My Other RC Insanity

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  1. McSpuds

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    I decided to have a go at a scratch built Tiger I in 1/6th scale. This vehicle will be used in RC Tank Combat with paintball guns so exact detail is not a mandatory issue although I will put some detail on her as I go. Things like the suspension will have to be built to withstand the hobby so some adjustments will need to be made.

    I have come up with three sources I am going to use.

    I have found a site where a Tiger was done using enlargements of a paper card tiger.

    www.john-tom.com/RCtank/RCTank.html

    I also have a nice set of drawings I found on a post in RC Tank Warfare. They are on a Russian site but the drawings are very large and very nice. I have several other vehicles from that site as well.

    These plans started at a large scale, not sure exact scale but I know the width of the Tiger was 9 inches on paper so I would say close to 1/12th scale. I then took these large prints in Photoshop and enlarged them to 1/6th scale on paper and had them printed at Kinkos.

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    I will be taking these and converting them to a set of templates for cut outs so we can produce any later on by using the old templates.
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  2. Beaver

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    Neat! How does RC tank combat work? I've heard of it, but I've never seen it. :)

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    i wish to see more of this, please continue
     
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    They use paintball guns mounted in the turrets.... Not much progress has been made on the Tiger I because of boat stuff... but some day I will get back to it...
     
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    Those are pretty neat! :)

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    Ya, but There cool, but I stay with the Boats :)
     
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    lol, that probably how I got linked up with this site originally now. Mike's name and the site definitely are familiar. Would be fun to get into but I can't spread myself to thin. I am already a mess.
     
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    I'd be more involved with the tanks but there is darn few of us here in the South with them. Yet there seems to be some potential in getting a small group going and starting up a battle here and there. Otherwise, it is a 16 hour drive for me to attend the northern tank battles.
     
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    Impressive. I use the 1/16th scale RC tanks for combat. I have no room for Tanks this size unfortunatly. Lucky for my wife.
     
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    I use to be a gunner on an Abrams, would like to build one and make it look like mine (not blown up ofcoarse[​IMG]) F-22 "For the Ladies"
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    looks like you guys drove it like you stole it
     
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    LOL, we always did, That IED set off a 36 hour battle in a little town in the Diyala river valley, many a Iraqi met "allah" that day.
     
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    While on an Iraq tour in 2007, we saw a handful of battle dmaged M1s come through our Bagdad shipping yard. The worse damage was a few broken off suspension arms. The hull was intact on every single one. The tank is incredibly robust. Not to mention fun to drive. Heh.
     
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    Yea, this hobby fits me well.... I'm a retired M1A1 Master Gunner.
     
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    I work with a retired M1 Master Gunner (Robert Baum, if you know him lol). He's more into hunting than battling boats but one day he may see the light.

    I need to finish Malaya and see what comes next. I still have my collection of M113 parts to assemble on the hull. The Ozzies actually stuck a CVT Scorpion turret on them with the 76mm gun. I figured that I could play light tank, or remove the top with the turret and stick on an ACAV top, and call it a transport.
     
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    Not familiar with the name... Mention to him I graduated Mike Golf school back in 92.
     
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    I purchased a Hobby Engine 1/16 Abrams tank and I had a lot of fun with it. I mounted my Go Pro on it several times and it's on my channel. I took it out in the middle of a Blizzard one time and it was out there for an hour. It handled great. My buddy on Youtube has a video of it going through the snow in his backyard. I am waiting for Henglong or Mato Toys to come out with thier version which will have the option to install metal tracks I hope. They have the Leopard there now from Henglong.
     
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    We thought originally to use 1/16th or 1/24th scale, and use our bb system for ships.. The plan was to make a "cutoff" panel switch behind the pen areas in the turrets.... that way once a penetration is made on the turret, the bb hits the switch turning off the tank power. Only real issue was safety and the pen areas on snaller tanks would be a pain.. So we just stuck with 1/6th scale and paintballs.
     
  20. Beaver

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    My other RC insanity...

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