Three of my favorite things: RC, full-auto, and a turret, all in one convenient package!
About this creation
I had talked about this in the group "Gun Smiths", (Scroll down to find it.) finished it in mid-January, and finally took pictures, shot a video, and uploaded it. I'm pretty good at procrastinating. Do not ask for instructions. I may make them for the base, but probably won't for the cannon.
Here's the back. You can't make out too much detail because it's so freakin' huge! You'll be able to see detail in the next pictures because this is two parts. This was greatly inspired by lkmachines.com's S-81 Turret.
The base is very simplistic. The frame has the battery box, motors, and spinny thing attached to it.
This is the spinny thing. The chain is about 40 bike link tread pieces. The 8-tooth gear is attached to the motor. It makes the 24-tooth gear spin the chain which spins the 64-tooth turntable. At least I think it's 64 teeth. The red pieces hold onto the battery box that supports and powers the cannon.
Here are all two of the motors. One motor spins the cannon, and the other spins an 8-tooth gear which spins another 8-tooth which spins a 24-tooth which is on the same axel as the wheels. It only goes back and forth though.
It amazing what a few beams can do to support something heavier than a block of lead!
Here's a main shot of the cannon. It can be held as a gun too.
The cannon uses the same wormscrew mech as my X-63 Rifle. It is very effective and can hold a lot of rubber bands if sturdy enough. This isn't very sturdy, but it's a start.
The turret raises and lowers 16 times as slow as the motor. This makes it fairly precise when aiming.
It's protected pretty well from enemy fire.
The battery box looks like it's about to fall off, but it's stable. The rest of the gun fell off when I picked it up to move it. It is heavier than a block of lead.