23 February, 2017 at 17:29 #36583
I’m preparing to shoot the RC Tank Battle 2. Here is some footage;
If you missed the RC Tank Battle 1 you can watch it here; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PN60CTFc5w&t=136s
One of the good guys are going to be one of these Trex tank chassis
Link to description; https://www.sparkfun.com/products/12719
It has great ground clearance, metal tracks and good gearboxes. Perfect choice for an off road tank of this size.
But it doesn’t have a turret, so we need to make a couple.
I made this 360° pan thing;
The idea is to have the turrets be quick and easy to swap between. The diameter of the shaft is 70mm and it’s hollow to allow for wires and such to be routed down to the receiver.
I’ll take some measurements of the fireworks and the tank and post them here later for a more accurate design base. Can post the 3D files as well if anybody wants to test different things in Fusion360.
All of the designs do not need to have the fireworks designed into them. It’s possible to fake the firing by just using black powder in the barrel and then have a remote firework go off somewhere else. But it would be good to have most turrets use the fireworks.
The Traxxas summit also needs turrets. It’s the bad guy so it needs to have even cooler towers than the good guys. Over the top here. Big guns or a huge amount of stuff maybe 😀
Any inspiration photos, drawings or ideas are greatly appreciated. If anyone wants to help with the 3D design that would be super awesome as I’m pressed for time.
Will post the 3D files later today hopefully.
I have a lasercutter, 3D printer, CNC mill and a lathe for making stuff. Laser cutting being the quickest by far. A combination of 3D print and laser would be best I think.
Thanks guys 🙂23 February, 2017 at 22:01 #36589
Alright made a quick 3D model of the tank and the 2 main firework pieces.
Here is a link to the Fusion360 design; http://a360.co/2mq8cco
Edit: First time I’ve shared a 360 document, AWESOME that you can look at it in 3D in the browser and download the file! Autodesk knows how to do things 😀
Will add some more stuff in there. Progress will be posted in this thread.23 February, 2017 at 22:22 #36593
Made some technical drawings as well;
Size of the fireworks are;
100 skott – 270mm tall, 50mm diameter
Roman Candle – 290mm tall, 14.5mm diameter25 February, 2017 at 02:40 #36603CrazyRcJoeParticipant
You gotta have at Leat 40 or so more of those big rockets 🙂25 February, 2017 at 03:30 #36605wynnsquadParticipant
Cool project! Wish I had more bandwidth to help out, but school has be pretty slammed right now. I did do a quick mock-up on my smartphone of what I think would be a cool turret for the bad guy tank.
Attachments:25 February, 2017 at 08:15 #36612AtomicHemiParticipant
Twin gattling style rockets turrets like wynsquads design would be awesome, reminds me of Command and Conquer Generals
for the good guy tank how about a triple turret guns from a WWII battleship with servos to move the guns up and down individually25 February, 2017 at 22:00 #36622
Like the idea @wynnsquad
Moving individually would be cool and have a missile pack on one side and a gun on the other26 February, 2017 at 13:07 #36630rcwingmanParticipant
whats the size of one rocket?26 February, 2017 at 13:52 #3663126 February, 2017 at 16:06 #36637LitterBugParticipant
I would work on increasing the rotation speed of the turret and/or the tracks. The initial video made it look as if the yaw speed was too slow to “lead” the other tank. I would also put some protection around the fuses of the artillery to keep opponent shots from inadvertently igniting them. Maybe some metal sheeting or Lipo-Bag type material. Really cool project.
LitterBug2 March, 2017 at 11:26 #36692schlagbohrerParticipant2 March, 2017 at 22:45 #36703VictorHugeParticipant
I have two ideas:
One of your turrets should be a quadcopter that can undock and go after targets.
The second idea is more of a tool for a flamethrower 🙂 I took apart some equipment for the valves in the picture and I think it would be perfect for releasing propane gas Uber pressure muhahaha
Attachments:2 March, 2017 at 23:38 #36708VictorHugeParticipant
Oops double upload…
One more idea, gyro stabilized turrets!3 March, 2017 at 03:32 #36711BLeeKParticipant
“The second idea is more of a tool for a flamethrower ? I took apart some equipment for the valves in the picture and I think it would be perfect for releasing propane gas Uber pressure muhahaha”
I was thinking of something very similar, but to release into a barrel behind a sinker…
Use gas instead of powder & then you no longer need to worry about having to extract the case afterwards therefore simplifying the reloading procedure….
Started drawing up un-sized schematic on paper but stopped as it seems the project would be using fireworks instead…13 March, 2017 at 18:13 #36856tigert10Participant
So, it looks like the Fusion 360 link above is broken??? Maybe. You might want to check it. Maybe.
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