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Feb 06, 2008, 03:13 PM
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1/3 Scratch Built Panther Tank

That's what u need if u have a 1/3 scale tank...

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Feb 07, 2008, 09:22 PM
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holly sh!!t!
Feb 08, 2008, 01:47 PM
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i also want one thanks
Feb 08, 2008, 03:27 PM
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Now THAT"S A TANK!!!!! very impressive. Must have cost an arm and a leg to boot
Feb 08, 2008, 05:10 PM
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Just imagine taking it out for a walk to your local park...or even buying grocery from a local shop....
Feb 09, 2008, 03:47 PM
My backpack's got jets...
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thatv is Badspankin!...
....though I gotta know... what kind of firepower is it packin>?? I mean I just can't see someone building/having that huge detailed tank... and not having it be able to fire some sort of projectiles from the turret barrel

(at least paintballs, as BBs would be oftly small coming out of that barrel )
Feb 10, 2008, 02:18 AM
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This one...according to some "reliable" sources...it has got a 9mm shotgun in it. =D
Feb 14, 2008, 10:03 AM
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What A Tank

Now that's what I call an RC tank. Will you adopt me? LOL. How much time did you spend building it and do you have the plans for it for sale? My wife is going to freek when she sees the pics. Great Job.
Feb 14, 2008, 10:20 AM
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It's not mine sadly, the owner spent about 6-8 months to build it and I don't think he's planning to sell it.
However, the biggest commerically produced rc tank is currently 1/4 scale and a 1/4 KingTiger would be around US$16000
Feb 14, 2008, 02:38 PM
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Wow, very cool, that is the ultimate home protection

Nice find, hatakashi!

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Feb 18, 2008, 03:41 PM
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nice but a bit on the large side
Aug 13, 2009, 01:56 PM
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That is my friend Dave Shultz. He has many tanks. They run on 26HP engines, basically John Deere riding mower engines. They DO NOT carry weapons, but the main gun on each of his tanks is a water cannon.

Aug 13, 2009, 01:58 PM
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another one.
Aug 13, 2009, 11:04 PM
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Aug 18, 2009, 10:16 AM
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Daaaaaaamn, those are nice units. That guy has got some skills.

It would be quite an adventure building something like that. Not to mention actually driving it...

Edit: I found a video of some of Dave's tanks actually running:


These tanks are absolutely amazing. If there were nothing in the background of the video to scale them against, you just might be fooled into thinking you were watching some real 1:1 tanks run. The motors don't sound "right", but they still sound really cool as they run. They sound better than a pair of 540 cans for sure.

Yea, Mr. Schultz does have skills - a mech. engineering degree from Weber State in Utah for starters. A fat resume listing about every aerospace contractor in the U.S.

Things like this make me kick myself in the ass for my slacker ways back in high school...
Last edited by BigMike13; Aug 19, 2009 at 01:42 PM.

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