Hooben Porsche VK4501 Tiger (P).

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Postby jarndice » Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:28 am

"RCU" have a link to an E-Bay site that is selling the Hooben Porsche VK4501 Tiger (P)
$320 fully r/c with metal gearboxes but metal tracks and other metal parts are options,
NOT RTR,
"Sassgrunt" has offered a write up which is a bit of a curates egg in its pros & cons.
BUT the question is where are you going to get a 1/16 Porsche VK4501 Tiger fully equipped for £300 elsewhere ?

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Postby RobW » Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:47 am

I found the static for £149 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm//274046137052

Do you have the link to the full option?

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Postby jarndice » Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:14 am

Rob if you go to your own link and scroll down to "BRAND NEW" it is there on the right hand side titled "Full Set" . :thumbup:

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Postby Xiaoshan_Sailor » Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:37 am

Typical comments one would expect with Hooben. They've been making RTR for some time now but finally getting around to marketing it.

I'm glad that they finally posted it on Ebay, (which means they probably have it in stock). I ordered one last year from their website and it took six months of excuses before they finally sent it. (I think they were busy with their 1/10 tanks, and weren't ready to make this one yet).

What I like about it is that they made the side turret vision ports the right height, which is lower than the later Tiger I has. That saves you from trying to modify the standard-height holes, as you'd have to do on a Tamiya or Heng Long turret. They also have better gearboxes than on their older Elefant kits - these have bearings and support the drive sprockets a lot better. (Of course, they use the same turret for their Tiger I, which then has the vision ports too low).

What I DON'T like is their turret-to-hull connection. They glue a plastic ring on the upper hull (stands about 1/8" high), and there is also some standoff under the turret. That raises the turret to have an unacceptable gap underneath, (you can see that in their photos). I have two of these kits. On the first one, I used Tamiya turret, and cut away the turret floor and raised it so that it would fit down over this ring. It left much less room inside the turret for any electronics, but I couldn't figure a better way to go about it. This tank will be the "003" one that saw combat for two months in 1944. On the second one, I used a Ryobi electric chisel to remove the ring, and am using the Hooben turret. This one will be the very early turret with the raised center section on the roof, and I am building it as a Girls und Panzer version. (Yeah, I know that's stupid, but I'm doing it anyway).

The other thing I don't care for is the way they join the hull roof to the sides. They include brass standoffs that are attached to the floor and require you to remove six countersunk screws to get the top off. What I did was to cut the sides away and glue them to the hull top. Once you attach the fenders to the lower hull, then the top/sides piece can "key" down onto the part that you cut it away from. Magnets hold the hull top & turret down onto the lower hull.

Henntec does not make a replacement idler setup; nor does ETO make a replacement gearbox for it. I Mickey-Moused my own idler reinforcement, and am satisfied with the improve Hooben gearbox. The plastic tracks are okay, but Kenny Kong sells replacement metal ones. -Mike
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Postby silversurfer1947 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:06 pm

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Postby 43rdRecceReg » Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:30 pm

silversurfer1947 wrote:https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/274046133680



I was just having a peek myself, Richard, at this and other offerings from 'thor-robotics' on Ebay. The RTR Porsche Tiger looks fairly impressive, but my eye was drawn to their late Tiger 1 (Wittmann).
Hooben are to be complimented on at least getting the front armour plate detail correct, (the top edge slopes slightly at both the nearside and offside ends), where Taigen, and Heng Long, models have a straight edge
along the full extent of the plate's top edge. It's a glaring error, but at least Hooben have remedied it. :thumbup:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/273676698567
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Postby 43rdRecceReg » Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:46 pm

Meandering through Hooben's links on Ebay, I also came across these items:
Hooben FPV.jpg
Hooben FPV camera for Tanks
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Hooben FPV viewer and RC Controller combo unit

I suppose, that these are optional extras for Hooben tank models. Does anyone know if they're any good? :|
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Postby RobW » Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:52 pm

Thanks. Looks good, not buying one though. Should be about £320 once HMRC have been at it?

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Postby General Jumbo01 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:02 pm

You can buy much smaller camera/transmitter plus apps for your phone screen/holder FPV systems from other manufacturers. The obvious choice for small/good range cameras would be those produced primarily for drones and they are light and compact. There are lots of these on Banggood's web site. Just search FPV. Great idea for battles as you don't need to have operator line of sight and, if you have enhanced your IR emitter to restrict IR spread, you'll need to take aim from the tank.
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Postby STHV » Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:42 pm

My Maus came with that camera its not bad but there are much better ones out there
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Postby Max-U52 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:23 pm

I just saw a heng long King Tiger with the 6.0 Electronics on eBay and it said that it comes with an fpv camera that works with your cell phone, cell phone not included.
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Postby General Jumbo01 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:10 pm

The V6 MFU has its own WiFi which transmits the HL optional FPV camera signal to your phone. You need a 5.8mhz system as the cheaper 2.4 systems are too slow to provide a picture you can use to drive or fly a vehicle, as l found the hard way!

The new V6 mfu is a little gem.
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Postby 43rdRecceReg » Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:12 pm

General Jumbo01 wrote:The V6 MFU has its own WiFi which transmits the HL optional FPV camera signal to your phone. You need a 5.8mhz system as the cheaper 2.4 systems are too slow to provide a picture you can use to drive or fly a vehicle, as l found the hard way!

The new V6 mfu is a little gem.


Yes, it looks very promising. I just bought the TX/MFU combo, but have yet to decide which of my projects it's likely to go in. It could be the StuG 111, or the TauchPanzer 111. :thumbup:
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Postby General Jumbo01 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:35 am

The manual needs a thorough read as it would be easy to assume you already know your way around the transmitter but, for the benefit of those who haven't, multiple combinations of button and stick positions provide many new functions. These include fine steering trimming, 4 levels of hull recoil (off, slight, med and the normal one we all hate), high or low speed travel (gives very smooth and precise driving control), separate front and rear light control, WiFi switch plus sounds selection, all the usual ones plus a few for optional parts like barrel recoil and future options.

I chose to buy mine as part of a UK free post 88 quid Tiger 1 deal - superb value. I wonder how compatible the v6 mfu is with v5.3 tanks?

Sorry, back to topic!

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