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PostSubject: Better bring Tamiya!!   Better bring Tamiya!! Icon_minitimeFri May 17, 2013 8:29 pm

So I was checking out RCU and came across this thead:

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_11514544/tm.htm

...concerning a specific battle weekend with 'strict' rules, most of which make sense, like no swing shots.

...while others are blatantly there to make sure your tank is a Tamiya; at least that's the feeling I got.

If I was local I'd make a point of getting one of my Clark's up to their 'standards' just to see how it does.


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PostSubject: Re: Better bring Tamiya!!   Better bring Tamiya!! Icon_minitimeFri May 17, 2013 8:43 pm

"spontaneous reset" or "God mode"

I want a tank like that

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PostSubject: Re: Better bring Tamiya!!   Better bring Tamiya!! Icon_minitimeFri May 17, 2013 8:47 pm

I like the scale speed and lack of fan shots.

However, it is a fine line to walk, if the requirements are too exclusive, a club could really narrow down their list of participants.

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PostSubject: Re: Better bring Tamiya!!   Better bring Tamiya!! Icon_minitimeFri May 17, 2013 8:51 pm

On a field like Dannville, these things makes sense. It's nearly impossible to fan shot on grass effectively here.

What gets me is you need to have a Tammy emitter. Have you seen Danville? Where are the long range shots? It's all islands and bushes, most battles Ive watched are very close quarters.

Im curious about the tank that was 'nuking' people at 22' away, despite the 45 degree defense!!

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PostSubject: Re: Better bring Tamiya!!   Better bring Tamiya!! Icon_minitimeFri May 17, 2013 8:57 pm

Strato50 wrote:


What gets me is you need to have a Tammy emitter!

Well, from the recent posts I have read, my impression is that they are pretty Tamiya-centred, there.

I have thought of going some day but the comments I have read concerning non-Tamiya tanks has reduced my interest.

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PostSubject: Re: Better bring Tamiya!!   Better bring Tamiya!! Icon_minitimeFri May 17, 2013 9:21 pm

No surprise. This was big fighter among founders of RCAN and different clubs. The very first people, Dick, Jake and Kiven all left the hobby because of the fight. It is competition for them, not for fun. So everything have to be "fair". They use tamiya, so you have to use tamiya, with gear reduction.
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PostSubject: Re: Better bring Tamiya!!   Better bring Tamiya!! Icon_minitimeFri May 17, 2013 9:27 pm

tomzag wrote:
No surprise. This was big fighter among founders of RCAN and different clubs. The very first people, Dick, Jake and Kiven all left the hobby because of the fight. It is competition for them, not for fun. So everything have to be "fair". They use tamiya, so you have to use tamiya, with gear reduction.

Anyone consider they might just be mad your non 1200+ Dollar tank beats them into the ground? viking

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PostSubject: Re: Better bring Tamiya!!   Better bring Tamiya!! Icon_minitimeFri May 17, 2013 9:52 pm

No offense, once you run a tamiya.......................
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PostSubject: Re: Better bring Tamiya!!   Better bring Tamiya!! Icon_minitimeFri May 17, 2013 10:49 pm

tomzag wrote:
No offense, once you run a tamiya.......................

For me once i run a tamiya it will randomly catch fire Rolling Eyes

Anyhow the Tamiya "quality" seems a bit backed up once you see these pictures....

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_11514528/anchors_11514820/mpage_1/key_/anchor/tm.htm#11514820

I now see what freaky tests his tanks affraid

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PostSubject: Re: Better bring Tamiya!!   Better bring Tamiya!! Icon_minitimeFri May 17, 2013 11:06 pm

you got to test both to know the difference. make sense?
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PostSubject: Re: Better bring Tamiya!!   Better bring Tamiya!! Icon_minitimeFri May 17, 2013 11:12 pm

tomzag wrote:
you got to test both to know the difference. make sense?

Fair enough, I did get to try a Tamiya Sherman but it was ok....i think the guy had it set up odd though and it was one of the Original runs.

