R/C Tank Combat

Tank #T078

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the pad is drilled through the back.

The hole is extended ready to take a 6mm bolt.
 

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Keep going until a couple of buckets are full.

In order to find the drive wheel diameter I had to make a 8 piece section of track. I then cut plywood circles and made them smaller and smaller until I had a perfect fit inside the track section. Some people use cad programs, Im still in the `wood` age.
 

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The 1st track begins. I decided to start halfway on the joint. I`ll bet even Tyngs joints arent as neat as that:)

I made a track building jig that evenly spaced out 40 pads along the length of the belting. wooden wedges (not shown) were tapped in place to hold each track pad to the jig then clamped and screwed.
 

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2No wood screws each end fixed the inner pad to the outer pad. every screw drilled and countersunk.

with one track completed to this point, a celebratory photo was required.
 

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copying the tracks for my 1/6th Marder III, 6mm bolts were theadded through each track pad, secured with a washer nut.

Each 6mm bolt track guide was cut to length then had a 12mm long 8mm mild steel tube slotted on top and secured with a nylon lock nut. Each guide was rounded over with a 4 and 1/2 inch grinder and filed smooth. The entire process was copied for the second track.
 

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