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Jaysen: Take it from me, the field was not flat. It
contained 1 foot wide ruts with 6 inch gullies. if you
were not careful you could bottom the hull of the
tank. Happened quite a few times. Deep , thick unmown
sections of turf, gravel, various old rusted pieces of
iron, tires and a few sneaky boulders. It was
challenging enough for our first big get together. And
with the kiddie motors you had to plan your moves,
more like chess. Oh,I forgot, we did contend with some
nasty rusted baling wire. So get that tank of yours
ready, train your crew, and come up in the fall. We
discussed having an October battle in the same
location. John"hey can you push me out of this
Jaysen Hayes <scalemaster-at-charter.net> wrote:
> I am glad to hear that the battle was a success and
> that everyone had a
> great time.
> I have to admit that I was a little disappointed to
> see such a barren
> battle field.
> I had visions of crumbled buildings made of foam
> core board..and maybe
> some branch debris..and perhaps drivers a little
> farther away from their
> It was also disturbing to hear that the power wheels
> motors did so
> poorly. I am more or less locked into them, because
> of design and
> finance. I suppose if they are really that bad I
> will be looking at a
> motor change over at some time in the future...but
> right now its just
> not doable for me.
> Still...for as disappointed as I am...I am still not
> detured..and am
> pushing ahead with construction. My motors should
> be here this week..
> We have added another crewman to our team. John
> Groat who served with
> the 11th Cav in Viet Nam. Glad to have him and his
> input on systems of
> the real tank are proving to be very valuable.
> I look forward to being battle ready..I hope by
> December sometime.
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