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  • Hooben T-55 Resurrection

    Bought this off a friend a couple of months back. I combined the bottom chassis of a newer version with the top of an older version. The old turret had what looked like a tamiya elevation and recoil mechanism in it. I swapped those out for servos and a clark tk 50 board. I reworked the recoil using pvc pipe and styrene. It has less slop compared to stock but the barrel needs a better extension. I have enough parts to build a second one. I will improve the second one with better 3 D parts and ideas
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    Don't just fly--WREAK HAVOC!!!

  • #2
    The elevation and recoil was probably the stock Hooben one. It looks very similar to a Tamiya version.

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    • #3
      Here is the recoil and elevation unit in its final form. It is a Frankenstein mess but it works. I modified a 3 D servo holder from my Panzer III and IV builds, used a 12gram servo for the recoil and used a 35mm 3D printed servo connector as the lever. The elevation gear is the stock Hooben that I bolted to a 9 gram ems servo round control horn. The system works good in testing. The next time I do this I will machine or 3D print a better breach extension. The barrel is long and almost Click image for larger version

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      Don't just fly--WREAK HAVOC!!!

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      • #4
        Does anyone know the differences in speed between the different colored motors that spin the turret? I have 4 different colors. Which would be faster for a modern tank
        Don't just fly--WREAK HAVOC!!!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by quitcherbitchen View Post
          Does anyone know the differences in speed between the different colored motors that spin the turret? I have 4 different colors. Which would be faster for a modern tank
          Definitely NOT the green one. The newer versions (not the one in the Merkava) have white or black motor end caps.

          The blue one is not a color I remember HL every using. Is it a Taigen or Tamiya motor?


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          • #6
            I used the black instead of the green. Green was super slow I havent tried it yet
            Don't just fly--WREAK HAVOC!!!

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