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by David Battson
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain kit arrival
Replies: 223
Views: 25851

Re: Chieftain kit arrival

Hi Youngjae, Really enjoying the excellent work on your Chieftain modifications. The three motor idea seems a great way to increase turret traverse speed and torque and the barrel elevation proposals look really robust. It will make a great test bed for any gun stabilisation plans. Do you (or anyone...
by David Battson
Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 742
Views: 70742

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Hi Phil
Really nice work on the extra details. The rear is definitely looking the part now - superb!
David
by David Battson
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: In memory of Gill Watkins
Replies: 87
Views: 4953

Re: In memory of Gill Watkins

Sincerest condolences to you Mark and your family, our thoughts are with you, A real shock and tragedy that someone with such great enthusiasm and vivacity should leave us so soon and especially as a new life with Mark away from Armortek was just unfolding. Whether calling on the phone or meeting in...
by David Battson
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Would Stiffer Center Springs Make Tanks Rock?
Replies: 19
Views: 3294

Re: Would Stiffer Center Springs Make Tanks Rock?

Hi Mike, I also wanted a bit more movement out of my Tiger suspension and have done exactly the same as you by swapping the thicker torsion bars to the centre. Also checking that the centre of gravity is in the middle by running the tank over a piece of 2"x2". The final result was an improvement, bu...
by David Battson
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain Prototype Build
Replies: 114
Views: 26164

Re: Chieftain Prototype Build

Steve,
I think you'll find that 'turrets syndrome' is something very different......though you may be misdiagnosed as having it if you dropped one on your foot... !!
David
by David Battson
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017
Replies: 1116
Views: 134291

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Hi Vince, For info, this is what I have done on my Tiger At the front edge of the turret I cut slots into the two kit supplied brackets. These engage with two flanged pins that are screwed to the underside of the roof. Turret fron roof fixing.JPG At the rear I added a wedge shaped block which is fla...
by David Battson
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: General Electronics Topics
Topic: New electronics in August
Replies: 35
Views: 8922

Re: New electronics in August

Hi Kian, Very well done with this new product, looking forward to using the more powerful and smaller electrical systems. One question though, please can you confirm whether or not the new Audio Module supports the older 'quick back/slow return' recoil servo systems ? If so, is it going to be the ea...
by David Battson
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Late Tiger 1 commission build by Phil Woollard
Replies: 449
Views: 49244

Re: Late Tiger 1 commission build by Phil Woollard

Hi Phil, Your tiger build is looking very good. Regarding the mantlet clearance problem(s) between drivers hatch and also turret wrap, I had similar issues with my late Tiger, although the gap from back of mantlet to turret wrap was a little less than on your kit. Mantlet overhang.PNG To address the...
by David Battson
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: WSRA Vintage Fayre and Steam Rally
Replies: 3
Views: 884

Re: WSRA Vintage Fayre and Steam Rally

Adrian, Many thanks for posting and of course top marks to Denny for arranging attendance at another really great event. Plenty of variety of exhibits to see and stalls selling everything from toys to tractor parts and most importantly a good cup of tea to accompany some superb sponge cake - Denny p...
by David Battson
Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Late Tiger 1 commission build by Phil Woollard
Replies: 449
Views: 49244

Re: Late Tiger 1 commission build by Phil Woollard

Hi Phil,
Tiger build coming together nicely. The finish on the Zim pattern looks good, but will the profile on the rear be OK when the tank is the right way up - shouldn't the overhang be at the bottom of each indent rather like a tiled roof ?
David
by David Battson
Tue May 28, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain info and banter
Replies: 108
Views: 20508

Re: Chieftain info and banter

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Could be it was for something like this mine plough control box.
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by David Battson
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Craftsman's Market
Topic: chieftain bin caches
Replies: 17
Views: 4038

Re: chieftain bin caches

Hi Steve,
A set of catches for me please (email sent previously).
Best Regards
David
by David Battson
Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017
Replies: 1116
Views: 134291

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Vince, The Armortek top link holders are very robust and grip the track link well and your improvement to the lower pin is good as it helps keep the link upright when the top clip lifts off. However I suspect that any to scale prototypical design will work it's self loose over time and rough terrain...
by David Battson
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Barrel Sleeve
Replies: 18
Views: 4358

Re: Barrel Sleeve

Hi Adrian, A proper profiled counter sink is really only needed if the screw was going to take any load. By far the easiest solution for small detail parts like this is to use a normal drill the same diameter as the screw head. If you have a pillar drill with a depth stop, then just lower the drill ...
by David Battson
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Turret Bearing Upgrade
Replies: 9
Views: 3113

Re: Turret Bearing Upgrade

Steve,
Well done for working this all out. It's really good to know that this conversion can be achieved without the need for major surgery to the original tank parts.
David