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Old 08-17-2023, 10:12 AM
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Default Panther experts - help needed

I was going to use some panther running gear for a possible project. I bought some nice roadwheels. They have tires and are ca. 55mm in diameter.
I have no panther tank or experience.

Does anyone know the centre to centre distance between the swing arm axles for the panther that uses those wheels?

So i can work out where i would need to be drilling holes in a possible hull?
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Old 08-17-2023, 10:45 AM
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Really depends on brand. Do you know who made the wheels?
Old 08-17-2023, 10:55 AM
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No idea. Got 'em from rctank.de.
metal, black tyres....panther G i think.

No brand name. Exact diameter incl. tire is 53.23 mm.
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Old 08-18-2023, 11:31 AM
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I will measure my tamiya panther ones when I get home.
Old 08-18-2023, 11:40 PM
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That would really help!

Thanks in advance!
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Old 08-21-2023, 06:04 AM
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I measured 2 different ones with rubber road wheels on, the Tamiya ones were 53.19 and 53.22 mm, so at 55 mm they are probably not Tamiya. I can text pictures of the Tamiya ones if you like.
Old 08-21-2023, 06:14 AM
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Can you post a photo of what you have? I'm thinking they might be Asiatam. I have a set of those at home so I can check them after work, But I don't know if I can measure the distance between swing arms without removing the roadwheel, and I'd really rather not do that.

Here's another case of that damn ocean being mean to us. I have an HL panther Lower Hull with Swing arms and road wheels attached that I would be willing to just send you for free but postage would be more than what the part is worth.

Sorry I can't be of more help.
Old 08-21-2023, 08:55 PM
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I may have caused some confusion! This is what I have: https://www.rctank.de/Panther-G-Jagd...tal-lower-hull

I intend to use these on a non-panther build as running gear. I have built swing arms. I need to mount these to a hull.

To ensure I have correct clearance between the overlapping wheels I need to know how far apart should I drill the holes to attach the swing arms to the hull.

To do this, it would be handy to have the swing arm to swing arm lateral distance for a panther.

To get this the simplest way is to measure the centre to centre distance of the swing arms axles or whatever on a panther tank.

But I dont have one.

So the question is....could anyone measure that distance for me ?

Im not really worried about the wheel diameter as once I have the centre to centre distance of teh swing arams...I can check that will work for my wheels.

I can of course just start making loads of test holes at various distances....but its tedious and is wating some of my materials.....

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Old 08-22-2023, 07:53 AM
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Hi, RC TANK.DE are a Taigen main dealer and the start of the order number you got from them starts with a TAI so it is reasonable to suggest your wheels are from a Taigen Panther.
Old 08-22-2023, 09:42 AM
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They could very well be Taigen. They are very nice!

Does anyone know the centre to centre distance for the swing arm axles/shafys on a Taigen panther?

I may write to rctank and ask could he make a quick measurenent..... he has always been helpful in the past...

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Old 08-22-2023, 10:14 AM
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Wouldn't Center axle to center axle on the road wheels be the same? That I can probably measure pretty easy. To get the measurement where the axle meets the Hull would probably mean I'd have to take it apart. I'll take a look When I Get Home. I have two jagdpanthers and one panther so I'm sure 1 of them should be fairly easy to measure.
Old 08-22-2023, 12:11 PM
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Centre to centre on the wheel axles should equivalent.

Dont take off the wheels but if you can get the axle centre distance easily that should function!

I should have thought of that...

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Old 08-22-2023, 02:27 PM
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OK, now I'm home so I'm Crius. Can't post photos from the phone when I'm Max.

HL on the left, Asiatam lower on the right, both the same, checked several places down the line on each, 34.1 mm from center hub to center hub on the next, overlapped wheel.



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The HL is the coil spring suspension, the asiatam is torsion bar, but they both have the same center to center distance.

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Old 08-22-2023, 09:00 PM
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Perfect! That will work just fine.

Much appreciated as that is hard info to come by if you dont have a panther.

Thank you once again!

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