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From: "WJ" <WJ-at-vdtogt.nl>
Subject: RE: Hull construction materials
Date: Wed, 2 Jun 2004 16:43:06 +0200 (CEST)
Reply-To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com

Wow, you mean the paintballs didnt break on long-range shots?  I can see
potential ammo-regaining methods here!
> The hull on T005 is 1/2" ply.  Most exposed surfaces are painted 1/4" luan
> ply which stop the paintballs just fine.  Though you need to take into
> consideration (T005 being a T34) that my exterior armor is all sloped
> which reduces impact forces.
>
> Sloped armor is cool.  I have witnessed long range shots bouncing off of
> T005 a couple of times.
>
> Steve Tyng
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>> Subject: Hull construction materials
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>> The Elefant is aptly named because should present a
>> hard-to-miss target for enemy tankas. To the delight of
>> TriPact, this thing will be over 4' long with barrel, almost
>> 2' wide and 15" high. Therefore, mobility and weight
>> reduction will be big concerns.
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>> In the interest of weight reduction, I've been laying out the
>> hull sides, top and superstructure of the Elefant using a
>> nice grade of 1/4" plywood. I'll be using 1/2" board for the
>> hull bottom to serve as a strong base for the motors,
>> transmissions, etc. The 1/4" plywood appears to have enough
>> rigidity given the weight. Although I will test it, I can't
>> imagine a paintball piercing. What have the rest of you used?
>>
>> I think #2 will be a 'small tank'.....
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