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by Mark Heaps
Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: 25 Pounder & 25 Pdr Ammunition Limber
Topic: Aiming Posts
Replies: 5
Views: 825

Re: Aiming Posts

Likely both were used and are correct. They were used to line up the guns on a firing line when they went into a position.

Any visible object could have been used.Likely after the position was set up, all but a few would have then been collected in.

Mark
by Mark Heaps
Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Now, THAT's a warranty!
Replies: 2
Views: 307

Re: Now, THAT's a warranty!

More like clever wording to sugest you are getting something you are not. Big difference between a faulty and a failed item. I work for an electronics manufacturing firm. Half a day each week, I examine the returns. If the item is low value, then it is simply replaced or refunded. Not worth using my...
by Mark Heaps
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 1352
Views: 98702

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

No ice but the TTB as a coke dispenser was a good wind-up. The NBC pack was wonderful at chilling the beers though.
by Mark Heaps
Sat May 30, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 1352
Views: 98702

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Fantastic detailing, very impressive. Suggestions for further improvement. GUE Marriage Panel on left hand side of firewall. ME Marriage Panel on the right hand side. Plus a coke can to drop out of the TTB ( Tank Telephone Box ) when it was opened. Regular wind-up on the attached Infantry that it wa...
by Mark Heaps
Fri May 22, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 1352
Views: 98702

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

I recall that the generator was bolted on the back of the engine, and the starter motor for it was mounted low down at the side.
Mark
by Mark Heaps
Fri May 22, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Craftsman's Market
Topic: chieftain parts
Replies: 6
Views: 2123

Re: chieftain parts

Mark Heaps wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 3:39 pm
Hi Stephen,
Please let me know the cost for the full set for one Chieftain including postage to Germany and how you would like to be paid.

Mark
Still waiting for the quote so I can place the order.
by Mark Heaps
Fri May 22, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 1352
Views: 98702

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

I do not recall ever seeing a bottle jack kept and used on a tank but most of my experience was supporting Challenger 1 & 2. On them if a roadwheel had to be replaced, a strut plate was used. Curved surface at the top which went under the stub axle and two teeth at the bottom that went into the trac...
by Mark Heaps
Fri May 22, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Rolls Royce Armoured Car/ Silver Ghost
Topic: Solid wheels
Replies: 5
Views: 526

Re: Solid wheels

I have been trying to remote assist my father but so far no success. The problem is not wheel wobble on the front wheels but rather they lock solid on EPO216 if the M5x16 CSK is tightened fully. He has confirmed EPO215 rotates freely if the wheels are not fitted. Backing off the M5x16 allows the whe...
by Mark Heaps
Tue May 19, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Track tension
Replies: 5
Views: 397

Re: Track tension

One exercise in Germany, got called out to a tank early in the morning. Arrived there expecting a coffee but a TDB fault so BV not working.Petrol cooker also had a fault so they gave me a can of Tennants. Another can whilst I was fixing the TDB and a third after fixing it whilst we waited for the BV...
by Mark Heaps
Tue May 19, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Track tension
Replies: 5
Views: 397

Re: Track tension

And if too tight the suspension units will not operate properly. If the track starts spragging, lifting off the sprocket when doing turns and jumping teeth then it should be tightened before the track goes inwards scuffing the hull or outwards throwing the track. On the Chiefy ARV & ARRV, you always...
by Mark Heaps
Tue May 19, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Turret Rotation Speed?
Replies: 9
Views: 507

Re: Turret Rotation Speed?

Surely the turret rotation speed will depend on the speed of the motor or the hand of the gunner ( I recall reading it was 720 turns of the handwheel to turn the turret 360 on the tiger.) Everything else will just affect how much the motor or gunner has to work. :wink:
by Mark Heaps
Sat May 09, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Annual tank meeting 2020 in Hausen (Germany)
Replies: 8
Views: 1510

Re: Annual tank meeting 2020 in Hausen (Germany)

Had an email from Reinhold today. Regretfully due to the Corona virus, he is having to cancel the event this year but is making advance planning for an extended weekend meeing next year.
by Mark Heaps
Wed May 06, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: DX8 advice for new to RC
Replies: 61
Views: 2492

Re: DX8 advice for new to RC

I am not knowledgable about the new red box electronics but do recall reading a post on this forum mentioning that the receiver should only receive power from either module A or module B and that some were sent out with unmodified cables causing the receiver to get power from both and causing proble...
by Mark Heaps
Tue May 05, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: DX8 advice for new to RC
Replies: 61
Views: 2492

Re: DX8 advice for new to RC

Hi Andy, we are making progess. Switch over the Elevator and Aileron channels on the transmitter or swap the physical connections on the receiver.
Mark
by Mark Heaps
Tue May 05, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: DX8 advice for new to RC
Replies: 61
Views: 2492

Re: DX8 advice for new to RC

Hi Andy, you have proved that all channels and motors are working. What is not working at the moment is the channel mixing. I would suggest setting it up as a new model according to the guide http://www.armortek.co.uk/Forum3b/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=5795&p=49290&sid=95ec476d59058a9d641c2865c159c7cc#p49...
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