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From: "TSHIPP" <TSHIPP-at-columbus.rr.com>
Subject: Re: Tin Can Tankers
Date: Sun, 6 Oct 2002 14:49:44 -0400
Reply-To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com


I'm Tom and live in Columbus Ohio and been a model boater for years with the
AMYA.  I'm very interested in building a M1A2 out of steel too.  Was
wondering if you can tell me where you got the plans to build yours.  Could
you put  more pictures on the net?  I'll most likely build more then one,
grand kids.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Mikehornsey-at-sympatico.ca" <mikehornsey-at-sympatico.ca>
To: <tanks-at-rctankcombat.com>
Sent: Sunday, October 06, 2002 1:54 AM
Subject: Tin Can Tankers

> The M1A2 #T006 is coming along quite nicely. The turret now operates under
> its own power.The turret weighs about 60lbs now and uses the motor and
> box from a Ryobi cordless drill and the built in clutch mechanism is a
> plus! The tracks are powered by two wheelchair motors that cost about
> pair. Gun elevation is also complete, using a Honda power window motor
> attached to a bell crank.The head lights are made of solid blocks of
> Alumilite machined to fit small Maglight lenses.There are also two cooling
> fans for the heat sinks (speed controls) that I stole ,er liberated out of
> control panel from work.Once the tracks are built ,testing can begin on
> battery life.Right now choosing the right batteries seems to be the
> challenge.As far as plans go,all I did was take the Dragon 1/35 kit and
> scale it up with a digital mic(scale multiplying factor of 5.9).I will
> more photos in two weeks.The local army surplus store donated a pair of
> camouflaged cover alls so we are trying to get sew on patches with the
> of all the companies that helped us out.My eleven year old son Colin is
> going to be my gunner so he gets the coveralls.Flag Raiders is a large
> ball club here in town and are going to use #T006 in some ads next spring
> and in return we get all of our consumables for free,not bad eh? Well it's
> getting late so its time to shut her down.