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    No, it must be Helium, if it is inert!

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    that's a lot of weight to have almost 3ft of the ground,couldnt you drop the frame down to the axle height and widen the steering axle so it still turns
    or better still get one like this then you wouldn't have to worry about it!
    made from foam for the 2002 movie pearl harbor,they made 13 of them
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    The detail that you don't own the means to lower the CG does not mean that the means don't exist in 100 places around your home town. You also might google the machines that are used for moving safes and other heavy items to get some ideas. They even have models that climb and descend stairs.

    BTW, the colors on that projectile on the cart have to be the most hideous examples I've seen. I know its not your fault. And, the fuze would not be yellow.
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    AMAZING JOB for an AMAZING CAUSE! I like it!

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    I'm thinking it looks great too. It just also looks dangerously high.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HAZORD View Post
    I'm thinking it looks great too. It just also looks dangerously high.
    Your concerns are taken seriously. My concern is when trailering it and driving, on the ground pushing it around and in static display I am not much concerned. I do have access to an entire department of engineers, I will consult with them on figuring up a "max do not exceed" lateral tipping angle. Thanks to all for comments and concerns, serious business.
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    As an added note, the larger the diameter of the tires, and the harder they are will make it much easier to pull on soft surfaces and over cracks. I know you can buy larger diameter solid tires. They sell them at Harbor Freight to go on Dollys snf Wheel Barrows.
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    Getting closer to D-Day. Painted, except for the yellow tow bar assy, almost ready for projectile placement. Planning on a full day to get it dropped into place. Base will go at the tow bar end.
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    I would put some felt on the wooden beams at the shells contact surfaces. this will prevent damage to the paint and wooden blocks. Besides that, it will add a kind of friction between the shell and lorry.

 

 
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