Tamiya Jagdpanther

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Postby Pcomm1 » Wed May 05, 2010 6:18 am

Gave my Jagd a spring maintenance check and touched up the paint.

Went through everything and it it is up and running really well with a new 2.4 radio, so I took new photos of it and thought I'd post them.

It is my favorite Axis tank, but hardest to maneuver in a backyard rc fight against a turret equipped tank.

These are the Parts Upgrades and Features installed since the build was completed in early 2008.

1. New Futaba SkySport 2.4 Radio; with left & right self centering sticks; 3000 NiMH 7.2v tank battery
2. Daryl Turner Metal Trunnion ($100 part)
3. Full set of road wheel bearings
4. Daryl Turner gear box mount brace & two metal elevation arms
5. Solid Tamiya turret rotation blue gears
6. Color Matched Tamiya Battle Unit
7. LED Emitter installed in the barrel
8. Impact Metal Tracks and Drive Sprockets
9. Impact glacis plate sprocket guides

Enjoy, John
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Postby vonrundstedt » Wed May 05, 2010 11:55 am

Thats a nice looking JP! Lots of time and effort (and money i guess) spent on it. :thumbup:
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Postby Pcomm1 » Wed May 05, 2010 4:13 pm

Thanks and to bad Tamiya won't put the engineering time and effort into these RC tank kits, so they run really great when built "right" out of the box.

But they don't, hence all the after-market parts that have popped up to fix the respective kit issues. Plus, upgrades and improvements accomplished over time, while working to improve the rc setup, the monthly expense is minor.

Like your NIP tank. Nice camo paint. :thumbup:
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Postby FireflyKeith » Wed May 05, 2010 6:05 pm

Great looking JP, the weathering is spot on, and looking at your tools makes me want to spend a little bit more time on mine :haha: I have to say my JP is my favorite axis tank at the moment also, but it sits in a cabinet looking pretty and will probably never get used :crazy:

Keith 8)
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Postby Pcomm1 » Sun May 09, 2010 5:44 pm

The rc part is 40% of the build fun for me and it would be an unusually cold day in h*ll before my Jagdpanther sits in a cabinet. The coffee table maybe. :thumbup:
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Postby Wight » Sun May 09, 2010 6:05 pm

Very nice indeed.

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