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"Chrysanthos Kanellopoulos" <xchrysk-at-otenet.gr> |

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Fw: weight ++ [TANKS] |

Date: |
Thu, 5 Oct 2006 09:03:37 +0300 |

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tanks-at-rctankcombat.com |

I was doing these calculations for a reason. My aluminium and steel tank is only
53 cms long and weighs now 20 kgrs, or 44 lbs. If my tank were 100
cms long the weight would have been 8 times that much, or 160 kgrs = 350 lbs
! Theoretically....
I had noticed that Joe Sommer was initially running his 30 Kgr heavy Hetzer
with two 12 V drills, so I thought that in my tank two 18 Volt drills would
be sufficient. They are, indeed. The torque of the drills is more than tripled
and the speed is great. STill, cannot do stunts like
George Mastoras' flying tank does- mainly because I don't know
how to land it! Will it crash?
> IMO 1/4" or 8mm shafting is to thin for use in these models.
Aahz, I am using 8 mm thick shafts, but my tank is half the size of the
tanks used in the hobby. In scale 1:6, it would qualify for a Universal Bren
Carrier. One really needs axles 1/2" for a serious tank.
Chrys
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, October 05, 2006 7:10 AMSubject: weight +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 batte
ries )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??
CHrys
As little or as
much as you like. I would say most are in the 75-100lb. range. Some
are more though.
Derek wrote: "Aahz."
<ErickKilmer-at-comcast.net>On average what are the maximum and minimum weight of tanks |

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