R/C Tank Combat

Support Vehicle #SV008


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Type: Hanomag SS 100 Armament: None
Built: June 2005 Armor: None
Builder: Chris Barthelson Rating: 0/1
Status: Operational Battles: 0
Owner: Chris Barthelson Points Earned: 0
Call Sign: Unknown Points Given: 0
  • 250W Motor
  • Servo-based steering

    The Hanomag SS 100 was used by the German army throughout WW2. It was mostly used by the Luftwaffe to tow planes, fuel, & V2 rockets. I picked this vehicle because it looks mean & it has a simple shape with only four wheels.

    May 16, 2005: The body is made out of ľĒ plywood. The doors were cut out of 1/8Ē MDF. All the joints are reinforced with aluminium. The windows are made out of ľĒ acrylic and were glued into place.

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    The chassis is made out of aluminium to keep overall weight to a minimum. The 17AH battery is placed in the middle to balance the weight and because it doesnít fit anywhere else. The motor will be placed right behind the battery (in front of the clamps)

    The steering mechanism is controlled by a servo mounted upside down between the two aluminium strips. The servo horn is connected to the small bar that connects the two wheels.

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    This is where the battery is mounted. Itís a very simple setup, just two pieces of aluminium angle, one bent on the ends to stop the battery sliding side-to-side. There will also be a strap just to be safe.

    So after about two weeks of building here it is. It still needs fenders, a grill, bumpers, & a few other things. In this picture you can see the battery through the front window. The 5Ē wheels were purchased for $2.75 (aussie) each. I think Iíll need to add spikes to the rear wheels if they donít have enough grip.

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    This is the motor Iíll be using. It cost $79 from www.oatleyelectronics.com. It is rated at 250W and turns out about 320 RPM so it should be good for this project.

    June 3, 2005: The fenders were made out of 6Ē pvc pipe that was cut into shape.

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    The back axle is not mounted yet thatís why it looks a little low. When itís done it should have roughly 2 Ĺ inches of ground clearance.

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