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From: "Chrysanthos Kanellopoulos" <xchrysk-at-otenet.gr>
Subject: hinges and wheels [TANKS]
Date: Tue, 3 Oct 2006 06:59:20 +0300
Reply-To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com

Yesterday my tank performed some stunts with its new hinge tracks.  It rolled fast over rocks and other obstacles, up hill 45 degrees steep, in an out pit holes, through bushes, squashed and mushed some of them at 360 turns no problem.
I noticed that the first ground wheels suffered the most, like expected.  The axle bent, only a little, but it did (have no suspensions and rely on very loose tracks ).  The axle (8 mm thick, stainless steel) can easily be replaced. I have read somewhere that  certain T-34s lacked rubber on the wheels due to shortage of rubber in 1944, except from the first ground wheels which suffered most from the shocks of obstacles and did have rubber.
It was about time to experience this first hand.