[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
From: "Aahz." <ErickKilmer-at-comcast.net>
Subject: Re: Scale tires [TANKS]
Date: Wed, 01 Aug 2007 16:02:58 -0700
Reply-To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com

Rick Dulas wrote:
> If you decided that the 21st Century tires were sufficiently accurate, 
> then making the master is taken care of. If you have a CNC mill with a 
> 4th axis, you could probably make the aluminum mold directly and 
> bypass most of the fiddly bits of this process. And if you were really 
> ambitious, there are lots of people that would pay $5 to $10 per tire. 
> The material costs per tire are about $1.50. Depending on what your 
> time is worth, you could break-even selling as few as 25 to 50 tires. 
> One Deuce and a Half requires 10 tires on the ground and 1 or 2 
> spares. The Greyhound, M-8 or M-20, require 6 tires.

    Unfortunately my mill is only 3 axis but I do have a rotary table 
with dividing plate so it would be doable still. I'll have to give this 
some serious thought, I enjoy making unique things such as this but for 
now my plate is rather full with the tank fabrication.