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From: "Gene Burbeck" <gburb-at-advantagecs.com>
Subject: RE: Gene is building a tank! [TANKS]
Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2006 08:59:49 -0400
Reply-To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com

Ok, here are a few pictures of my progress so far on my Mark VIII Liberty.
What to you guys think?

From: tanks-admin-at-rctankcombat.com [mailto:tanks-admin-at-rctankcombat.com] On Behalf Of Gene Burbeck
Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2006 1:10 PM
To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com
Subject: Gene is building a tank! [TANKS]

Hi guys, my name is Gene Burbeck and I'm interested in building a tank. I've done lots of combat robot stuff and these rc tanks seem like they could be a nice change of pace.
The particular tank I'm building (I have actually started on some of the chassis and drivetrain parts) is a WWI Mark VIII Liberty. I chose this tank mainly for the challenge and the interesting look.
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?
-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.
-Finally, how long does my tank need to run on a charge?
I'm hopeing to come to the next battle in MD just to watch, learn, and meet people. Hope to see you all there!