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Hooben 1/16 sherman (fury)

PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:31 am
by Ludwig von wigbearer
Morning all, has anyone bought the hooben fury Sherman yet? if so is it any good?

regards john :wave:

Re: Hooben 1/16 sherman (fury)

PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:42 am
by Rad_Schuhart
According to what I have seen in forums, IMHO it does not worth it.

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/rc-tank ... an-e8.html

Re: Hooben 1/16 sherman (fury)

PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:52 am
by Ludwig von wigbearer
Hi, thanks for the reply, think I will give it a miss looking at the comments made, I could do with finding the time and
getting my Tamiya Sherman built :thumbup:

regards john

Re: Hooben 1/16 sherman (fury)

PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:40 am
by Xiaoshan_Sailor
I just picked one up over the weekend & its not bad so don't take what you saw over at RCU at face value - those are my photos posted a few days ago. Granted, its certainly not Tamiya grade but for the $200.00 I paid with TK22/MC6, I'd rate it above the basic HL & Trumpeter conversions & it outperforms the metal Mato M4A3 I have. It could use more weight & was told they have no idea when they'll release the planned metal upgrades. That said, Hooben is using MATO's gearbox so I'm playing with it now to see what I can retrofit between the assorted Tamy/Mato/Impact track & parts I have at my disposal. Will let you know how it goes.

Re: Hooben 1/16 sherman (fury)

PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:18 am
by tomhugill
Xiaoshan_Sailor wrote:I just picked one up over the weekend & its not bad so don't take what you saw over at RCU at face value - those are my photos posted a few days ago. Granted, its certainly not Tamiya grade but for the $200.00 I paid with TK22/MC6, I'd rate it above the basic HL & Trumpeter conversions & it outperforms the metal Mato M4A3 I have. It could use more weight & was told they have no idea when they'll release the planned metal upgrades. That said, Hooben is using MATO's gearbox so I'm playing with it now to see what I can retrofit between the assorted Tamy/Mato/Impact track & parts I have at my disposal. Will let you know how it goes.


Does the suspension compress or just pivot?

Re: Hooben 1/16 sherman (fury)

PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:22 am
by cannedheat
compress

Re: Hooben 1/16 sherman (fury)

PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:33 am
by tomhugill
cannedheat wrote:compress


Thanks stu, I'd seen else where said it was just pivot, feng showed videos with both so wanted to clarify!!

Have you got one?

Re: Hooben 1/16 sherman (fury)

PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:47 am
by cannedheat
yes
present

Re: Hooben 1/16 sherman (fury)

PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:22 pm
by Ad Lav
Doesn’t look as good as a Tamiya one but then for under $300 I wouldn’t expect it to be.

Re: Hooben 1/16 sherman (fury)

PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:22 pm
by Harry Serpent
Make your own ...Tamiya Sherman lower hull, HL M4a3 top hull and modified Mato Turret. :thumbup: :wave:

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Re: Hooben 1/16 sherman (fury)

PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:30 pm
by Ludwig von wigbearer
Hi all, I sent a message to Andrew haya and he says the suspension only pivots. :thumbdown:

regards john :wave:

Re: Hooben 1/16 sherman (fury)

PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:46 pm
by tomhugill
Ad Lav wrote:Doesn’t look as good as a Tamiya one but then for under $300 I wouldn’t expect it to be.


Tamiya don't do an easy 8 :P

Re: Hooben 1/16 sherman (fury)

PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:47 pm
by tomhugill
Ludwig von wigbearer wrote:Hi all, I sent a message to Andrew haya and he says the suspension only pivots. :thumbdown:

regards john :wave:


Hmmm odd! We have buyers saying it works properly, the maker saying they do by the uk seller saying they don't. Wonder if Haya has got some early ones before it was sorted

Re: Hooben 1/16 sherman (fury)

PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:52 pm
by cannedheat
tomhugill wrote:
Ludwig von wigbearer wrote:Hi all, I sent a message to Andrew haya and he says the suspension only pivots. :thumbdown:

regards john :wave:


Hmmm odd! We have buyers saying it works properly, the maker saying they do by the uk seller saying they don't. Wonder if Haya has got some early ones before it was sorted


got my pressie yesterday tom, mine compresses ,but Andrews vid shows them pivoting so I must have got a later production ?

Re: Hooben 1/16 sherman (fury)

PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:55 pm
by tomhugill
Where's yours from Stu? Also nice to see you back posting on here.

Re: Hooben 1/16 sherman (fury)

PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:10 pm
by cannedheat
got it off Andrew tom ?

Re: Hooben 1/16 sherman (fury)

PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:29 am
by Xiaoshan_Sailor
Suspension most certainly compresses both shocks plus pivots. Mine is new production that I picked up Saturday at Hooben's workshop here in Hangzhou.

I test fit a set of IMPACT T26 tracks to mine last night but am waiting to get metal drive wheels since dare not attempt anything except a short test run.

Re: Hooben 1/16 sherman (fury)

PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:12 am
by Rad_Schuhart
Just curious, are the tires made of rubber?

Re: Hooben 1/16 sherman (fury)

PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:34 pm
by PainlessWolf
Xiaoshan,
Good morning,
Any news on when the new production types will be available in the U.S.? Also, kit form or complete RTR? Thank you in advance,
regards,
Painless

Re: Hooben 1/16 sherman (fury)

PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:40 pm
by Xiaoshan_Sailor
No idea when they'll hit the States & doubt they'll be offered as a kit. Didn't ask but its designed for factory assembly as you'd expect with any HL products.

Regarding wheels, they're are all plastic. Perhaps MATO or someone else will noticed & see an opening for parts.