- Your Specialized Hobby Store
View Shopping Cart
Track Your Order
New Products
Clearance Items
See all Categories
Your Google+, Facebook and YouTube Channels
Hobby Resources
* Model Building Projects
* Modeling Resources
* Facebook
* YouTube Channel
1/16 RC Tanks & Accessories
* 1/16 Tamiya RC Tanks
* 1/16 Tamiya Spare Parts
* 1/16 Tamiya Tank Tracks
* 1/16 Tamiya Gearboxes
* 1/16 Taigen RC Tanks
* 1/16 Taigen Spare Parts
* 1/16 Torro RC Tanks
* 1/16 Tank Accessories
* 1/16 Photo Etch Parts
* 1/16 Army Soldier Models
* 1/16 Tank Decals
* 1/16 Tank Zimmerit
* Batteries, Radio's & Chargers
* Electrical, Wiring, Shrink Tubing
* Maintenance Supplies
* Model Tank Weathering
* See all RC Tanks & Accessories
Tank Models & Accessories
* 1/16 Tank Models
* 1/35 WWII Tank Models
* 1/35 Modern Tank Models
* 1/35 Model Tank Accessories
* 1/35 Photo Etch Parts
* 1/35 Model Tank Zimmerit
* 1/24 & 1/25 Tank Models
* 1/24 & 1/25 Tank Accessories
* 1/16 Army Soldier Models
* 1/16 Tank Decals
* Model Tank Weathering
* See all Model Tanks
Military Books
Tank and Armor Books
Model Building Supplies
* Evergreen White Styrene
* K&S Metals
* Misc Material
* See All Model Supplies
Hobby Supplies & Paint
* Model Master Acryl Paint
* Tamiya TS Spray Paint
* Tamiya XF Paint
* Tamiya PS Spray Paint
* Tamiya AS Spray Paint
* Paint Brushes
* Model Tank Weathering Sets
* Contour Putty
* Sand Paper & Files
* Masking Tape
* Glues & Adhesives
* Masking Paper
* Disposable Gloves
* Electrical, Wiring, Shrink Tubing
* To Much to List: See all
Hobby Tools
* Airbrushes
* Hex and Nut Drivers
* Cutting Mats
* Cutting Tools
* Dremel Tools
* Filing and Detailing
* Hobby Clamps
* Paint Mixing and Straining
* Pliers and Tweezers
* Scale Rulers
* See All Hobby Tools
Diorama Supplies
* Brush, Trees and Lawns
* Landscaping Dirt and Sand
* Terrain
* Realistic Water
* Hobby Strayer
* See all Diorama Supplies
1/24 VsTank Pro RC Tanks
* Accessories
* Photo Etched Parts
* Spare Parts
* Tread
* See all VsTank Pro
RC Quadcopters & Helicopters
* DJI Quad Helicopters
* Walkera Runner 250
* Hubsan Quadcopters
* Traxxas Quads, Helicopters
* Traxxas Helicopter Parts
* Quadcopter ESC, Motors
* Quadcopter Propellers
* Quad Batteries & Chargers
* See all Quadcopter Items
HO Trains and Accessories
* HO Track
* HO Diesel Engines
* HO Freight Cars
* HO Freight Car Accessories
* HO Buildings & Accessories
* HO Trucks, Cars and People
* Power Control and Wiring
* Diorama Supplies
* See all HO Train Items
RC Trucks, Crawlers & Parts
* RC Trucks, Buggies & Crawlers
* 1/18 LaTrax Rally Parts
* 1/16 Traxxas E-Revo Parts
* 1/10 Traxxas E-Revo Parts
* 1/10 Traxxas Slash Parts
* 1/10 Traxxas Stampede Parts
* 1/10 SC10 Parts
* 1/10 ProLite RC Truck Parts
* 1/8 RC8.2e RC Buggy Parts
* Tekno SCT410 RC Truck Parts
* Glue, Grease, & Oils
* Truck Bodies, Decals and Clips
* Radios, Chargers, Batteries
* Motor's, ESC, BEC & Fans
* Electrical, Wiring, Shrink Tubing
* Servo's
* Pinion Gears
* RC Truck Wheels & Tires
* RC Buggy Wheels & Tires
* Miscellaneous Parts
* Tamiya PS Spray Paint
* See all Trucks, Buggies & Parts
RC Rock Crawler Section
* Gmade R1 Rock Crawler Parts
* Crawler Chassis, Kits, RTR
* Rock Crawler Wheels & Tires
* Rock Crawler Batteries/Radio's
* Rock Crawler ESC & Motors
* Axles, Links & Rod Ends
* Screws, Spacers, Nuts
* RC Winch and Accessories
* Axial Wraith Upgrade Parts
* Axial SCX10 Upgrade Parts

1/25 model - German Tank Destroyer (Page 2)


Now if your planning on using the cannon like I did than this is were it gets a little complicated. The challenge lies in were to put the main MCU board, speaker, IR board and crystal housing because the VsTank cannon takes up so much room in the upper hull and the cannon needs room to move up and down inside the upper hull of the model.

Upper hull fitting

Next came the mounting of the cannon to the upper hull (Above) of the model. The mounting brackets that hold the cannon in-place in the VsTank turret is molded into the turret, so I got out my handy cordless Dermal tool again and started cutting up the turret. By doing this, I don’t have to custom make a plate holder for the cannon. While you’re in the process of cutting up the turret, cut out the IR holder also. Try to reuse as many brackets and parts from the VsTank turret as possible. This will save you many hours from custom making parts. Always plan ahead before cutting up anything.Battery Holder

The main issue with this project lies in were to put the main MCU board. Believe it or not, this took me a few days to figure out. To make more room I had to cut the main battery housing out which took Battery Holder up a lot of space and replaced it with an aftermarket 8-AA battery holder pictured here. This gave me the additional space I was looking for and more options in were I could place components inside the tank.

You can tell by the picture (left) that the aftermarket battery box fits very snug in the existing battery hole. The down side to this setup is that the existing battery cover won’t fit over the batteries because the batteries hang down to low. But I will tackle this issue later on.

You will notice I placed the IR sensor holder behind the cannon (Pictured above). The placement of the IR sensor is located underneath an existing round air vent or at least that’s what I think it is. Anyway, Sensor locationthe location turned out to be a great place for it and it looks like it belongs there (Pictured Right) from looking above. Don’t forget earlier when I said I was cutting parts from the tiger turret I cut out the IR holder. I’m glad I did because the whole thing fit like a glove behind the cannon. The only thing I had to do is drill a hole for the sensor so it could stick out of the tank (Pictured Right). Plus there was no room anywhere else for it to go. So everything worked out in the end but that was because I planned thing out before I started gluing things down.

The speaker is about 2 1/4 inches round and about 1/2 inch deep (Pictured above). So at this point I’m starting to run out of room for things. The only good place I found was to the right of the cannon (Pictured above). Make sure you put electrical tape over the wiring connections on the rear of the speaker to prevent shorting out. The electrical tape seen holding down the speaker is just there temporarily so I could test fit it. The crystal connection is located beneath the speaker.

Next Page

Home - About Us - Company Policies - Contact Us - FAQ - Site Map
Copyright © 2009- 2016 - All rights reserved
Our YouTube Channel Our FaceBook Page Our Google+ Page Home Page Contact Us About Us Search Our Website View Your Shopping Cart RC Trucks Hobby Tools Paint Evergreen Styrene 1/16 RC Tanks and Accessories Tank Models and Accessories HO trains and accessories