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From: "Henry Verheggen" <henryverheggen-at-earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: costs [TANKS]
Date: Fri, 6 Jul 2007 15:29:26 -0400
Reply-To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com

My vehicle has just a simple chassis made of angle iron plus pieces of 2x4 plus plywood. But it's been re-designed several times. Granted I could look at it a different way, and say I built 3 different vehicles, each for substantially less than $1,000:
Prototype 1: $273 (abandoned before I spent a lot)
Prototype 2: $490 (completed through some field tests, which showed poor performance)
Final version: $384
The problem is versions 1 and 2 didn't work, but I had to spend the money to find that out.
I also have one of those $60 support vehicles, a Japanese version of the HMMWV called an LAV, but it doesn't have enough torque to be very useful. 
----- Original Message -----
From: Clark Ward Jr
To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com
Sent: 7/6/2007 8:05:51 AM
Subject: Re: costs [TANKS]

Over $1000?  What are you building it from?  I have the tank hull in wood + tracks & suspension parts for under $200... Even adding motors and wheels I'll still be under $600 rolling around on tracks.  My HMMWV
support vehicle cost $60 and came with a radio...

M60A1 "the Beast" under construction
Why do tankers call infantry "Crunchies"??? Because they ARE!!!