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From: "Bob Johnson" <bob-at-ezworks.net>
Subject: Re: Tank Kits
Date: Thu, 3 Oct 2002 23:52:06 -0400
Reply-To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com

While your at it why not include a crew of trained Gophers to operate it.  thereby 
freeing up a radio channel completely.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Steve Tyng" <stevet-at-stcharlesmd.com>
To: <tanks-at-rctankcombat.com>
Sent: Wednesday, October 02, 2002 10:59 PM
Subject: RE: Tank Kits

: "A hardware kit would be great-gearbox, turret ring gear w/pinion/mounts, pivoting 
:gun mantle, battery mount, high velocity main gun w/magazine, telescoping camera 
:targeting system w/ laser rangefinder"
: Is that all?  How about a gun stabilization system for accurate on-the-move 
:shooting ability?  :-)
: Steve T.
:  -----Original Message-----
: From: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com [mailto:tanks-at-rctankcombat.com]
: Sent: Wednesday, October 02, 2002 5:10 PM
: To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com
: Cc: stevet-at-stcharlesmd.com
: Subject: Re: Tank Kits
: Steve,
: Basic upper hull in fiberglass preferably (much cheaper) with turret. Lower hull 
:milled w/tracks and running gear w/suspension (car shocks) The more parts 
:incorporated off the shelf the cheaper and repairable it will be. I didnt get a 
:chance to see your work and have not started one yet but I thought an amateur's 
:perspective might be worth consideration. 1/6th scale would be great and would draw 
:more attention. Speaking for myself I would pay 2-300 for a good quality basic hull 
:and over 500 for one with tracks and suspension. A hardware kit would be 
:great-gearbox, turret ring gear w/pinion/mounts, pivoting gun mantle, battery 
:mount, high velocity main gun w/magazine, telescoping camera targeting system w/ 
:laser rangefinder :)
: Alan Oster
:  ----- Original Message -----
: From: Steve Tyng
: Sent: Wednesday, October 02, 2002 11:09 AM
: To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com
: Subject: Tank Kits
: As I've been developing my T34 the thought has crossed my mind of offering this 
:design (and others in the future) in kit form for those interested in the hobby 
:that don't have the inclination or facilities to build something from scratch.  
:This thought has been reinforced lately by the many posts for links to 
:manufacturers of scale 1/6 AFV's (generally for very expensive exact scale 
:reproductions).  My question is would there be any interest in semi-scale tank kits 
:for combat, and if so, what level of completions would you want to see?  Would a 
:hardware kit with full size templates work?  Or would milled hull sections and 
:completed tracks be required?  What price would you be willing to pay?
: Steve Tyng, T5