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From: "Dan W" <danw30-at-hotmail.com>
Date: Sun, 03 Oct 2004 02:30:10 -0400
Reply-To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com

Plastic cutting boards.
(side note) the front idler wheel on the full scale M60 Patton and M1abrams seems to have a device that is linked to the first road wheel. This accomplishes/maintains track tension when the road wheel travels twords the hull. Does any one have any info on this. It may be a while before I can check it out on an M60  Patton.
Dan (glad Will is better) Whitney

Do you know what is used for in the real world , and how thick is the stuff you used ?


At 14:03 02/10/2004, you wrote:
There is significant less tension needed now. Judging by the travel of the idler shaft when tensioning I now use 2/3 of the tension needed before the modification.
In my opinion you can use any kind of plastic you like, I had some PE lying around so I used this. Just look for a shop that supplies plastic sheet material and you'll be able to cut the cleats to size using a table saw. Some shops over here do cut for customers for a small fee. 

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