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  1. atconut

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    I changed my mind and went for different motors so the first hub with the bearing i'm not using. i'm using the one with the yellow plastic cap over the drive shaft
     
  2. Maker

    Maker nEw mEmBeR

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    Amazing work, but it's hard to get an idea of the size...

    Workshop mug is needed:D
     
  3. atconut

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    Yes you're right maker i'll take a pic with a cup. it's going to be 42 inch long when the blade and ripper are fitted. i'm trying for around 150kg or 24 stone ish it should be able to push my car and it will make a mess of my front lawn (or the neigbours):laughing:
     
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  4. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    Brilliant work!! :clapping: Looking forward to progress updates.
     
  5. Mark E Making it harder than it needs to be.

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    What do you do that you have these skills and those tools? It looks like very high quality materials and equipment.

    What battery capacity have you got planned? A hybrid diesel generator would give it a bit more range as I imagine it will be a thirsty beast!

    Very interesting!
     
  6. atconut

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    I'm not in engineering at all. I used to be a welder years ago. as for equipment I have an old myford lathe that I restored I've put pics on here somewhere and a small milling machine. A lot of spare time and a good imagination. like they say. If I was clever I could be dangerous:laughing:
     
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  7. atconut

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    Batteries will be lead acid. I need the weight
     
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  8. atconut

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    I'll post more pics and updates but progress is slow. I sometimes don't touch it for weeks. thanks very much for all the kind comments. I'm not a member of any modelling club and this is the first model I've made so it's great to get feedback I'll post a pic with a mug so you can get an idea of size
     
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  9. decca

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    Have you made all of these parts yourself, hubs, tracks etc with an old lathe and a small milling machine. REALLY. I feel so inadaquate now. :laughing: and I cant spell inadequate either.
     
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  10. atconut

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    I've made everything apart from the cranked link chain i'm using. there are track plates to make that fasten to the chain. but yes I've made it all.
     
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  11. decca

    decca Forum Supporter

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    Amazing, really good work there. I'm blown away.
     
  12. Tinbasherdan

    Tinbasherdan Bodger in chief

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    Beautiful work there
     
  13. Wedg1e

    Wedg1e They call me Mr. Bodge-angles

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    That is bl**dy lovely.
     
  14. Screwdriver

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    Brilliant mate. Look forwards to seeing how it goes.

    Robot Wars, here we come!

    S.
     
  15. Shox Dr

    Shox Dr Chief Engineer to Carlos Fandango

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    First time I've noticed this, very nice.
    Have you thought of using a Diesel engined genny, [even better still a gen set:clapping:] to supply power.
     
  16. Istayinalot

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    That's excellent mate, well done.
     
  17. sardine

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    There's no way I could do that amount of work just for a big toy at the end of it all. Mucho respect for the work, but not for me.
     
  18. atconut

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    It's not big enough to fit any kind of engine i'll probably use two decent sized mobility scooter batteries fastened together as a power pack so I can lift them out and replace with a second charged one. but i'm a long way off that. I only work on it when I've got spare time sometimes I don't touch it for weeks. I've been doing it for over 12 months and it will probably take me another 12 months to finish it.
     
  19. KimB

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    Your work is absoltly incredible. I can't wait for another update :)
     
  20. atconut

    atconut Member

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    well thank you very much kim
     
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