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Postby cheeseontoast » Wed Nov 24, 2021 11:58 am

Hi guys
I'm a total 100% RC Tank beginner.
I've been building a 10th scale panzer and now at the point where I need to add radio gear, motors etc etc.
I bought a Henglong panzer with the idea to use it as a doner vehicle. Unfortunately I've since discovered this wasn't a good idea.

I already have a pair of 540 motors which came with EDC

So with all that in mind

1 - What do I need. Literally everything that goes inside the tank ??? and how does it all go together

2 - Do you have any preferences of makes etc

3 - Budget, around £400 to £500. But its not set in stone for the right equipment.

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Postby stu_the_flat » Wed Nov 24, 2021 12:35 pm

I'm not 100% sure I can offer the correct advice as I am not familiar with your 1/10th scale, in a way your build is quite advanced, adding photos in here is a bit clunky but might help people get an idea, the gear box will be the bit that will be the most tricky.

I recently parted out an old 27mHz radio tank, I've got the control unit, speaker, motor for turning the turret and gun rising and lowering motor all 1/16th and a wee smoke unit sitting here. you could use that as a starting point. otherwise have a look at Forgebear, they are really good.
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Postby cheeseontoast » Wed Nov 24, 2021 2:49 pm

Sorry trying to get the image thing to work

http://bigkidcreations.co.uk/tanks/panzer_01.jpg

http://bigkidcreations.co.uk/tanks/panzer_02.jpg

Can you recommend a radio set. i've been looking at the spektrum dx8. Would it work for tanks ?

Do I need a receiver as well as the transmiter ? or does radio connect directly to tank controller

Can you recommend a controller !

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Postby stu_the_flat » Wed Nov 24, 2021 4:41 pm

I am afraid I don't know about the spektrum dx8 but I'm sure others might

I've got a heng long RX18 control system, I've just checked and I can get the motors to work but the speaker was not making any sound I am not sure why it did when I deconstructed it. Its yours if you want it. this is not my video but it is the same system.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpQUyFk ... ucks24%2F7
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Postby Jofaur86 » Wed Nov 24, 2021 7:26 pm

:) Good evening,
I may not have understood everything? but as for the DX8 radio, will not work with an original turntable, HengbLong or Taigen, as in the video. For this you need an electronics that works with a current standard receiver, for sound advice on the radio ? I advise you to read the excellent blig of the friend "Rad" member of this forum
https://radindustries.wordpress.com/2020/06/25/radios/
https://radindustries.wordpress.com/

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Postby Kaczor » Wed Nov 24, 2021 7:35 pm

Those are brushless motors so toy-grade Heng Long or Taigen wouldn't work. Best option would be Elmod Fusion Pro Rev. F. but unfortuantely it seems all stock is sold out after the successor was announced.
https://radindustries.wordpress.com/202 ... pro-rev-f/
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Postby Jofaur86 » Wed Nov 24, 2021 8:11 pm

:D Good evening Kaczor, enlarging the photo, I am not convinced that these motors are brushless? 8O But I could be wrong

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Postby Kaczor » Wed Nov 24, 2021 8:15 pm

You are right. It should be be frased "IF those are brushless" ;)
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Postby Jofaur86 » Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:17 pm

:O On the other hand, follows not convinced, that the plastic gears last a long time in operation ???

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Postby cheeseontoast » Thu Nov 25, 2021 1:43 pm

http://www.bigkidcreations.co.uk/tanks/panzer_01.jpg

Motors are brushed and come with there own ecu (right name?)

I feel I must make clear,
I have no interest in 1/16th scale (to small)
I have no interest in Henglong, Tamaya or any other kits etc.
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Postby Jofaur86 » Thu Nov 25, 2021 2:17 pm

cheeseontoast wrote:http://www.bigkidcreations.co.uk/tanks/panzer_motors.jpg

Motors are brushed and come with there own ecu (right name?)

I feel I must make clear,
I have no interest in 1/16th scale (to small)
I have no interest in Henglong, Tamaya or any other kits etc.


So many brushed motors, and I guess the black case is an Esc? for the interest pourble 1/16 it is according to the choice of each one, and does not criticize. Just that in view of the photos and the plastic gears? I doubt that works well for a long time? now this is only my personal opinion :wtf: :haha:

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Postby cheeseontoast » Thu Nov 25, 2021 3:32 pm

Ok guys
I've ordered a Radio Master TX16s

Need suggestions for

1 Receiver
2 Controller (suitable for 10th scale)

My first tank is only basic, ie movement, turret movement etc
I would like to add smoke, firing and sounds to future builds.

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Postby Jimster » Thu Nov 25, 2021 4:10 pm

Most excellent choice of radio!!
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Postby EAO » Thu Nov 25, 2021 9:44 pm

Kaczor wrote:Best option would be Elmod Fusion Pro Rev. F. but unfortuantely it seems all stock is sold out after the successor was announced.


Kaczor,

You've just confirmed what I was hoping wouldn't happen! 8O I hoped that Thomas would continue offering the Fusion Pro Rev. F, but after seeing this post I haven't found a single one for sale here in the States (only a couple of places over here ever did carry them). I doubt I'd ever go with the new X after you and Rad discussed them in my post. That blows!

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Postby Jimster » Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:54 pm

I guess it’s Beier from now on. Kinda hard to go back to anything less.
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Postby Met5 » Fri Nov 26, 2021 6:09 am

those two motors ... the plastic gears ... if they eat them for breakfast

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Postby cheeseontoast » Fri Nov 26, 2021 9:28 am

So how about this one - Beier UFR-1230-D double speed controller

Designed specifically for track vehicles and comes with a pair of motors

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Postby Rad_Schuhart » Fri Nov 26, 2021 10:01 am

cheeseontoast wrote:So how about this one - Beier UFR-1230-D double speed controller

Designed specifically for track vehicles and comes with a pair of motors


Info about it, here.
https://radindustries.wordpress.com/202 ... r-sfr-1-d/
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Postby cheeseontoast » Sat Nov 27, 2021 4:28 pm

[Before I go a spend a chunk of cash on a beier
Can someone confirm its what I need.
Here is a picture of my motor etc

http://www.bigkidcreations.co.uk/tanks/ ... ors_02.jpg

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Postby Rad_Schuhart » Sat Nov 27, 2021 4:36 pm

cheeseontoast wrote:[Before I go a spend a chunk of cash on a beier
Can someone confirm its what I need.
Here is a picture of my motor etc

http://www.bigkidcreations.co.uk/tanks/ ... ors_02.jpg


Only a radio receiver, that is all.
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