R/C Tank Combat

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Rear view of electronics install.

Building the wiring harness. I want to be able to lift the whole harness out as one piece so I can paint the inside of the hull. At the moment, six screws and out it comes. Of course once everything is wire tied into place it'll be a lot tougher to do.
 

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Wiring completed for the hull. Just waiting for the RC Mini Relay Controller to arrive in the mail.

Until I decided I needed more AMPS, I had lots of room. That changed with the new batteries.
 

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Buttoning down the wire harness. Two 20 amp battery paks just did not have the staying power.

After some more testing, this is the piece that failed. The half inch by 1/4 inch bar holding the road wheel in place bent like it was made out of silly putty. A new design is forth coming.
 

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Getting ready for testing with the new batteries and road wheel assembly. Also being driven for the first time with the new #35 chain drive on the M01 motors. With the batteries on temporary mount (bungee cords are NOT part of the final mount) and sporting new, unpainted road wheels, the Bulldog prepares to depart onto the top secret test track.

New Battery Specs: 12v 51 a/hr. With two of them in place that gives the Bulldog a massive 12v 100amp power cell.


Another view showing the deck and vents. Tank hauler in view to the right.
 

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Driving around on the ice and snow in the back alley, aka the top secret test track.

A very successful road test. In that nothing broke. My wife made some nylon straps for lifting out the batteries. Now to clean up the wiring and build a proper battery box. With bugs out of the drive train, it is time to trim those rear axles which I am loath to do as they make really great lifting handles.

Correction: Hull floor started to crack from the 80 lbs of the new batteries. It was decided by the design department TWIT-D (The Weight Increased Tremendously, Dummy) to take this opportunity to rebuild the hull and fix some "design features"

 

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