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Postby Chang » Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:37 am

Dale jordan wrote: .. The good thing about this forum is you can use every ones ideas who lead the way .....Dale


And vice versa Dale! Your ideas had helped many people to a better status. :D
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Postby Dale jordan » Sun Sep 26, 2010 8:40 am

Thanks Chang . Good news after over a year of work my build is finished . next motion packs test run ..Dale


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Postby Tim Bowman » Sun Sep 26, 2010 3:19 pm

Hi Dale

It looks this good in grey primer, I can only imagine how good it's going to look once weathered and painted by Noel.

Well done. Now get cracking on that mid production Tiger! (kidding of course)

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Postby Dale jordan » Fri Oct 08, 2010 7:04 am

Today the motion packs went in !! I don't know how you guys got all this stuff in a PZIII .. Test run when it stops raining . Dale


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Postby Chang » Fri Oct 08, 2010 3:29 pm

Nice layout Dale! :D

Did you do any reinforcement on the turret's rotation motor bracket? I wonder if it would be distorted a little bit while operating, because the turret's heavy weight....... ( I have the experience that the turret was jammed while rotating, maybe caused by the distortion.)

Are you going to install the smoking pack?
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Postby Dale jordan » Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:01 pm

Hi Chang . I found like you , that the elevation bracket does bend under load so I've made a counter balance which helps a bit ! . I have tested turret turn it worked well for a while but did jammed and stop turning a couple of times , I think my deck moved back a bit as it was not bolted down which meant the gears miss matched . I might reinforce the bracket ... Dale
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Postby Tim Bowman » Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:19 pm

Very clean Dale! Great reference for the future :wink:

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Postby Rick Jensen » Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:25 pm

Hi Dale and Chaing

The issue of the deck moving under turret turn conditions is best addressed with two locating lugs countersunk and positioned at the front of the deck just in front of the drivers and radio operators hatches. This prevents the problem from a forward and backwards movement aspect, the sideways problem is already addressed by the recessed deck along the side plates. As a note, has anyone experienced electro mechanical feed back from their motors (through the amp) when mounted in close proximity to the motors?

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Postby Chang » Mon Oct 18, 2010 2:23 pm

Dale jordan wrote: ......that the elevation bracket does bend under load so I've made a counter balance......... !
....... I might reinforce the bracket.......

Dale have you got any photo on these two areas? :idea: Thanks in advance.
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Postby Edward Earp, Jr. » Wed Nov 10, 2010 3:51 pm

Hi Dale !
Thank you for all your posts. Great help !
You are an artist to say the least !
Where did you get the hex head bolts for your deck ?
Again thank you for the photos and explinations.
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Postby Jim Gardner » Tue Oct 18, 2011 2:11 am

Hi Dale

Quick question, I'm new to the metal tank field, was wondering when you cross drilled your suspension arms what did you use as a "pin"? Did you glue this pin in, or thread it in? I've just started a Mid Tiger kit that was purchased second hand, hard to find these kits un-started. I've noticed that your suspension angle was bumped up a few degrees at the rear of the kit (35 at the front, 37 for the last two) have you needed to adjust the angle any more as the kit has settled over time? Thank you for your build threads, and any information you can provide.

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