35RCTANK Stuart conversion kit

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Postby lmcq11 » Sat Nov 28, 2020 3:56 pm

Recent announcement from 35RCTANK of a 1/16 RC conversion kit for the Classy Hobby M5A1 Stuart static model . It is unclear from the picture how the kit will help converting the suspension, one of the main task to perform, but the small gearbox and turret electronics will certainly be helpful to many.

http://www.35rctank.com/index.html

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Postby Ad Lav » Sat Nov 28, 2020 4:18 pm

I am awaiting an email from them :)
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Postby Xiaoshan_Sailor » Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:57 am

Here's the reply I received from SK today:

The M5A1 Stuart kit will be ready in 1-2 months. The workable suspension make use of the origin parts. Only two springs and a casing is added. I worry if it will be too fragile at first, but after testing it works fine.


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Postby Kaczor » Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:14 am

That's great news. Maybe I will buy it before stock run out like with their oter kits...
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Postby Xiaoshan_Sailor » Mon Mar 22, 2021 7:24 am

Kit is available now. Instructions are clear & appear straight forward.

Dear Customers:

After months of hard working, our latest RC Conversion Kit for Classy Hobby 1/16 M5A1 is now available! Please visit our product page for details:

http://www.35rctank.com/html/k20.html

Hope you will enjoy! Feel free to contact us if you have any question.

Best regards!

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Postby Kaczor » Mon Mar 22, 2021 7:37 am

Looks great!
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Postby BarryC » Mon Mar 22, 2021 1:24 pm

Ad Lav wrote:I am awaiting an email from them :)


Me too! :)
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Postby lmcq11 » Mon Mar 22, 2021 2:05 pm

Keep in mind that such conversion is fragile. From my own experience converting the M5, the base kit itself requires good builder skills. The assembly and the fragility of the plastic suspension and the tracks is still a major concern. Set your expectations for a table top RC vehicle that can operate on flat surfaces.
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Postby BarryC » Mon Mar 22, 2021 2:45 pm

Hi Louis,

I've been wondering where you were, had not seen a post recently. I might have missed it. :think:

After watching you're fantastic conversion of the M5, I'm hoping the "35 RC Tank" conversion will make it a bit easier. That will not however addressee the fragility issues and concerns.

My goal is to convert one of the M5s to an M3. That will prove to be challenging so I hope the conversion set will ease some of the "pain"! :thumbup: I can see that the motor/gearbox installation will need modification as the slope of the glacis plate is very different than the M5. It is good to see that converting the turret to the rounded M3 style will not affect their design on the turret electronic/mechanical fit, I hope! ;)

I "plan" on converting my second M5 kit to a M4 High Speed Tractor. :think:

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Postby lmcq11 » Mon Mar 22, 2021 3:39 pm

BarryC wrote:I've been wondering where you were, had not seen a post recently. I might have missed it.


Hi Barry, Its been crazy at the office. But only a few weeks left and i am officially "Retired" end of April, just in time for my outdoor modelling and relaxation season. Can't wait. But i do have a few RC boats in the planning stage (1/35 Elco PT boat, 1/200 Bismarck and 1/350 Nimitz) and will not be as active for a while in the tank business as i used to be.
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Postby tankme » Mon Mar 22, 2021 5:03 pm

If I ordered it, I wouldn't want the control board.

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Postby BarryC » Mon Mar 22, 2021 5:06 pm

lmcq11 wrote:
BarryC wrote:I've been wondering where you were, had not seen a post recently. I might have missed it.


Hi Barry, Its been crazy at the office. But only a few weeks left and i am officially "Retired" end of April, just in time for my outdoor modelling and relaxation season. Can't wait. But i do have a few RC boats in the planning stage (1/35 Elco PT boat, 1/200 Bismarck and 1/350 Nimitz) and will not be as active for a while in the tank business as i used to be.


Slightly premature but welcome to the world of "retirement" congratulations! :clap:

I have the 1/35 Elco and the 1/200 Missouri my 1/350 carrier is the Kitty Hawk. I've been debating in my mind as to whether the 1/6 Sherman or the 1/35 Elco should be next. :crazy:

Is your Elco early of late configuration? Where will or do you post you nautical builds?

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Postby lmcq11 » Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:27 pm

BarryC wrote:s your Elco early of late configuration? Where will or do you post you nautical builds?

Its the late Elco version with the 40mm Bofors turret at the rear. I have all the available brass and RC gear for it. I will install a clark board and give the Bofors some action. For the Nimitz, i got the shapeways interior hangar parts, will give it interior LEDs and full airwing complement. Its almost 1 meter long. These are longer term projects planned with a few tanks here and there. Yeah, i will probably post some updates here.

BarryC wrote:I "plan" on converting my second M5 kit to a M4 High Speed Tractor.

The M4 tractor is closer to an M4 Sherman with using some of the running gear. To convert the Stuart into a tractor, you are probably better aiming for an M5 High speed tractor.
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