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Unread postAuthor: zipedadoo » Thu May 31, 2012 10:23 pm

Hey guys,

New here and thought I'd show ya-all what I'm working on. This is my airsoft tank. I am making a airsoft vortex gun for it and I am modding the main gun to shoot the 2" vortex footballs. Right now it just shoots paintballs out the main gun. Looks like there is a lot of good info here, I just wish I had found this site sooner.

A pic and a few videos for your entertainment.........


This was at a memorial day parade...

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Unread postAuthor: anarchy08 » Thu May 31, 2012 10:29 pm

gday,
haha verry nice, I found another one of you guys, check out Rctankcombat.com/tanks/ i havnt built one of that size, but I did make a 1.2m long abrams M1A2 tank, just finishing the body work. is is a pretty good site, I came here looking to make a paintball gun for my tank ended up getting distracted and made a combustion and 6mm semi auto instead :P
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Unread postAuthor: mattyzip77 » Thu May 31, 2012 10:50 pm

Ha, thats pretty cool! My 8 year old son would love that thing! How did you build it and whats the base??
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Unread postAuthor: zipedadoo » Thu May 31, 2012 11:28 pm

Hey thanks guys.

The base is a home made steel frame. I used a golf cart rear-end and the engine from a 4-wheeler. The body is plywood and the tracks are homemade from conveyor belt and wood blocks. Not all my original ideas. Most are from a scaled tank forum, Scaledtanks.com. Over there we are not allowed to discuss air cannons and such, that's how I ended up over here.

A couple of build photos............

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Unread postAuthor: Crna Legija » Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:50 am

how do you turn?
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:53 am

I came to this thread expecting another n00b question about air chambers but was pleasantly surprised, that looks like a lot of fun :D
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Unread postAuthor: dahakka » Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:35 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STNwnIUN4fU

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Unread postAuthor: zipedadoo » Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:28 am

Crna Legija wrote:how do you turn?


The tank turns by skid steering. It uses a open differential, just apply the brake to one side and the other side will keep going. It's a very simple system but it won't allow a neutral turn ( one track forward while the other turns backward) like modern tanks. Which kind of bums me out.......
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Unread postAuthor: Crna Legija » Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:19 am

zipedadoo wrote:
Crna Legija wrote:how do you turn?


The tank turns by skid steering. It uses a open differential, just apply the brake to one side and the other side will keep going. It's a very simple system but it won't allow a neutral turn ( one track forward while the other turns backward) like modern tanks. Which kind of bums me out.......


ohh so that how they do it thanks.
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Unread postAuthor: pneumaticcannons » Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:04 am

:shock: :shock:
thats amazingly cool
you must be "that guy" in your neighborhood :D
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