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Apr 22, 2013, 06:52 PM
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rc tank size

hi im new here. im thinking bout getting a rc tank and want to know the demensions of a 1/8 and a 1/16 size tank. thx
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Apr 22, 2013, 07:16 PM
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also what is the average cost for these size tanks
Apr 22, 2013, 08:30 PM
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Size of the tanks depends on the tank it was modeled after as well as the scale. A 1/16 Sherman is 6 1/2" wide and 14" long, a 1/16 German Stug is 7" wide and 13" long, not counting the barrel. You can get an operational toy grade tank for under $200.00 and a good IR battle tank for about $700.00. The larger scale tanks cost considerably more and are out of my price range.

Apr 22, 2013, 08:39 PM
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thx alot. another qestion.... can you convert a airplane remote to run a tank?
i am making a tank without a turret or gun for surveillance. any ideas
Apr 22, 2013, 09:10 PM
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You can not legally do it unless it is 2.4 g radio. The rest of the conversion depends on your modeling skills.

Apr 23, 2013, 09:28 PM
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I have a receiver that runs on a 2 cell lipo but my motors run on 3 cells. should I get a new receiver or can I use a transistor or a relay to convert the power.
Apr 23, 2013, 09:53 PM
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question: how wide are tank tracks?

as you can see I don't know much. im just getting into tanks. I used to fly rc planes but im tired of looking up, up and away!!!!!!..... ha ha
Apr 23, 2013, 10:25 PM
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The tank boards have a BEC incorporated in them that eliminates the need for separate Rx batteries. 3 cell Li-Po's should work fine. They are what I run. Again tank tracks width depends on the tank models size. Stug tracks are 1", Sherman tracks are 1 1/16", KV1 tracks are 2", M41 tracks are 1 5/8".

I have been doing Amtrak's or LVT's for about 5 years and tanks about 4. I have also been doing boats since 1978 and still have 4 of them. Never got into planes or cars.

Apr 24, 2013, 06:23 PM
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thanks again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Apr 26, 2013, 01:38 AM
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RC Tank 1/16 "Panther G" - Pro Version SKU: T3879-1PRO is the ever best tank for the lot of fun.Its specifications are :
Tank Capacity: 40 BB's
Length: 52 cm
Width: 24 cm
Height: 20 cm
Scale: 1:16
Battery: 7.2V with charger
Pitch: Approximately 35 degrees (can vary, depending on the type of surface)
And its also not much expensive , its just about € 159.98.

Apr 29, 2013, 01:35 PM
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HELLO Andy been a wile since I have heard anything from you. YUP I went to tanks after I left the ships .
Every thing is still runing good. Nice to see ya .
Sorry guys for jumping in off subject .
He is just a buddy of mind from a wile back.
thanks DON
May 06, 2013, 02:10 AM
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Oct 11, 2013, 09:02 AM
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