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Forum: RC Tanks
Yesterday, 07:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,207
Posted By tankme

He did say making progress on his 3D printed...

He did say making progress on his 3D printed Cromwell - it's still far from complete. I'm glad there will be a choice though.
Forum: RC Tanks
Yesterday, 01:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,207
Posted By tankme

Some video of the running Cromwell on FB (won't...

Some video of the running Cromwell on FB (won't show the link here for some reason), but no clip of the sounds it makes. There are also a bunch of new photos of it on FB.
Forum: RC Tanks
05-09-2021, 05:16 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 29,294
Posted By tankme

Making the static version a running version...

Making the static version a running version wouldn't be for the faint of heart unless you end up buying most of the Tamiya parts which would get expensive. Adapting HL parts is an option, but would...
Forum: RC Tanks
05-07-2021, 09:36 AM
Forum: RC Tanks
05-06-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 419
Views: 44,963
Posted By tankme

The DK Tank board is interesting except that it...

The DK Tank board is interesting except that it doesn't support S or I-Bus from what I can see.
Forum: RC Tanks
04-29-2021, 07:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 772
Posted By tankme

I wish that applied to my ex-wives...LOL ...

I wish that applied to my ex-wives...LOL

Anyway, nice start. Been wanting to see your gearboxes in action in person for a while. I bought a used Sherman with them, but it was in such sad shape...
Forum: RC Tanks
04-28-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,577
Posted By tankme

Soviet tanks of WW2 used several different types...

Soviet tanks of WW2 used several different types of tow cables depending on the weight of the vehicle. T-34 cables have smaller ends on them than the cables used for the KV series. My KV book shows...
Forum: RC Tanks
04-27-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By tankme

Jarndice, The binding process is only for 2.4Ghz...

Jarndice, The binding process is only for 2.4Ghz transmitters/receivers. He stated he has the electronics with crystals. There is no binding process when you use the crystal TX/RX. The fact that...
Forum: RC Tanks
04-27-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By tankme

I personally like the CNC gearboxes, but that's...

I personally like the CNC gearboxes, but that's just me. They take a little creativity to install in some tanks though as the screws are on the bottom of them. Not exactly plug and play. I...
Forum: RC Tanks
04-27-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 568
Posted By tankme

I've ordered from Ludwigs. He's a good guy. I...

I've ordered from Ludwigs. He's a good guy. I just use Google Translate. Right click anywhere on the page and hit translate to English. He doesn't have a proper store, but speaks English very...
Forum: RC Tanks
04-26-2021, 08:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 568
Posted By tankme

Only issue with the Hooben CNC gearboxes is that...

Only issue with the Hooben CNC gearboxes is that they never list the shaft lengths or the speed of the gearbox on the sites to buy them. At least with the Heng Long version it's easy to find either...
Forum: RC Tanks
04-26-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 568
Posted By tankme

Sent you a PM.

Sent you a PM.
Forum: RC Tanks
04-26-2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 568
Posted By tankme

I have the HL metal hull on my T-72 and love it,...

I have the HL metal hull on my T-72 and love it, but mine also has metal tracks, metal wheels, metal idlers, and metal sprockets. It definitely isn't light and mine has been the best handling tank...
Forum: RC Tanks
04-26-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 568
Posted By tankme

My T-55A is in pieces right now as I figure out...

My T-55A is in pieces right now as I figure out how to fix the boggled mess it was when I bought it. Worked on it a little this weekend. It came with an IBU2 Pro in it when I bought it, but I'm not...
Forum: RC Tanks
04-26-2021, 06:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 568
Posted By tankme

I'm just as skeptical of Hooben as you are, but...

I'm just as skeptical of Hooben as you are, but they do seem to be putting out product lately. Whether they are good or bad is in the eye of the beholder.
Forum: RC Tanks
04-25-2021, 07:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By tankme

That price is pretty steep for a wreck like that....

That price is pretty steep for a wreck like that. You can find a statically restored one for sale in Ireland for $220K
Forum: RC Tanks
04-25-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 568
Posted By tankme

Hooben FINALLY going release their Leopard 2A4

They have been trying to release this tank for years now. I'm sure it will get delayed like the Crommy and the Merkava.
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Forum: RC Tanks
04-24-2021, 11:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,553
Posted By tankme

And there in lies the problem with particular...

And there in lies the problem with particular magazine subscription tank. There is one place you can get them unless someone posts them on Ebay or for sale somewhere. The other issue is that some...
Forum: RC Tanks
04-22-2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 367
Posted By tankme

I like McMaster-Carr, but they are very expensive...

I like McMaster-Carr, but they are very expensive for most things. MSC Direct lost my business when they screwed me on a $115 cross slide for my lathe that didn't fit. They argued with me about it...
Forum: RC Tanks
04-20-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 825
Posted By tankme

Erik, they are taking their CNC enclosed gearbox...

Erik, they are taking their CNC enclosed gearbox that looks very similar to the HL CNC enclosed gearbox and then just slapping a brushless motor on it.
...
Forum: RC Tanks
04-19-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 825
Posted By tankme

They keep changing the dates and prices on their...

They keep changing the dates and prices on their "pre-order flyer". See the new dates below. I guess they didn't get enough pre-orders so they extended it. They extended the Cromwell also, but...
Forum: RC Tanks
04-19-2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 825
Posted By tankme

They did release the E100 with both the Krupp and...

They did release the E100 with both the Krupp and Porsche turrets.

https://www.hooben-shop.com/collections/1-16-rc-tanks/products/hooben-1-16-e100-super-heavy-tank
Forum: RC Tanks
04-18-2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 825
Posted By tankme

I know there were a few contemplating buying it...

I know there were a few contemplating buying it so I just thought they might want to see it. I took a gamble on the ZTZ-99A from Hooben so maybe I'll give it a shot since I do like modern tanks. I...
Forum: RC Tanks
04-18-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,067
Posted By tankme

Welcome. I grew up around Fort Meade, MD, but...

Welcome. I grew up around Fort Meade, MD, but escaped to the state tax free zone of Texas. :) There is plenty to learn with RC tanking and sometimes the curve can be steep. Erik from Taigen...
Forum: RC Tanks
04-18-2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 825
Posted By tankme

Hooben 1/16 Merkava 4M

I know this release has been discussed here before, but I found pics of it on Facebook for those that don't do the FB thing. Here they are:
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