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Old 01-18-2022, 04:39 AM
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Started the Takom kit , itís light and just going to use brass tube for bearings .

New Elmod board fits

First job the return rollers


Brass insets and tube fitted instead of the plastic



Rollers done

Brass insets and tube fitted instead of the plastic
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Old 01-18-2022, 12:17 PM
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Off to a great start!
Old 01-18-2022, 01:26 PM
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Nice solution for the bearings!!!
Old 01-19-2022, 02:47 AM
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Road wheels ,same technique as the rollers keeping it a simple build

The wheels next to fix. Tube is almost perfect as I am not drilling out a large hole in the hub, or the hull support .
Old 01-20-2022, 06:50 AM
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Made the idler adjustable axle just copied the plastic one.

Brass tube and a strip bent over them for the idler


Idler wheel and idler axle cleaned up and ready to fit.
Old 01-22-2022, 04:41 PM
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Nice engineering! Wish I had your soldering skills.
Old 01-24-2022, 08:57 AM
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Thanks for look in, a few more mods to the static kit. Idlers fixed, road wheels , sprockets were a problem as the hull is tight at the front due to the angles. Used a Tamiya plastic kit gearbox sat further back.

Idlers fitted

Road wheels on, was able to make idlers adjustable as the idler assembly and hull has 3 layers of plastic. Ran a tap through and a hex game done

Sprockets and front road wheel, cut out the plastic spring and found a spring for suspension


Tamiya plastic twin gearbox

No room for a direct drive, fitted a gear between sprockets and gearbox
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Old 01-24-2022, 10:58 PM
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Looks like a cool project. Where did you get your gears from? Those look perfect for a project I had in mind
Old 01-25-2022, 02:24 PM
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Originally Posted by armourguy View Post
Looks like a cool project. Where did you get your gears from? Those look perfect for a project I had in mind
Hi Have a look here on the Technobot site https://www.technobotsonline.com/pla...del-gears.html

Itís in the UK ,must be a US place selling the plastic gears.
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US link: https://www.robotshop.com/en/tamiya-...r-gearbox.html
Old 01-27-2022, 02:39 AM
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Made up the tracks, could not find metal pins the correct size Managed to find a coil of piano wire , still has a slight curve but manage to thread it through the track. Need to buy some thick superglue as all I have is the extra thin stuff, would end up gluing the tracks as the stuff runs .

Cut wire for tracks
Old 01-28-2022, 05:01 AM
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Suspension check the a test run . Elmod Fusion X board and large battery and speaker to check gearbox , will look for a small 7.4 Lopo and a speaker that fits upper hull. Video not ready will upload next.

Wheel are working for suspension travel

Fusion X is a good fit, as they say less is more😎
Old 01-28-2022, 05:05 AM
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Test run for Panzer 1https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_776LOXD0A
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That's working really well.
Old 01-28-2022, 03:20 PM
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Ronnie, that is a really nice conversion and runs well.
Old 01-28-2022, 10:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Ex_Pat_Tanker View Post
Thanks, but I have known and been using those gearboxes for years, What I was looking for are the white nylon gears he attached to the tamiya gearbox and connected to the final drives. I always had a hard time finding gears or projects as the pitch and ration aspect were always things that threw me off

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