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Issues with Takom's Panther G
TheBuilder
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Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Joined: January 11, 2020
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Posted: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 03:27 PM UTC
Hi everyone,

With Beer Flu messing up earlier plans, I found myself with plenty of time to build. I bought Takom's full interior Panther G w/ steel wheels and generally, it's a solid kit

I've been having problems with part A5 - 1 and A5 - 55, the floor plate and suspension cover.

Does anyone have experience with the kit? What did/would you do here?

Thanks guys!

Is the floor plate meant to curve?


It's hard to get the assembled floor plate to fit without it bending the other parts.
Lada_Niva
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Drenthe, Netherlands
Joined: October 06, 2019
KitMaker: 147 posts
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Posted: Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 10:35 PM UTC
Maybe you can watch some video's on YouTube or look for some articles on the internet. I'm sorry but I can't really tell my personal experience. Since I've never ever before done full interior kits. But I'm planning to. Hope you will find some solution, wish you the best of luck with your build. And sorry that I can't help you any ferther.
Hangelafette
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Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: April 22, 2012
KitMaker: 343 posts
AeroScale: 8 posts
Posted: Friday, May 01, 2020 - 12:27 AM UTC
There are a number of very detailed Takom panther build logs on Track-Link that may be helpful:
Panther G build log: https://www.track-link.com/forums/site_blogs/41390/flat
Panther A build log: https://www.track-link.com/forums/site_blogs/35710/flat
RobinNilsson
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Stockholm, Sweden
Joined: November 29, 2006
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Posted: Friday, May 01, 2020 - 08:02 AM UTC
A5-1 shall be flat, no curve whatsoever.

Check if there is anything on the inside of the hull side which might help keep A5-1 straight. Try to bend it back into shape (straight).

The sloping cover sticking out from the left front corner of A5-1, to the left in your first image fits over and covers some kind of shock absorber cylinder on the inside of the hull side. The "foot" of it rests on the floor behind the drivers seat.
Should hit the floor behind the vertical support sticking up through/behind the floor under the drivers seat, the part that the cover is pushing forward in your photo.

/ Robin
TheBuilder
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Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Joined: January 11, 2020
KitMaker: 9 posts
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Posted: Sunday, May 10, 2020 - 06:32 PM UTC
Hey, thanks to all of you.

I just cut the cover off and bent the floor plate into shape.