Radio Control Modelling....planes cars and boats... time to finally admit you never grew up

I've been mucking around with R/C cars for years. Started with a Tamiya Falcon, currently have a scumacher SST Rally with a 19t x3 motor. Its fairly quick and can shred a set of soft tyres in one run.

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I have also dabbled with helicopters, I have a Century UK - MJX F39. I can fly it, I'm not sure you would want to be a passenger.

I have a question about R/C Tanks. I did have a Heng Long Panther.
It was called the Pan-Tiger as the hull was from a tiger with a Panther upper. I kit bashed it, giving it side skirts, a paint job and some weathering. The problem was it didn't move realistically and I was thinking about taking out its electronic guts and putting in proportional controls.

It was good fun and I gave it away in the end.

I have a 1:24 VS Tank Leopard 2, but I've always really wanted a CR or CR2.
However, Heng Long now do a Challenger and it looks quite good.
Has anyone here mucked around with the latest HL products.

Have they improved? Whats worth upgrading on it?
 
Not sure that the electronics have greatly improved, so maybe a Clark board would be a good upgrade? There are plenty of groups on the net who specialise in modifying them, I used to pop into one from time to time, I'll see if I can find it later.
 
I've been mucking around with R/C cars for years. Started with a Tamiya Falcon, currently have a scumacher SST Rally with a 19t x3 motor. Its fairly quick and can shred a set of soft tyres in one run.

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I have also dabbled with helicopters, I have a Century UK - MJX F39. I can fly it, I'm not sure you would want to be a passenger.

I have a question about R/C Tanks. I did have a Heng Long Panther.
It was called the Pan-Tiger as the hull was from a tiger with a Panther upper. I kit bashed it, giving it side skirts, a paint job and some weathering. The problem was it didn't move realistically and I was thinking about taking out its electronic guts and putting in proportional controls.

It was good fun and I gave it away in the end.

I have a 1:24 VS Tank Leopard 2, but I've always really wanted a CR or CR2.
However, Heng Long now do a Challenger and it looks quite good.
Has anyone here mucked around with the latest HL products.

Have they improved? Whats worth upgrading on it?
Check out the RC tank warfare forum. Lots of gen on the Chally there.
 
Check out the RC tank warfare forum. Lots of gen on the Chally there.
TY that's very very helpful.
I've been on the RC Universe Tank forum, but it is very US-centric.
 
I was browsing RC tank groups on Facebook and came across this post on 'RC tanks for sale or trade' showing the chaps 1/16 scale 3d printed 6 pdr. Looks great, but expensive!

 
I've been considering getting a 3d printer, but I think that's for another thread!
 
been hiding in my room all day...Getting there
took a while to get the props spinning in the correct direction, and cutting the ailerons was a pain, but now hinged servos to be screwed in balanced , a steering servo fitted for the nose wheel, and when the heavy weight tissue arrives , it needs sticking on and wing tips sorted out, going to have a day off from it tomorrow though
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I'd be well chuffed with that! Should fly well. You reckon those props will give enough thrust?
 
I'd be well chuffed with that! Should fly well. You reckon those props will give enough thrust?
enough to throw all the crap on the bench all over the damn room when I spun them up and move the wing, did it again switched off without setting up the fail safe , the motors went off at full chat ...stupid me , done it before with the "Twins" and almost chopped my finger off , just careless really ...the fuselage is feather light, all the weight is in the wing and motors ,she should weight about a pound and a half all up with the batteries was going to use a 3s 22oo lipo , but I think a 3s 1500 will give a decent flight times, but still got the mount for the 3s fitted so if she flies ok , may well try it out with a bit of cargo weight and use the heavier battery, but it still has to suvive its maiden
 
enough to throw all the crap on the bench all over the damn room when I spun them up and move the wing, did it again switched off without setting up the fail safe , the motors went off at full chat ...stupid me , done it before with the "Twins" and almost chopped my finger off , just careless really ...the fuselage is feather light, all the weight is in the wing and motors ,she should weight about a pound and a half all up with the batteries was going to use a 3s 22oo lipo , but I think a 3s 1500 will give a decent flight times, but still got the mount for the 3s fitted so if she flies ok , may well try it out with a bit of cargo weight and use the heavier battery, but it still has to suvive its maiden
Video of its first flight please!

I was going to post 'video of the maiden' please, but that could evoke a completely off topic response. :)
 
I once posted a vid of me trying to fly a modified KK topper, test glide, on rc groups it was all over the shop , with comments like "worst video I ever watched " and I still feel sick after watching that going all over the place"
thing is I usually fly on my own , early before the little annoying bastards get up and trying to fly and film at the same time ... not good at multi tasking , ask the wife( not much good at most things apparently , been locked down and shielding too long now)
 
Expensive yes, but I would have thought that the kit and modules together would be a lot more than that.
 

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