R/C Tank Combat

Tank #T076

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Just another look for good measures.

40 wheels all said and done fit on the bad boy. More than enough to give a guy a break down after sanding edges round all frigg'n day. Time will tell how well wooden wheels will hold up to the abuse of tracks and rocks. I will be keeping an eye out for proper sized casteer wheels if these are deemed inefficient.
 

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A nose job done with 20g sheet meatal doess very nicely. Removal with 6 screws makes maintenance easy on the shafts and sprockets.

A layer of fiber glass is layed upon the upper hull and the peices come together to realy start looking like a Sherman.
 

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Notice the faux suspension springs added to front and read boggies. Makes them look like the central wheels, a nice touch for symetry's sake.

The drive shafts are 1/2 inch steel, time will tell if thicker axles will be needed. Sprockets will be placed as close to the drive wheels as possible to reduce the chance of twisting the shafts.
 

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A narrow 9 inches is all I get to work with inside the 32 inch hull. I plan a very bare bones interior to fit all components inside.

2 12v 12ah batteries will supply power to the sherman's internal mechanations. 2 12v 350w M01 motors dive the beast as well. Those pesky nuts and bolts that protruded into the hull have been replaced with more ideal hardware to ehance it's "feng shui".
 

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I thought a sky light would do nicely, as well as assist with mounting a turret motor. Never mind the shop gnome in the back ground.

A reversable geared motor will turn the turret at an ideal speed. This originaly came off the T012 Panzer4 which eventualy de-evolved to the Brummbar (sorry Kurt). It was found in the scrap heap of the parts taken out durring the switch over.
 

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