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From: "Chrysanthos Kanellopoulos" <xchrysk-at-otenet.gr>
Subject: weight + [TANKS]
Date: Thu, 5 Oct 2006 07:10:38 +0300
Reply-To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com

Funny. the other day I was working calculations on the same matter.
I wanted to figure out if the weight of, say, 100 lb. is "real" in scale 1:6.
Well, we know that when the scale is doubled, the volume, and therefore the weight is multiplied 8 times. (materials won't matter in the calculations; the weight of steel in a real tank supposedly averages light plywood and heavy lead of batteries )
So a tank in the hobby, in scale 1:6 weighs  100 lbs.
in scale 1:3 it should weigh 100 x 8 = 800 lbs.
In scale 1:1.5,  800 x 8 = 6,400 lbs.
And in actual size  1:1  a plywood tank with large batteries should weigh 6,400 x 3.37 = 21,568 lbs. or about 10,000 kgrs, if you will.
That would be rougly half the weight of a real Tiger tank??
As little or as much as you like.  I would say most are in the 75-100lb. range.  Some are more though.


"Aahz." <ErickKilmer-at-comcast.net> wrote:
On average what are the maximum and minimum weight of tanks
currently operational in this hobby?