Go Back  RCU Forums > RC Cars, Buggies, Trucks, Tanks and more > RC Tanks
Reload this Page >

TAKOM 1014 1/16 Wiesel MK.20

Notices
RC Tanks Discuss all aspects of rc tank building and driving here!

TAKOM 1014 1/16 Wiesel MK.20

Old 09-09-2021, 09:00 AM
  #1  
bowlman
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: jackson, MI
Posts: 2,156
Received 56 Likes on 48 Posts
Default TAKOM 1014 1/16 Wiesel MK.20

I see this is out there now .

The following users liked this post:
Pnzjgr (10-21-2021)
Old 09-09-2021, 09:11 AM
  #2  
bowlman
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: jackson, MI
Posts: 2,156
Received 56 Likes on 48 Posts
Default

https://www.themodellingnews.com/202...new-large.html
Old 09-09-2021, 11:42 PM
  #3  
Michal_Kaczorowski
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Ciechanów, Poland
Posts: 224
Received 54 Likes on 42 Posts
Default

Nice. And it's not, as many read, "Mark 20" only "Machine Kanone 20mm"
Old 09-10-2021, 01:45 AM
  #4  
Crius
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Detroit Rock City
Posts: 4,322
Received 251 Likes on 202 Posts
Default

That thing is going to be very, very small. When it comes to getting Motors and electronics into that tiny space, if Scooby-Doo were here he would say, Rotsa Ruck!!!
Old 09-10-2021, 02:31 AM
  #5  
Michal_Kaczorowski
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Ciechanów, Poland
Posts: 224
Received 54 Likes on 42 Posts
Default

Tamiya double gearbox is way to go:

The following 5 users liked this post by Michal_Kaczorowski:
bowlman (09-11-2021), Ex_Pat_Tanker (09-10-2021), Pah co chu puk (10-20-2021), Pnzjgr (10-21-2021), sevoblast (11-07-2021)
Old 09-11-2021, 11:14 AM
  #6  
Panther F
 
Panther F's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Franklin, IN
Posts: 9,735
Received 28 Likes on 26 Posts
Thumbs up

That turned out really good. Thanks for the videos!
Old 09-11-2021, 11:37 AM
  #7  
bowlman
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: jackson, MI
Posts: 2,156
Received 56 Likes on 48 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Michal_Kaczorowski View Post
I picked up 3 of them gearboxes last spring to build a couple or more so I'm ready already got the A1 Tow version to build .
Thanks
Jimmy
Old 10-20-2021, 05:51 PM
  #8  
bowlman
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: jackson, MI
Posts: 2,156
Received 56 Likes on 48 Posts
Default

Sprue Brothers Models now has the Wiesel MK20 for sale in the USA .
https://spruebrothers.com/tak01014-1...eid=27d1fc866c
Thanks
Jimmy
Old 10-20-2021, 06:10 PM
  #9  
manchu9inf
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Fayetteville, NC
Posts: 684
Received 11 Likes on 11 Posts
Default

how long before the plastic tracks start to break?
Old 10-20-2021, 08:15 PM
  #10  
bowlman
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: jackson, MI
Posts: 2,156
Received 56 Likes on 48 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by manchu9inf View Post
how long before the plastic tracks start to break?
Do wish they were in rubber well maybe some one will make some like 3D printed in rubber .
Thanks
Jimmy
Old 10-21-2021, 02:09 AM
  #11  
Michal_Kaczorowski
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Ciechanów, Poland
Posts: 224
Received 54 Likes on 42 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by manchu9inf View Post
how long before the plastic tracks start to break?
This is Achilles' heel of those motorized kits. My Takom's Renault FT is again static model because of it. Nylon tracks would be great. Or 3D printed in PETG or ABS.
The following users liked this post:
bowlman (10-21-2021)
Old 10-21-2021, 06:29 AM
  #12  
Crius
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Detroit Rock City
Posts: 4,322
Received 251 Likes on 202 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Michal_Kaczorowski View Post
This is Achilles' heel of those motorized kits. My Takom's Renault FT is again static model because of it. Nylon tracks would be great. Or 3D printed in PETG or ABS.
Even regular pla would be lots better than the styrene that comes in those kits. It makes me wonder about the metal tracks made by Fruilmodel (sp?). I know they're mostly 1/35th scale, I'm just wondering if there's anything that might be usable. At least the metal tracks should last a lot longer.
The following users liked this post:
bowlman (10-21-2021)
Old 10-21-2021, 07:37 AM
  #13  
tch2000
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: houston , TX
Posts: 405
Received 7 Likes on 7 Posts
Default

Nice
Old 11-04-2021, 09:48 AM
  #14  
bowlman
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: jackson, MI
Posts: 2,156
Received 56 Likes on 48 Posts
Default

AllExpress has the Barrel in metal .
https://www.aliexpress.com/snapshot/0.html?orderId=8140772158124668&productId=1005003407941894&edm_click_module=order_detail&tracelog=rowan&rowan_id1=logisticsDefaultNoticeV2_1_en_US_2021-11-02&rowan_msg_id=4668814077215811$5bd7df1554b041a1974c d6a57a4b3e8a&ck=in_edm_other

Thanks
Jimmy


Old 11-04-2021, 12:01 PM
  #15  
bowlman
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: jackson, MI
Posts: 2,156
Received 56 Likes on 48 Posts
Default

The MTC-2 control board and ACU units from 35RCTANK will be used with the Tamiya gearbox.
I



n order to work correctly, the motors need to be equipped with ceramic capacitors. Not knowing the right configuration to use, I purchased this set on Amazon for a few dollars. Without capacitors installed, the motors do not operate with speed control and would likely be damaged.

P5 MTC-2
P4 ACU
Thanks
Jimmy

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2022 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.