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#1 Corinthian

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Posted 21 December 2014 - 0412 AM

The 1/16 Tamiya Leo2A6 is just outrageously expensive. I won't shell out that much money for something that needs to still be built with plastic cement and doesn't even have the controls and other things to make it run out of the box. Accurate, yes. However, expensive. And it doesn't even shoot anything!

 

So...

 

My cousin-in-law has R/C cars and R/C 4x4s. Dad got some R/C cars. I like something a bit more different so I want R/C tank. Preferably larger than 1/24 scale (cousin's and dad's RCs are roughly 1/10 to 1/12 scale). I also want something that can shoot BBs and has real working suspension like the real thing. Plus enough battery life for 30 minutes play time or more with quick charging. Prefer modern tanks e.g. M1, Leo2, Challenger, and nothing German WW2 (Tiger?!? Meh... Although Jagdpanther would be nice but it doesn't have a turret).

 

Ideas?



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Posted 21 December 2014 - 0421 AM

http://www.rctankcombat.com/articles/



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Posted 21 December 2014 - 0443 AM

Russian Tiger stronk!

 

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Posted 21 December 2014 - 0630 AM

Anyone here can read it and say if it shoots and what its other specs are?

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=item4ad7f4d0c2



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Posted 21 December 2014 - 1037 AM

Shoots Airsoft BB's.

 

BTW, IR Systems >>>>> Airsoft gun systems. I have 2 1/24 tanks (Japanese Type 90 and T-72M1) and the IR system is much more fun, as are the Tamiyas when they're kitted out with it. I'll eventually buy the Chieftain kit with IR setup as well.



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Posted 21 December 2014 - 1202 PM

Henlong is fine if you want something to play with, go for the metal tracks and gears if you can.

 

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Posted 21 December 2014 - 1838 PM

Tamiyas are just not an option for me because of the expense. If I won the lottery for a zillion gold bullion bars, I would buy a platoon. But then I don't have the time to build it unless I can hire others to do that - which means added cost. Plus, the fact you'll have to glue bits together and such means there's a chance it'll just break apart when played too roughly - and what's the point of playing with a fragile R/C tank if you can't play with it roughly in the field?

 

Building from scratch is out of the question also. I have no tools and no patience. It'll be a never ending project that'll just sap me of vital funding and time and I will become a much more bitter person than I already am - which is quite a feat actually because I figured I can't get any bitter, but you never know....

 

I've got an eye on this one. Not committing to it - mebbe next year. Price is nice - sort of. Battery sucks though - you tink I can replace it with something longer lasting?

 

http://www.ebay.com/...697078211&rt=nc



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Posted 21 December 2014 - 1909 PM

Henlongs come in deluxe models as well



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Posted 21 December 2014 - 2204 PM

Looking at Henglong website. Most of it is WW2 German, but the 1/16 M41 looks so tempting....



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Posted 22 December 2014 - 1539 PM

Stuart: A partially built one with some upgrades cost USD880. That's not cheap. And that was the cheapest in the listing. Everything else is brand new at $$$$, one of which costs as much as my full suspension bike with upgrades (on the bike).

Anyhow, further reading on that Henlong Leo2A6 I'm interested in seems to be a copy of sorts of the Tamiya 'cept it's RTR (ready to run) and much much cheaper. Upgrades will drive the cost up. I think the BB magazine/mechanism impedes the turret from making a 360-degree turn (it does 320). Higher end versions give out exhaust smoke (I wonder if it can create a heavy-ish smoke screen).

Might tell a friend to order one for me when I get my funding sorted out. Will upgrade it (metal tracks with rubber pads, metal wheels and sprockets, etc) if I get the itch.

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Posted 22 December 2014 - 1559 PM

The smoke is more like exhaust smoke, I have the M41



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Posted 22 December 2014 - 1844 PM

How is the smoke generated? Is it smoke or steam?

 

Was watching vids of the Henlong Leo2A6 all day yesterday. I so want one now.

 

Can you post your M41? (is it featured in your blog?)

 

M41 is one of my fave tanks, but for RC I'm after size (hence the Leo2A6).

I see in the Henlong website they have an M1A2. OMG I want that too and will "superdetail" it.


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Posted 22 December 2014 - 1909 PM

Seems smoke is from oil.
Like scale electric trains had many moons ago (still do?)

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Posted 22 December 2014 - 1943 PM

yes a little oil on a heater, mine has died after awhile. If you have a smoker, you must have oil in it or it will burn out.



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Posted 22 December 2014 - 2206 PM

I told my friend to order the Leo2A6 I linked above for me. Will be paying for it next year. ETA: March 2015 - just in time for summer! Will bring it with me when I go to my cousin's retreat on a summer weekend and target his and dad's RC cars with the Leo's BB. ^_^ SWEET!!!!!! hehehehe

 

Is it possible to create a heavy-ish smokescreen with the smoke generator of sorts?


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Posted 24 December 2014 - 0049 AM

Tamiya is like LEGO apparently - overpriced everywhere. That's why the Chinese manufacturers are doing great in the hobby industry.

 

My friend confirmed he's ordered it. ETA February 2015. Sweet! I'm looking to get the Clark TK-22somethingwhateveritis board that makes much more realistic sounds. Hook that baby up, install better speakers, and have my cousin watch as I take the Leo out of the van's rear compartment with the engine growling.... ^_^

 

Yo guys, post your R/C tanks! :D


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Posted 24 December 2014 - 0518 AM

OMG...

 

http://www.henglongt...ct.aspx?ID=1384

 

I shall try to acquire this in 2016 - or after I've upgraded the Leo2A6 with metal running gear and engine :lol:



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Posted 24 December 2014 - 0555 AM

OMG Challenger 2 my love! I only have a heart when a Challenger tank presents itself.... :wub:

 

BTW, does the CR2 have a suspension system similar to the Japanese Type 10? Maybe that's why that RC CR2 sits low. Otherwise, yeah, it's too low. I'd still love to have one and fix that suspension. ^_^



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Posted 24 December 2014 - 0814 AM

Guy bought this Abrams at WalMart for $80.

 



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Posted 24 December 2014 - 2017 PM

Bob Griffin was building a 1/16 or 1/6 RC of a Chieftain based on the Tamiya kit with LOTS of accurizing. Last I heard, he put the project on hold. :(

 

The only thing that surpasses my love for the Challenger tanks is a Chieftain Mk11 with Stillbrew armour and TOGS. :wub:

 

Milo: OMG ONLY EIGHTY DOLLARS?!?!!!!???!?!?!?!?! I WANT.






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