Search found 236 matches

by Sam Hough
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 1950s scratch built large scale tank
Replies: 2
Views: 391

1950s scratch built large scale tank

Sorry is off topic but hope to be of interest and not competition to Armortek ;)

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1950s-LARGE- ... 3788118402
by Sam Hough
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Tiger 1 Front MG traverse
Replies: 3
Views: 720

Re: Tiger 1 Front MG traverse

Have you got plans on how to control it? I've been trying to work how to use a mini/thumb joystick.

I used a push rod too but two for horizontal in parallel to stop the gun rotating then one for vertical.

Cheers

Sam
by Sam Hough
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: General Electronics Topics
Topic: New electronics in August
Replies: 31
Views: 5066

Re: New electronics in August

Gerhard,

Don't say 250w ;) After lots of dithering I settled on 1*60w mid/high and 2*60w for subwoofer... FWIW I'm going to try using stereo and pre-processing the sound sound files to implement the cross over.

Cheers

Sam
by Sam Hough
Fri May 24, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Tiger build
Replies: 93
Views: 11939

Re: Tiger build

Hi Mark,

I'm not sure of the etiquette. OK if I copy the way you have kept your electronics tidy? Mine looks like an explosion in a wire factory.

Lovely build!

Thanks

Sam
by Sam Hough
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Track "climbing" and track shape/damage
Replies: 7
Views: 1639

Re: Track "climbing" and track shape/damage

Thanks again all,

Seems to be much better now. Although my son crashed it into a park fence and smashed a track link...

I think it was mainly the sprocket alignment that was just correct, previously, through chance. Not looked at the "witness marks" on the new paint yet.

Cheers

Sam
by Sam Hough
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Track "climbing" and track shape/damage
Replies: 7
Views: 1639

Re: Track "climbing" and track shape/damage

Thanks Phil and Steen, I did file off the opposite side, to the one Phil pointed out in blue, early on as looked really wrong. I didn't know it was worth doing the other side too. It has been running fine, as far as I can tell, for a few years. Just this last couple of times gone wrong, I think beca...
by Sam Hough
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Track "climbing" and track shape/damage
Replies: 7
Views: 1639

Track "climbing" and track shape/damage

Hi, I've got "vintage" tracks and had bad last few drives with track climbing. I'm following this post https://www.armortek.co.uk/Forum3b/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=7118&hilit=track+brian&start=375#p64593 , by Christoffer Ahlfors, and I think the main cause is alignment. Should the highlighted bits in the ...
by Sam Hough
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Good example of Tiger 1 sound?
Replies: 11
Views: 1687

Re: Good example of Tiger 1 sound?

OK. I'm very jealous now.
by Sam Hough
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Good example of Tiger 1 sound?
Replies: 11
Views: 1687

Re: Good example of Tiger 1 sound?

Thanks Gerhard, I'm slowly a getting an idea of what a complicated subject it is. I've got sounds ripped from a game that is meant to be recorded from the 131. Not sure if a good thing but they have samples at various rev/load combinations. Not having heard the real thing is a bit of a handicap thou...
by Sam Hough
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Good example of Tiger 1 sound?
Replies: 11
Views: 1687

Re: Good example of Tiger 1 sound?

Thanks all,

So Adrian: I was surprised by the constant high revs, like a turbine, so I shouldn't try and copy that?

Cheers

Sam
by Sam Hough
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Good example of Tiger 1 sound?
Replies: 11
Views: 1687

Good example of Tiger 1 sound?

Hi,

I'm unlucky/lazy enough not to have heard the 131 with my own ears. Has this video captured it well?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boq824ER0DY

Much higher revs than I thought and more backfires? Presumably in real life much more bass?

Cheers

Sam
by Sam Hough
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Alternative tx controls?
Replies: 15
Views: 1982

Re: Alternative tx controls?

I hadn't realised the coffee/beer drinking possibility of single stick. I've only tried it on a Tamiya 1/16th and never got to like it. I was thinking single "trigger" like RC car tx for each track so would avoid moving turret. Our model is a Tiger 1 so single stick would probably give more realisti...
by Sam Hough
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Alternative tx controls?
Replies: 15
Views: 1982

Alternative tx controls?

Hi, I'm struggling to map all the toys on the tank to a normal RC TX. What have others tried? I was wondering about something that looks like: Android-controlled-drone-810x455.jpg With pistol grip on both sides for index fingers to control each track. Then one thumb for turret/elevation/fire and the...
by Sam Hough
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: proportional smoke
Replies: 6
Views: 1092

Re: proportional smoke

If you want to stick to pure analogue (I've got massive overkill solution with a raspberry pi) you would use a rectifier (as Adrian suggested) from the motors AND a drip feed from the main supply (resistor and diode) for idle.
by Sam Hough
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: Tiger 1 Steel Tracks
Replies: 33
Views: 9209

Re: Tiger 1 Steel Tracks

Possibly silly question but, will these rust?

Cheers

Sam