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Old 04-24-2012, 07:44 PM
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hi all. i a have been into rc for quite some time. so a little about my self before i start with all the newbie to tank questions. my main intrest in the hobby has always been aircraft. i have dabbled with cars and trucks. i got bored real easy because i didnt race and realy was not into bashing cars. so my next source of intertainment was boats. i have built plugs and made my own hulls with weedwaker engines. i left that hobby as i got tired of swimming to retrive my creations. i am a welder by trade and also do machinist work on the side as i have myy own lathe and mill and drill press etc. it seems that i always end up back to flying aircraft. i have a shop that is totaly dedicated to rc, no matter what it may be. my son likes the electric cars and i like nitro. he dont show much intrest in planes, and likes boats cause he likes to swim. i have been very fortunate in my rc hobby. i have access to a 5 acre pond for boats and i have my own personal air strip 1200 feet long in the middle of 12 acres where i live. it is in the middle of hay fields. so i have read a few post on the home page concerning tanks. i love to build things, rather it be from a kit or from scratch. so i mention to my 10 year old son about tanks and show him some pics. he fell in love and wants to do a father son build. i am rather excited and have a bunch of questions.

1 where do i get kits and parts

2 can someone give me some avarage measuments for 1/25 or 1/32 and 1/16. whats the overall demintons

3 where do i get started.

4 what radio/electronics do i look for. i actualy may have most of what i need.

5 what is some good brand names.

6 is there anyone close to lake charles. louisiana.

7 dont laugh at my spelling or punctuation. heheheh

any help would be very apreciate. i dont knw any thing about tanks other than i think it would so cool to do a father son build on a very cool tank that can shoot things. i am probly leaving out some inportant info, so please be patient. as for as money goes, i dont like buying cheap junk, even tho i am always looking for a good deal. i would rather spend a decent price for a decent product, but by all means dont want to overpay for a product that is junk. so i am looking for the experience of some of the veterans of the tank building hobby. thanks in advance and i will be waitn on all the replys. guys lets keep it positive. at least for my son who will be reading all the replys with me.













Old 04-25-2012, 06:11 AM
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Hi EZ,

If you are a serious RC guy your choice is very simple in RC tanking. If you appreciate the quality of a good RC model (not a toy) don't mess with the lesser model and just go right for a Tamiya 1/16 IR Battle tank. Karen at the AAF Tank Museum has the best prices and service. You can use your 2.4 GHz radio (4 CH) and do fine.

Here is a link to the museum PX. http://shop.aaftankmuseum.com/
Old 04-25-2012, 09:43 AM
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If you are into scratch building you can always build your own as I did with my LVT's and have the tank and boat together and still be realistic and doing models of real vehicles. Check out the builds on H*E*A*T Armor - Home

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If you want, I can give you my phone number and I can help you out with any questions you might have.

Just let me know.










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Old 04-25-2012, 05:45 PM
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Default RE: well yall got me interested.

thanks for the reply's guys. my son and i are very interested. thanks for the links also. me and the wife are in the process of buying new vehicles. so in the next week or so i will realy be doing some studing on the tank building process. i realy lillke the idea of scratch building, but until i familiarise my self with the tracks and drivetrain etc, i think i will buy me a kit.


panther g let me get trough this vehicle buying episode, and then we can trade contacts. thanks again fella's. i will be in and out with lots of questions.
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Bulls-eye. You are spot on in your decision to go with a Tamiya FO kit. Herman is a great fabricator and builder so for him it is not a big jump to scratchbuild. But not a new tanker. I've seen way too many poorly or improperly built Tamiya tanks come thru my door to recommend scratch building to anyone else but a RCer who is very knowledgeable in tanks. Stay in touch.

Bob

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