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"Steve Tyng" <SteveT44-at-comcast.net>
RE: Tanks [TANKS]
Mon, 7 May 2007 20:05:16 -0400
> I am hoping to figure out the
whole curved hull thing as well as a true damped torsion bar suspension, I know
that sounds expensive but my aim is to build under 500.00 bucks do any of you
think this is unreasonable?
Depends how much of the right junk you already have laying
around and how good of a scrounger you are. To give you some perspective,
I have over $1,500 into the Cromwell and I had material left over from my first
tank that I was able to recycle (though not much). But the Cromwell is
fully tricked out and I spared no expense as far as electronics and materials
was concerned. Look for bargains on eBay for radios, guns, and
motors. Also, the TTS track system is the cheapest (but most labor
intensive). Go with a simple on-off controller for main drive and turret
rotate and a $500 tank should be feasible. My first tank (T005) was a
basic tank and it probably was closer to $500 than $1,500.
The suspension on the Cromwell added some expense but
mostly time and effort in building it.
All things considered this hobby is cheaper than most R/C
modeling. I know a guy who has close to $6,000 into an R/C copter that
still hasn't flown yet.
- Tanks [TANKS]
- From: "Ramos, Jose" <JRamos2-at-cessna.textron.com>