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  • #21
    My additional input is that if you plan to play IR battle in a tank club, and most of their members use the Tamiya IR set up, you should get a Tamiya. If you want the Torro/Taigen, you then have to spend over $200 more and know how to swap all the components to be able to battle in the club.

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    • #22
      I now have 2 HL and 2 Torros. Which Tamiya is the best one to buy? I was thinking ww2 and be able to take it to battle.

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      • #23
        On your other thread...you asked which brand made the best King Tiger. Rubicon gave you his knowledgeable advice. Maybe you should go with the Tamiya King tiger for battle. That's my modest input.

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        • #24
          Does Tamils make any 1/16 RTR tanks….. seems like they just sell kits…

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          • #25
            Originally posted by Rubicon99 View Post

            Tamiya are generally considered the most accurate and smoothest running. They are also the most expensive but worth every penny.

            Tamiya tanks have metal where metal is useful without adding it just to make their tank heavy for unnecessary reason.

            That said Torro/Taigen make a good tank but their electronics are outdated in every aspect and not IR battle compatible with HL or Tamiya tanks if that is important to you.
            One other question: A fellow RC tanker claims to have an all plastic Tamiya Tiger 2, but upon viewing some YouTube videos, it appears the Tamiya has metal wheels, hull, ect.
            I'm trying to understand if my friend has an older non-metal Tamiya Tiger 2, or if he has another brand all together and THINKS he has a Tamiya.
            Any advice?

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            • #26
              Originally posted by Skeezix View Post

              One other question: A fellow RC tanker claims to have an all plastic Tamiya Tiger 2, but upon viewing some YouTube videos, it appears the Tamiya has metal wheels, hull, ect.
              I'm trying to understand if my friend has an older non-metal Tamiya Tiger 2, or if he has another brand all together and THINKS he has a Tamiya.
              Any advice?
              Tamiya R/C King Tigers have always had metal lower hulls, metal suspension components and metal wheels. Trust me I have built several starting as far back as the mid 1970s.

              The upper hull and turret are the typical high quality Tamiya polystyrene material and the barrel is aluminum. There is no benefit in the upper hull and turret being made from metal as it adds no additional details, well except to make the tank needlessly top heavy IMO. If you want your tank to be heavy it is better to simply add weight to the lower hull open space (which there is a lot of in the KT). Plus this allows you to achieve a better weight balance front to back which I turn makes for an overall better handling tank.

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              • #27
                Ah thank you for the response. So it seems either my buddy has a metal lower hull/wheels on his Tamiya and doesn't know it, or he has a plastic tank that he THINKS is a Tamiya and really isn't. Are there any ways to determine if the tank is really a Tamiya?

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                • #28
                  Originally posted by Skeezix View Post
                  Ah thank you for the response. So it seems either my buddy has a metal lower hull/wheels on his Tamiya and doesn't know it, or he has a plastic tank that he THINKS is a Tamiya and really isn't. Are there any ways to determine if the tank is really a Tamiya?
                  There are a lot of ways. A few - The suspension uses a torsion bar set up, the MFU (control system) is a two part system, the gearboxes have brass gears or if a really old version clutch drives.

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                  • #29
                    [QUOTE=DavidN;n324742]On your other thread...you asked which brand made the best King Tiger. Rubicon gave you his knowledgeable advice. Maybe you should go with the Tamiya King tiger for battle. That's my modest input.[/QUOTE

                    ha, I took your advice for my FIRST King Tiger and bought a heng long and will be putting that together along with parts I bought from motion to put together a Torro Jagdtiger. I was not sure about my first Tamiya. I will end up with a Tamiya King Tiger eventually or even first. My readings on the forums indicate a Pershing, Panther G, and King would be excellent prospects.

                    i am really getting sucked into this tank thing!

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                    • #30
                      MPD....Just don't make the same mistake I made. The lower hull of the KT does not have the length as the Jagdtiger, therefore, the track sets have to be longer too for the Jagdtiger. The lower hull of the Torro does not accept the road wheels from the HL. The gearboxes from the HL KT does not fit the lower hull of the Jagtiger. You need to use the Torro gearboxes. Those were the issues I came across while I combined multiple parts from HL and Torro to build my Jagdtiger.

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                      • #31
                        I bought all hL for the king tiger. The jagdtiger has all torro. I plan on putting a Clark board in the jagdtiger and other higher end components.

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