact it is one of my best fighting tanks.

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Personally, I'd rather see rubber road wheels than rubber track pads. But that's just my two cents, and obviously Tamiya didn't call me to ask what I th ought.

How tight are you running your tracks?
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I wish my Type 10 had rubber padded tracks and rubber rimmed road wheels though.

You’d think that with it being a Japanese main battle tank Tamiya would’ve pulled out all the stops for it…
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I know, right? They went all the way with the electronic stuff, but mechanically... Ah well.
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Originally Posted by a65l
Personally, I'd rather see rubber road wheels than rubber track pads. But that's just my two cents, and obviously Tamiya didn't call me to ask what I th ought.

How tight are you running your tracks?
I keep my tracks set with just a little “doop” in them as pictured.


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I have not heard much in the centurion at all 🧐

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