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Torro Tiger II acoustic smoker
« on: April 17, 2018, 01:29:11 AM »
Another project started alongside the FAMO.

The plan is to build a Kingtiger (semi) full metal based on the Torro. I'm building this in commission.
The new owner wants it to look like David Parker's Superking.. http://www.panzerwrecks.com/product/superking/

So i started cutting it up after it arrived (new in box) and gave it some damage on the last remaining fender.
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Re: Torro Tiger II acoustic smoker
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2018, 01:35:59 AM »
And after this started gutting the inside and designed a new speaker assembly with integrated smoker.
The electronics consist of Openpanzer TCB, Hobbyking ESC's, Benedini Mini, Visaton FRS7W and Henglong/Torro smoker (customized)

The smoker assy works like a charm!
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Re: Torro Tiger II acoustic smoker
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2018, 01:38:16 AM »
And here a picture of the 3D printed smoker/speaker assembly. Very simple. I will continue designing it so the TCB, Benedini and battery are integrated and the complete assembly is drop-in for the torro tanks.
Later i will design the same for Panzer IV/III and Tiger 1

And offcourse give it back to the community by posting the STEP files..
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Re: Torro Tiger II acoustic smoker
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2018, 05:44:37 PM »
Very cool, that's a great contribution to the community!

It's hard to tell from the photos, is your smoker driven by the movement of the speaker, or is it still being pushed by a fan?

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Re: Torro Tiger II acoustic smoker
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2018, 04:05:39 PM »
It is only driven by the speaker.. This way i'm able to keep the smoke heating at 100% while the function becomes proportional due to sound level ;)

I use the stock Henglong heating element and a 5mm vent port in the speaker casing blowing against a 4mm hole in the smoker. Space between the smoker and the casing is approx. 4mm
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Re: Torro Tiger II acoustic smoker
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2018, 06:00:24 PM »
Very nice, thanks for the detail. I've some sonic smokers before and I think they're a brilliant idea. Much more simple, and more realistic at the same time.
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Re: Torro Tiger II acoustic smoker
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2018, 01:35:30 PM »
Some details on the Kingtiger.. Base was the Torro/henglong Kingtiger, but the new owner wants the fenders gone.. So i cut the upper hull, removed the fenders and filled up the empty space and added some details..
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Re: Torro Tiger II acoustic smoker
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2018, 04:03:44 AM »
It has been some time, but work on the Kingtiger did not stop.. With the help of Luke and Lotuswins i managed to combine the 12 lead slipring and use a stock Torro 360 kit with the Openpanzer.

I also designed a mounting bracket for the Openpanzer and Benedini combo that fit in the Kingtiger and the Tiger tanks from Torro. All 3D printed. The brackets also fit a standard Tamiya Nimh 7.2v pack..

The Hobbyking ESC's fit right in front of the gearboxes..
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Re: Torro Tiger II acoustic smoker
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2018, 04:10:29 AM »
With the electronics mounted i started painting the hull.. Pre-shading, and late war Tri-tonal camouflage from the MIG Takom Kingtiger set.
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Re: Torro Tiger II acoustic smoker
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2018, 04:14:52 AM »
The new owner wanted a really beat-up look on his Koti, so a lot of weathering,Chipping, streaking and mudding took place.
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Re: Torro Tiger II acoustic smoker
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2018, 04:17:51 AM »
And here the (almost) final product after many, many layers of paint and weathering products..

So far for this "Superking" project. On to the next.. Another Kingtiger but this time.... With opensound and Scout controller!!
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Re: Torro Tiger II acoustic smoker
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2018, 06:08:39 PM »
Johnny, that's a stunning model, and a very nice shop too by the way! I do have an idea of how much time it takes to complete a model to that high of a standard, which is why I have never understood how anyone could build one for the purpose of a client - for me, no reasonable amount of money they could offer would be worth the time and effort! You must be both very efficient and proficient - but fast or slow, you are certainly a master detail-er.

As you are also clearly well versed in 3D printing, perhaps one thing we can talk about later is designing a small bracket to mount a 40mm fan to the Scout board. I won't get off-topic in this thread but when you get to that point on your next model be prepared for me to ask you about it!  :)

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Re: Torro Tiger II acoustic smoker
« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2018, 05:59:10 AM »
Thanks Luke! I will be building my first series of Scout's and Opensound cards very soon.
So if you have an idea what you want concerning the fan, please let me know, i will design one for you!
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Re: Torro Tiger II acoustic smoker
« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2018, 08:00:01 AM »
Very nice Johnny!  Great job on the inside with the neat wiring.  So many tanks I see look like a rats nests of wires underneath just waiting to have issues.  Do you make any gearbox covers to keep the grease/lube off your wires and electronics?  I really like the mount you made for the Open Panzer to hold your Benedini, that is something any open panzer could use.  Great Job!

Enjoy,
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Re: Torro Tiger II acoustic smoker
« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2018, 04:05:26 PM »
Thanks Shad,

I will design some grease covers for the gearboxes soon. Otherwise it will get really messy underneath.
When i ironed all the kinks out of the Benedini/openpanzer carrier design, i will share it here on the Forum Acoustic speaker enclosure included!
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