1/35 Dragon IDF M60 DOZER Tank >DSM2 RRC Video

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Postby modler » Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:37 pm

Have had this project on the back burner for a while and I finally caught up with model projects in the works and now have started on the DOZER project.
This project involves two 1/35 scale tank models.

1st model is a Academy M60m A1 motorized remote control (twin motor wired remote). I chose this model due to its robust gearbox which is a nylon plastic gearbox which is well designed and will outlast the equivalent Tamiya and or Mokie metal gear boxes.

2nd model is the very detailed and elaborate Dragon IDF M60 with Dozer blade. It is possible that later I may build the IDF M60 and upgrade it to a motorized Tank using the gearbox from the Academy model.

So to expedite the Dozer Tank build I will start with the excellent Academy model and develop the servo linkage for the Dozer using the Academy Tank for the initial design phase. Round two is always better and I will keep the Dragon model in reserve for phase 2 design should it evolvew that way.
Anyway, here are some pictures of what I have so far...

Short Video of Dozer blade in action..
https://youtu.be/isbC0SRsAq4
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Dragon IDF M60 Dozer Tank
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This shows some detail of the Dozer blade
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Academy M60 A1 motorized remote control tank.
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Dragon Dozer blade mounted on the Academy motorized model. Linkage added to make the Dozer blade remote control.
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DSM2 low voltage (1cell) receiver with twin 1 cell ESC and long throw 1 cell screw drive servo added.
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servo control for the Dozer blade.
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The Dozer blade assembly is connected to the lower hull with two screws.
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Postby Tubby » Mon May 03, 2021 10:46 pm

You have done well to cram the electronics in there.

This looks fantastic.

I am eager to see your future progress

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Postby Herr Dr. Professor » Tue May 04, 2021 4:04 am

One of the regular Tuesday modeling group at my house is a USMC Vietnam Vet. About two years apart, we each built the Tamiya Walker Bulldog, and older but nice kit. (The instructions have the lower hull reinforcing wall backwards; watch it.) We both discovered that Tamiya sells an OD and and OD 2. Though the color is anacronistic for WWII, he prefers the latter (it is sharp) and is sneaking it on an M4 Sherman now. Did you use something like that on your M60?
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Postby modler » Tue May 04, 2021 1:03 pm

Tubby wrote:You have done well to cram the electronics in there.

This looks fantastic.

I am eager to see your future progress


It looks like a lot of electronics because of the connectors I added to the DSM receiver.I removed the tall 3 pin connectors then installed micro 3 pin connectors so what you are seeing in the pictures are the wires from the 3 pins connectors on the 6 channel RX. The Dozer blade servo sits on a mount that takes up some room as well. The Dozer servo is removable with 2 micro screws. Yes it is a small Dozer Tank and a bit tricky to get all that stuff in there for sure :D

I will post more pictures and a video soon.
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Postby modler » Tue May 04, 2021 1:47 pm

Herr Dr. Professor wrote:One of the regular Tuesday modeling group at my house is a USMC Vietnam Vet. About two years apart, we each built the Tamiya Walker Bulldog, and older but nice kit. (The instructions have the lower hull reinforcing wall backwards; watch it.) We both discovered that Tamiya sells an OD and and OD 2. Though the color is anacronistic for WWII, he prefers the latter (it is sharp) and is sneaking it on an M4 Sherman now. Did you use something like that on your M60?


Hello Her Doctor, The M60 shown here comes in that color out of the box. I will get more pictures of the tank in better light. It is the only model I have that is that particular OD color.
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