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Re: My Attex Tank
« Reply #18 on: Today at 07:09:25 PM »
Very Nice work George ! Looks like your hard work will pay off in the end when you take it out and show it !!
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Re: My Attex Tank
« Reply #17 on: Today at 12:17:38 PM »
 Top notch work George!! That is one cool little unit.

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Re: My Attex Tank
« Reply #16 on: Today at 10:14:03 AM »
Thanks ascaw.

A friend on FB recommended fans up front pulling air in. I have the two headlight holes not being used. Maybe a summer upgrade.  Have to pull the frame anyway. Turns out it's a little butterflied.

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Re: My Attex Tank
« Reply #15 on: Today at 08:08:15 AM »
That is some great workmanship.  If you find that it is still too hot or the exhaust fumes seem a bit much you may want to consider putting a fan on the louvers over the engine to vent the heat and gasses outward.  With the two intake fans and an exhaust fan or two, that should help create a constant change of air and help keep the air circulating in the tank.

The tank should be a lot of fun in the parades. banana

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Re: My Attex Tank
« Reply #14 on: Today at 06:15:10 AM »
Here's some video I shot yesterday to give you an idea of what went into this thing.



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Re: My Attex Tank
« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2018, 04:56:28 PM »
Thanks every one!  ;D ;D ;D

It is probably the biggest 6x6 project I've ever grappled with. I think it's going to be the only tank I build.

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Re: My Attex Tank
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2018, 01:13:51 PM »
that is an awesome tank you built......great job

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Re: My Attex Tank
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2018, 11:56:10 AM »
Great job

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Re: My Attex Tank
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2018, 09:34:53 AM »
Wow! It has the sound of a rickity Panzer tank like the one in
Saving Private Ryan. You better hope you don't give some vet a flashback
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Re: My Attex Tank
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2018, 09:07:12 PM »
It is obvious that you put a lot of thought into the build.  Parade goers should love it.

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Re: My Attex Tank
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2018, 08:35:59 PM »
Visibility is ehhhh.

I have a tank periscope built into the hatch. It's a small field of view but it swivels with the turret. Unfortunately, the turret is moved by pushing and pulling it from inside so I can't traverse and drive at the same time.  I also have a backup camera mounted to the front. I'm able to see 120 degrees of what's in front of me on a 7" display inside the tank but it's still pretty restricted. I had my son spotting me so that made it a little less stressful.

So far the heat hasn't been an issue. I built some duct-work to vent the heat up through some louvers covering the engine. The rear deck probably has 6 times the ventilation of a stock Attex.

I also put some fans in the turret (mostly to keep carbon monoxide from seeping into the area my head is in). They might also keep the driving compartment cool. I also installed a CO detector on the ceiling of the turret just in case. 
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Re: My Attex Tank
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2018, 08:09:18 PM »
That's awesome!  banana  How may cops/swat teams showed up in riot gear?  hilarious

How is your visibility when driving it?  It looks like it might be a bit like tunnel vision.  It also looks like it might get hot in there after a short time.

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Re: My Attex Tank
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2018, 06:56:35 PM »
Here's a short video I got just a few hours ago.

I hope to have a build video and a parade video up in the near future.



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Re: My Attex Tank
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2018, 12:54:38 PM »
Downright Military "CUTE".  banana

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Re: My Attex Tank
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2018, 09:04:08 AM »
That is awesome George.
Does the gun shoot anything yet?
Canít wait to see it in action.
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