|Subject:||RE: Track limits [TANKS]|
|Date:||Tue, 21 Mar 2006 16:47:09 -0600|
Most reports say that chain in the long haul is heavy and hard to keep it from coming off the sprokets in skid turns especially in rough terrain or tall grass. <shrug> I’ve not tried it and I plan on doing some sort of TTS so I guess I’ll never know first hand. I do know that attachment chain is pricey…
tanks-admin-at-rctankcombat.com [mailto:tanks-admin-at-rctankcombat.com] On Behalf Of Milenko
Sorry to go slightly off topic, but what do you mean by cumbersome chain tracks? I am kind of stuck right now trying to figure out if I should use attachment chain or build a TTS. I don't have access to a CNC router, so building the sprockets will be difficult. Also, it looks like it would take some time to make the track pieces. The attachment chain looks much easier to assemble and I assume it will hold up well against abuse. The thing that I'm really worried about though is which one can handle speed better. I am building a 1/6 abrams, which is a rather large tank. It's not heavy yet, but I'm guessing it will be once it's done. I plan on using EVWs or EVXs running at 24V geared 9:1. I once I find out if the motors can turn the tank in grass, mud, etc I may change that to 6:1.
Does anyone have any input on whether the attachment chain will hold up to this speed/abuse? It would be so much easier for me to use the chain, but if you guys think it won't work well for my situation then I'll try to build a TTS.
Jeremy "Need a good track system"