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PostSubject: Re: Better bring Tamiya!!   Better bring Tamiya!! Icon_minitimeFri May 17, 2013 11:17 pm

which version, there are total 5 version of tamiya sherman.
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PostSubject: Re: Better bring Tamiya!!   Better bring Tamiya!! Icon_minitimeFri May 17, 2013 11:36 pm

tomzag wrote:
which version, there are total 5 version of tamiya sherman.

no idea......I just know he said its an old one =/ ( I think he wanted to sell me it, but the thing had no power behind it and looked at least 5-8 years old)

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PostSubject: Re: Better bring Tamiya!!   Better bring Tamiya!! Icon_minitimeFri May 17, 2013 11:43 pm

see? know what i meant, you got to test them all, then you can say which one is beter, 5 versions:
1. remote control version. 2. rc version with gearbox with two option, two motor drive as one or two motro drive two tracks, 3. computerized sherman, cheap gearbox tho. 4. two gearboxes with dmd, 5, full option one, latest with 4 version of gearbox, one version you can set the reduction rate.
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PostSubject: Re: Better bring Tamiya!!   Better bring Tamiya!! Icon_minitimeFri May 17, 2013 11:56 pm

They are still top notch.

One day I'll have one too, but there is always bias Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Better bring Tamiya!!   Better bring Tamiya!! Icon_minitimeSat May 18, 2013 6:54 am

I am hoping we don't go down the T vs everything else route, here on the Can Am Forum.

Recently, it has been done all too frequently on RCU; which is one of several reasons why I choose not to be very active there, these days.

Everyone has their many different reasons for using whatever it is they use, IMHO, if they enjoy whatever they use, that should be enough and we should not make judgement on other's choices (whatever they are).

They are all just toy tanks and I think we got into this because it was supposed to be fun, I know in my case, if it ceases to be fun, I have two other, different, somewhat expensive hobbies that I am involved with, competing for time and funds.


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People come to the Can Am RC Tank Club who are at various stages of development/experience in the hobby, members have differing financial resources, preferences and requirements. Some of us showed up with that first, "fresh out of the box" HL and were encouraged to run it around the field between IR battles. I hope this atmosphere continues.

My hope for the Can Am is that it remains a group that focuses on fun and that people can bring their Tamiya, Hooben, HL, Taigen etc. out, enjoy themselves and not be made to feel bad or argue about their choice, whatever it may be.

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PostSubject: Re: Better bring Tamiya!!   Better bring Tamiya!! Icon_minitimeSat May 18, 2013 9:28 pm

I agree! thumbs up

Now if can only stop Captian Action from being so competitive.

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PostSubject: Re: Better bring Tamiya!!   Better bring Tamiya!! Icon_minitimeSat May 18, 2013 9:46 pm

To some people, be competitive is fun. One time, i went to Danville, Kevin, who is the founder of RCCAN, my friend as well, told me i could not compete because i installed the apple at the loader postion. i asked him, what? i drove 7 hours, you told me i could not play? i have to fix the direction of the apple. We had discussion about the speed reduction and checking how many time a tank can get a hit before battle, i told him that you should check after because people can take the apple off after you check, their tank can battle forever, so after each team win, let the winner left the tank on the ground, then use one tank to check those tank can die or not. he listened. any way, he eventually could not stay there as a leader because he is toooooo serious about this. he is a super nice guy, i miss those days. i still have a 1/6 german motor cycle that Dick left there. Too many people tried to cheat, that was why kevin invented those rules, to be fair.
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PostSubject: Re: Better bring Tamiya!!   Better bring Tamiya!! Icon_minitimeSun May 19, 2013 11:29 am

at least if there was a battle of tamiya vs everything else you will all out range me. 8 foot at best in the sun, maybe 50 in a dark hallway and tamiya isn't making it easy to contact them

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PostSubject: Re: Better bring Tamiya!!   Better bring Tamiya!! Icon_minitimeSun May 19, 2013 12:38 pm

Negaduck yes but you have to agree that there is something wrong with your boards. Go to the Tam USA site and see if they will help or put you in touch with someone that will.
Its unfortunate but all companies make a lemon once in a while. Let me know when and how I can help you make the lemonade, I got your 6.
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PostSubject: Re: Better bring Tamiya!!   Better bring Tamiya!! Icon_minitimeMon May 20, 2013 3:57 pm

doesn't look like tamiya usa will help me with this problem
here is what they sent me

Dear Tamiya Customer,

Is something obstructing the IR path? Unfortunately sight-unseen there's
nothing we can recommend. As for the Canadian Tamiya agent, the company is
Borgfeldt, please contact them at 905-946-9677.

Thank you,

Tamiya America
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They must not know how difficult Borgfeldt can be and since i can't get onto Borgfeldt web site and i told them this in the email i sent. i will have to phone them Evil or Very Mad i hate phones
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