Saturday, 27 May 2017

Hooben 1/16 T-55 (Build)

Finaly picked up a T-55.

The instructions start with the upper hull but (like most RC tankers) I started with the bottom so I could get it running around quicker-

Suspension housings fitted-

Swing arms in place. It's all a bit fiddley but it seems pretty sturdy-

The instructions lie- When fitting the dampners they tell you to assemble them one way (circled Red) but when you fit them the part TA7 needs to be rotated 180 Degrees so that the pivot arm is facing the same way as the pivot arm on the suspension. See the part in the Green circle.

More instruction hiccups-

My tank came with the metal gearbox plate and if you fit the brass support struts the way the instructions show you end up with the drive axls sitting too high. To correct this I had to reverse the struts so instead of  TM38-TM39-TM40 (as per the instructions) I placed them TM40-TM39-TM38. This lined up the drive axels with the centre of holes in the hull.


Part C52 in the instructions looks nothing like part C52 on the spruce -

it is in fact C50 on the spruce-

Part C52 isn't listed on the intstructions but I think it is this part (which doesn't have a part number)-

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