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From: JOHN PITTELLI <jplily-at-yahoo.com>
Subject: RE: fiberglass questions [TANKS]
Date: Sat, 7 Jul 2007 13:56:47 -0700 (PDT)
Reply-To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com

The T-34 turret was built in fiberglass. I believe
Frank and steve built it. They could probably assist
you in the turret construction. For the hull I'd say
the Comet construction would be more than adequate and
simple. 

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

>  
> 
> 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.
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> 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
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>  
> 
> -----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]
> 
>  
> 
> Doug,
> 
>        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.
> 
>  
> 
> John
> 
>  
> 
>  -- Doug Conn <dwconn404-at-comcast.net> wrote:
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> > Ok, more construction planning questions.
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> > 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 ?
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> > If I use decent quality cloth and epoxy, how thick
> 
> > should I plan to make the
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> > turret and hull so they'll be sturdy ?
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> >             Thanks,
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> >             Doug
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