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From: JOHN PITTELLI <jplily-at-yahoo.com>
Subject: RE: Still looking for some "mentors" [TANKS]
Date: Sat, 10 Jun 2006 14:11:05 -0700 (PDT)
Reply-To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com

Hmmm, sounds like you might want to share a story with
us?Eh?

John"magic smokemaker"Pittelli


--- Doug Conn <dwconn404-at-comcast.net> wrote:

> 7) Test your vehicle in a remote, secluded area.
> 
>  
> 
> Amir, Chris, and Yasu were on hand to help me learn
> that :-)
> 
>  
> 
>  
> 
>             - Doug
> 
>  
> 
>   _____  
> 
> From: tanks-admin-at-rctankcombat.com
> [mailto:tanks-admin-at-rctankcombat.com] On
> Behalf Of Amir Tahvildaran
> Sent: Saturday, June 10, 2006 2:53 AM
> To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com
> Subject: Re: Still looking for some "mentors"
> [TANKS]
> 
>  
> 
> Hey Gordon,
> 
>   Check out the Related Links section for places to
> get stuff:
> http://www.rctankcombat.com/links.html   I like
> american science & surplus
> and surplus center.
> 
>   My first attempt has been to copy cat T005.  
> 
>   Some lessons:
> 
> 1) buy more expensive parts off the bat instead of
> trying to make cheaper
> stuff work (motors with gearboxes, good bearing,
> maybe even motor
> controllers) IMO its not worth your time 
> 
> 2) favor screws over bolts whenever possible
> 
> 3) tack on a digit then double your estimate for
> completion
> 
> 4) don't redesign on a whim - get it all working,
> see what breaks, then do
> the simplest thing that could possibly work
> 
> 5) an adrenaline rush when using a table saw means
> you're doing it wrong
> 
> 6) wear sunscreen
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> 
> From: Gordon Saunders <mailto:kw4cz-at-triad.rr.com>  
> 
> To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com 
> 
> Sent: Friday, June 09, 2006 8:36 PM
> 
> Subject: Still looking for some "mentors" [TANKS]
> 
>  
> 
> Hi to all,
> 
>  
> 
> Still hoping someone is near my area of Greensboro,
> NC that is willing to
> answer a LOT of questions.
> 
> Granted, I am about an hour or so drive from the
> Tank Museum in Danville, VA
> 
> That's an option .. but I like the "bigger" tanks 
> :-)
> 
>  
> 
> Where is a good place to start looking for buying up
> a few pieces of "stuff"
> to start out with ... motors, hardware, etc.
> 
>  
> 
> Got a looooong way to go to get going ... picking
> out a plan and getting
> started.
> 
>  
> 
> Any suggestions on what was  YOUR  first attempts ??
> 
>  
> 
> Thanks!
> 
>  
> 
> Gordon Saunders
> 
> 


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