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From: "Henry Verheggen" <henryverheggen-at-earthlink.net>
Subject: RE: fiberglass questions [TANKS]
Date: Sat, 7 Jul 2007 08:49:52 -0400
Reply-To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com

Will your paintball equipment fit in the turret?
----- Original Message -----
From: Doug Conn
Sent: 7/7/2007 1:09:07 AM
Subject: RE: fiberglass questions [TANKS]


I've kind of moved off the Bradley and now I'm leaning toward a T-72. It still has good dimensions at 1/6 scale, plus it has a low profile and would be a 40/4 vehicle.




The turret is very round kind of a hemisphere squished into a tear drop shape. The hull is angular and flat. Maybe it makes sense to use different fiberglass techniques for the two pieces.


      - Doug


-----Original Message-----
From: tanks-admin-at-rctankcombat.com [mailto:tanks-admin-at-rctankcombat.com] On Behalf Of JOHN PITTELLI
Sent: Friday, July 06, 2007 11:36 PM
To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com
Subject: Re: fiberglass questions [TANKS]



       What tank are you building? Do you have lots of

curves or mostly straight panels? The hull for my

Comet was made from 1/4 ply with one layer fiberglass

mat and one layer of cloth. Extremely strong and very

light. If you like I could send you some interior pics

of how the skin was attached.




 -- Doug Conn <dwconn404-at-comcast.net> wrote:


> Ok, more construction planning questions.



> I'm thinking about using molded fiberglass for the

> turret and upper hull.

> I'd build a plug, make a mold, and start making

> parts. I've never done any

> fiberglass before. Is this a bad idea ?



> If I use decent quality cloth and epoxy, how thick

> should I plan to make the

> turret and hull so they'll be sturdy ?



>             Thanks,


>             Doug








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