T34/76 No 183 Factory (29/2011)

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Re: T34/76 No 183 Factory (29/2011)

Post by Nick Farrugia » Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:25 am

Hi Gunter
just finished reeding your posts looks like another exceelent build coming together very nicely ,realy like the animated driver looks very good ,i like the 76 model T34 more than the 85 so it is good to see one going together .
All the best,,,,,,,,,,, nick

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Re: T34/76 No 183 Factory (29/2011)

Post by Günter Gäbelein » Sun Jul 22, 2012 7:04 pm

Hello to all,

here is a short update to my model. I am still waiting for the motion pack, so I worked on the gun inside the turret. First I checked, if there is enough place inside the turret, to rebuild the gun and place two figures inside the turret. With some compromises it should work!

The bracket for the elevation gear and handwheel handle
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The cover for the gear
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The elevation gear closed
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The handwheel handle fixed
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The gun base (rescaled from a 1/35 model)
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Mounted to the mantlet
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Elevation handwheel handle in place
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Test installation inside the turret
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Next steps are the construction of the barrel inside the turret and the construction of an new elevation gear. Thats why the handwheel turns only less the 360°. With the new gear, the handwheel will be rotated by al small motor which is operated in parallel to the elevation motor. Then, the gunner should crank properly.
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Günter

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Re: T34/76 No 183 Factory (29/2011)

Post by Nick Farrugia » Sun Jul 22, 2012 7:14 pm

Hi Gunter
very impresive work your doing i like it a lot very neat as well
regards ,,,,,,,,,,,,nick

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Re: T34/76 No 183 Factory (29/2011)

Post by phil fitzpatrick » Sun Jul 22, 2012 8:36 pm

Hi Gunter
Very Nice work and well thought out,looking very good
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Re: T34/76 No 183 Factory (29/2011)

Post by Günter Gäbelein » Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:34 am

Hello,

just a short update. Since my last report I have modified the suspension by changing the springs to shorter ones. The ground clearance is still 10mm to much, but the suspension looks more realistic now.

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After getting the motion pack I started to install all the components. It is not easy, because I will need the place beyond the turret for the figures.

The Speed Module and the Auxiliary Module can be placed beyond the turret.
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the engine replica is in place
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the Power Supply and the Lipo is placed over the main motors
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at the machine gunners position is still place
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the place in the turret is very short
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the remaining space for the sound boxes (self construction)
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and last bu not least a short movie with the gunner in action
http://www.panther-tanks.de/T34/M4H00773.wmv
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Re: T34/76 No 183 Factory (29/2011)

Post by phil fitzpatrick » Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:47 am

Hi Gunter.
Lovely work on your T34-76,a very interesting build to follow.
Even your gunner seemed to be getting a bit excited in your vidio clip :)
You have certainly been making good use of the limited space available.
Keep the pictures and vidio's coming.
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Re: T34/76 No 183 Factory (29/2011)

Post by Günter Gäbelein » Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:16 pm

Hello,

today I integrated the driver to the system. He is now animated in parallel to the speed controller.
http://www.panther-tanks.de/T34/M4H00776.wmv
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Re: T34/76 No 183 Factory (29/2011)

Post by Adrian Harris » Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:45 pm

Very nicely done Günter :D

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Re: T34/76 No 183 Factory (29/2011)

Post by John Fitzsimons » Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:10 pm

Very impressive animatronics.
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Re: T34/76 No 183 Factory (29/2011)

Post by Günter Gäbelein » Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:49 am

Adrian, John,

thank you for the comments! I added some pictures with Russian infantry posing on the T34.

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Re: T34/76 No 183 Factory (29/2011)

Post by phil fitzpatrick » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:57 am

Great work Gunter,
I like the driver vidio,very impresive.
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Re: T34/76 No 183 Factory (29/2011)

Post by Günter Gäbelein » Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:28 pm

Hello,

just a short update, what I did on the model last week. I started modifying, the periscope. The plan is to show the periscope with opened cap. so I removed the cap from the periscope part and milled a hollow cap from plastic.
Then I made a lever for the turret hatch and a new storage box.
The rest of the time I spent the animation of the gunner and also of the gun. The gun movement is realized by a servo which is operated by a Pololu module and the sound module.

A short movie with the movement of the gun
http://www.panther-tanks.de/T34/M4H00787.wmv 5.4MB

Periscope modifications
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hatch lever
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new cap
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new storage box
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Thats it for today.
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Re: T34/76 No 183 Factory (29/2011)

Post by phil fitzpatrick » Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:39 am

Hi Gunter
Lovely work you keep on producing for your T34.
Very Impressive.
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Re: T34/76 No 183 Factory (29/2011)

Post by Bob Gould » Sun Aug 12, 2012 11:07 am

Outstanding work indeed :shock:
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Re: T34/76 No 183 Factory (29/2011)

Post by Günter Gäbelein » Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:35 pm

Hi,

here is a short update from the last days. First of all, the model ran for a first time in the garden last weekend. Every thing worked very well.
The last days I could make some welds and the surface of the turret. And I got all parts for my self made sound box, which was designed by my son. It was necessary because of the limited space, while using the place beyond the turret for the figurs. For the sound box I used an 40 W amplifier, a diplexer, two subwoofer and one tweeter.

welds at the drivers hatch and the hull front
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the bump over the hatch is also added
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the modified surface of the turret
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the periscope cap
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the digital servo for the drivers hatch
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the front side of the self made sound box
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some welds at the hinges
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the welds ath the turret
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the eyelets added at the turret roof
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welds at the turret hatch hinges and the periscope cap
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the welds at the vent cover
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the welds at the turret front and the visors
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the locking for the turret hatch
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A short movie from the sound synchronous recoil and the drivers hatch
http://www.panther-tanks.de/T34/M4H011071.wmv

The recoil is realized by a digital servo which is controlled by a Pollolu Maestro-12 module and trigered by the Benedini sound module.
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Günter

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