R/C Tank Combat

Tank #T078

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I was just about to take the batteries out and put the tank away when my daughter paid me a rare and unexpected visit. We took turns driving round the patio pulling silly faces for a while.

this was one of mine.
 

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After a while we stopped laughing as we investigated why the tank had stopped driving properly. maybe its time to fix the tracks.

Work returns to the tracks. 80No guide teeth per side are required.
 

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Each guide is passed over a metal cutting disc fitted to the table saw. This makes a weak point central to where the bend is required.

I made a jig that held a 1mm piece of hardened steel in a central position to form a 6mm nick in the guide.
 

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Stage two . The guide is disappointingly rounded.

Now the guide is banged into a v shapped jig.
 

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The Guide is hammered all the way to the bottom. The "V" shaped jig lasted long enough for about 10 guide to be formed.considerable weld re-enforcing was required.

Where necessary additional bashing may be required.
 

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