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"Bart Salmons" <shayguru-at-charter.net>
Re: First bench test of MK2 TTS [TANKS]
Mon, 1 Aug 2005 12:25:11 -0400
My front axle is a 1.2 steel rod.......no deformation there....so I'm going
to use the same for the rear axle and just thread the ends enough to hold
the idler wheels on. Also I'm gonna replace the AL Angle with some AL
square tubing to get away from that deforming too!
Bart (OK....Plan B) Salmons
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, August 01, 2005 9:41 AM
Subject: Re: First bench test of MK2 TTS [TANKS]
> I've got the same problem with the axle - I was thinking of replacing the
> one I've got with steel tube - or anything that won't bend (suggestions?).
> I think part of the problem is that I messed up the splice and the
> pressure isn't spread equally on the drive wheel.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Bart Salmons <shayguru-at-charter.net>
> Date: Monday, August 1, 2005 8:39 am
> Subject: Re: First bench test of MK2 TTS [TANKS]
>> Half an inch...little more actually. I suspect that a huge part
>> of the
>> problem was insufficient tension. Will have to reinforce the
>> angle and replace the rear axle with something stouter (the axle
>> bends when under tension) before I can get a good tight tension.
>> Bart Salmons
>> Slammer 6
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Steve Tyng" <STyng-at-acptrust.com>
>> To: <tanks-at-rctankcombat.com>
>> Sent: Monday, August 01, 2005 8:21 AM
>> Subject: RE: First bench test of MK2 TTS [TANKS]
>> > Bart wrote:
>> >> Does the vehicle's weight on the roadwheels help to keep the
>> >> TTS tracks from slipping off? In about 4 inch high grass my
>> >> Shermanchasis wantto twistthe
>> >> tracks off. any ideers?
>> > You need a tight tension. How high are your guide teethe?
>> > Steve