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Postby Greenford » Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:53 am

I’m new to the world of RC tanks, I bought a Mato all metal Panzer 3 for my disabled son who enjoys tanks in general
I have no experience other than seeing it going up and down the garden but want to understand it more.

We live in Norfolk an£ have interests in military history and the tank museum at Long Stratton Norwich, what do we hope to get from the club, a better understanding of the hobby in general and get some knowledge of how they work

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Postby jarndice » Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:27 pm

Hi, Welcome to the Forum :thumbup: :wave: :clap:
We already know you have questions :/ But I have a couple, From whom did you buy the PZ111 and why when it failed to comply with the sales of goods act did you not contact the dealer for a replacement or your money back ?
I am sure one way or the other we can solve this problem but aside from that we hope you will enjoy this journey into penury :lolno:
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Postby jimbo_wa » Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:30 pm

Welcome from South Cambs - keep meaning to get the the Norfolk Tank Museum (may take some time at the moment!)
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Postby Greenford » Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:55 pm

Thankyou for your replies I got it from tankzone came recommended, I’m trying to get hold of them at the moment but hey this seems like a challenge, I think

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Postby Exhibitedbrute » Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:01 pm

Tank zone are a bit hit and miss for that to be fair. I email them about hvss suspension 2 years ago and still haven’t got a reply.

As for mato suppliers forgebear tanks maybe able to help with replacement or put you in touch with someone that can

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Postby Exhibitedbrute » Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:03 pm

Exhibitedbrute wrote:Tank zone are a bit hit and miss for that to be fair. I email them about hvss suspension 2 years ago and still haven’t got a reply.

As for mato suppliers forgebear tanks maybe able to help with replacement or put you in touch with someone that can


That’s replacement parts or compatible circuit board replacements

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Postby jarndice » Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:17 pm

My views on Tankzone are very much in the negative primarily because they still owe me £400+ I would avoid them as I would Nitrotek,
There are some top dealers in this hobby but any enterprise that involves money produces people whose interests favour themselves first and the customer a very distant second.
When you start looking for your next Tank (Oh yes you will :haha: ) I would begin by checking out
www.forgebeartanks.com
or
www.rctank.de
There are plenty of others which you will soon discover :thumbup:
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Postby Greenford » Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:02 pm

Thank you so much for your help and replies, just goes to show doesn’t it but on a positive now I can find out how it works and get more in-depth but again thank you all for this means a lot

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Postby 43rdRecceReg » Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:40 pm

Mmm...yes, well Tankzone has something of an an iffy reputation on this Board. Still, if you're the sort of person who's up for a challenge (and not necessarily that of retrieving your hard-earned cash), RCtanking will provide loys of them. It almost inevitably leads to tank-specific D-I-Y. :thumbup: Indeed, for many of us, a large part of the hobby involves 'fixing' (upgrading/enhancing) models when they're 'not broke', as well as when they are. :D
Try to enjoy the learning process! It touches on electronics, painting, military history, engineering in miniature, photography, adhesive properties, 3-D printing...and, well... let's just say it has almost a complete educational syllabus :lolno: :wave: More to the point, it can be immersive fun, and, if you're happy to go bankrupt, there are few better ways of doing it :D
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