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From: "flier" <FLIER-at-sbcglobal.net>
Subject: Re: M5 Stewart [TANKS]
Date: Wed, 06 Apr 2005 11:15:33 -0500
Reply-To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com

That turret is tight.  The Splatmatic takes up the 
whole thing.  The turret drive is also not the most  
robust so keeping whatever is done light is of 

Is there a reason the Splatmatic won't cut it?

--- Original Message ---
From: Frank Pittelli <frank-at-rctankcombat.com>
To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com
Subject: Re: M5 Stewart [TANKS]

>Lief G Goodson wrote:
>> Three of us in central Florida recently purchased 
the Dragon 1:6 scale
>> R/C M5s.  Ideally, we would like to put full-size 
markers in them instead
>> of a .40 Splatomatic.  Does anyone have advice or 
insight?  Also if the
>> Splatomatic is a "must", are their existing 
conversion instructions?
>> Thanks,
>> Lief
>Hey Lief.
>For those who don't know Lief, he's one of the 
original members of our 
>silly gang of people who basically started the 
hobby.  Back in 1991, 
>Lief and I were discussing how to make it happen.  I 
went off and 
>started building a tracked vehicle and Lief went off 
and started 
>building a homemade paintball gun (because at the 
time real paintball 
>guns were outside our means).  He sent me a working 
prototype of that 
>gun (which is still floating around the shop 
somewhere) in the early 
>90's.  Unfortunately, we never married up the two 
prototypes and 10 
>years went by before the "hobby" was resurrected.
>Lief, you might want to take a look at Chris 
Barthelson's homemade 
>paintball gun because I think it can be made so that 
the guts of the gun 
>are down in the tank body, leaving only the base of 
the barrel in the 
>turret.  That might solve your small turret problem.
>Also, you might want to consider hanging a tool-box 
off the back of the 
>turret to get some more room.  You may not be able 
to elevate the gun, 
>but you should be able to fit a 68 cal marker in 
with the extra room.
>       Frank "Welcome Back" Pittelli