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"Gene Burbeck" <gburb-at-advantagecs.com>
RE: Gene is building a tank! [TANKS]
Tue, 17 Oct 2006 08:59:49 -0400
Ok, here are a few pictures of my progress so far on my
Mark VIII Liberty.
to you guys think?
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
-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
-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