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Postby Tanker1 » Sat Mar 20, 2021 5:04 pm

New to RC tanks but been involved in flying rc planes for many years.
I also build 1/35 scale military models.
RC tanks don't seem to be as popular in here Canada but I'm sure I will enjoy this new extension of my hobby pastime nonetheless.
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Postby jarndice » Sat Mar 20, 2021 6:14 pm

Welcome to the Forum :thumbup: :wave: :clap:
I think you just might be pleasantly surprised at our loyal Canadian Membership and the club scene in Canada is good and strong,
You have a problem though' Canada is so damn BIG, :haha:
Enjoy the Forum and do ask lots of questions and if you know some answers please do tell.
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Postby Tanker1 » Sat Mar 20, 2021 6:22 pm

I know of a few clubs in eastern Canada but I'm in western Canada which is a 5 day 3000km drive. :O
I might see If I can track down some local guys possibly.
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Postby jarndice » Sat Mar 20, 2021 6:33 pm

Oh come on whats a few Ks of tufted grass?
Ok so it goes on for a bit & a bit & a Bit & a Bit & a Bit, Yes well alright you might have a point :haha: :haha:
Still look at the positives you won't have to worry about running out of groundspace to run your Tank on :thumbup:
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Postby Tanker1 » Sat Mar 20, 2021 7:02 pm

That's true we have plenty of open space in Canada. :D
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Postby EAO » Sat Mar 20, 2021 7:27 pm

Hey Tanker1,

Welcome to the Forum! RC tanks do seem to be at the bottom of RC hobbies in popularity. Not sure why?! :think: However, now you're among fellow crazies! Some more nutty than other's! :crazy: Actually, they're just extremely dedicated, and enthusiastic about this great hobby! I'm sure you'll find something to blow your mind here. I have my mind blown away almost daily with the incredible talent and knowledge of these guys! It's the best place to be!

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Postby Model Builder 4 » Sat Mar 20, 2021 7:31 pm

Hello and welcome to the forum Tanker1 :wave: great place for info, help and tips as you enter into the rc side of the hobby. I myself also came from a 1/35 modelling background, military dioramas etc but since finding 1/16 scale and this forum I have never looked back, especially as the ol' eyes start to struggle :/ do post some pics of any models you may have when you get a chance :thumbup:

Cheers,Lee.
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Postby gavlar0 » Sat Mar 20, 2021 11:52 pm

Welcome Tanker, I'm New too, nice to see a regular addition of be members.

Can you tell me is Alberta the same as "Jasper Alberta"?

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Postby Tanker1 » Sun Mar 21, 2021 6:09 am

Hi galvar0,

Jasper is a National Park that's in the Province of Alberta, Canada.
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Postby gavlar0 » Sun Mar 21, 2021 10:12 am

Yes that makes sense, I remember listening to my sisters play Rocky Mountain Suite, John Denver when I was a young boy and dreaming of the scene it paints in the song, would love to go there one day.

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Postby Meter rat » Sun Mar 21, 2021 11:53 am

Hello, from Derbyshire.
I’m new to tanks as well. But with help given from this site I’ve had a lot of fun building a Abrams.
Learnt a lot, made mistakes, spent too much money. That’s the only down side to this site, you find some new every time. The wife has taken my cards, and shut down my PayPal account.

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Postby Tanker1 » Sun Mar 21, 2021 2:26 pm

gavlar0 wrote:Yes that makes sense, I remember listening to my sisters play Rocky Mountain Suite, John Denver when I was a young boy and dreaming of the scene it paints in the song, would love to go there one day.

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I consider myself very self lucky to live so close to such a beautiful place.
I would highly recommend you come and visit some time. :thumbup:
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Postby Tanker1 » Sun Mar 21, 2021 2:34 pm

Meter rat wrote:Hello, from Derbyshire.
I’m new to tanks as well. But with help given from this site I’ve had a lot of fun building a Abrams.
Learnt a lot, made mistakes, spent too much money. That’s the only down side to this site, you find some new every time. The wife has taken my cards, and shut down my PayPal account.


Yes I can relate.
I look at it this way there are a lot worst things a person could be spending time and money on.
Plus my wife always knows where I am and what I'm doing. :D
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Postby Jimster » Sun Mar 21, 2021 3:48 pm

Welcome aboard from south of the border!
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Postby gavlar0 » Sun Mar 21, 2021 4:00 pm

Ooh border talk now

The Great North South divide

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Postby Tanker1 » Sun Mar 21, 2021 5:09 pm

Jimster wrote:Welcome aboard from south of the border!



Thanks Jimster!
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Postby Tanker1 » Sun Mar 21, 2021 5:12 pm

gavlar0 wrote:Ooh border talk now

The Great North South divide

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LOL.
Seriously though are friends to the south always a pleasure.
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Postby Tanker1 » Sun Mar 21, 2021 5:13 pm

Thanks for all the welcoming post.
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Postby Herr Dr. Professor » Sun Mar 21, 2021 6:19 pm

Hi there! I'm only a few thousand clicks away in southern Wisconsin, U.S. (south of the border). I was in Saskatchewan in the summer of 1998, and I recall dining outdoors and lovely city parks in Regina and Saskatoon. I would really enjoy taking the train to Alberta, but bank robbery is frowned upon here in the States. :)

Do you have any local source(s) of RC tanks? I have to go online for any tank-specific goodies, and there are a few sources in the US--way too few.:thumbdown:. I sometimes order from Germany and the UK, but postage is frightening and requires really big orders to make it worthwhile. :D
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Postby Tanker1 » Sun Mar 21, 2021 9:45 pm

Herr Dr. Professor wrote:Hi there! I'm only a few thousand clicks away in southern Wisconsin, U.S. (south of the border). I was in Saskatchewan in the summer of 1998, and I recall dining outdoors and lovely city parks in Regina and Saskatoon. I would really enjoy taking the train to Alberta, but bank robbery is frowned upon here in the States. :)

Do you have any local source(s) of RC tanks? I have to go online for any tank-specific goodies, and there are a few sources in the US--way too few.:thumbdown:. I sometimes order from Germany and the UK, but postage is frightening and requires really big orders to make it worthwhile. :D


Not much in tank goodies here either.
Luckily came across a local shop that has a Tamiya Panther kit.
But as far as parts/upgrades I'm in the same boat as you I will be having to order online as well.

Saskatchewan is nice but you really need to visit the Rocky mountains in Jasper/ Banff Alberta it is spectacular.
Traveling by train in Canada is very expensive.
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