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From: "Showa" <showa1-at-cox.net>
Subject: Re: M41 spring test video [TANKS]
Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2006 06:32:01 -0700
Reply-To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com

Looks great !!! Just make sure to suspend the electronics to help with 
landing shock.....When I got to battle with the MAG, I didn't see anyone 
abuse their tank like that so I can't comment on the "bounce"...

Kurt (Desert Dog) G

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "George Mastoras" <idiom-at-optusnet.com.au>
To: <tanks-at-rctankcombat.com>
Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2006 5:32 AM
Subject: Re: M41 spring test video [TANKS]

> Nice day in Melbourne today, thought it was time for a test drive so 
> placed
> some square wooden posts down and drove over them to see how the springs
> behave.
> Its not really finished and the batteries and stuff where not secured at 
> all
> so had to behave a bit but still.
> Running over the posts looks a bit ugly but it was just for a test to 
> shock
> it a bit, next video will be much better.
> Feeling that there is too much tension in the springs, doubt there even
> hitting the arm bumpers.
> Any comments welcome regarding how a tank would bounce, guessing it needs
> more dampening but will do some more tests soon, that is not its final 
> speed
> either and also have to think about the weight of the turret.
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRsqnEJOhQ0
> And yes I should have cut the grass.
> George