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Tracked death. Tank on patrol.

Dethmachinefab

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Weight-600lbs

Drive-Twin high performance brushed motors. Worm gear primary reduction and chain final drive. Mini skid steer tracks. Steel sprocket and idlers.

Motion control- Basicmicro 160a dual motor driver.

RC- Taranis radio, one turret receiver, one hull receiver.

Batteries- Two 100ah 12v gel cell wired in series.

Hull and turret- steel plate.

Watch list potential- High.
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Dethmachinefab

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How'd you get the chain final drive to tighter along with the tracks? I see a motorcycle-style wheel tightener there on the rear drive wheel. Use an idler on the chain?

That thing is disturbingly quiet. Reminds me of the Probe on the 6 Million Dollar Man. Remorseless and deadly.

The chain that drives the front track sprocket has no tensioner, when it is too loose the chain is to be replaced. It should be more quiet when I put nylon washers outboard of the bottom rollers and dynomat the hull inside.
 

brantb

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Should probably start planning one that is 10x bigger that one man can fit in and drive.

Stumbled on part of the build a while back, it turned out great
 

evernoob

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The chain that drives the front track sprocket has no tensioner, when it is too loose the chain is to be replaced. It should be more quiet when I put nylon washers outboard of the bottom rollers and dynomat the hull inside.

Would definitely like to see the inside but maybe that's a trade secret... :rasta:
 

Dethmachinefab

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You sure do have some strange to me forest out in your neck of the woods.

The my land was logged 20 years ago, and before that maybe 120 years ago was pasture so not much old growth unless the tree is in a stone wall. It is an area on a small mountainside with a lot of groundwater so the river birch have taken off the quickest.
 
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