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Tank tread

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Tank tread by NewtonRob Aug 11, 2012
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Tank tread


The treads are small. I'm not sure there is enough plastic to withstand the strain.

The holes are 1mm. I'm using solid core wire to join the links.

I am interested in a link design that does not use wire or screws to link them.

I have the first attemp at a wheel. 5mm shaft. No captive nut for set screw yet.

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This makes me think - since extruded plastic isn't strong enough to make tank treads, is there perhaps a way to use heavy duty staples? They're strong and cheap. Hmmm.

I don't mind using wire, but I think the plastic will break. I will try making it a little bigger. I was trying to keep it 15mm wide. It is currently 7.5mm high. I may try to keep it 15mm wide and make it 10mm high.

I also have to design the wheels to drive it. 8-)