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by Christoffer Ahlfors
Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: Elefant
Topic: Left tracks get stuck on turns
Replies: 8
Views: 223

Re: Left tracks get stuck on turns

There are three possibilities: 1 Mechanical issues: Remove the motor and test by hand in suspended condition and on the ground for mechanical binding. 2 Electrical issues: Get yourself a multimeter and check the connections to the motors and compare. First check the resistance (to the motor) and the...
by Christoffer Ahlfors
Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: Panzer III/StuG III
Topic: Roy's StuG III (no. 2020/10)
Replies: 146
Views: 8044

Re: Roy's StuG III (no. 2020/10)

NICE! :D
Awesome, in fact! :D
You are setting a new standard - can we have a milestone here, please! :D
by Christoffer Ahlfors
Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: RT Late Tiger One
Replies: 9
Views: 1036

Re: RT Late Tiger One

Perfect fit - what a beauty! :D
by Christoffer Ahlfors
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Mick's Grant
Replies: 133
Views: 31662

Re: Mick's Grant

Interesting reading, indeed! :o
by Christoffer Ahlfors
Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Sonderanhanger 115 10 ton trailer.
Replies: 51
Views: 3366

Re: The Sonderanhanger 115 10 ton trailer.

Phil Woollard wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:25 pm
Thanks Simon I just need your half track to pull it! 8)
What a dream, to see the two together! :D
by Christoffer Ahlfors
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Panzer III/StuG III
Topic: Roy's StuG III (no. 2020/10)
Replies: 146
Views: 8044

Re: Roy's StuG III (no. 2020/10)

The torsion bar system is indeed problematic. Grub screws biting into a thin bar are really not up to the job. My Tiger 1 torsion bars often come loose from the fixed end. On closer examination, the moving end is equally problematic. Ideally, the system should squeeze around the torsion bars instead...
by Christoffer Ahlfors
Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: Universal Carrier
Topic: Pads on side of UC
Replies: 8
Views: 484

Re: Pads on side of UC

Just don't do what I did and reach for the hot soldering iron with out looking and grab it by the bit - ouch! Thanks for letting us in on this secret, Graham! I thought I was the only one on the planet having done such a ehm... thing. :oops: I would never have admitted it if you hadn't gone first!
by Christoffer Ahlfors
Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: M3 Help Needed!!
Replies: 8
Views: 760

Re: M3 Help Needed!!

You already tested step one: It runs well when suspended, but not on the ground. Next step I would suggest is to remove the motors and run the track by hand to check for mechanical binding. Both suspended and on the ground. Since everything points toward binding issues when on the ground, next step ...
by Christoffer Ahlfors
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 5
Views: 1467

Re: Brexit

The bad news is that the last time I had to go through this in another context, UPS charged around GBP 60 for the "service" to charge the VAT. :shock:
Not a big deal if you have ordered a model, but worth considering when ordering spare parts.
by Christoffer Ahlfors
Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Universal Carrier
Topic: Universal Carrier Nr 34
Replies: 35
Views: 3103

Re: Universal Carrier Nr 34

Those trucks are awesome! :D
by Christoffer Ahlfors
Mon Dec 14, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Sdkfz 7 Half Track
Topic: sdkfz 7 build log.
Replies: 152
Views: 29821

Re: sdkfz 7 build log.

simon_manning wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 4:22 pm
My Paintwork is getting a little predictable...
Yes, top notch. We know where that is... :D It is always a thrill to see what you can do and dream away...
by Christoffer Ahlfors
Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: General Electronics Topics
Topic: Lifepo4 Battery
Replies: 8
Views: 1194

Re: Lifepo4 Battery

Alan, Gerhard is touching on an important aspect regarding driving time: A 300W sound system to compete with 1:1 counterparts in the background (to prove rather than gesture the answers to the usual questions: CAN IT MAKE ENGINE SOUNDS? CAN IT SHOOT?), will consume around 15A @ 24V. This is far more...
by Christoffer Ahlfors
Thu Dec 10, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Jagdtiger
Topic: JT in Germany
Replies: 98
Views: 12969

Re: JT in Germany

Yes, the fact that the gun can both traverse and elevate, the recoil mechanism takes up just about the entire casemate, leaving little room for anything else. Amazing really! :lol:

You are going to hate your old batteries...
by Christoffer Ahlfors
Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Real or fake
Replies: 473
Views: 103475

Re: Real or fake

The KV2 was known to be top heavy. The turret often jammed when not level. The KV3 in Brian's post above even more so, although the rate of fire was improved.... :wink:
by Christoffer Ahlfors
Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Sdkfz 7 Half Track
Topic: sdkfz 7 build log.
Replies: 152
Views: 29821

Re: sdkfz 7 build log.

That dash was stunning already before the "Manning effect" was applied! :shock:

As soon as the wires are out of the way, it is time for the "real or fake" section! :D