R/C Tank Combat

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The main switch and main fuse are easily accessible in case of a problem. Short wire runs to the main relays and the motors keeps the electrons moving efficiently.

A separate battery runs the receiver in the turret which controls the elevate and firing servos. A second receiver in the chassis operates everything else.
 

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Sometimes it is the simple things that make a big difference. Here, fake mufflers provide protection for the receiver switch, preventing it from being accidentally turned off while backing up.

JAN. 2008: Time for a fresh start. Since Frank claims the Comet is nothing more than a Tiger wannabee, and Frank is renovating ole 001, I decided that the Comet must keep pace. I will be installing the M1 motors,Anvilus mixing system and a few other surprises. Stay tuned.
 

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Since the Comet utilized modular components it was a fairly simple job to swap the EV's for the M1's. Removed old motor and tranny assembly and a few mods to the drive axle supports.Voila, new and improved.The motors and the axle supports are all bolted to the 1/2" ply below. That assembly is then bolted to the metal subframe chassis. Very solid, but easy to change out components if needed.

Big benefit. The M1's internal gear box has opened up 300 cubic inches of hull space. The old EV motor and tranny was 5 inches longer. Plus, saved about 10 pounds in weight. How sweet it is.
 

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First new addition are 5/8" keyed drive axles. No more relying on set screws . Don't worry Frank, I'll repaint the interior when I'm finished.

Some previous battle damage, missing muffler, will be replaced and braced this time with a nice piece of steel strap. I believe a few threads ago someone mentioned the lack of insignia on the tanks. The Comet has the 11th Armoured Division symbol and the tank number. These are very easy to make. Just purchase Testor's white decal pages for your inkjet printer.Figure out the correct size for your vehicle, then print. I sprayed clear Krylon to seal the ink and protect it from paintball goo. Then cut out, wet it, and slide it into place. Have fun!
 

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The real deal on parade. Pic courtesy of our EU brethren.

KV1, Comet, Cromwell and Centaur teamed at the Fall Frolic.
 

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