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From: "Tarquon Tanquol" <dksnipes-at-hotmail.com>
Subject: RE: Hi all [TANKS]
Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2005 15:54:36 -0700
Reply-To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com

Welecome, and good luck with the Tiger. Seems to be a popular vehicle.
I will give you a suggestion on your tracks though.
Bike chain tracks have a nasty tendency to loose rivets (the common way of
holding MDF to the chain) or loosing the plates, and just get less and less
reliable over time and use.
An idea I came up with the other day (yesterday I think, if you wanna check)
was, if you plan to use bike tracks as I am, to double the ammount of chains
used. This will make the tracks a bit heavier, but will drasticly reduce
wear and increase reliability.
I was testing it earlier today with a short section of track, and 4 chains
used instead of 2, and it seems alotbetter to me.
I hope that helps any. Although it has yet to be tested in battle.


- John Barager


----Original Message Follows----
From: &quot;Tarquon Tanquol&quot; &lt;dksnipes-at-hotmail.com&gt;
Reply-To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com
To: &lt;tanks-at-rctankcombat.com&gt;
Subject: Hi all [TANKS]
Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2005 15:21:35 -0700

Hi tankers names Stephan im 20 live in New Mexico

awhile ago I was surfing the web for RC tanks and came across this site and
thout it was idea to build a RC tank of my own so after looking thrue many
tanks I chose the Tiger 1, the chassy is going to be made out of 1/2 in
square steal pipe, Im wating for my dad to get back and help me weld it
together, the tracks are bike chain and MDF.


ps. thins is my first time building something like this so any advice is
welcome.
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hmm I try that, I also have some 4" cargo strap Im thinking of using.