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by Mark Heaps
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: my 1;48 JU88
Replies: 8
Views: 310

Re: my 1;48 JU88

Only a Ju88 so nothing to worry about.
It it had been a Fw200 Condor, I would be tempted to say "The little Focke"

Mark
by Mark Heaps
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 431
Views: 50998

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

IIRC Gearbox wa OEP 220 and final drives was EP 80.
But I was an ECE and responsible for fixing the turret systems. VMs kept the tanks moving.

Mark
by Mark Heaps
Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 431
Views: 50998

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Phil Woollard wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:23 am
the entire engine will be reviled albeit a thinner version! 8)
Not sure if a typo or just saying it as it was.
Mark
by Mark Heaps
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 431
Views: 50998

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Richard Goodwin wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:40 am
Mark.......can you recall what colour the inside of the bins were on the inside either in service or if a replacement was demanded?
IIRC same colour inside as outside, the standard army green, and a black rubber sealing strip about 3/8 inches wide around the inside of the lids.

Mark
by Mark Heaps
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 431
Views: 50998

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

John Clarke wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:31 am

I've seen this on a couple tanks, so it's not a one off.
Hi John,
Possibly a retro-fitted support for a cam pole.
On the front bin circled in green is a short tube angled forwards and slightly outwards which is the right size, shape and orientation for the cam poles.
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by Mark Heaps
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 431
Views: 50998

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Yes they were, except that in 4RTR the front left triangle bin was painted white and was our larder. I don’t remember the interior of the lids being painted but may be wrong about that. I also cannot remember the interior of the lids being red-oxided on any of the vehicles. When open, that would ha...
by Mark Heaps
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: New Transmitters
Replies: 39
Views: 3032

Re: New Transmitters

I would suggest a better way to test the failsafe is whilst bench-testing the electronics prior to fitting into the model, and then another confirmatory check afterwards before attaching the tracks. Fail-safe on turret traverse and gun elevation should also be enabled if at all possible. Maybe not s...
by Mark Heaps
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Return rollers
Replies: 52
Views: 1631

Re: Return rollers

Thank you Armortek !
Now we know the true reason for the side-skirts or "bazooka plates" on Chieftain.
They were there to stop the crew getting worried whilst the tracks ground the top idler wheel hubs down to the correct operational size. :) :lol:

Mark
by Mark Heaps
Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: Transmitter advice needed please
Replies: 17
Views: 717

Re: Transmitter advice needed please

Good point Gerhard,
In the absence of all electrical power, gravity takes over and some of our beasts are quite heavy. Fail-safe relays short-circuiting the motors are unlikely to stop it but would slow it down till it rolls to a stop on level ground.
Mark
by Mark Heaps
Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Return rollers
Replies: 52
Views: 1631

Re: Return rollers

Manny , you are being realistic.
The Chieftain crews worried more about the top rollers than they did about the roast turkey or in-laws :lol:
Mark
by Mark Heaps
Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Motion Option Pack
Topic: New motion pack motor behaviour
Replies: 23
Views: 522

Re: New motion pack motor behaviour

Motion Control A looks to be just a power connection to the motor control module. Check the connections from the motors to to the motor control module. Also your second picture shows two thin wires bottom left ( one each yellow & blue ) going off elsewhere, where are they going and is that side the ...
by Mark Heaps
Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain info and banter
Replies: 103
Views: 18764

Re: Chieftain info and banter

On the ARRVs we left the webbing on the outside of the vehicle and just had the respirator case around our waists and had our weapons with us. The same when turning up at a tank to repair it but we would leave the weapon with the webbing, not a chance of getting in or out of any hatch when wearing 5...
by Mark Heaps
Fri Dec 27, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Motion Option Pack
Topic: New motion pack motor behaviour
Replies: 23
Views: 522

Re: New motion pack motor behaviour

First thing I would do is check the motors are connected to the correct points on the motion control module, then follow the wires to the "funny" motor and check that none are shorting to ground. Looks to me as if it is behaving such that one of the connectors is going to ground rather than them bei...
by Mark Heaps
Wed Dec 25, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chinese Eye Chieftain
Replies: 177
Views: 31849

Re: Chinese Eye Chieftain

Oh and I once experienced a CVR(T) being half-tracked the wrong way. ie around the idler and road wheels as the drive sprockets had shattered on that side. That took some skilfull driving and ground appreciation from the driver with only the track on one side being driven. Whether he made it back th...
by Mark Heaps
Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chinese Eye Chieftain
Replies: 177
Views: 31849

Re: Chinese Eye Chieftain

Challenger 1 and 2 did not have 3 suspension stations like Chieftain. The six roadwheels either side each had independant hydrogas suspension units. In my 22 years looking after the tanks and other armoured vehicles, half-tracking was an emergency get-you-home repair and not a get-you-back-in-to-bat...