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From: "adam2 klosterman" <the_breed_2-at-msn.com>
Subject: RE: Fw: weight ++ [TANKS]
Date: Thu, 05 Oct 2006 17:52:44 -0400
Reply-To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com

I've looked at that before.  The 1/6th Leopard 2a5 would have a weight of 
510 pounds if to scale.
:)  Thats alot of steel.

Adam Klosterman
Home of the 3 time state champions, 21 time WBL champions, St. Marys 
GO RIDERS!!!!!!!!!!

>From: "Chrysanthos Kanellopoulos" <xchrysk-at-otenet.gr>
>Reply-To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com
>To: <tanks-at-rctankcombat.com>
>Subject: Fw: weight ++ [TANKS]
>Date: Thu, 5 Oct 2006 09:03:37 +0300
>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 !  
>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.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Chrysanthos Kanellopoulos
>To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com
>Sent: Thursday, October 05, 2006 7:10 AM
>Subject: 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 
>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?
>   Aahz.

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