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Bob Stone

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Completely OT - RC Tank Build
« on: January 16, 2022, 02:12:20 AM »

Long story short, I recently picked up a decent sized metal lathe and needed a project to help learn how to use it as I'm not a machinist or even close to it but am a serious DIY/Fabricator (though still nothing to do with my day job). So I have decided to try to build an RC wheeled tank from scratch. I started on the electronics today, since I needed to get an idea of chassis size and space. I've also never done these sort of electronics before and figured while I'm at it, let's add in videography via YouTube to document the entire thing.

So even shorter story short, I've decided to learn machining, electronics, and youtube all at the same time...what could possibly go wrong?

If you want to check it out, the first video of the build is here:
https://youtu.be/TznX2p6jRUg

I'll be posting other random garage related stuff and heck, maybe I'll throw some audio equipment in the mix (get it "mix" haha) from time to time. So sub if you're into that sorta thing ;) or don't, I hate plugging for attention.
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Re: Completely OT - RC Tank Build
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2022, 03:16:38 PM »

These videos, while getting old now, were a big help when I was learning how not to get hurt with machine shop tools.

https://techtv.mit.edu/collections/1d893ef0b7914c18bee54892bff208cd/
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Re: Completely OT - RC Tank Build
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2022, 04:05:12 PM »

I AM a machinist.  If you have any questions, PM me.  It's always more fun to solve someone ELSE's problems. :o
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Re: Completely OT - RC Tank Build
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2022, 01:02:28 AM »

Wow, that's awesome help guys...

No machinist problems quite yet (haven't done too much yet), but I'll be sure to reach out if I do run into something I can't figure out. I just have an import 12x28 lathe now, will hopefully pick up a bench mill sometime later this year.
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Re: Completely OT - RC Tank Build
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2022, 10:11:10 AM »

Just for sh*ts and giggles, here's another video totally off topic but actually might be a useful trick for some here:

https://youtu.be/RKsvZI22zhM
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Re: Completely OT - RC Tank Build
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2022, 10:55:05 AM »

Part 2 of the build is up, new motor drivers and finished up the electronics:

https://youtu.be/L_xpE2DQ55Q
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Re: Completely OT - RC Tank Build
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2022, 07:05:55 PM »

Just for sh*ts and giggles, here's another video totally off topic but actually might be a useful trick for some here:

https://youtu.be/RKsvZI22zhM

I use a large band saw and put the pieces in the recycle bin.
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Re: Completely OT - RC Tank Build
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2022, 08:32:49 PM »

I use a large band saw and put the pieces in the recycle bin.


LoL I'd love to see that...would need to be a pretty big bandsaw to cut reasonable pieces.


I moved my lathe today, if anyone wants to see how:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHx3xxSH7ZQ&ab_channel=SomeGuy%27sGarage
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Re: Completely OT - RC Tank Build
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2022, 10:14:33 PM »

Picked up some metal today :) Part 3 coming soon!

https://youtu.be/JgFAwe2f5jc
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Re: Completely OT - RC Tank Build
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2022, 10:03:04 AM »

Part 3 is finally up...took a while between getting materials and learning how to use a lathe :) but here none the less:

https://youtu.be/pPY6EV8jBKE
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