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by Gerhard Michel
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Annual tank meeting 2020 in Hausen (Germany)
Replies: 4
Views: 275

Annual tank meeting 2020 in Hausen (Germany)

Hi guys, Reinhold's annual tank meeting in Hausen am Bach (Germany) is fixed for next year. Arrival and first action will start at July 17, 2020. The main battle starts at July 18, 2020. Further details will be published when fixed. All kinds of military models in 1/6 scale and bigger are welcome. P...
by Gerhard Michel
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Jagdtiger
Topic: Jagdtiger prototype
Replies: 32
Views: 4200

Re: Jagdtiger prototype

Here some further pics of the monster. I shot them in Stammheim:

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4 x 500 watts powerplant:

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by Gerhard Michel
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Jagdtiger
Topic: Jagdtiger prototype
Replies: 32
Views: 4200

Re: Jagdtiger prototype

It is true that the KGS 73/800/152 was used in the field and not only on prototypes, because Olaf's single-link (the original) was found near the Eifel, and it was a worn one (today it is part of the wheatcroft collection). Therefore I think that at least some king tigers were equipped with these tr...
by Gerhard Michel
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Jagdtiger
Topic: Jagdtiger prototype
Replies: 32
Views: 4200

Re: Jagdtiger prototype

Chang wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:21 pm
The Armortek's aluminium track is 6.7kg. While replacing to Olaf's steel track, I've weighed both of them. :D
Well, and did you detect any excessive wearout to the drive train when using Olaf's tracks?
by Gerhard Michel
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Marder tracks
Replies: 7
Views: 421

Re: Marder tracks

Nils Hermann is back again, so I have heard. His insolvency period ended in October 2019.
by Gerhard Michel
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Jagdtiger
Topic: Jagdtiger prototype
Replies: 32
Views: 4200

Re: Jagdtiger prototype

The JT will be shipping with Aluminium tracks. Steel tracks will add approx 20kg to an already heavy model and will add strain to the running gear. That's quite right; the steel tracks are much heavier than Armorteks aluminium tracks; they weigh 13,7 kg per side (Königstiger). I don't know the weig...
by Gerhard Michel
Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Jagdtiger
Topic: Jagdtiger prototype
Replies: 32
Views: 4200

Re: Jagdtiger prototype

Hi Phil, my Jagdtiger and both the Königstiger already use Olaf's steel tracks for years with best success. There ist no intensified wear at the drive train, and there are also no difficulties in use at heavy grounds. For using these track links on my Bigtanks models I hat to build driving wheels an...
by Gerhard Michel
Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: New Transmitters
Replies: 26
Views: 1681

Re: New Transmitters

Well, I remember the 'good old days' back to valve R/C components in the early fifties, when you had to adjust your frequencies (high land low) before every mission, and I'm not at all convinced that this was the better life! :wink: Today I bring my model to the air field / battle ground, welcome my...
by Gerhard Michel
Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: Wanted!!! aviator considerate cloth / Fliegersichttuch
Replies: 9
Views: 713

Re: Wanted!!! aviator considerate cloth / Fliegersichttuch

Yes, indeed, a black Hakenkreuz in the middle of a white circle on a red underground. The ensign was placed at the turret roof or the back side of the hull. Also other troops like infantry used Fliegersichttücher to mark the front line.
by Gerhard Michel
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: Wanted!!! aviator considerate cloth / Fliegersichttuch
Replies: 9
Views: 713

Re: Wanted!!! aviator considerate cloth / Fliegersichttuch

Hi Christoffer,

at the beginning of ww2 german tank crews used the Fliegersichttuch showing the german war ensign to mark their tanks to prevent beeing attacked by own aircrafts. observers at the ground couldn't see it.
by Gerhard Michel
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: New Transmitters
Replies: 26
Views: 1681

Re: New Transmitters

A single transmitter and several receivers are a good thing I mean. Modern transmitters can store more models than most of us own, and the look and feel of steering models is much simplier when only one transmitter is used. One backup system is allowed however...... :twisted: Telemetry is a nice fea...
by Gerhard Michel
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: New Transmitters
Replies: 26
Views: 1681

Re: New Transmitters

Hi Stephen, maybe Armortek customers are a bit spoiled getting an all-in-one solution to bring their models ricky tick into motion after having spent hundreds of hours to complete it. :mrgreen: Of course this is not a bad thing, but when I have done the large work to complete my model mechanically a...
by Gerhard Michel
Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: New Transmitters
Replies: 26
Views: 1681

Re: New Transmitters

Our models are a little too heavy to be only a simple toy when used in public. In Hausen there are up to 50 models and this is true stress to some R/C systems we could see in this year. The transmitters don't find enough slices to communicate with their receivers in any situation. Here it is very im...
by Gerhard Michel
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Bergepanther
Topic: Bergepanther William
Replies: 56
Views: 21220

Re: Bergepanther William

Hi William, sad to read, but also my decision to go back to the originals. I had two severe stops when track links were jammed with bended guide teeth. Worse however was that the track links didn't follow the roadwheels when curving on rough grounds. Olaf grinded his chevrons down to 1 mm but they d...
by Gerhard Michel
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Bergepanther
Topic: Bergepanther William
Replies: 56
Views: 21220

Re: Bergepanther William

Hi William,

nice details, indeed!

Just a question: did you already get first knowledge with the steel track links when driving?