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by Gerhard Michel
Thu Jun 24, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 17
Views: 2200

Re: Brexit

That is a little strange. If the vendor is a hobbyist he doesn't have to pay (or claim!) any VAT. If the vendor is a business man he should know how to avoid his domestic VAT.
by Gerhard Michel
Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Jagdtiger
Topic: Jagdtiger No.41 in Germany
Replies: 52
Views: 6288

Re: Jagdtiger No.41 in Germany

My 2 King Tigers and the Jagdtiger are all equipped with Olaf's steel track links, without any issues till now. Also the wearout of the drive train is not too big. Only the Panther / Jagdpanther doesn't work with its steel track links, due to the design of the road wheels (shape and rubber).
by Gerhard Michel
Tue May 25, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Armortek Showroom in Germany
Replies: 15
Views: 1109

Re: Armortek Showroom in Germany

Hi Peter,

then please never use steel track links! Mine leave marks with their chevrons, even on cobblestones....... :twisted:
by Gerhard Michel
Mon May 24, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Armortek Showroom in Germany
Replies: 15
Views: 1109

Re: Armortek Showroom in Germany

Hello Peter,

nice show room; indeed! But do the models no damage to the floor when moving them? Well, aluminium track links are not as rough as my steel track links, but they also may scratch the floor I think.
by Gerhard Michel
Mon May 17, 2021 11:42 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Pics and clips from events
Replies: 10
Views: 1157

Re: Pics and clips from events

Hi Liam,

sorry, some illness prevented me to see that wonderful pics till now......

Simply marvellous!
by Gerhard Michel
Mon Apr 26, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: Knowledge Base Discussions
Topic: Charging Batteries.
Replies: 5
Views: 317

Re: Charging Batteries.

For charging of two 12 V batteries that are wired in line it is not necessary to use switches or circuit breakers. I use simple banana sockets and plugs to connect the charger, first at one 12 V battery and then at the other. For that I use 3 sockets at 0 V, 12 V and 24 V. https://abload.de/img/2018...
by Gerhard Michel
Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Smokin' out the office
Replies: 17
Views: 905

Re: Smokin' out the office

Well done, indeed!

There exists a real firing machine gun in 1/6 scale (with blank cartridges, of course), which acts not better than this proof of concept.
by Gerhard Michel
Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:41 pm
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: Setting up RC Systems
Replies: 32
Views: 4941

Re: Setting up RC Systems

There are a few RC systems especially made for functional models like tanks, e.g. the Brixl and the so called "Blauzahn". Both have a lot of channels (up to 256) and are rather expensive. An airplane RC system is also a good solution for a 'normal' tank, because it has enough function rang...
by Gerhard Michel
Sat Apr 03, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Jagdtiger
Topic: Jagdtiger No.41 in Germany
Replies: 52
Views: 6288

Re: Jagdtiger No.41 in Germany

Hi Sascha,

welcome in the AT Forum! A Jagdtiger is a nice model; I know........ :mrgreen:
by Gerhard Michel
Wed Mar 24, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Looking for (color)Photos of the Maybach Panzer engines
Replies: 12
Views: 840

Re: Looking for (color)Photos of the Maybach Panzer engines

Hi Mark,

I don't know that exactly. But they have Panthers and a Jagdpanther in the museum and should know what they write.....

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by Gerhard Michel
Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Looking for (color)Photos of the Maybach Panzer engines
Replies: 12
Views: 840

Re: Looking for (color)Photos of the Maybach Panzer engines

Hi Marco,

I shot some pics in Sinsheim:

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by Gerhard Michel
Tue Mar 23, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Pics and clips from events
Replies: 10
Views: 1157

Re: Pics and clips from events

Very nice!

I love to see our tanks in action, at least in the wilderness! :mrgreen:
by Gerhard Michel
Mon Mar 22, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Pics and clips from events
Replies: 10
Views: 1157

Re: Pics and clips from events

Hello guys, thank you for liking my post. But will nobody post impressions of his own tank driving events? All over the world there must be dozens of unofficial meetings I guess...... :? I would like to see pics like this; a snapshot taken from my onboard cam in Emu: https://abload.de/img/emu-1d5k7b...
by Gerhard Michel
Mon Mar 22, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: Universal Carrier
Topic: Receiver power
Replies: 7
Views: 430

Re: Receiver power

In most of the receivers the power links (plus and minus) are connected over all plugs for the servos. Therefore it is not necessary to connect a special power line when one of the connected accessories has a BEC (battery elimiting circuit)
by Gerhard Michel
Sun Mar 21, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: Knowledge Base Discussions
Topic: Steel tracks on Armortek models?
Replies: 26
Views: 2892

Re: Steel tracks on Armortek models?

The original's teeth were also chamfered; therefore it cannot be bad to chamfer the teeth.

A real heavy track will move the tank before tensing when the tank rolls forward. A lightweigt track will tense at first and then move the tank.