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How to unscrew and open up a VsTank T-72?

Old 06-17-2010, 01:54 AM
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Default How to unscrew and open up a VsTank T-72?

Hi my name is Jeffrey and this is my first time on RC universe. I have 2 year old VsTank that has wheels that are starting to not sit properly and stick up. I would like to know how to remove the screws (likehow many screws there are in totalin order to open up the tank) and how to open up the tank (what to lookout for and being careful not to touch the wrong things)to replace the wheel assembly. Since there are no exploded diagrams available, can someone please provide photos or diagrams for the steps to opening up a VsTank T-72?

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Old 06-17-2010, 05:45 AM
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Hi jeff there are usually screws on the tanks bottom that hold it together and even some in the battery compartment.
First you may just want to try a drop of thin oil on the suspension swing arms where they connect and swing on the tanks chassis this my free up the suspension and make it start working again.
Old 06-18-2010, 08:43 PM
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There are 4 visible screws underneath the tank and none in the battery compartment. Also, the wheels themselves are loose and bend upwards when driving. I have to replace the whole swingarm assembly because the plastic wheelholders on each one is busted. So I still have to open up the tank. Anyone else that can help me please respond back ASAP

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try taking off the tracks sometimes there are screws up under the tanks fenders.
Old 06-21-2010, 05:20 PM
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I remember a while back there was a person (Type 99)who wrote a section about opening up his VStank to adjust the springs so the wheels could touch the ground. However, he did not show or talk about the steps of Opening up his VsTank T-72.

Any help is appreciated. It would beappreciated if an expert or a veteran modeler could open up a VsTank T-72 and then post the directions and or the photos/diagrams of the steps.

Jeffrey
Old 06-21-2010, 08:20 PM
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Default RE: How to unscrew and open up a VsTank T-72?

Jeffrey,

there are only 4 screws on the bottom of the tank that you need to unscrew. Next unhook the tow cables at the rear of the tank. The hull may offer some resistance when taking apart but that is all you need to do.

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Thanks for the info Tim. One more question. How do I unhook the tow cables?

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Old 06-22-2010, 07:25 AM
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Carefully wiggle the cable off the hook on the bottom of the hull. You will probably have to shift the upper hull over to give you enough slack in the cable in order to remove the tow cable.
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Thank you for the provided information. However, I would feel better if there was an exploded diagram or even photos of the process being done. I'm afraid of wrecking the tank so I want to be able to open up the tank without any problems. Once again, any help is appreciated.
Old 07-07-2010, 08:52 PM
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Hello Again,

I tried to unscrew the screws but they are very tight and won't budge. Can anyone tell me to how unscrew them without causing damage? Or any tips on how to easily remove them? Any help is appreciated.

Jeffrey
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Default RE: How to unscrew and open up a VsTank T-72?

WD40!!! Spray enough to seep into and under troublesome screws. If that don't work, then it's the screw driver....the head may need to be the perfect size to prevent damaging the screw head.

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