HOW FAST CAN A RC TANK GO. NOT SCALE

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HOW FAST CAN A RC TANK GO. NOT SCALE

Post by nemesis22 » Tue Sep 22, 2009 10:59 am

I'm new to rc tank but i have rc monster truck, buggies, heli, fuel and electric. With the right transmission 3 maisers speed, engine and set up, there must be a way to get more speeds like 35-up km and up. haven't decided on fuel or electric. the scale i think i'd like is 1/8,1/10 or 1/6 and undecided tank. my plan is to scratch build, maybe buy the lower hull,tracks, etc. Then add to it. Any ideas or experience on where to start would be helpful. thank you
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Post by No1_sonuk » Tue Sep 22, 2009 12:47 pm

35Km/h ?!
That's about 21 mph. I'd have thought most model tracks wouldn't survive that sort of speed for very long.

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Post by BigPanzer » Tue Sep 22, 2009 2:54 pm

Hi,

Tanks are more suited to rock crawling than drag racing, but I once did some messing about with a 1/16 T34 to see if I could get it airborn. I succeeded by grossly overpowering it and keeping it fairly light. Surprisingly it wasn't the (plastic) tracks or the suspension that gave up it was the teeth on the (metal) final drive. However I found that at speed it was very difficult to steer.

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Post by Humpy » Tue Sep 22, 2009 6:39 pm

Scott,

I think you've missed the point, have you ever seen a 1/4 scale King Tiger rumbling past at a sedate pace? Why would you want it to do 100mph?!!!

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Post by Merlin Barnes » Wed Sep 23, 2009 2:20 am

1/6th scale bombing along at God knows what speed---could be hilarious and could test out the effectiveness of our insurance company.

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Post by No1_sonuk » Wed Sep 23, 2009 12:57 pm

Much hilarity if one side of the drive fails before the other...

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Post by mikes » Wed Sep 23, 2009 4:40 pm

ever thought about making a little jump for the very fast tank?? really try out the suspension :auto-sportbike:
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Post by olly weston » Wed Sep 23, 2009 6:47 pm

How strange, this have been the topic of much "banter" on the armortek forum. Long story short, the members have been putting idea's forward as to mark and gill's next model. Of course, The Challenger mark 2 and leopard have been mentioned. ( and some that have really made kieren and ray laugh) Back to the point, we all want scale speed or close to it. Mark and gill both said doing a chally or something would be difficult because of the weight. Now i know that the armortek gear is flipping heavey, but its not like mark 1 is exactly as "light". I used to bust a gut lifting my old 1/8th panther (48kg's) , god knows what humpys 1/6th jagdpanther weighs. ( sorry stu, only model that came to mind)

And i think scratch building is your only way, simple reason is i dont think mark's warrienty covers "excessive speeding" :lol:

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Post by Skippy_fx140 » Wed Sep 23, 2009 7:21 pm

olly weston wrote: I used to bust a gut lifting my old 1/8th panther (48kg's)
Bloody hell Oli did you have lead bricks in it? :D
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Post by Humpy » Wed Sep 23, 2009 7:28 pm

god knows what humpys 1/6th jagdpanther weighs
God knows indeed but it ain't light! Mark reckons it's the heaviest 1/6th model he's ever come across which includes the Maus :o I remember Peter Mealing of Spearhead said that he thought the top alone weighed as much as a Spearhead Hetzer :lol: Not sure how it'd compare with an Armortek Panther though. The thing with lots of weight is that the model glides along nicely without too much bouncing around.

Now a 1/4 scale Panther with plenty of weight but with the same turn of speed of a 1/4 scale T-34, that's my dream. We shall see.

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Post by Bryan » Wed Sep 23, 2009 7:33 pm

Keep Dreaming :roll: :roll:

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Post by olly weston » Thu Sep 24, 2009 8:01 am

skippy wrote

Bloody hell Oli did you have lead bricks in it?
Lots of Battery's mate :D

" doing Mr T face" I pitty the fool that it hits. Try explaining that one to the court . There are video's on U-tube, but i cant find the one that i want to show. its a scratch built 1/8th leo and in the video, it can really go some. But at 80kg ( description in the vid), well you get the idea
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Post by Merlin Barnes » Thu Sep 24, 2009 11:48 pm

Bryan wrote:Keep Dreaming :roll: :roll:
Nightmare????

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Post by Humpy » Fri Sep 25, 2009 4:53 pm

Keep Dreaming
Nightmare????
Wet dream :twisted: Sorry, too much information :lol:

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Re: HOW FAST CAN A RC TANK GO. NOT SCALE

Post by nemesis22 » Wed Oct 07, 2009 4:12 am

If you want to see a fast tracked vehicle 60-80 mph then check out the "Ripsaw", manned and unmanned. Maded by howe&howe productions. http://www.howeandhowe.com . It's on you tube as well. check it out, cause i think it could be changed to look like a tank.

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