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David Brady
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Sherman

Post by David Brady » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:57 am

Hi,

A few pics of my Sherman originally built by Chris Fry and it's as good today as it was when he sold it seven years ago...great job Chris

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Re: Sherman

Post by Mike Conley » Sat May 18, 2019 11:35 am

WOW David! That looks GREAT! There's sure been a LOT of detail work put in it!!

How do those 'Duckbills' on the tracks hold up? I've been curious about'em but don't know how sturdy they'd be.

Mike
Armortek Models: Tiger 1, Panther G, Panzer IV, Sd Kfz 7, Sd Kfz 222, M4A3 Sherman, M3 Lee. Tamiya Models: Tiger 1 (3), King Tiger (3), Panther, Sherman (5).

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Re: Sherman

Post by David Brady » Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:55 am

Hi,

I've had no issues with the duckbills and would recommend fitting a set. They can become bent up if driving over obstacles but easily manipulated back into original position.

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Re: Sherman

Post by John Grima » Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:57 pm

Chris got the duckbills from me years ago. They were made from sheet metal and represent the slip on pattern and are held in place with the tooth connecting bolt which needs to be drilled by the user. I always wondered how they would hold up with use since I never designed or used them on an RC tank.

And true to form the slip on types did bend very easily and were much weaker than the cast pattern duckbill

They are still listed on the catalog but are a real pain to fabricate. I was thinking about removing them due to the hassle of fabrication, or possibly material swapping them for printed units. The white material might be able to hold up but I would need to do some R&D before hand

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