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From: "Steve Tyng" <STyng-at-ACPTrust.com>
Subject: RE: A question of Weight. [TANKS]
Date: Fri, 6 Oct 2006 16:48:22 -0400
Reply-To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com

Kurt wrote:

> What are your thoughts of using Grade 8 bolts for road 
> wheels instead of shaft or tubing ???

I used grade 8 bolts on the T34.  Works great.

I used Hex Head Shoulder Bolts on the Cromwell (also known as lawnmower
axle bolts).  Works great in this suspended application.  Look to the
bottom of this page,


I am helping a certain someone in building a certain un-named tank.  It
is a solid axle design using bolts screwed into 5/16" thick 6066
aluminum bar stock that is bolted to a 1/2" ply hull.  So far it seems
to be a very rugged chassis which should hold together well.  This new
vehicle will be ready in time for the next MAG battle on Oct. 28-29.

Steve Tyng