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by Stephen White
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Maximizing Run Time?
Replies: 11
Views: 209

Re: Maximizing Run Time?

Telemetry is not only easy to fit but very, very useful. Most modern RC systems now come with integrated telemetry. Soektrum for example offer a basic installation, to which you would simply add a voltage sensor, which is easy to install into your power leads. Ive also fitted a current sensor but so...
by Stephen White
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Maximizing Run Time?
Replies: 11
Views: 209

Re: Maximizing Run Time?

All I can add is that I've run my Centurion over three days at TankFest without recharging and the voltage never dropped below 23.5. That is using a single 24V 22AH LiFePO4 battery. The problem with lead acid is that the discharge profile is such that the effective voltage drops below a usable level...
by Stephen White
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain exhaust question
Replies: 2
Views: 147

Re: Chieftain exhaust question

Dan

- purely cosmetic

- main engine exhaust OD is 192mm, aux gen is 72mm. I've extrapolated from the drawing so may be +/- a few mm.
by Stephen White
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 431
Views: 50998

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

"At present the turret touches the rear deck" That's because the kit hull is raised in the area of the engine covers. On the real Chieftain, it's only the transmission decks which were raised, in order to accommodate an increased capacity exhaust system. If anyone chooses to enhance the accuracy of...
by Stephen White
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Events
Topic: London Model Engineer show Ally Palace
Replies: 2
Views: 163

Re: London Model Engineer show Ally Palace

Good news Derek. There will be a party of us joining you on Friday. Will you be doing the usual mince pies and coffee....?
by Stephen White
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 431
Views: 50998

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

The covers work together to promote a flow of cooling air over the radiators. The air is drawn into the engine covers and expelled through the transmission covers by the radiator cooling fans. The louvres are therefore orientated in opposite directions between the front and back covers. Hope this he...
by Stephen White
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 431
Views: 50998

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Yes they were, except that in 4RTR the front left triangle bin was painted white and was our larder. I don’t remember the interior of the lids being painted but may be wrong about that.
by Stephen White
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender
Replies: 100
Views: 13032

Re: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender

Good result John, worth every shwarma. Much neater too than my effort with the brazing rods. It's worth doing it properly though, to a bottom tuck and give it a nose job. Now if only we were paid plastic surgeon's rates.
by Stephen White
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Armorteks next model
Replies: 309
Views: 48951

Re: Armorteks next model

Jack, I was at the Tank Museum yesterday and couldn't pass "Michael" without thinking of your wagon:

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I gather she's the oldest surviving Sherman.

All the best.

Stephen
by Stephen White
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Armorteks next model
Replies: 309
Views: 48951

Re: Armorteks next model

Yes, they are well on their way producing a kit that fits their desire. It’s fun doing a survey....but to the degree it’s feedback is well received and drives the next kit.....Unfortunately, I have my doubts. And yet the FAMO and Chieftain were clearly produced in response to popular and substantia...
by Stephen White
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: Transmitter advice needed please
Replies: 17
Views: 717

Re: Transmitter advice needed please

Peter, you might like to re-read my comment about Futaba. I was careful to apply it only to their approach to failsafe ("are wanting in that respect"). It is undoubtedly true that the Futaba failsafe fails to meet our requirements in a way which is unique to them, because it is limited to one channe...
by Stephen White
Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: Transmitter advice needed please
Replies: 17
Views: 717

Re: Transmitter advice needed please

Gerhard, it's better that we keep discussion to Armortek models to help Oli. In the absence of adequate power supply the Armortek tanks will come to a rapid halt unless they're on a significant slope, in which case they can usually be stopped with an obstacle placed in front of the track. The case f...
by Stephen White
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: Transmitter advice needed please
Replies: 17
Views: 717

Re: Transmitter advice needed please

There are two good reasons for setting the failsafe, loss of signal and low Tx or Rx battery. Although modern frequency hopping technology is robust and resistant to EMC threats (interference), our Rx antennae are within a metal box which can degrade signals in certain aspects. Unless you're running...
by Stephen White
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 431
Views: 50998

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Happy New Year. Filler on right side (looking towards vehicle front) is Coolant, left side is Hydraulic. Inscriptions on the other sides of the filler caps are the part numbers.
by Stephen White
Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chinese Eye Chieftain
Replies: 177
Views: 31849

Re: Chinese Eye Chieftain

Alan, that’s it. It’s one of those skills which tend to be lost in peacetime but which I learnt with the Australians, who’d needed it frequently in Vietnam. Happy Christmas all. Stephen