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From: "Brian Kraack" <bkraack-at-siscom.net>
Subject: RE: New Member - Michigan
Date: Tue, 5 Oct 2004 09:38:57 -0400
Reply-To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com

Welcome Tim!

Sounds like you have a fun job.  Of course, we are not the general public,
maybe the army could consider us to be a very-low-cost (well, compared to
what they spend anyway) resarch branch ... Then can we get some drawings?

To answer your questions:

1)  I think the overall opinion is that we want to keep the hobby as simple
and fun as possible.  Both of which mean as few rules as we can.

2)  I don't think anyone is, but people have mentioned them in the past.
One alternate solution that I plan on using is to simply have two receivers
on the same channel.  One is in the hull to control the motors, and the
other is in the turret to control that stuff.  My goal is to have no wires
going between the hull and the turret.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: tanks-admin-at-rctankcombat.com 
> [mailto:tanks-admin-at-rctankcombat.com] On Behalf Of Tim McCarty
> Sent: Tuesday, October 05, 2004 12:10 AM
> To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com
> Subject: New Member - Michigan
> Hi,
>   I'm Tim McCarty - a new targe...uh...new mail list member 
> in the Metro-Detroit area.  Been into RC warship combat for 
> years.  Never thought I'd find RC tank combat that 
> interesting as nothing sinks, but I must say, looking at the 
> models on this website I am quite impressed.  I think I might 
> give it a go - maybe a Bradley or MLRS.
>    I hope to get others at work interested as well.  Many, 
> many of our employees build all sorts of combat models - just 
> not the paintball shooting versions.  They build anywhere 
> from around 1:32 scale up to 1:1 scale. Hmmm ...bet I got cha 
> wondering with that. ;)
>    I work at the Army Tank-Automotive & Armaments Command 
> (TACOM).  TACOM has been around since WWII.  If it's U.S., 
> has tracks, treads, or shoots, then we design it, build it, 
> buy it, stock it, supply it, support it, you name it.
>    Before anyone asks, no - I can't give out tech drawings to 
> the general public.  :)  Sorry.
>    My current position - I watch over the Bradley & MLRS.
>    Anyhow, l've read most of the archives and look forward to 
> hearing more.  
> I do have a couple of questions:
>    1)  Any reason speed isn't limited/scaled?
>    2)  Anybody using slip rings for servo leads passing into 
> the turret?  
> How constructed?
> Take care,
> TimMc
> Warren, MI
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