T55 new build

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Postby c.rainford73 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:41 pm

I think it looks great coming out excellent
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Postby Ad Lav » Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:43 pm

You need patience with one of these!! A Tamiya probably would be mostly built by now... :D
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Postby Jake79 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:31 pm

Looking good mate, glad you those gearboxes sorted.
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Postby Ad Lav » Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:26 pm

Some updates!

Been waiting for some parts from Stian (maxmekker) as he gets some nice stuff from dklm and 3d printed parts.

Gearbox mount in - they now sit level and strong.

Hull plate in place, no twisting or flexing from the lower hull now. Quite light too.

Henntec stiffen the front, no twisting here either.

Very worthwhile upgrades as it has nothing to stop flex otherwise.

3d printed speaker box custom fits the hull shape and will take a visaton fr7s for my elmod fusion pro.

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Postby c.rainford73 » Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:32 pm

Very nice quality upgrades looks like a professional fit
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Postby Ad Lav » Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:37 pm

Yes, very good fit of parts!

Highly recommend Stian and installing these parts for a reliable T55.
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Postby Ad Lav » Sun May 07, 2017 5:08 pm

Progress!

Turret gubbins next. Servo recoil and elevation.

Not fond of the recoil system, but sloppy. May upgrade later.

Detail parts next.

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Postby B_Man » Tue May 09, 2017 11:58 am

The new recoil and elevation design looks like a good improvement. The original was a knock off of the Tamiya Pershing recoil that had a bad habit of sticking and a bulky motor driven elevation system that wasn't much better. I ended up replacing my recoil with a servo and the elevation unit will get the same treatment when I get around to it.
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Postby Ad Lav » Sun May 14, 2017 7:32 am

Update, almost finished.

Elmod to wire up, might need some assistance here lol

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Postby Jake79 » Sun May 14, 2017 8:41 am

Top stuff Adam, looking forward to seeing it painted :thumbup:
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Postby Ad Lav » Tue May 16, 2017 12:54 pm

Thanks Jake :D

Primer added last night.

Engine mesh added and a shot of the fuel lines.

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Postby Ad Lav » Tue May 16, 2017 9:58 pm

Splash of colour on :D

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Postby maxmekker » Tue May 16, 2017 10:17 pm

That was fast :thumbup:
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Postby Ad Lav » Tue May 16, 2017 10:17 pm

Killing time while the kids sleep!
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Postby c.rainford73 » Tue May 16, 2017 10:33 pm

Looks fantastic super job
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Postby B_Man » Thu May 18, 2017 4:47 am

Nice job on the fuel lines. Are those turret rotation bearings in the top of the hull?
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Postby Ad Lav » Thu May 18, 2017 6:30 am

Thanks carl, B-Man.

Yeah, they have ball bearings for smooth turret rotation.
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Postby B_Man » Sat May 20, 2017 1:45 am

Nice :thumbup: . It looks like Hooben made some good improvements in this version.
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Postby Ad Lav » Sat May 20, 2017 5:20 pm

It's not without its plentiful faults!

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Postby Jake79 » Sat May 20, 2017 5:27 pm

Coming along very nicely Adam looks great! I'd love one, waiting on the T72 to come out tho. I don't know what one to choose..
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