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From: Hunter Sgt Michael J <HunterMJ-at-3mawcpen.usmc.mil>
Subject: RE: newbie [TANKS]
Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2005 11:27:50 -0700
Reply-To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com

Title: RE: newbie [TANKS]

Well im going to try to go with gas power after i saw this wonderful site i think all tankers should check these sites out

http://www.rctransmission.com/gearbox.htm and for supplies http://www.sdp-si.com/

-----Original Message-----
From: Tim Hansen [mailto:barspin720-at-juno.com]
Sent: Monday, April 04, 2005 7:19 PM
To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com
Subject: RE: newbie [TANKS]

AH! too many wires! its so confusing! get it away! do you have to build your own relays? well, i think i am going to SKIP right over RC and just make a tiny little crammed 2 man paintball tank. then, if i want to later, pop some servos on the controls and have an rc tank with...........not great controls, but good enough to drive with a Tx. i have got some of the plans drawn out. there will be the driver sitting in the front on the floor in an N shape. then the turret man right behind him sitting on a short stool. the tank will be about 4-5Ft. long and 2-3Ft. wide and 4-5Ft. high. and yes, it wil be the Pzkpfw 2, the boxy shaped tank. my only grey areas are: 1. what motors to use that will powerfull enough to power a 2 man tank. 2. how to make the motor-to-sprocket drive system 3. how to make the bogies and give them suspension and 4. the wireing. i think you all know, i am NOT an electrision. i figure, all i need to do is wire the motor to the battery and add a switch. simp!

le power on/power off opperation for each tread. if i get somting like a motor/battery/charger combo from a scooter or powerwheel it should be simple. that is IF a motor from a scooter/powerwheel is strong enough.

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