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by Adrian Harris
Tue May 21, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Oh Dear !
Replies: 3
Views: 268

Re: Oh Dear !

This was a comment from Al Bowie on Facebook:

"This range of books is great if the Author is Dennis Oliver but be very wary of other authors in the range. A good friend was a contributor to that one and sent a huge list of complaints to the editor to no avail"

Adrian.
by Adrian Harris
Mon May 20, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Oh Dear !
Replies: 3
Views: 268

Oh Dear !

I know they say you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but when there are only 5 pictures of tanks on the cover of a book about the Centurion, and one of them is of a Chieftain ...

Centurion Book.jpg

Adrian.
by Adrian Harris
Fri May 17, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Official Technical Advice from Armortek
Topic: Motion Control Module
Replies: 4
Views: 1924

Re: Motion Control Module

The Sabertooth has a "Mixed Mode" where you can configure it to drive as you want. The Motion Control Module doesn't have that functionality.

If you want to drive as you have before, you'll probably need to enable Elevon mixing on the T4YF.

Adrian.
by Adrian Harris
Mon May 13, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Adrian's Grant #2
Replies: 23
Views: 1871

Re: Adrian's Grant #2

Nearly finished the cutouts in the bogies today, plus the fasteners for the conical rivets arrived today: DSCF8890a.jpg I've also started gluing in the rivets along the support angles: DSCF8892a.jpg I 3D printed some support spacers (the green bits), so that the spring clamps will be able to hold th...
by Adrian Harris
Mon May 13, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: The brute force of the Tiger 1
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Re: The brute force of the Tiger 1

Ouch, that's a nasty scratch :roll:

The track pin whacker looks to be at about the right height compared to Tiger 131.

35a.jpg

But it will be affected by the angular position of the idler adjustment.

Adrian.
by Adrian Harris
Mon May 13, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Tiger part #
Replies: 5
Views: 299

Re: Tiger part #

No ball bearings then, just a brass ring around the hole in the top of the hull. If you can, I would seriously recommend following Steve Stuarts mods to fit a lazy susan bearing instead. I'm going to be doing that to a 205 Mid Tiger sometime soon. It makes such a difference, especially to a tank wit...
by Adrian Harris
Mon May 13, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Tiger part #
Replies: 5
Views: 299

Re: Tiger part #

On the 2010 Mid Tiger and 2012 Late Tiger, the turret bearing part number was CE0490.

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by Adrian Harris
Sun May 12, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017
Replies: 804
Views: 68527

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Looks like the return to battery on these Tiger shots is quite slow:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYMYdVt_CTE

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by Adrian Harris
Sat May 11, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Adrian's Grant #2
Replies: 23
Views: 1871

Re: Adrian's Grant #2

No, these are the ones I used, or very similar:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/M3-M4-M5-M6- ... 2993790868

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by Adrian Harris
Sat May 11, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Adrian's Grant #2
Replies: 23
Views: 1871

Re: Adrian's Grant #2

Yes, a smear of JB Weld around the edge and then pressed it into the hole with my drill press. It's supposed to go into plastic, so has barbs around the outside, but as long as you get the hole the right size, they grip quite the aluminium quite well on their own, so the epoxy is just as a backup. A...
by Adrian Harris
Sat May 11, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Adrian's Grant #2
Replies: 23
Views: 1871

Conical rivets

Talking of rivets, I couldn't find anyone who would manufacture the conical versions found on some M3 tanks, so I've written a program for the CNC lathe which will take a 5BA slotless round headed bolt and turn it into a conical headed bolt: DSCF8862.JPG Fine tuning the program has allowed me to par...
by Adrian Harris
Sat May 11, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Adrian's Grant #2
Replies: 23
Views: 1871

Re: Adrian's Grant #2

I think Plan B worked a treat :-)

DSCF8880a.jpg

Now to start gluing in all those rivets.

Adrian
by Adrian Harris
Sat May 11, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Panther
Topic: Mick's Panther A
Replies: 237
Views: 36373

Re: Mick's Panther A

A fully charged AGM battery should be around 12.8 volts, depending on the manufacturer. Your battery charger says it's automatic, so it should continue to charge until the battery is full. However, looking at the specs, it is only rated for batteries from 2Ah to 10Ah, and I'm guessing you have 22Ah ...
by Adrian Harris
Sat May 11, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Panther
Topic: Mick's Panther A
Replies: 237
Views: 36373

Re: Mick's Panther A

Had you left it connected for those two weeks ? Do you have an isolating switch between the batteries and the tank ? If not, the electronics take a small amount of current even when switched off, so this can drain the batteries over time. How old are the batteries, and what was their charge like aft...