RCSparks Elefant Tank Build - This should be an awesome experience!

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Re: RCSparks Elefant Tank Build - This should be an awesome experience!

Post by Pete Nash » Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:26 pm

It is not usual for the machine gun to have a servo set up to move it, though you could do it yourself if you wanted to.
I believe you already have an audio for it on your 3 position selector switch.

As for your 'Police Elephant, I'm sure I saw a film, Possibly with Dan Akroyd as one of the 'stars', where they busted into a building with a light tank, painted Police dark Blue with white 'Police'. On the end of the barrel was a sign saying something like NY POLICE.

There's lots to play with on that theme, your Local Canadian or RCMP scheme;, US ATF, Sheriff's Dept, SWAT schemes. The world is your Oyster.

Its YOUR MODEL, do what you want with it. :twisted: :P 8) :lol: :shock:

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Post by RCSparks » Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:51 pm

So funny man!! BAHA! The Dan Akroyd reference is on point! You are thinking about DRAGNET, with Tom Hanks!! I remember that movie well.. haha!

Actually.. I have a George Clooney, and Matt Dameon on the way, as well as a Bruce Willis. Brad Pitt is already in the tank..

I think this movie is going to be the next best summer movie ... in 1.6 scale.. haha
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Post by RCSparks » Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:18 am

And then this happened.. :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRZcsHzXqTs

BRR!
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Post by Adam Osga » Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:11 pm

I was really expecting fire somewhere in the video, especially when you fired at the truck. 240 lbs, wow!

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Post by RCSparks » Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:53 pm

Do not be disappointed Adam.. Everything in time ;)
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Post by RCSparks » Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:55 pm

@chang thank you for the idea on the inner bracket to help support the Cannon Elevation Servo. I also did this.. and it is very effective :) Next.. Battery Straps of some sort, or a frame for them to sit in.. they slide around on the climbs and decent.
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Post by chris fry » Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:54 pm

Hello RCSparks,
Sorry I didn't catch your name, Sure if I watch the videos back it will pop up there,
Anyway hello,
Here is a picture of the battery brackets in the ferd I built, hope it helps with any ideas, Any other pictures that maybe of any help to please feel free to ask,
Happy new year, chris.
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Post by Brian Ostlind » Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:44 am

Aaron, I love it!

Have you made a plan for the main gun already?! I know you had been searching for information about paintball markers.

Would it be allowed in your country to put a flamethrower on the tank?
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Post by RCSparks » Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:10 pm

Hello Brian!!

Good memory, my friend.. and yes - I am eager to investigate a paint ball setup, and possibly airsoft for the machine gun. But, I am getting ahead of myself. I have never done this.. but can see how it is feasible.

I can see how an air canister could be mounted inside the top structure, strapped to the side. I could see re-routing the air hose into a barrel, that is inside the cannon (if this is possible). I would have to remove the LED's to do this.. and would still want the recoil action. I can see fitting a servo to fire the trigger. but it would be a limit switch, I think ... To only fire one paint ball at a time.

I can see fitting the paint ball container opening, to one of the hatch doors, for easy filling..


Now.. will this all work?! Will this happen?! Time will tell, but I am thinking about it! A Tank SHOULD shoot something, hey?! haha :)
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Post by RCSparks » Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:35 pm

Brian! Got your email about the marker system! Too cool.. thanks for the help on that! Now to figure out if it works with all models.. ?

Ill get in touch with them
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Post by Robert Reid » Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:37 pm

If you are in the U.S. and can play with fun things that go boom...

Look into Simunitions...

You can convert a lot of readily available... stuff... to fire simunitions. And they are ballistically way better than paint balls when it comes to using them in a scale vehicle. That could easily handle 9mm Simunitions.

Though made for training... they also sting like heck.

Cheers,

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Post by RCSparks » Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:49 am

#Canada, eh? :)
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Post by Brian Ostlind » Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:53 am

RCSparks wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:10 pm
Hello Brian!!

Good memory, my friend.. and yes - I am eager to investigate a paint ball setup, and possibly airsoft for the machine gun. But, I am getting ahead of myself. I have never done this.. but can see how it is feasible.

I can see how an air canister could be mounted inside the top structure, strapped to the side. I could see re-routing the air hose into a barrel, that is inside the cannon (if this is possible). I would have to remove the LED's to do this.. and would still want the recoil action. I can see fitting a servo to fire the trigger. but it would be a limit switch, I think ... To only fire one paint ball at a time.

I can see fitting the paint ball container opening, to one of the hatch doors, for easy filling..


Now.. will this all work?! Will this happen?! Time will tell, but I am thinking about it! A Tank SHOULD shoot something, hey?! haha :)
Since your build is somewhat “out of the box” I had annother crazy idea for you...if you did need extra space for whatever “air canister” or something along those lines you could do a trailer made out of a chopped up Hummer or something. Just a thought.

Happy new Year! Here’s to ten more years of tanks.
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Post by RCSparks » Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:50 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBqHy4a_euM

1.1 Million views in 1.5 weeks... I knew more folks than us would think these Armortek models are brilliant fun!

Thanks for the help everyone :)

And BTW.. Brian.. I ordered the paint ball marker system ;)
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Post by Stephen White » Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:23 pm

Congratulations Aaron, that's impressive. Great for Armortek too.

We internet Gods must stick together. My Tank Builders Channel vids regularly achieve..... about a thousand views (after about twelve months) although the best selling vid got 26K but only because I mentioned TankFest in the title and people thought they were getting the real thing.

Keep going, what's next?

Stephen

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