320 Degree Turret Rotation Ring

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Postby Topper » Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:24 pm

Hello
I would like to fit a 360 Degree Turret Rotation Ring to my Taigen Panther G, will a Heng long part fit?

Thanks in advance
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Postby Jimster » Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:38 pm

I can’t answer that but I’ve seen some folks file extra teeth in their plastic ring to make it 360 degrees.
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Postby john1970 » Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:58 pm

The toothed ring will fit but if you want to use it with a slip ring for the wires you will need the taigen version

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Postby jarndice » Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:17 pm

There are 2 standard sizes of Turret ring,
They are a universal fit across all 1/16 Armour
medium size for the Sherman/Panzer 111/4 /Panther and Tiger 1 and large for the Abrams/Challenger.
If you fit a 360 Turret ring or convert a 320 to a 360 you will need a Slip ring otherwise the wires in the Turret will be torn out when you go over 360,
Taigen sell a 360 Degree Turret KIt which includes all the instructions as well as a 360 Turret ring and slip ring and everything else that you will need,
There are 2 types a M/G BB kit and an I/R kit. Dave @ http://www.forgebeartanks.com, certainly used to sell the kit as did Dom @ http://www.rctank.de/
I would not recommend buying a seperate slip ring and a Turret ring as you will be left to fit the Plugs and work out where all the wires go.
Whereas the Taigen kit is ready to go.
If you decide to convert an existing Turret ring you will need to cut a slot for the Slip ring and the Metal turret rings are a pain to convert :thumbdown:
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Postby tankme » Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:59 pm

Jimster wrote:I can’t answer that but I’ve seen some folks file extra teeth in their plastic ring to make it 360 degrees.


I typically go this route since I have multiples of each type. I lay them on top of each other and use the one on top as a template to cut teeth into the stopper.

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Postby MichaelC » Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:32 am

tankme wrote:
Jimster wrote:I can’t answer that but I’ve seen some folks file extra teeth in their plastic ring to make it 360 degrees.


I typically go this route since I have multiples of each type. I lay them on top of each other and use the one on top as a template to cut teeth into the stopper.


That's what I do too. Lay one on top and cut away. By the way 360 just means you can turn all the way around doesn't necessary mean you want 720 or 1080 or ........ :)
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Postby Topper » Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:19 am

Thank you gentlemen!!!

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Postby RobW » Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:58 am

And make sure you anchor both ends of the wires as the slip rings tend not to slip all that well so you finish up with a tangled mess in the hull.

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Postby BarryC » Fri Jun 11, 2021 12:52 pm

RobW wrote:And make sure you anchor both ends of the wires as the slip rings tend not to slip all that well so you finish up with a tangled mess in the hull.


Highly recommended! :thumbup:
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Postby Jarlath » Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:10 pm

Another option is to not sit and do continuous 360's in your tank. My KV-1 has a 360 turret ring, but w/o the slipring. Let my son drive it and he just pulled out all the wires to the turret because he just turning it continuously right for 4 minutes of rotations... I usually have enough slack to allow for 1080 or so, but not 3600+.
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Postby General Jumbo01 » Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:44 pm

Deck mounted antenna can be a problem too!
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Postby jarndice » Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:10 pm

General Jumbo01 wrote:Deck mounted antenna can be a problem too!

Apply the tip of a (Heated) Soldering Iron to the base of the deck mounted aerial on the inside of the tank body and it will drop through.
www.rctank.de/ has the proper side body mount aerial although you might have to look in the PZ111 section for it,
Don't forget the PZ4 Ausf "H" and "J" had a rear mounted aerial on the left rear flank.
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Postby General Jumbo01 » Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:18 pm

It wasn't the removal of the antenna that's the problem but the retention! You need to fit antenna with a very flexible base mount so that the passing barrel can easily push it aside. I've taken to using heat shrink tubing for this but don't heat it or it will just flop over. All part of the fun!

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Postby jarndice » Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:43 pm

The Panzer 4s aerial in any of it's 9 Tank incarnations was never mounted on the engine deck which is why I assumed (Old Military saying "Don't assume check") you wanted to know how to be rid of it :lolno:
It was either mounted on the right side of the Tanks body and when the aerial was (excuse me) erect the main gun deflector would push it down into the Aerial tray as the turret turned or in the Ausf H and J variants because it was fitted on the left rear flank it was well clear of the main gun :thumbup:
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