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No, this isn't a thread about a particularly strong vindaloo..... I've decided spend a bit less time on this hobby, and so am downsizing the amount of stuff I have. I'm starting off with spare parts, but later on I'm going to have some vehicles for sale as well (Maybe a Konghead, a Chrome Edition Midnight Pumpkin and a Jagdpanther). However, i can only photograph and advertise a certain amount in one go, so here we go: Edit: Juggernaut 2 sold, Pumpkin and a Super Sabre added to the thread. Quick list of Contents as the thread is getting long and is pic heavy 1.Boomerang D parts 2. yellow Kyosho rims 3. Boomerang blue bits 4. vanquish wheels (original - used) 5. Home machined adapter plate to fit a hotshot gearbox to a hornet (Come on, someone must be feeling adventerous ) 6. Super Sabre rolling chassis in excellent condition (Many new parts) 7. re-re sand rover left over body parts 8. TT-01 gears. Some used and only lightly used, some new (Originally bought for an 8x8 project) 9. DF-02 axles (used) 10. King tiger turret rotation unit 11. TT-01 / DF-02 one way unit used spares (Outdrives, bearings, and ring gear) 12. Hotshot II underguard 13. Juggernaut 2 rear steering lockout 14. Midnight Pumpkin Chrome Edition (Used) Partially complete Boomerang D parts. Vintage kyosho wheels, but no idea what they're off. Bigger than hotshot series wheels so maybe 2.2" ? Boomerang / Bigwig blue spares (Some new, some used, will split if required.) Super Sabre unique spares (New) (Now sold) Avante 2011 Hop up wheels (Vanquish clones, but nice and white) (Now sold) vanquish wheels, pretty certain they are genuine vintage due to the slight discoloration, 2 matched pairs of front wheels, and 1 pair of rear wheels with some really old, hard oval blocks. The rear wheels appear to be both lefts (or rights), not a matched pair. Will split up if required. And lastly, (Till I get into the next box of parts), a home made by me (Still machined aluminium though) adapter plate for fitting a Hotshot gearbox to a hornet / grasshopper chassis. Alloy blocks fit in where the hornet gearbox mounts fit, and the fibreglass plate screws to the mount for the hotshot battery plate. The gearbox still requires attachment to the top of the chassis but it can be fairly easily. I've not put prices on any of it, let me know what they're worth to you, payment via paypal please. Once I get payment I will post items via Royal Mail signed for, as a minimum.
I am so new to this but I want to learn as much as possible. Does anyone know if it is possible to replace the stock Tamiya motors from a 1/16 scale King Tiger with brushless motors? If you can how do you integrate the speed controller? Todd
I've decided to part company with my 2 vintage King Tiger tanks, so here they are up for grabs. Both are 56004 kits. 3 Tone Tiger. Details on this tiger are: Had the lower hull replaced with one from a newer full option tiger, and also has the rear battery tray from the full option kit. It has the upper hull from a full option tiger, so has the turret support rollers on the top and underside of the hull, and the stand offs for fitting the full option tiger turret rotator. Has the original strobe flash unit installed and is fully operational. There is a servo installed to activate the mechanism. The gearbox has had the original clutch mechanism removed, and 2 540s installed, one to drive each track directly. I used TT-01 spur gears to carry out the modification so spares are readily available, and the support block I machined for it is never going to break. There are twin Mtronics ECO 27 speed controllers (Good for up to 9.6V) installed to control the motors, along with an aircraft V tail mixer circuit. This enables the tank to be driven as you would a buggy, as well as being able to carry out pivot turns. The turret rotator control has been replaced with a vintage 3 step speedo with the resistor removed. The turret rotation mechanism allows the turret to be rotated continuously in either direction through multiple turns as there are no wires going from the hull to the turret, unlike the full option models. This enables it to rotate in either direction at a single speed, but if the resistor was re-instated it would be possible to rotate the turret at 3 different speeds. (Or the MSC could be replaced with a rock crawler ESC to give full proportional control over the rotation speed) It has an improved track tensioner mechanism fitted. (I can probably find the original mechanism if required) I can demonstrate the tank working, but would be keeping the transmitter and receiver used for the demo. Looking for £250 or equivalent in trade. Good points. The twin 540 motors give 100% increase in available power over the standard model, and eliminate the problem of clutch slippage. They also give the potential to fit 80T crawler motors for more torque, or even 540 high turn brushless systems. bad points. At the moment the clutch in the turret slips when trying to rotate the turret. Take off the upper hull and it works fine. I'm going to try and investigate to see if I can figure out what the problem is. The rear mud flaps have been knocked off, but I have them in the box and they will be included. Pictures gearbox Upper hull and turret 2 Tone Tiger This tiger also has my own twin 540 motor gearbox conversion. The front torsion springs under the gearbox have been replaced with heavy duty items to cope with the extra weight. The tank is fitted with twin MTronics ECO27 ESCs, capable of running on voltages up to 9.6V (8 cells). Unfortunately testing it this weekend one of the ESCs is playing up, got to check if it just needs a retune or if it's toast. I might have another to replace it with if needed, or if someone is interested in this tank and the other one has not gone I can pull an ESC from that one. There is also a V tail mixer fitted between the ESCs so that the it drives like a buggy (1 stick for throttle, another for steering). It is also possible to do pivot turns with it. The tank has the original turret rotator fitted along with the servo controlled switch for rotating left and right. There is a servo controlled camera mount fitted in the commands cupola which is a direct fit for a GoPro camera case, which can be rotated left and right. (This means you can rotate the camera one way and the turret the other). The plastic gun barrel ahs been replaced with a full option aluminium item, and it also has an aluminium muzzle brake fitted. The rear mud flaps have been knocked off, but I have them in the box and they will be included. I have also made some additional metalwork to help with the layout of the internals to make it easy to operate the tank. This is a unique tank in that it has two 540 size motors powering it, one for each track with no clutches involved. PS The weathering is genuine Wiltshire mud, and will wash off with water if it is not to your taste. I have the machine for the turret and it will be included, even though it's not the photos (I'd removed it to all the GoPro to rotate in the commanders cupola) If you don't want the GoPro mount and the servo, I can remove them and knock £10 off. Looking for £230 or equivalent in trade. I can demonstrate the tank working, but would be keeping the transmitter and receiver used for the demo. As I've mentioned above, I would prefer cash for both tanks, but could be willing to trade for other R/C items. I'd prefer not to post these tanks if possible, due to the weight and fragility, and would be prepared to travel a reasonable distance to conduct a trade / sale. forgot to add that I've got a box for one of the tanks, and some of the left over clutch parts, also some Porsche turret hull covers.