R/C Tank Combat

Tank #T076

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A jolly good fit for a turret to bolt snugly onto. There's that gnome again.

A custom alluminum mount cants the marker at 20degrees to promote happy ammo feed via gravity.
 

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The marker's handle is no longer needed and is hacked off to conseve space in the soon-to-be turret.

A muzzle flash is milled from alluminum attached to the end of the extended barrel.
 

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The turret is built from 3/4" ply for the base and mantlet, and 20ga. steel for the turret sides. The roof is 1/8" masonite.

Inside is a full 5 inches of hight and 13 inch diameter space to fit the marker in. The lid is on a piano hinge to allow plenty of room to fiddle inside with components.
 

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The tack is of the TTS persuasion, concisting of treadmill belt, maple wood, stamped 20ga steel (guide teeth), 1/4" thick industrial ruber conveyer belt, and GOOP glue.
 

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A close up shot of the guide teeth. A notch of wood is glued in to avoid the tooth from colapsing or bending out of shape.

All components are first glued in place and then drilled and bolted in 3 places. The "paddle boat" drive wheel works perfectly as the aluminum cogs are able make contact across the entire length of the maple/steel cleats, avoiding many "over wearing" issues.
 

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