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Scratch Build – In Progress 1/5th RC Abrams M1A2 Case Build

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Spudnik, 23 Jul 2013.

  1. Spudnik

    Spudnik New Member

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    Cut the first track to length and attached to tank for testing.
    Will be doing the other one later today, once done can look at running up the motors to see how the tracks will run.

    Suspension sitting at the level i was hoping for and seems to work well. I still have the full waight of the jig on it as well which should make up for no turret etc in it.

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    Testing to see what it will look like with the side skirt on, looks about right
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  2. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Kick buttocks.:D I can almost hear the tracks clanking already.
     
  3. Pierre3400

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    Holy moly that thing is huge! But looks like it could be really cool toy :D Great looking project.
     
  4. Z0DIAX

    Z0DIAX bending alloys

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    wow ..sir you have some excellent engineering skills. you must have an oversized demel
     
  5. amagriva

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    to add some spice to your unfriendly config and for added realism, if there's space inside, you could mount a kaboom- box inside (big subwoofer operated arduino wise by the saiga trigger with recorded kaboom!)
    Your project is awesome!
     
  6. siliconfanatic

    siliconfanatic Johny-come-Lately

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    It's called an angle grinder :lol:

    Really awsome build, and Equally deadly! I must ask, How will you be cooling the computers?
     
  7. Spudnik

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    I think the saiga will make enough noise :)
     
  8. Spudnik

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    Na its called a waterjet :)
    PC's will most likely be just air cooled
     
  9. D B

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    A W E some!!!!!
     
  10. amagriva

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    I thought that for a guy that builds a 1/5 Abrams model, enough noise was'nt "enough" kaboom-wise...
     
  11. Spudnik

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    I'll be loading my own shells for it and have know a guy who is very good with black-powder, going to make loads with the correct amount of smoke and flame for it
     
  12. Boorach

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    Congratulations on your nomination for mod of the month Spudnik.
     
  13. siliconfanatic

    siliconfanatic Johny-come-Lately

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    Gonna make half the crowd wet their panties when you fire that thing up for the first time!
     
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  14. Spudnik

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    Hay guys
    Sorry for no new updates but work has slowed down a bit, I discovered that if you are drilling through 4mm plate steel and the drill bit breaks you really should not have your thumb nail were the drill with broken bit is heading :wallbash:
    Lets just say there were a few "bothers" and "by gollies" flying around the workshop when it happened
     
  15. p0Pe

    p0Pe gief cake?

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    PICS OR IT DID NOT HAPPEN!
     
  16. Boorach

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    Starting to get 'awesome tank' withdrawal symptoms here Spudnik! Need my update fix. ;)
     
  17. siliconfanatic

    siliconfanatic Johny-come-Lately

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    ^THIS^ just... ^THIS^:lol:

    In all seriousness, I hope your hand heals well and quickly.
     
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  18. Primum Agmen

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    Also in need of a tank fix. Hope your hand gets well quickly.
     
  19. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Oh, Crap! I didn't hear you wounded yourself. Hope it's healing up OK.
     
  20. Spudnik

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    Hay all
    Have finally got a bit of time on the project so have pulled it down and started work again.

    I've stripped the suspension units of one side so i can get them all painted and ready for final assembly into the hull, will do the other side the same.
    Am looking at buying in some die springs to replace the current ones but that can be done later.

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    I have decided to go with a urban camo design using greys and blacks etc. Will probably look at a digital camo pattern for the top
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    Cut the first sample piece of rubber for the track pads, these will be routed and cut to size and then a washer and rivet will hold them in place, will probably glue them on as well.

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