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2019 FFHO Project!(A40 Flying Tank CRAZY Project!!)

J-MaxRC

New member
#1
Hello everyone!

Do you think to built something special to go to FliteFest??? Maybe you should try! It's always fun to work months on a project to destroy it miserably when there a couple thousand of peoples...!!!


But here is my FliteFest project! A real RC 1/9 scale A40 Flying Tank!!

This intro video here is pretty self explanatory..!



For those who want to know a little more about the history of this one of event, James Whomsley, who write most of the FT articles,(nice guy I got to know at FliteFest HO 2018!!) did write this amazing pieces just to show you guys how the idea of flying tanks is not that crazy!!.......

https://www.flitetest.com/articles/that-time-the-ussr-tested-a-real-flying-tank

Back it 2017 I did started a built tread for the 1/12 scale flying tank, but never got arround to realy post everything I did.... This time I will do My Best to show as much as I can..!!

https://forum.flitetest.com/index.php?threads/flitefest-big-project.35553/#post-354338


I will try to keep updating this tread so we can monitor my progress in the project..!!
 

mayan

Well-known member
#2
Good luck buddy. Those tanks look bad ass fun. Especially when you were paintball fighting with friends. I’d personally love to see your tank fly.
 

PsyBorg

Just cant shut up!
Mentor
#3
That tank is da bomb. Fun seeing a tank "drift" like a car on that hardwood floor.

I could see fpv tank races on old roller skating rinks being popular.

I am sure with your skills and ambition you will have that flying in no time.

I wouldnt mind having a foamy tank to run around the yard on no fly days or for when the kids are out to let them have a little introduction into rc.

I would probably be fpv crawling around the apartment most nights after dark. Good way to use packs that didnt get flown during the day hehe.
 
#12
The video is getting togethere as I'm rebuilding the tank up!


I will kind of explain what will make this 8 and 1/2 pounds tank fly in the coming video, but I want to explain more on the mecanisms I made acheive that..!

So first the tow release.

Because we alreday saw a flying brick fly with the FliteTest guys, but here it will be a glider brick...! I will try to get the wing and the tail as ligth as possible but keeping a very strong integrety in the wing. But even twith my best hope, I give myself an 15 lbs total flying weigth goal...

Not sure yet if it's a forgiving or optimistique goal... Because of that I did over engineer the tow release mecanism (at least I think over built...!)
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The idea is to link the bracket to as much part as I can. In the picture, you can see that it's attach firmely to the fronts plates, the motors bracket that is itself attach to the lower front plate and the floor. Also there is to more hole on the top of the bracket to screw the front plate that is attach to 4 other brackets to make sure that I won't rip off the entire front of the tank on take off...!!!
 

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