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From: "Derek Engelhaupt" <tankme-at-gmail.com>
Subject: Re: aluminum cutting question [TANKS [TANKS]
Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2007 20:59:43 -0500
Reply-To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com

I have one also, but it has many more issues than yours and mine isn't
for sale.  ;)

Derek

On 7/4/07, wsmontg5-at-aim.com <wsmontg5-at-aim.com> wrote:
> Speaking of 21st Century Bradley.  I just happen to have one for sale. I've
> been watching them sell on Ebay. They have been going for around $200 with
> shipping. The only thing wrong with mine is that the main gun barrel was
> broken off when I bought it
>
> Will
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Henry Verheggen <henryverheggen-at-earthlink.net>
> To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com
> Sent: Wed, 4 Jul 2007 7:42 am
> Subject: RE: aluminum cutting question [TANKS]
>
>
> Speaking of Bradleys, here's a page about one:
>
> http://home.tiscali.nl/iliyacerjak/Bradley.htm
>
> The hull is apparently based on another 21st Century model that no longer
> exists.
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Doug Conn
> To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com
> Sent: 7/4/2007 12:47:55 AM
> Subject: RE: aluminum cutting question [TANKS]
>
>
> I haven't purchased any yet, Chrys. I'm in the planning stage for my next
> vehicle and trying some designs. I wish I could get the plate for free ! If
> I buy some, I'll post the prices.
>
> I did price a design in E-machine shop, but the parts were expensive. Unless
> I was using their software wrong, they couldn't laser cut " aluminum plate.
> Water jet would cost me about $50 each in small quantities. The piece I'm
> designing is a simple suspension arm and I'll need 12 of them per tank. For
> $600, I would subject myself to considerable jigsaw-frustration.
>
> I'm considering building an M3-Bradley
> (http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/ground/m2-pics.htm).
> I assume this would be a 30/3 tank in RC combat, but I need to get that
> verified by our esteemed officials.
>
> Here's why I like it:
> o     It's cool looking.
> o     It has good, workable dimensions at 1/6 scale.
> o     It has side skirts, so I can build the suspension on the outside of
> the tank and still have it mostly hidden from view.
> o     It has been an important vehicle lately.
>
> I think the worst part of building this vehicle will be the asymmetrical,
> irregular turret shape. I may try the "fiberglass over foamcore" thing for
> it. On the other hand, that TOW missile launcher looks like a great place to
> hide a CO2 bottle. The upper hull is a little complicated, but I think I can
> deal with it.
>
> -        Doug
>
> ________________________________
>
> From: tanks-admin-at-rctankcombat.com
> [mailto:tanks-admin-at-rctankcombat.com] On Behalf Of
> Chrysanthos Kanellopoulos
> Sent: Wednesday, July 04, 2007 12:20 AM
> To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com
> Subject: aluminum cutting question [TANKS]
>
>
> May I ask how much you've paid for 1/2 inch aluminum plate per square meter?
> or you can get it for free?  It might be worth trying to draw cad drawings
> of the plates and have the shapes cut perfectly on laser or hydrojet (teh
> latter is costly). What tank are you building?
> Can I cut " thick aluminum plate with a saber saw (aka jigsaw) ? Or, is
> that asking too much of the saw ?
>
>             Thanks,
>             Doug
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