No, the first
arrangement is just how I set the parts out initially to see how they will fit
together. The last three pictures are the most recent. I wanted to include
that 1st picture mainly to show the motor and transaxel arrangement. I want to
make the drivetrain like that of a real tank, with just one motor driving a
differential. There will be a brake on each side of the differential to slow
down one track or the other for steering.
As I said in my first
message, I'm coming from building fighting robots, so a lot of my parts and
materials are leftovers from that. Here is a partial list of the parts I'm
using for the Mark VIII Liberty:
While all this stuff is
very expensive, it is mostly leftover from robots, so I'm not spending an arm
and a leg to make this tank.
My goals in this
project are probably quite different than those of many other tank builders.
Rather than combat effectiveness or strict scale reproduction I'm going for
speed, strength, and in general making it fun to drive and maintainance-free.