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From: Amir Tahvildaran <adt22-at-drexel.edu>
Subject: Re: A question of Scale Weight vs Springs [TANKS]
Date: Sun, 08 Oct 2006 08:57:15 -0400
Reply-To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com

I think there is more than the diameter of the spring that affects its 
load (and other characteristics).  Check out the mcmaster.com spring 
page (search for 'spring', choose bold link on left) to see what 
characteristics they list for springs.


George Mastoras wrote:
> Noticed the recent discussions regarding scale and weight.
> Have been wondering about something similar but with the addition of 
> spring diameter.
> Thought I would throw this out there, someone might know how to finish 
> this half baked equation.
> Based on rounded figures from a Tiger tank.
> Tigers weigh about 60 tonnes and have 16 springs with a diameter of 55mm.
> Scale that to 1/6 and the 16 springs have a diameter of just over 9mm 
> but have No idea how to get any useable info about the weight that 
> should handle and behave accurately.
> Does anyone know how to complete the above or add anything to it?
> Has anyone ever worked out what a Tiger would weigh at 1/6 scale?
> Thanks
> George