Design and construction of a 300KG (600lbs) RC TANK, from scratch
ALL WE HEAR IS RADIO GAGA
Since I didnt really learn electronics at school, I expectef the radio to be quite difficult to build. but it turned out easier than I thought, it's just a basic button box, with an Adruino, a screen, a 2.4GHz module and a battery of course. The box is 3D printed (SLA) and the pannel is made out of wod, laser cut.
Building the frame wasn't that hard, but much longer than i expected. Mainly because i had to drill hundreds of holes and be very cautious with positioning and maintaining the struds carefully, after some sort of misadventure. The chassis is not finished yet.
FULL SPEED AHEAD !
The gearbox design has been quite a challenge : I have a lot of mechanical power to transmit (4.8kW) with a high speed on one side and high torque on the other. Not to mention that the gearbox had to be as compact as possible to fit in the tank. I used roller chains instead of gears to make it easier to assemble run and service, as is it my first gearbox project.
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