|From:||"Steve Tyng" <STyng-at-ACPTrust.com>|
|Subject:||RE: Most important first decision.... [TANKS]|
|Date:||Mon, 1 Aug 2005 09:26:29 -0400|
Most important is to build what you know you can complete. There's a bunch of unfinished tanks on the list that may never know the thrill of a paintball impact!
As to the process of building a tank. I personally design the tank in my head and then on the computer before I make the first cut. This way I can see if everything is going to fit and check for interference between moving parts, etc... Design your drive train and turret mechanics first and design the rest of the vehicle around that. Without these two aspects of your vehicle working correctly, you might as well forget it. Don't be afraid to tweak the scale here and there to get the mechanics to work.
BTW, welcome to the hobby.