Hachette's JGSDF Type 74 Main Battle Tank

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Re: Hachette's JGSDF Type 74 Main Battle Tank



Re: Hachette's JGSDF Type 74 Main Battle Tank

Postby Valkyrie Hunter D » Wed Dec 29, 2021 1:03 pm

Mark wrote:That's looking extremely impressive! I bet it seemed an eternity waiting for the battery to charge!! Does it live up to its expectations now it's finished?

Indeed, the anticipation was killing me! As far as expectations go, all the advertised gimmicks work fine, but there is room for improvement.

This is how the controls work:
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The camera works for the most part. There were a few instances where the screen flickered out when the video signal got interfered upon. Upon hitting the ON buttton, you hear the sound of the engine slowly starting up, and it gets LOUD. By the way, this tank is real heavy being over 90 percent metal.

The front lights are quite bright at the strongest setting:
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There are two settings, low and high. This is as bright as the orange rear lights get:
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The rolling/tilting suspension works as advertised; here it is at full tilt to the left:
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Fully kneeling forward:
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Fully rocked back:
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The operating range could be better. I was hoping to navigate the hallways using just the FPV camera, but the video and controls were unresponsive after only 20 feet. Maybe I was running into a bad interference spot. I'll have to do more testing outdoors when the weather gets better.
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Re: Hachette's JGSDF Type 74 Main Battle Tank

Postby Mark » Wed Jan 05, 2022 2:35 pm

It does look impressive, but the 20' range is a bit disappointing. Hopefully it will be better outside.

The dim tail lights are probably realistic. I always thought they were meant to be dim, just visible in a convoy.

Good to hear that the engine sound is loud!!

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