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Old 09-30-2021, 10:22 AM
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Default Tanks larger than 1/16

Looking for a RC tank to play with in the back yard without dropping several thousand dollars. 1/4 to 1/10 scale. What companies make reliable ones? Probably a Sherman, Panther or T34, but open to suggestions.
Old 09-30-2021, 02:00 PM
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Hooben makes the cheapest and easiest ones to come by. 1/10 scale

There electronics are garbage but replacing them with something better is super easy.
Old 09-30-2021, 02:45 PM
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Wow, it has been a long time. It sounds like you haven't seen my 1/6 scale Hetzer that shoots 50 caliber paintballs. Have you thought about a Stewart? They're 1:6 scale, they're not that hard to find, and you can do a lot with them. Careful, though, 1/6 scale can be quite addictive.
Old 09-30-2021, 07:55 PM
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if you have a 3D printer, print them yourself: 3dprintedtanks.com
they are 1/10 scale
also on thingiverse you can find some stuff.
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Old 09-30-2021, 08:13 PM
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Originally Posted by JeeSib View Post
if you have a 3D printer, print them yourself: 3dprintedtanks.com
they are 1/10 scale
also on thingiverse you can find some stuff.
Just out of curiosity, do you know what would the tri count be for the King Tiger?
Old 09-30-2021, 09:58 PM
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Originally Posted by CapnCrunch43 View Post
Just out of curiosity, do you know what would the tri count be for the King Tiger?
I am not sure what you want to know but as far as I know/calculated:

the KT will cost you about 300-400 hours of printing.
and an extra 200 euro of materials (PLA/PETG for printing, electronics, bearings and screws)

there is a thread on rctankwarfare from somebody who is building it, but it is not his priority so not much updates.
It is a beast of a tank
Old 10-01-2021, 07:39 AM
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No printer, so will buy. Where is the best place to buy either the stuart or the 1/10 hooben?

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Old 10-01-2021, 08:16 AM
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I got my Stuart from eBay. They've been out of production for quite a while, but they still come up on eBay fairly regularly. I got a good deal on mine, I only paid $250 and it was still brand new in the box.

Be advised, Hooben does not have a good reputation in our community. I've heard a lot of stories from guys that paid for their tank and never received it, so be very careful when dealing with Hooben. I strongly advise that you use PayPal for the protection, or at least a credit card that offers good buyer protection.
Old 10-01-2021, 12:56 PM
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Thanks, will look on ebay. I always use a credit card even on paypal, and it has saved me more than once.

Other option is possible build one, pick up a RC chassis for robotics and build a body. the key things i want are metal tracks and it is big enough to play on my rough back yard. 1/16 tanks get stuck in the grass sometimes.
Old 10-01-2021, 11:30 PM
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Metal tracks = heavy chassis
metal tracks+heavy chassis = heavy tank
Heavy tank =big batteries + speed controllers
heavy tank + big batteries + speed controllers = big bucks

You'll really have to keep an eye on the budget once there are metal tracks on a greater than 1:10 tank!

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Old 10-03-2021, 08:21 AM
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Originally Posted by JeeSib View Post
if you have a 3D printer, print them yourself: 3dprintedtanks.com
they are 1/10 scale
also on thingiverse you can find some stuff.
Out of curiosity: how then they will work with RC if you printed them?

I am sorry if my question is stupid but I cannot imagine that.
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You would have to print and build the tank. Then you add all the RC components of your choice to your built tank.
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Ah,,, That's how it works. Alright.

Thank you for explanation!

P.S. Definitely need to buy 3D printer so then I can print tanks.
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Originally Posted by Luci93 View Post
Ah,,, That's how it works. Alright.

Thank you for explanation!

P.S. Definitely need to buy 3D printer so then I can print tanks.
if you download the manuals from that website, you can see how it works
he also has a Humber Mk IV for free.

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