Originally Posted by miketlane
yeah you can do it your self. get a good model and scale it up. im building a tiger 1 in 1/4 scale i did it all in auto-cad. mine will look like a tiger but i didn't keep 100% true to it. i made a few small changes that will be noticeable to a di-hard tiger guru but not the regular RC lovers. i used good pic's and real measurements from a real tiger. i was going to do 1/8 steel for everything but after seeing how much i would need and the cost i desided to go with 1/2in ply wood. it will take 4 full sheets to make the hull. the wheels i found some that were perfect off a multi cart from Harbor Freight Tools for cheap. the tracks and sprockets im using go-cart sprockets and attachment chain that has a tab with a hole to attach it to a plate. the track plates im using stainless T stock and trimming it down to look good then screwing it to the attachment chain. as for a main gun paint ball guns are popular but im going ether pellet gun or a 22cal with redundant safety measures. use wheel chair motors to drive it and regular servos for every thing else. i can send you pic's of what i have drown up. im starting my hull next week. oh and i can send you all the links to the parts im planning to use. i will have a steel frame to support the suspension and motors but i have a welder. you can do it with bolts instead. let me know if you are interested.
Not sure if anyone is still subscribed to this thread, but I'm looking for attachment chain and can't find it anywhere. I'm trying to build a simple conveyor for an unrelated project, but need to build something almost exactly like a tank tread. Anyway, I need that flange to attach to which roller chain does not have, but attachment chain obviously does. Any recommendation on sources?