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1/25 Jagdpanther conversion to RC: finished

Old 01-28-2009, 09:10 PM
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Default 1/25 Jagdpanther conversion to RC: finished

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFYRsAkeYhE

Not bad for a first.

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Old 01-28-2009, 09:29 PM
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Default RE: 1/25 Jagdpanther conversion to RC: finished

excellent work! I bet that goes well with VS tanks.
Old 01-28-2009, 11:03 PM
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Default RE: 1/25 Jagdpanther conversion to RC: finished

SSWEET!!! Great job! And next?


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Default RE: 1/25 Jagdpanther conversion to RC: finished

Liking it lots, i have two small scale tanks, a Tiger (infra red) and an M1 Abrams (Radio controlled). I prefere the Tiger for visual and speed and ability, but the IR is crappy and lacks refined control, the Abrams has great control but lacks the visual refinaties and also lacks the speed and traction of the Tiger. But both quite fun none-the-less!
What was your Jagdpanther converted from, Airfix?
Old 01-31-2009, 07:20 AM
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Default RE: 1/25 Jagdpanther conversion to RC: finished

It's the Academy 1/25 Jagdpanther, code ACD1330. Both the 1330 and 1329, the Panther, can be easily converted to RC because they're already motorised, although the simle gearbox that comes with the kit has to be replaced by a double gearbox.

I know Academy had an ACD 1338 or something like that which came with an already installed double gearbox to be controlled by wires, obviously not hard to convert to RC.

I used the Tamiya 70168 double gearbox, which must be adapted to fit the hull and to engage the sprockets gears

The two FA130 Mabuchi motors that come with the Tamiya gearbox will simply die in one hour running at 6V, and as they have metal brushes it's hard to use them with RC, even soldering the three capacitors.

At first I replaced them with two RX41 Technitoys, from scalextric, as seen in the pics, which fit in the gearbox, but some time later I found two rear mirror motors with carbon brushes and with the same size of the FA130; but these were rated for 12V with low RPM (you need something near 12000 at 6V, with the gearbox assembled to 115:1 ratio, it has 4 possible ratios) and I stripped the case from them and repolace those of the FA130.

Not fast but I just want it to move.

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Old 01-31-2009, 08:45 AM
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Default RE: 1/25 Jagdpanther conversion to RC: finished

The ones I find have the stupid poly tracks and not the linked tracks that you have!


I thought the Taimya Panther tracks woud fit but the sprocket is designed slightly different than the Academy sprocket which results in a tank that will either move or
spin it's sprocket inside the tracks!!!!!!



If I can only find the correct sprocket and tracks for my 3 tanks!!!!
Old 01-31-2009, 09:21 AM
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Default RE: 1/25 Jagdpanther conversion to RC: finished

http://cgi.ebay.com/ACD1330-Jagdpant...3286.m20.l1116

http://www.buy-model.com/itemdetail....-A&GroupId=186

http://cgi.ebay.com/1-25-MOTORIZED-J...3286.m20.l1116

http://cgi.ebay.com/ACADEMY-1-25-GER...3286.m20.l1116
Old 01-31-2009, 09:26 AM
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Default RE: 1/25 Jagdpanther conversion to RC: finished

OF COURSE DO THE SEARCH REFERRING TO THE ACD1329 AND YOU'LL GET THE PANTHER.

http://www.buy-model.com/itemdetail....-A&GroupId=186

http://www.megahobby.com/index.asp?P...ROD&ProdID=319

http://www.emodels.co.uk/plastic-kit...9-p-13735.html

http://cgi.ebay.com/Academy-1329-PAN...3286.m20.l1116

PLEASE REMEMBER THE 1329 AND 1330 COME WITH INDIV. PLASTIC TRACKS AND MOTORISED WITH 1 MOTOR, THAT GEARBOX GOES DIRECTLY TO THE JUNK, MUST BE REPLACED WITH A DOUBLE GEARBOX.

ACADEMY HAS TWO OTHER KITS THAT COME WITH A DOUBLE (TWO MOTORS) GEARBOX, I GUESS THE 1338 (PANTHER) AND 1339 (JAGDPANTHER), BUT WITH F L E X V I N Y L T R A C K S .

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Old 02-11-2009, 09:41 AM
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Another vid:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_gdRfklkgE
Old 05-03-2009, 07:15 AM
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Default RE: 1/25 Jagdpanther conversion to RC: finished

Nice job, especially the tow cables. Just needs some dirt on it and mud on the road wheels.
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The Academy kit provides plastic tow cables, but I didn't like them, so I used copper wires threaded to form a rope, and applied some rust to it.

Thanks

Robert
Old 05-03-2009, 08:07 AM
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Default RE: 1/25 Jagdpanther conversion to RC: finished

Great stuff!
Congratulations!
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Old 05-07-2009, 08:54 AM
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Default RE: 1/25 Jagdpanther conversion to RC: finished

Hi Robert,
I bought two kits from Academy 1339 and 1342, both Jagdpanther. The 1339 has wide roadwheels, the 1342 has small roadwheels. The 1342 has Vinyl tracks.
The sprockets of both are not the same, 1339 has a wider teething for the linked tracks. See the pictures...
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Default RE: 1/25 Jagdpanther conversion to RC: finished

Now if we can find the 1339 sprockets and swap them out I can dump my poly tracks..
Old 10-01-2009, 10:43 AM
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Default RE: 1/25 Jagdpanther conversion to RC: finished

Hi Gunnar. Excuse me but your #1342 came with spare track links to be placed in the hull?
Thanks,
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Default RE: 1/25 Jagdpanther conversion to RC: finished

nice work..
but dont know really now big is 1/24 and 1/25... can you guys post a picture of 1/16 right beside 1/124.. so that i have an idea how big is it.. thanks
daryl
Old 10-02-2009, 12:57 AM
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Default RE: 1/25 Jagdpanther conversion to RC: finished

Thanks for your pic. I got this kit and also the Panther 1/25. The track & movable suspension is nice.
I always collect the motorized kit planning to convert them to RC in some day, when?, really no idea.
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Default RE: 1/25 Jagdpanther conversion to RC: finished

The 1/25 Jagdpanther is 40cm (including the gun).


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