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
Item Name: 1/6 Sd.Kfz.181 Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger Ausf.E Late
It is a Hybrid ABS/Metal version of our best seller "FOA10001 Tiger I Ausf.E Late". "Hybrid" Tanks include an ABS body with laser-cut internal metal shell for RC strength.
The kit comes un-assembled and un-painted. Estimated time for a "basic build" = 30 hours (before detailing, painting and weathering).
Tracks, Road wheels and Idlers are made of ABS plastic, with steel reinforcement and aluminum hubs. Field experiments showed the durability of these components.
NOTE #1: To build an early or mid-production model (see six different plans in below links), inquire swapping the ABS Plastic wheels for the early Tiger I Wheels, made in resin, pre-drilled for bushings.
NOTE #2: Any steel parts included with this kit are "mild steel". Powder coating is available upon request for $150 extra charge.
The Tiger tank, fully loaded with ALL sub-systems, and weighs 119.5 lbs without batteries.
VIDEO of the built RC Tiger I from a customer in Australia
Blog of the build from a customer in Japan (translated by Google/translate)
This product can be purchased affordably in TEN sub-systems:
NOT INCLUDED BUT AVAILABLE OPTIONS:
Sound System with two Speakers/Amplifier, Recoil System, and Fog Smoker System
RC Radio TX/Receiver. PS2/Hero Controller soon available.
Gun Recoil System available with a servo and some brackets
OPTION 1:x2 12 VDC UB12180 type 18Ah Lead Acid Batteries [weight: 23 lbs]
OPTION 2: x4 LiPo 5000mA Batteries (x2 series/x2 parallel) [weight: 3.6 lbs]
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Posted by John Kent on Apr 27th 2015
My tank appeared at a show in Victoria Australia recently. It ran on a variety of terrains, brick paths, undulating grass and at one point climbed and descended a steep rough bush gully of about 45 degs, with ease. It is powered with two 12V 18Ahr lead acid batteries and ran for 3 hrs with 2 twenty minute top up charges and at the end of the day there was still 60% charge left. An earlier video of the first run appears on this page. This kit is well worth tackling and will give a good result depending on your skill and the amount of detail required by the builder.