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by Adrian Harris
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Maximizing Run Time?
Replies: 30
Views: 694

Re: Maximizing Run Time?

> but I'm erring on the side of keeping it light.

Once you've picked up one of the hull plates on an Armortek King Tiger, you'll wonder why you ever worried about the weight of the battery!

Adrian.
by Adrian Harris
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Maximizing Run Time?
Replies: 30
Views: 694

Re: Maximizing Run Time?

I've also been looking into the possibility of buying individual 18650 lithium cells and configuring them into a 24V pack with with 50-60 amp hours. It'd be a fun project, albeit also one I've never attempted before. Worth considering, with proper caution. That would be quite a project. If you sele...
by Adrian Harris
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Tiger I Adjustable Suspension
Replies: 4
Views: 210

Re: Tiger I Adjustable Suspension

Only the designers can say exactly why the screws are where they are. Depending on the layout, getting at them from the inside can be difficult due to the batteries, electronics etc, plus the ones at the front sometimes end up under the motor mounts. Getting at them from the outside would mean raisi...
by Adrian Harris
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Tiger I Adjustable Suspension
Replies: 4
Views: 210

Re: Tiger I Adjustable Suspension

Once the correct suspension arm angle has been set, the vertical screw simply holds the "fixed" end in place until the main retaining screw is tightened down fully. It also provides a little extra clamping force.

Adrian.
by Adrian Harris
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Elefant
Topic: Martin's Elefant
Replies: 10
Views: 2183

Re: Martin's Elefant

I love those grease nipples.

But at 1.6mm ? With a ball ? You're mad :D

Adrian.
by Adrian Harris
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Maximizing Run Time?
Replies: 30
Views: 694

Re: Maximizing Run Time?

If the running surface is a polished convention centre floor then, as long as you don't spend all day doing donuts, battery drain will be minimal. If the running surface is rough tarmac/concrete, running time will be less. If running on grass, then battery drain is much higher, and the longer the gr...
by Adrian Harris
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: my 1;48 JU88
Replies: 8
Views: 318

Re: my 1;48 JU88

I would guess about as long as it takes to read this thread :lol: :lol:

Adrian.
by Adrian Harris
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Armortek Giveaway
Replies: 10
Views: 432

Re: Armortek Giveaway

Robert E Morey wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:02 pm
Having these on the floor in the house is a bit of a pain.
Especially for the toes and ankles :lol: :lol: BTDT :shock: :oops: :evil:

Adrian.
by Adrian Harris
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Forum Banner
Replies: 7
Views: 279

Forum Banner

So, given the change in the Forum banner, how many people have already rung and emailed to pace an order for the Hetzer ?

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Adrian.
by Adrian Harris
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: New Transmitters
Replies: 41
Views: 3158

Re: New Transmitters

This sounds like the same problem Mick Hilton was having with his Grant. As standard, both Module A and Module B will provide 5V power for the receiver. It sounds like Module A doesn't like having its 5V receiver supply linked to the 5V supply from Module B, which is why they work OK separability bu...
by Adrian Harris
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: New Transmitters
Replies: 41
Views: 3158

Re: New Transmitters

You need to know whether the channel goes from: a: 0% to 100%, like an aircraft engine b: -100% to +100% or possibly -50% to +50%, like a rudder You should be able to see from the monitor screen whether a: or b: applies to a particular transmitter. For a:, assuming you have the sticks centred as the...
by Adrian Harris
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Mick's Grant
Replies: 104
Views: 17692

Re: Mick's Grant

Glad to hear you have things sorted, and I love the trompe l'oeil radial engine.

Now you just need a small bottle of used engine oil taped to the rear of the hull, with a pin hole in it so it leaves a dark puddle every time you park the model :lol: :lol: :lol:

Adrian.
by Adrian Harris
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Armorteks next model
Replies: 313
Views: 49329

Re: Armorteks next model

More likely visitors have half inched them :roll:

There's a Sherman in the car park of one of the museums in Normandy with the outer sprocket plate missing on one side and the track is hanging off.

Adrian.
by Adrian Harris
Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: Futaba T6EX 2.4GHz transmitters
Replies: 0
Views: 127

Futaba T6EX 2.4GHz transmitters

Is there still any interest in Futaba T6EX 2.4GHz transmitters (I seem to have collected a few) ?

Supplied without batteries, mainly as they've not aged well, and to save on problems posting.

Adrian.
by Adrian Harris
Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 456
Views: 52243

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

I happened to be at Bovington on Monday and measured the horns on the tracks of the Chieftain in the Tank Story hall. This is a later mark, but I don't know if the horns differed between marks.

DSCF2304a.jpg

It looks to be about 108mm tall, so should be 18mm on the kit.

Adrian.