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by Peter Silcock
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Paint stripper
Replies: 6
Views: 366

Re: Paint stripper

I found the easiest and most effective paint stripper for tank parts is cellulose paint thinners. About £12 for 5 litres. Buy a metal bucket to put larger parts in. Can be used several times before losing it's effectiveness. Works virtually instantaneously, but don't use in the house, due to the sme...
by Peter Silcock
Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Official Technical Advice from Armortek
Topic: Transmitter Systems
Replies: 29
Views: 9744

Re: Transmitter Systems

My 18sz worked perfectly with all the different Armortek modules. The previous owner did have all the latest software upgrades done though, which may have made a difference.
by Peter Silcock
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: electric problem with steering unit / servo
Replies: 7
Views: 522

Re: electric problem with steering unit / servo

Thomas also does an audio isolator circuit which worked for me.
by Peter Silcock
Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Official Technical Advice from Armortek
Topic: Transmitter Systems
Replies: 29
Views: 9744

Re: Transmitter Systems

[quote="Gilbert Pun" post_id=74321 time=1582550102 user_id=236613] Will try to do that in the morning. Thanks Gilbert [/quote] Gilbert are you satisfied that the 18SZ is binding correctly with your receiver? The 18SZ I had only appeared to work with S & T - FHSS, FASST and FASSTest receivers. Is you...
by Peter Silcock
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Mick's Grant
Replies: 128
Views: 23743

Re: Mick's Grant

That's a practice part? Don't think you'll have any difficulty painting the Grant! :D
by Peter Silcock
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Tiger build
Replies: 184
Views: 23977

Re: Tiger build

Fantastic bit of problem solving there, beautifully thought out and executed. :D
by Peter Silcock
Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Tiger build
Replies: 184
Views: 23977

Re: Tiger build

Fantastic build there Mark - beautiful bit of engineering. One question - is there any particular reason you are using a separate battery for the radio equipment, rather than a simple battery elimination device?
by Peter Silcock
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: 25 Pounder & 25 Pdr Ammunition Limber
Topic: 25 Pdr Maintenance Manual in PDF
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Re: 25 Pdr Maintenance Manual in PDF

These original maintenance manuals are a fascinating read. Searching the internet you should be able to locate virtually everything you want. One particular site has hundreds to download free. Interesting what was regarded as important maintenance wise. Reading the M Halftrack, I had to smile at the...
by Peter Silcock
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Panther
Topic: Panther 112
Replies: 51
Views: 11910

Re: Panther 112

Brian I am not a huge fan of winter schemes, but these are interesting. They would definitely fit your Late G model with chin mantlet. https://i.postimg.cc/vDt3LcTF/Bundesarchiv-Bild-183-P0213-501-Westwall-Panzer-V-Panther-du.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/X7dhYvVg/Panther-G-Haguenau.jpg https://i.postim...
by Peter Silcock
Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: Transmitter advice needed please
Replies: 17
Views: 928

Re: Transmitter advice needed please

Gerhard, it's better that we keep discussion to Armortek models to help Oli. In the absence of adequate power supply the Armortek tanks will come to a rapid halt unless they're on a significant slope, in which case they can usually be stopped with an obstacle placed in front of the track. The case ...
by Peter Silcock
Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Tiger 1 tracks slipping and comming off sprockets
Replies: 43
Views: 5273

Re: Tiger 1 tracks slipping and comming off sprockets

Pete, Here is the image I referred to in the pm. And here is my question for anyone’s future reference I have another question with regards to the spacers/flanges on part of the axle shaft. Please see pic for more clarification. Does this also get machined down? The reason I’m asking is two fold. O...
by Peter Silcock
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: Transmitter advice needed please
Replies: 17
Views: 928

Re: Transmitter advice needed please

Oli, if you are worried about a failsafe, why not have a look at the plug in failsafes you can buy for less than £10. As I say I have never needed one, but fitting these might put your mind at rest.
by Peter Silcock
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: Transmitter advice needed please
Replies: 17
Views: 928

Re: Transmitter advice needed please

Hi all, I am just starting electronics work and assumed one of my old transmitter /receiver combos from flying days would do the job. I have a Futaba T7C and Spektrum DX6i. Seems like the Futaba failsafe is locked to left stick throttle channel and the spektrum only has a two position switch, where...
by Peter Silcock
Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Tiger 1 tracks slipping and comming off sprockets
Replies: 43
Views: 5273

Re: Tiger 1 tracks slipping and comming off sprockets

Thank you Phil and Peter! I really appreciate your help. I agree that the spacers need to be machined down since their current diameter doesn’t leave too much room for adjacent wheel movement. Any recommendations as to how much to take off? Would armortek current tiger spacers work for what I’m try...
by Peter Silcock
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Tiger 1 tracks slipping and comming off sprockets
Replies: 43
Views: 5273

Re: Tiger 1 tracks slipping and comming off sprockets

One or two things to bear in mind. Don't tighten the M4 right down, this will lock everything up as you have found out. Only tighten sufficiently to prevent wheel wobble(another problem in itself). Use Loktite to prevent the M4 from working totally loose. If you are going to machine the axle spacers...