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Old 12-28-2010, 12:02 PM
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Tamiya 1/35 Sd.Kfz.171 Panther Ausf.G Late (Remote Control)

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Here's something different. I haven't seen a remote control tank on Planet Armour before.

This remote control kit includes the same parts, minus the lower hull, as the static Tamiya Panther Ausf. G Late.

Also included is a new lower hull, drive sprockets, idlers and some of the road wheels, plus the necessary electronics and gearboxes to bring the tank to life.

It would have been great if the suspension was workable, but as can be seen from the photos, there isn't room for a full torsion bar suspension system.

I will also be adding the Show Modelling etch set, Friulmodel Tracks, Aber Grills and Gun Barrel to this kit.

Hopefully I can do this kit justice.


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Gearboxes, Motors, Screws & Controller.


Fitting the battery connectors and nuts & screws for adjusting the idlers.


On/Off switch and battery connectors fitted.




Next stage is to grease and install the drive gearboxes and the turret motor.

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Old 12-28-2010, 12:03 PM
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Installation of control unit and turret motor supports.


Installation of gearboxes.


I reduced the turret support screw mounts by half, as they don't need to be this large.


They are much less noticable now, without compromising the mounts. I still need to milliput the saw marks.


Installed batteries and gave everything a quick test. Everything works fine.

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Old 12-28-2010, 04:06 PM
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That's cool!
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Old 12-28-2010, 04:22 PM
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Very cool! I've always wondered about how these went together...
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Old 12-28-2010, 10:55 PM
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Great idea. Excellent photography. And Go for it my friend.

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Old 12-29-2010, 06:27 AM
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Thanks Gordy, Andy & Alex.

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Old 12-29-2010, 10:29 AM
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never actually seen one of these built so i'm intrigued. very interested to see how well the friuls do in motion..... should be awesome.
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Old 12-29-2010, 05:26 PM
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Chad, I'll post a video of the tank in motion, when it is finished.

I'm working on the turret at the moment.

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Please make the suspension workable! pleaaaase! (you know the method where you fix the first and last arms, and let the others move) That would effing rock!
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Old 12-30-2010, 10:10 AM
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I wish I could Ropi.

I seriously considered it and spent a while seeing if it could be done, but the batteries get in the way, leaving only a very small area to secure the suspension arms.

With all the gearboxes and batteries installed, the tank is heavy and would put a lot of stress on the short suspension arm pins.

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