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From: "Kevin" <ka1201-at-houston.rr.com>
Subject: RE: A question of Weight. [TANKS]
Date: Fri, 6 Oct 2006 16:10:40 -0500
Reply-To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com



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From: tanks-admin-at-rctankcombat.com [mailto:tanks-admin-at-rctankcombat.com] On Behalf Of Steve Tyng
Sent: Friday, October 06, 2006 3:48 PM
To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com
Subject: RE: A question of Weight. [TANKS]


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