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Classy Hobby M5 Stuart

PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2021 10:23 am
by silversurfer1947
For anyone who has one of these or is thinking about purchasing one with a view to converting it to rc, a conversion kit is now available from 35rctank.com http://www.35rctank.com/html/k20.html

Re: Classy Hobby M5 Stuart

PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:13 am
by Kaczor
There is already thread about that:
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=30850

Re: Classy Hobby M5 Stuart

PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2021 1:23 pm
by BarryC
I just requested a PayPal invoice for the purchase of 2 of them. :)

Barry

Re: Classy Hobby M5 Stuart

PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2021 2:42 pm
by silversurfer1947
Kaczor wrote:There is already thread about that:
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=30850


I am well aware of that, but as the availability has just been announced, I thought it appropriate to put the information in Hobby News, which is what it is.

Re: Classy Hobby M5 Stuart

PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2021 2:48 pm
by BarryC
silversurfer1947 wrote:
Kaczor wrote:There is already thread about that:
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=30850


I am well aware of that, but as the availability has just been announced, I thought it appropriate to put the information in Hobby News, which is what it is.


:thumbup: :thumbup:

Barry

Re: Classy Hobby M5 Stuart

PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:49 pm
by lmcq11
It was already out of stock one day after 35RCTANK sent me an email announcing its availability... Its unknown when a second batch will be available.

From the instructions, you should not think this is a plug and play "kit". For the price, I still see all the required kitbashing of the original fragile suspension arms that are not being reinforced or replaced with new custom metal components. Splitting up the main suspension to make it spring activated will not be easy. Not sure the spring suspension will be of much use on what is still a table top RC vehicle. The original plastic tracks are not replaced either and require tricky assembly. If metal tracks ever become available on the market, i doubt the weak idler arm and plastic suspension will be able to hold them. In my views, the conversion kit is not addressing the most critical components if you were planning to send a Stuart in the field with other RC tanks. Set your expectations accordingly.

I just noticed a note on the 35RCTANK product web page that everyone should read before ordering.
"Attention: This conversion kit is designed for experienced model maker which may be difficult for beginners. Please read the manual to see if you have the skill and tools required."

Re: Classy Hobby M5 Stuart

PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:40 pm
by BarryC
I tried to order 2 but they would only sell me 1. :O

It has been in transit since 3-25, hopefully it will arrive in the next few weeks.

Barry

Re: Classy Hobby M5 Stuart

PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:23 pm
by lmcq11
BarryC wrote:I tried to order 2 but they would only sell me 1. :O
It has been in transit since 3-25, hopefully it will arrive in the next few weeks.
Barry

Maybe not a bad thing Barry. You'll see what you're getting for $219 before deciding to order another one from the second batch.