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From: Michael Blattau <mblattau-at-yahoo.com>
Subject: RE: a tad distrurbing
Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2003 06:17:05 -0700 (PDT)
Reply-To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com

The kiddie car motors can't handle the amount of
friction inherent in the V-belt arrangement.  I'm
running mine via #40 roller chain and I was going over
all sorts of obstacles without a problem.  Also, I
would not recommend gearing them up too much, which is
what they were doing.

--- SteveT44 <SteveT44-at-comcast.net> wrote:
> Jaysen,
> The scale buildings and obstacles will come in time.
>  I for one, was just
> trying to get my tank operational for the first
> battle.  Which didn't leave
> any time for building construction.
> As far as being stuck to a particular motor design. 
> You shouldn't be doing
> that.  Design your tank with some flexibility in
> mind for future
> improvements.  I'm on my second set of motors and I
> know Frank is on his
> second or third drive train design.  Besides, kiddy
> car motors will work.
> My toughest opponent over the weekend was Will
> Montgomery.  Though he didn't
> have my speed, he had a reliable drive train that
> was easily able to keep
> his tank turned towards me and he was dead accurate
> with his gun.
> Steve Tyng
> -----Original Message-----
> From: tanks-admin-at-rctankcombat.com
> [mailto:tanks-admin-at-rctankcombat.com]On Behalf Of
> Jaysen Hayes
> Sent: Tuesday, July 01, 2003 9:41 PM
> To: RC Tankas
> Subject: a tad distrurbing
> 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
> vehicles...
> 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.
> JD

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