Monster Tank Project

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taz11
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Monster Tank Project

Post by taz11 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:14 am

I pulled this one from the attic. Its another teenage project leftover from the 80's. I've started collecting parts for some sort of redo.

Here's what I'm staring with.......
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No space for shelf queens.....use it or loose it!

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Re: Monster Tank Project

Post by charliechristmas58 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:24 am

Your going to get a new body right [-o<
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming to the Lord,
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Re: Monster Tank Project

Post by SWMS » Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:29 am

Okay, I kinda like it just the way it is. Are you gonna post some video?

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Re: Monster Tank Project

Post by taz11 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:25 am

charliechristmas58 wrote:Your going to get a new body right [-o<
Yup....have something here that should help it a bit :wink:


KingKlod wrote:Okay, I kinda like it just the way it is. Are you gonna post some video?
Eventually.....my projects usually progress slower than ordering parts from China #-o
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Re: Monster Tank Project

Post by todd ritchings » Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:54 am

Ck out the Monster Factory for that shell for it.

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Re: Monster Tank Project

Post by taz11 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:09 pm

I was looking at all the cool bodies that where posted over the weekend. Definitely want one....but unfortunately I may be too much of a cheap arse to own one.......unless I have a moment of weakness while I have extra cash...... :?


This project is slightly limited by that cheap arse thing..... nothing about tanks is cheap :(

I cant believe what these sell for these days :shock: :shock: :shock: . I think I paid $200 and change for this brand new in the box from Tower back in the day.
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Re: Monster Tank Project

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Re: Monster Tank Project

Post by taz11 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:20 pm


Cool... Is there a build thread on that somewhere?


Curious what it's using for power/motor/etc....
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Re: Monster Tank Project

Post by fatboy » Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:10 pm

Hey Taz that's one of my tanks, Its a kyosho heavy metal, It as a twin 540 conversion running on 3sBut its also About 4 times lighter than you Tamiya tank, that's what makes it run the way it does, Now I just sold a tanks like yours and I was running a 20t on 7.4 and it was a little slow but it work fine it like retro racing
Here was my Tamiya tank
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Here is some pics of the Monster energy tank
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Re: Monster Tank Project

Post by fatboy » Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:12 pm

Sorry about the pics I don't know why they are so big and blury
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Re: Monster Tank Project

Post by charliechristmas58 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:14 pm

My eyes My eyes :lol: :lol:
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Re: Monster Tank Project

Post by andymac0035 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:15 pm

Bigfoot fasttracks!..... now that brings me back, that was a cool tank/truck they built.

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Re: Monster Tank Project

Post by taz11 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:32 pm

fatboy wrote:Hey Taz that's one of my tanks, Its a kyosho heavy metal, It as a twin 540 conversion running on 3sBut its also About 4 times lighter than you Tamiya tank, that's what makes it run the way it does, Now I just sold a tanks like yours and I was running a 20t on 7.4 and it was a little slow but it work fine it like retro racing

Awesome! Thanks for the tech info. If I remember correctly (20 years ago) I was running it on 14.4 with the stock silver can. I can't remember how fast it was.... :oops:
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Re: Monster Tank Project

Post by fatboy » Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:01 am

Tanks are the shiz net. Trying to bring them back to the racing seen, I have talk to Jamie which he is running the Retro class for the NRCTPA springs and worlds and he said we could run the tanks with the retro's :mrgreen: So any body that has tanks or thinking of running tanks and go to any of those 2 events bring them out,
Also the Super Pull coming up in Feb If 3 or more tanks so up they will let us run. I am bringing 2 if not 3 with me

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