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Lasercut KV-1 (motorizable)

by JackCarter Jul 23, 2017
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hey, great job man, you got more a fan of your work go ahead!!!

Great model, however there are couple of things that were a pain - the DXF file is missing a good chunk of the turret parts. Found them in your SVG however the slots are all 2.25mm rather than 3mm so nothing fit. Had to edit all the parts to work with 3mm and recut them all. Also, those rear vertical supports that hold all the rear parts are very thin and fragile. Next time I think about making this kit I'm going to make them thicker. As far a motorising this, I have managed to fit a couple of STD sized continuous rotation servo's with 3D printed gears to drive the rear axles. Simple matter of connecting a regular RC system with the throttle and elevator sticks set up for the two servos driving each track. I also put a servo on the turret so now that can also 360 either direction on the rudder channel. Next revision of this should also allow the cannon to pitch up and down. Will post the STL's for all the gear wheels when I'm done with this build.

What thickness and type of wood is used for this?

I used 3mm MDF for the KV-1. but i don't know how much exactly...

hi . good day . i love tank Sherman and KV-1 .
but i have a problem . file dxf for two models do not exist .
please help me . my gmail is : kalantar.hr@gmail.com
please send for me . i beg of you
best regards

What kind of motor do you put in it?

I used to put two of these : http://fr.opitec.com/opitec-web/articleNumber/224105 but the available space is a bit too thin for two motors.

I have a special request, would you please upload a set of track links separated or STLs? I am looking for an STL containing all 4 pieces a link is composed of. I have this crazy idea.......

are there any instructions on this one? are you planning on doing any other tanks like this?

Did you say masterpiece? Heck ya! It is AWESOME. Now, about that Tiger and Panzer IV....

Hi Jack, this is a wonderful and very complex model! Not the kind of design I'd cut on my cnc, but perfect for laser cutting (obviously). Consider sharing a short video to get an idea of it's movement.

Of course. i did not motorized it yet since i knew my Opitec kits created so much vibrations that i was scared it could completely unscrew the model. You will just see my arm discreetly pushing it :S