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From: "Gene Burbeck" <gburb-at-advantagecs.com>
Subject: RE: Gene is building a tank! [TANKS]
Date: Fri, 2 Feb 2007 12:38:34 -0500
Reply-To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com

Now the motor is mounted in the tank and the drive chain is installed. I positioned the motor carefully so that an idler sprock is not nessesary.
Started another side project, so tank progress will continue, I just won't be spending my entire time on the tank for a while.

From: tanks-admin-at-rctankcombat.com [mailto:tanks-admin-at-rctankcombat.com] On Behalf Of Gene Burbeck
Sent: Wednesday, January 31, 2007 11:57 AM
To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com
Subject: RE: Gene is building a tank! [TANKS]

Made some progress on the motor mount (for the tank drivetrain). Just need to attach the mount into the tank and the transaxel should be able to spin under power. At that point I'll be able to experiment and figure out how much braking force I actually need to stop one track. I'll want some overkill in the brake actuator's force and power so it doesn't overheat or break. The brakes *seem* to generate a LOT of braking torque for a small pull on the cable, but actual measurements still need to be taken to spec out the brake actuator.