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Old 04-26-2010, 06:37 PM
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Hello guy's,we have allexperiencedthe poorperformanceof the H/L Smokers.It's a nice effect if it would just work.Well I believe that issue has been resolved and a new super smoker is avaiable from Rccommand.Check it out and see what you think,I am installing one tonight and will post some photos in a bit. Blake http://www.rccommand.com/Whats_new.php
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Old 04-26-2010, 06:49 PM
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Wowzers!

That has to be one heck of an improvement over the stock units. Sweeet!!!

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Old 04-26-2010, 07:23 PM
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I like the idea of not being able to under/over fill it, and how many of us have spilled the oil and took for ever to clean up the mess?




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Old 04-26-2010, 07:30 PM
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Any video????

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Even sight unseen it must be an improvement , because it couldn't be any worse
Old 04-26-2010, 08:11 PM
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I've installed the unit and will post some video shortly,the unit fits perfect in the Asiatam Tiger hull. The tubing is temporary as I intend to drill=out the lower opening and pipe into the mufflers.Saxondog
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Old 04-26-2010, 11:16 PM
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I've been working on a live firing gun for my HL tiger. Before starting on the gun, I was playing around with smokers too, but I just saw one that uses "'fog juice" and looked good. It's the same one that Saxondog has. Just got it and slapped it into the Tiger. It really smokes well. Install was easy - plugged into the smoker plug on the board. Also had to solder two wires to a motor to get proportional smoke. Clip shows the smoker in the back yard in a pretty stiff breeze late this aftenoon. There's no barrel on the tiger - the whole tank is still being rebuilt. My first tank, so I can't judge if this a too little, too much or just right smoke.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1kV51mINWQ
Old 04-26-2010, 11:35 PM
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Holy Smoke Batman. Looks to be a little too much smoke to be realistic, but with that being said, I do like it.
Old 04-27-2010, 01:18 AM
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Blown headgasket?
Old 04-27-2010, 07:35 AM
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ORIGINAL: yellowshaker

Blown headgasket?
Hole in pistion #8, not that I would know anything about that
Old 04-27-2010, 09:38 AM
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Winter Feb.1943 Eastern Front rather cold,if we are to be accurate then should not engineperformancenot be accurate as well?I am well pleased to have a working silent smoker.Saxondog
Old 04-27-2010, 11:52 AM
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wish my smoker made smoke like that....way cool.


Old 04-27-2010, 05:34 PM
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I was only joking guys. It looks good.
Old 04-27-2010, 07:56 PM
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This was one of my dirty little secrets I was not allowed too tell you guys.
Old 04-27-2010, 10:16 PM
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Finally it'shere ...I was getting tired of modifying those smokers ...I hope they resolved the heater element durability issue ...At that price It should work more than a couple of weeks ....
It's nice to see anyway ....
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Old 04-28-2010, 04:01 AM
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AAAaaahh.. That was one awesome smoker.. Too bad about the shipping price to Norway.. I hope it will be for sale in Europe soon.
Old 04-28-2010, 05:58 AM
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Wow here in Michigan Saturday starts the none smoking bane wonder if would get ticket over this . [X(]
Just kidding and we do run them out side to .

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Old 04-29-2010, 01:38 PM
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Now that is how a smoker should work. Great job Bill. Remember back then these engines where not as efficient as they are today. Smoke from any engine was not an uncommon thing. Especially in colder climates. Tanks did smoke, these were huge engines for the day and used huge amounts of fuel. Do you really think they were tuned too peak performance. i doubt it.  
 
 The sad part of it is now I only have one tank left that can actually use a smoker. wish these where around a year ago.
Old 04-29-2010, 10:42 PM
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After waisting time and money on the H/L smokers with their noisey pump systems,the wicks that suck and the messy oil it is such a pleasing thing to have a smoker that works so well.The last new Tank I purchased was a Jagdpanther with the proportional smoker which lived to the ripe old age of two hours then nothing.I have 5-Worthless smokers,and they are good for nothing,but this unit which installs in minutes and runs silently and with such control that when I drive forward instant smoke and it seems to hang behind my Tiger like a cold day in Feb.1943 on the Russian front.Perfect effect for a Grossdeutschland Tiger just waiting for some T34 target practice.1-happy Saxondog
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Sorry for dragging up an old thread, but I have not seen any more recent threads on this topic.

If I have understood things correctly, this RCCommand proportional smoker only works with HL control boards? Any advice on how to use it (proportionaly) with anither make (i.e. Tamiya)? Could I connect it in parallel directly to a drive motor or will it fry on 7.2 Volts?
Old 09-01-2010, 01:31 PM
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Hi, The smoker will work very well as far as the fan connected to the Tamiya motors, the power to the element is a lower voltage. But when you order just add a note to Bill@RCCOMMAND about your intended use and the unit will have instructions to allow you the proper wiring required for the TAMIYA system. Any problems or questions please feel free to PM me and I will help you with this issue.

Best Regards, Blake (Saxondog)
Old 09-01-2010, 02:51 PM
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Thanks! That is the reply I was hoping to get!

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