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  • TTMS Low Profile installed on the Dragon kit
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FOA011RC Field of Armor Models 1/6 M4A3 (105) Sherman Un-Assembled R/C Kit

$2,950.00
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FOA011RC
Weight:
100.00 LBS
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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.

  • TTMS Motorization System, Low Profile, TTMS is a "self-standing frame" which improves the structural strength of the body, and has high torque to turn in grass and rough terrain - Test speeds have shown up to 4.3 mph (6.9 km/hr) on flat surfaces.

  • TTRS turret rotation system with its standard Lazy Susan / ABS rings and high torque motor. The rotation speed is around 12 sec for 360 degrees, or 5 rpm - accurate for the scale tank.

  • Track system is made with "hard rubber" pads with inner metal brackets, and metal end-connectors (with inner steel reinforcement) with steel pins and E-clips - metal in-connectors between pins are cast inside the rubber pad to avoid stretching of the pad (see pictures below). T48 with Chevron is standard.

  • VVSS (Vertical Volute Suspension System) has been extensively reworked with heavy gauge steel. It uses coil springs rather than volute springs, but works the same way. The plastic parts cover the metal inner frames, allowing visual accuracy.

  • All bushings, rails, springs, bolts and steel sleeves associated with the running gears, VVSS suspension, idlers and sprockets

  • Electronic Control System: Speed controllers for the two motors, and the turret rotation. Emergency switch on the back panel. All wiring necessary and fuse box.

 

This product can be purchased affordably in EIGHT sub-systems:

  1. T48 Chevron or T51 Smooth Tracks
  2. Inner Metal Shell
  3. Boogie System including Idler, and 12 rubber filled Road Wheels
  4. RC Drive Sprocket
  5. TTMS-LP Motorization
  6. TTRS 12" Turret Rotation
  7. Dual Control System (Turret Rotation/Gun Elevation)
  8. ECS Control System (lead batteries - LiPo system available)

 

The two 12 VDC UB12180 type 18Ah Lead Acid Batteries (or Four 5000mA Lipo batteries) or RC Radio/Receiver not included.

   
   

T48 Track Pad

T48 Track Pad

 

Building Instructions for RC Sherman M4A3

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  1. Initial thoughts

    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.

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