Step 10 <3 hours 15 min> 18hr 5min total
The instructions call for eight track links in the spare track link holder mounted on the front. Only seven links fit satisfactory in my opinion. The retaining bar is fiddly to position since no location marks or pins are provided.
Cleaning up, filing to fit and drilling out the ends of A41& A41 the fender supports again was time consuming.
Likewise cleaning up the tools is time consuming staring with typically four attachments.
The tools do clean up nicely. Drilling out the molded tool clasp helps a little too in my opinion.
The tools fit nicely on the fender. Aftet all the other fit issues, I was concerned none of the tools would fit in their location holes. Happily, they fit very well!
The molded tow cable eats a lot of time cleaning up but looks OK in my opinion. The other tow cable crosses over it and I think will work OK based on preliminary testing fit check.
Overall pretty happy with tools and molded claspe provided by Takom.
Moving along…check out the provided antenna:) Most of the warp disappeares after its cut free of the tree but not all of it.
I think it’s usable otherwise one of those expensive Aber antenna’s will have to replace it.
Edit - I think the antenna will be OK.
The trade off is an Aber antenna for ~ $4 vs 25 minutes of my time cleaning stock part. I definitely view the Aber antenna’s as the wiser choice unless one is determinedto build an Out of the Box model Takom should be getting a nice commission on the Aber antenna’s I ordered
Meng deserves a major shout out for their outstanding Tungsten Steel Drill Bit set. Set has .4mm to 1.3mm bits that are easy to use as finger held drill bits. They will also fit in a larger size pin vise. The .5mm bit was instrumental in drilling out the tool clasps. Best $8 I’ve spent on hobby drill bits. Used these for six months and am still happy with them.