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by Stephen White
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Engine L60 for Chieftain
Replies: 135
Views: 15669

Re: Engine L60 for Chieftain

Well done, Ivano, your work is superb. It will very much enhance the select group of Chieftains with their L60 on show. Thanks for all your efforts. Stephen
by Stephen White
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Militracks 2020 POSTPONED to May 2021
Replies: 39
Views: 4954

Re: Militracks 2020 - 19/20 September

Just announced:

Milltracks 2020 now postponed until 15/16 May 2021. All tickets will be refunded.

Such a shame but predictable and wise.

On the bright side, longer to look forward to it. Time also to get a new model or two ready. Any bets on a U/C or two running by then?
by Stephen White
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 188
Views: 17265

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

Nice one Richard. The box contained the Infantry/Tank telephone, which allowed a dismounted caller to talk on the internal intercom. In theory, an infantryman could indicate targets to the tank commander or point out obstacles. In practice, the infantry were rightly nervous of standing in a cloud of...
by Stephen White
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Barrel Stabilization
Replies: 36
Views: 3457

Re: Barrel Stabilization

Vince, hope you're right, it's a holy grail for this scale of models. The proof will be to see whether the stabilisation gets out of phase with the model, once it's running. Can't fault the effort you and Youngjae have put in but it just shows that stab is not half as simple or easy as it looks at f...
by Stephen White
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: Setting up RC Systems
Replies: 11
Views: 2435

Re: Setting up RC Systems

Michael, thanks for the kind comment on the Knowledge Base Topic, good to know it's of use. Your problem is very easy to fix. The sub-trim menu allows you to move the centre position of the relevant channel electronically, in the same way you would use the physical trim control on the transmitter fa...
by Stephen White
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Rifling simulation and scopes
Replies: 7
Views: 629

Re: Rifling simulation and scopes

This is where Mike Stannard got the idea for barrel rifling. http://www.armortek.co.uk/Forum3b/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=970&sid=928893eac42589fafc1034fd3355932b&start=450 I milled the lands but I think now I would use photo etch. I also bored out the kit muzzle to accommodate the thickness of the insert...
by Stephen White
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 1347
Views: 97980

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Hi Phil, that's a great idea. Just note that you would never have seen an engine in that state in the field. The whole concept of the L60 was that it came as a power pack with rads and ancillaries attached, so that the complete assembly could be exchanged as quickly as possible by the REME Forward R...
by Stephen White
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Tiger Ausf E “F01” Gruppe Fehrmann
Replies: 51
Views: 6429

Re: Tiger Ausf E “F01” Gruppe Fehrmann

Just when you think there are no more photos of FO1 out there, another one pops up. This one was posted on the 3RTR Facebook page today. 3 RTR knocked out FO1 on the Aller Crossing recounted elsewhere. (Photo via Adam Hermitage) 105989704_10158685343183385_6321025544048711197_n.jpg There are six ima...
by Stephen White
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Wiesel 1A2 TOW
Replies: 5
Views: 522

Re: Wiesel 1A2 TOW

Superb Guenther, really detailed model and unusual subject. Good to see one of the less popular AFVs being built. Reminds me of the US M50 Ontos, which was known as “the thing with a sting”. (Mis)used in Vietnam like the M42 Duster.
by Stephen White
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Events
Topic: TankFest
Replies: 7
Views: 549

TankFest

I woke this morning to my calendar telling me it was TankFest tomorrow. It lied. So, to bring back some happy memories of sunshine, tanks (and the odd FAMO), and friends, here is a taste of TankFest 2019 on my YouTube Channel, Tank Builders. https://youtu.be/N0yq6vpZu98 Screenshot 2020-06-24 at 09.5...
by Stephen White
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Engine L60 for Chieftain
Replies: 135
Views: 15669

Re: Engine L60 for Chieftain

Congratulations Ivano, it’s very atmospheric and a very skillful piece of work.
by Stephen White
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain kit arrival
Replies: 296
Views: 34028

Re: Chieftain kit arrival

Adrian, it’s remarkable what a spot of superglue under the stein and some cling film over the beer will do to prevent spillage. But you’re right about smoothness over speed. The Chieftain stabilization system was by far the best system on any tank during the early days. I was able to watch T-64B fir...
by Stephen White
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain kit arrival
Replies: 296
Views: 34028

Re: Chieftain kit arrival

Yougjae, you’ll get there in the end, great test rig. Looks like you’re experiencing the real challenge of developing an effective stabiliser, which is to make sure the stabilization remains in phase with the movement of the hull. If they get out of phase, the system becomes dynamicall unstable and ...
by Stephen White
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain No 26 By Andy Musgrove
Replies: 47
Views: 1464

Re: Chieftain No 26 By Andy Musgrove

Ah, Quill Shaft End Cap Screw, Retaining x 1. For want of a screw, the cap came off... for want of a cap, the quill shaft came out....for want of a quill shaft, the tank went round in circles....
by Stephen White
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Mark Carney
Replies: 7
Views: 700

Re: Mark Carney

RIP Digger. A sad loss.