Note to Customer: Products that are NOT in stock but still available for purchase means that FOA can to source the laser-cut parts within 2 weeks of your purchase
This kit is a "Combat RC" tank, using the plastic frame of Dragon 75046 M4A3 Sherman kit, and adding a laser-cut inner metal frame to add structural strength.
The kit includes the following components: Dragon 75046 plastic kit - can be built as the M4A3 (105) or with the 75mm gun.
This product can be purchased affordably in EIGHT sub-systems:
The two 12 VDC UB12180 type 18Ah Lead Acid Batteries (or Four 5000mA Lipo batteries) or RC Radio/Receiver not included.
Posted by Tom on Dec 28th 2016
My initial rating of 3 stars (I assume 3 can be a "neutral" rating) is because I just purchased the kit, and as I am able to assemble and operate it, I hope to give it a higher rating. Not all of the kit arrived at once, which is fine -- it was what I understood from Loic at the time of purchase. When the large (67 pound) box arrived, I opened it to find all the parts had arrived without damage. Two things that Loic (I believe) is working on are: (1) a complete parts list so that you can check off what is supposed to be there, and what is actually there in the box, and (2) a set of written instructions showing what goes where, and how the myriad of parts go together (orientation), plus notes about what minor things need to be done like de-burring metal parts, cleaning, etc. You can refer to Loic's FOA website and get a lot of information from there, but not in the detail required. I haven't yet begun to assemble the motor and drive unit and his instructions at FOA appears to be good, so we'll see. But otherwise, it's a guessing game, and you've invested $3,000 (or more). And, while some components are easy to figure out, others are not. Plus, some customers may not have internet, or they may not have high speed connection, etc., or, FOA may go out of business tomorrow, and the only recourse you would have would be written instructions -- back to the guessing game. Enough for now. I'll continue to work with Loic, and hope to be able to change my rating and opinion as I move along.