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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: 513

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: 513

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: 513

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: 513

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: 513

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: 24
Views: 1319

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: 274

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: 274

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...
by Gerhard Michel
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Barrel Stabilization
Replies: 24
Views: 1319

Re: Barrel Stabilization

Hi Guys, well, Reinhold (the organizer of the Hausen tank meeting) told me that Mr. Stelzer, owner of SGS, had modified his module for the heavy Leopard turret in 1/4 scale. I don't know which modifications he made, but I am confident that he would do the same for other customers. Therefore I think ...
by Gerhard Michel
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Barrel Stabilization
Replies: 24
Views: 1319

Re: Barrel Stabilization

Hi Vince,

there are ready-to-mount modules for turret & gun stabilizing using a simple DC-Gearmotor. Reinhold's huge Leopard II in 1/4 scale (total weight about 400 kgs!) uses such a module, available at the SGS shop

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by Gerhard Michel
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Batteries for the Chief
Replies: 8
Views: 304

Re: Batteries for the Chief

Hi guys, Lithium cells are recyclable, and Lithium is an expensive material. My CALB cells (CALB = China Aircraft Lithium Battery) have a peak discharge current of 10 C and a peak charging current of 2 C. This means 400 amps peak discharge current and up to 80 amps charging current at a 40 amp hours...
by Gerhard Michel
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Maximizing Run Time?
Replies: 30
Views: 821

Re: Maximizing Run Time?

Oh, IMHO it is not a bad thing to observe the weight of a battery, because in my Jagdtiger the difference between lead acid and LiFe was more than 18 kgs! The lower the weight, the longer the run time; especially in rough grounds! Please remember the headline of this thread...... :wink: Some towing ...
by Gerhard Michel
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Maximizing Run Time?
Replies: 30
Views: 821

Re: Maximizing Run Time?

A BMS is a simple and comfortable thing, which e.g. seems to 'transform' a LiFePO4 battery containing four cells to a simple lead acid battery containig six cells. Then you can use a simple lead acid charger with 12 volts fitting a car battery. But most of BMS limit the peak charging voltage beneath...
by Gerhard Michel
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Maximizing Run Time?
Replies: 30
Views: 821

Re: Maximizing Run Time?

Single cells are better AND cheaper, When you can spare a BMS! But single cells without BMS MUST be balanced when loading, and you need a reliable system to recognize the end of discharge of every cell (to avoid deep discharge). Complete batteries use a BMS which adds some cost and prevents the cell...
by Gerhard Michel
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Maximizing Run Time?
Replies: 30
Views: 821

Re: Maximizing Run Time?

This is a possible display of my transmitter. In the right side you can see the voltages of the single LiFe cells. I programmed a spoken warning for each cell deceeding a minimum voltage when not using a BMS. Another very useful screen shows the consumed capacity in amp-hours, the total voltage and ...