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From: Frank Pittelli <frank-at-rctankcombat.com>
Subject: Re: Gene is building a tank! [TANKS]
Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2006 14:29:46 -0400
Reply-To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com

Gene Burbeck wrote:
> A few questions I have:
> -What is a reasonable top speed for a tank, I have 15 HP to work with so 
> unreasonable speed *would* be possible. However I'll need to gear low 
> enough to make the battery last a long time. So, what do you guys think 
> a good tank speed would be?

3-5 mph is an effective battling speed that anyone can manage.
5-10 mph is manageable with the proper skills, but is definitely not 
"easy".  Anything over that gets to be dangerous considering the weight 
of the vehicles and the proximity to humans.

> -The Liberty tank has TWO turrets, one on each side. I intend to 
> recreate this using two paintball guns and carry a total of 30 
> paintballs. Does this comply with the rules? Note: only one turret can 
> fire at a time.

Yes. Splitting the total ammo allowed across multiple main guns is allowed.

> -Finally, how long does my tank need to run on a charge?

Battles currently last for 1 hour and you can change batteries at 
anytime while in home base.  That said, most people prefer to carry 
enough for the whole battle or change at most once during the battle.

Keep in mind, we always hold two battles a day, so you'll need to bring 
to the field enough batteries for two hours of battling.

> I'm hopeing to come to the next battle in MD just to watch, learn, and 
> meet people. Hope to see you all there!

Look forward to seeing you there.  Should be quite a nice event, with a 
couple new vehicles and lots of existing equipment.

        Frank P.