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by Gerhard Michel
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: King Tiger
Topic: blank firer, Advice please
Replies: 10
Views: 443

Re: blank firer, Advice please

I think legal use of a blank firer may be different from country to country. In Germany e.g. it is not allowed to adapt a blank firer to a barrel, because this would be an illegal alteration of this 'weapon'. But there exists an electric firing machine gun with 6 mm blank cartridges (originally desi...
by Gerhard Michel
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: King Tiger
Topic: blank firer, Advice please
Replies: 10
Views: 443

Re: blank firer, Advice please

Hi John,

I don't know which kind of blank firer was used in this Tiger, but you can see that there is la little risk when using....... :twisted:


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by Gerhard Michel
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lancaster bomber
Replies: 5
Views: 303

Re: Lancaster bomber

Once we organized a 'combined arms meeting' with rolling tanks and flying warbirds at our model airfield. So we had a lot of fun looking at a Spit attacking a King TIger! :mrgreen:
by Gerhard Michel
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: Weathering tracks - Not the ones you drive on, but the extra's (for example on the turret or the sides)
Replies: 15
Views: 893

Re: Weathering tracks - Not the ones you drive on, but the extra's (for example on the turret or the sides)

If you are using steel track links, you don't have any problem with weathering. Simply put them into the garden for a month or so, and the weathering is complete....... :twisted:

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by Gerhard Michel
Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Craftsman's Market
Topic: 20 Tonne jack King Tiger/Jagdtiger/Panther
Replies: 15
Views: 834

Re: 20 Tonne jack King Tiger/Jagdtiger/Panther

Hello Mark, very nice work, indeed. But are you sure that the labelling is correct? In German 20 tons would be named as '20 Tonnen'. All pics I found about this jack, in German named '20 Tonnen - Stockwinde', look like this: http://www.fahrzeuge-der-wehrmacht.de/Bilder/Stahlwinde_20t_Ch_01-1.jpg htt...
by Gerhard Michel
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Big Scale RC Tanks crushing boats, cars and more!
Replies: 6
Views: 464

Re: Big Scale RC Tanks crushing boats, cars and more!

Well, not everybody will be amused to see his model being crushed by such a monster...........

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by Gerhard Michel
Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: electric problem with steering unit / servo
Replies: 7
Views: 522

Re: electric problem with steering unit / servo

Hi Florian, I suppose that is an interference problem. Probably Benedini uses a class D amplifier which produces some electrical interferences to the servo. Try a ferrite ring together with the servo cable. The DC-DC-converter is out of suspicion if an seperate akku for the servo shows the same resu...
by Gerhard Michel
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: Found: Full set of Panther Tracks
Replies: 14
Views: 670

Re: Found: Full set of Panther Tracks

I tried to mark the possible point of damage just before final breaking down: https://abload.de/img/vlcsnap-2020-02-19-22sdjos.jpg https://abload.de/img/vlcsnap-2020-02-19-22lwkmk.jpg https://abload.de/img/vlcsnap-2020-02-19-226cjay.jpg https://abload.de/img/vlcsnap-2020-02-19-22a1k28.jpg
by Gerhard Michel
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: Found: Full set of Panther Tracks
Replies: 14
Views: 670

Re: Wanted: Full set of Panther Tracks

Hi Christoffer, I wish you a long life of your track links, because I don't like alcoholic drinks! :mrgreen: ************ Hi guys, please keep in mind that in Hausen about 10 to 20 AT models are rolling for hours. In summary this is a lot of operations in a short time. I tried to find out under whic...
by Gerhard Michel
Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: Found: Full set of Panther Tracks
Replies: 14
Views: 670

Re: Wanted: Full set of Panther Tracks

These models have very powerful motors, so are quite capable of breaking track links if the running gear is clogged up with earth, stones or sand. Much better to drive to the conditions than to expect the tank to chew through everything it encounters. Adrian. I would think that sand (also if wet) i...
by Gerhard Michel
Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: Found: Full set of Panther Tracks
Replies: 14
Views: 670

Re: Wanted: Full set of Panther Tracks

Well, in the 10 years that Hausen Tank Meeting exists, there was no year without a break of an Armortek track link, though there are mown meadows only, but some ascents. Armortek track links are built very prototypical and true to scale, but are made of aluminium instead of steel. Along with the str...
by Gerhard Michel
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: Found: Full set of Panther Tracks
Replies: 14
Views: 670

Re: Wanted: Full set of Panther Tracks

Hi Marco, first of all: wonderful; a tank that may roll in heavy grounds, like tanks have to do that! :mrgreen: I tried to solve the problem of breaking tracks under load at my Jagdpanther with Vincent's steel tracks, because I have best experiences with Olaf's steel tracks on Königstiger and Jagdti...
by Gerhard Michel
Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Barrel Stabilization
Replies: 31
Views: 2149

Re: Barrel Stabilization

Reinhold confirmed that he uses the SGS stabilizer, originally made for 1/16 scale and modified by SGS for his Leopard turret with 85 kgs!! Turret rotation is made by a brushed electric gearmotor, barrel elevation by a strong servo. This servo needs its own power suppy (not via receiver) up to 8.4 v...
by Gerhard Michel
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Shockwave2 Sound Board
Replies: 6
Views: 323

Re: Shockwave2 Sound Board

Micro SD cards have a certain fault rate. The best memory goes into the solid state disks, the next one to the display cards, and the last one to the sticks and the SD cards. I'm using about 20 micro SD cards, and one of them was faulty till now. They also are very sensitive against bending, and som...
by Gerhard Michel
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Shockwave2 Sound Board
Replies: 6
Views: 323

Re: Shockwave2 Sound Board

Hi Adrian, unfortunately I didn' hear till now of this sound board (I prefer the versatile Beier USM-RC2). But I took a look at the home page and found a interesting module (SD card on board!) and a remarkable hint: 'When requesting sound clip samples, please send us a polite and courteous email wit...