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1/6 Dragon Schwimmwagen - rc conversion

Post by blythmags » Sat Feb 21, 2009 2:44 pm

Hi everyone.........

Has anyone had experience in converting a Dragon 1/6 schwimmwagen to rc?

Best wishes

John

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Re: 1/6 Dragon Schwimmwagen - rc conversion

Post by Paul » Sat Feb 21, 2009 7:36 pm

Hi John.
Just send it over here if you like ;)
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Re: 1/6 Dragon Schwimmwagen - rc conversion

Post by blythmags » Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:07 am

Hi Paul.....

Sorry you've lost me there ?!?........... :?

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Re: 1/6 Dragon Schwimmwagen - rc conversion

Post by Humpy » Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:11 am

John,

Have you got anywhere with this project?

Ordered one today :roll:

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Re: 1/6 Dragon Schwimmwagen - rc conversion

Post by rivetcounter » Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:39 am

I have started one :happy-smileyflower:
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Re: 1/6 Dragon Schwimmwagen - rc conversion

Post by Humpy » Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:23 pm

And? :)

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Re: 1/6 Dragon Schwimmwagen - rc conversion

Post by rivetcounter » Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:57 pm

Herr Humpy, it’s in the early stages of development and I will keep you posted it will be another 3 weeks till I can get to grips with it but I think it should be running by October and it wont swim Pictures when there is something worth looking at.
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Re: 1/6 Dragon Schwimmwagen - rc conversion

Post by Humpy » Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:13 am

le Riv,

I'd like to get mine swimming but that might be pushing it a bit too far! I'll settle for 4WD though as I remember seeing Jim's Kubel getting stuck for lack of traction!

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Re: 1/6 Dragon Schwimmwagen - rc conversion

Post by rivetcounter » Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:53 am

Swimming driving and having suspension would be difficult and expensive and realistically how often are you going to sail it
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Re: 1/6 Dragon Schwimmwagen - rc conversion

Post by wittmann » Tue Aug 03, 2010 3:44 pm

rivetcounter wrote: how often are you going to sail it
Every time he has a bath Mark :D :D . Although it might be a bit tight for room though :? :?

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Re: 1/6 Dragon Schwimmwagen - rc conversion

Post by Humpy » Tue Aug 03, 2010 5:21 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZM-V5ZL7gik

In this video the model seems to driving using the wheels only as you can't see any wash from the prop.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kv4ZgfstK1o

Where as this one's definately using the prop! Only looks like two wheel drive though.

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Re: 1/6 Dragon Schwimmwagen - rc conversion

Post by wittmann » Tue Aug 03, 2010 5:42 pm

Interesting, on the second vid the prop is seen to return automatically to the "on land" position as it leaves the water.

Very good indeed.

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Re: 1/6 Dragon Schwimmwagen - rc conversion

Post by rivetcounter » Tue Aug 03, 2010 7:01 pm

I have seen these before, both have concentrated more on the swimming ability more than the drive as in no suspension; there ability to swim in still water is not that great hence why I won’t be bothering. :character-sebastian: :auto-swerve:

Chris, are you saying Herr Humpy only has a small bath? :confusion-confused:
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Re: 1/6 Dragon Schwimmwagen - rc conversion

Post by Humpy » Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:01 pm

Chris, are you saying Herr Humpy only has a small bath
I don't think it was the size of the bath he was trying to point out, more my derriere (correct spelling?) :D

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Re: 1/6 Dragon Schwimmwagen - rc conversion

Post by wittmann » Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:13 pm

Derriere my arse [ pun intended ] :D :D

l was refering to the Cider Bowser above your belt :shock: :shock: .

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