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by Adrian Harris
Sat Aug 25, 2007 8:22 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: A bit of militaria fun, Guess what this item was for?
Replies: 8
Views: 2878

I don't know if German guns used a lanyard but if they did, presumably cutting it off "after the last round" would make the gun awkward to use for any impending Allied. pursuers.

Adrian.
by Adrian Harris
Fri Aug 24, 2007 6:45 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Vince
Replies: 3
Views: 2056

I had an email from him at the beginning of last week, so he's still on the planet :D :D

Adrian.
by Adrian Harris
Mon Aug 13, 2007 8:08 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: CHARGING THE RECEIVER BATTERY
Replies: 5
Views: 2723

How about using a BEC (battery eliminator circuit), which provides the necessary 4.8V by reducing the 24V from the main battery.

That way you only have to ensure the main batteries are charged.

Adrian.
by Adrian Harris
Sun Aug 12, 2007 1:13 pm
Forum: Sherman
Topic: Power Consumption
Replies: 5
Views: 3159

:D :D It was gently positioned in contact with the deck before full power was applied. No video I'm afraid but here's the deck and lawn damage... http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u216/sherman_tank/track-marks.jpg I must admit that although I've seen videos of people successfully riding their model...
by Adrian Harris
Sun Aug 12, 2007 9:51 am
Forum: Sherman
Topic: Power Consumption
Replies: 5
Views: 3159

Power Consumption

I've recently taken delivery of a combined volt/amp meter and have wired it into my Sherman. Here are some of the readings. The quiescent current is around 250mA. Normal forward and reverse running at maximum speed is around 15A, As a stall test, I parked the tank with the tailplate against our deck...
by Adrian Harris
Fri Aug 10, 2007 7:28 am
Forum: US Half Track
Topic: M2 bolts
Replies: 10
Views: 7554

Thats going to be a problem if the bolts are M2 ... :D

Adrian.
by Adrian Harris
Mon Aug 06, 2007 7:07 pm
Forum: US Half Track
Topic: Reference Material
Replies: 8
Views: 6210

Thanks for the pics and the book references. Mike, this Hunnicutt book isn't too bad - I found one on Amazon for less then 30ukp. The Sherman one was nearly threes time that! ... later ... The Hunnicutt book has arrived. 240 pages, high quality glossy paper, hardback. Crammed full of photos and diag...
by Adrian Harris
Fri Aug 03, 2007 6:08 pm
Forum: Sherman
Topic: Modifications made during and after a years running
Replies: 30
Views: 12126

David.

Thanks for the pics of your new mechanism.

Do you still have the limit switches incorporated ?

Adrian.
by Adrian Harris
Thu Aug 02, 2007 11:21 pm
Forum: Sherman
Topic: Modifications made during and after a years running
Replies: 30
Views: 12126

> I shall try and post a photo over the weekend,

Thanks. I await with bated breath :D

> if it can't escape.

Having seen the damage the tank can do to itself with small stones I'm afraid unless the sprocket rings were recut from steel, I would think the mud would probably win...

Adrian.
by Adrian Harris
Thu Aug 02, 2007 6:20 pm
Forum: Sherman
Topic: Modifications made during and after a years running
Replies: 30
Views: 12126

Hi David.

Thanks for the pointers - interesting to know what running this model has thrown up.

Re your mods to the gun elevation system, I've not seen the Panther mechanism so could you please explain how it differs from the stock Sherman one ?

Adrian.
by Adrian Harris
Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:07 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Could we have an M2 topic please.
Replies: 2
Views: 2307

Cheers Gill :D :D

Adrian.
by Adrian Harris
Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:06 pm
Forum: US Half Track
Topic: Reference Material
Replies: 8
Views: 6210

Reference Material

I've spent the weekend bumbling through Amazon and Ebay and found a couple of interesting reference books. The best is issue 34 of AFV Modeller, which has a construction article on the Dragon M2 kit, as well as a history of the M2 and a photo walk-round giving lots of interesting shots of suspension...
by Adrian Harris
Mon Jul 30, 2007 6:12 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Could we have an M2 topic please.
Replies: 2
Views: 2307

Could we have an M2 topic please.

Thanks :D

Adrian.
by Adrian Harris
Sun Jul 29, 2007 11:03 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Jerry can types
Replies: 7
Views: 3604

Him.

Thanks for the link, that's the best info I've seen on jerry cans.

The cans I have do seem to match the picture and description in the link of a water container.

Adrian.
by Adrian Harris
Sun Jul 29, 2007 6:04 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Jerry can types
Replies: 7
Views: 3604

Jerry can types

I've noticed that in my collection of jerry cans, I have the usual Dragon Wehrmacht and USMC types but I also seem to have two of another type. Thay have the same sort of X on the side as the US ones except the ends taper to a point instead of being rounded. The biggest difference is that the filler...