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by Gerhard Michel
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Jagdpanther
Topic: eight years, four owners, no mile
Replies: 59
Views: 14657

Re: eight years, four owners, no mile

Hi Christoffer, the chevrons of the Armortek tracks are not half as tall as the ones of the steel track links, and the original tracks are not half as heavy as the steel ones. I think that these both characteristics cause that Armortek tracks don't have the same issue, but depending on their true sc...
by Gerhard Michel
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Jagdpanther
Topic: eight years, four owners, no mile
Replies: 59
Views: 14657

Re: eight years, four owners, no mile

Hello guys, in Hausen I could speek to Olaf, who has the same issue with his steel track links, of course. Now he grinded the chevrons to only 1 mm thickness. Also with this slim height the Jagdpanther is not able to ride curves in meadow grounds! Only hard floor grounds are fine. Therefore I finall...
by Gerhard Michel
Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Annual tank meeting 2019 in Hausen am Bach
Replies: 32
Views: 2948

Re: Annual tank meeting 2019 in Hausen am Bach

Hi all,

I would like to add another little video with some clips showing the deployment to the so called tank parade in Hausen. I call it 'making of', because it contains only simple scenes from the Jagdtigers onboard-cam.

https://youtu.be/ipTeml1zFIE
by Gerhard Michel
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Annual tank meeting 2019 in Hausen am Bach
Replies: 32
Views: 2948

Re: Annual tank meeting 2019 in Hausen am Bach

Hi all, here some pics just made by smartfone.... Reinhold usually starts with a tank formation ('Panzerparade') behind his estate (and 2 of his neighbours :wink: ). Then the tanks start a tank walk through his village onroad and offroad (some traffic roads are closed for that) to the town hall. At ...
by Gerhard Michel
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Annual tank meeting 2019 in Hausen am Bach
Replies: 32
Views: 2948

Re: Annual tank meeting 2019 in Hausen am Bach

Hi Mark,

I think that you said all that is to be said about Hausen annual tank festival. Thanks in the name of Reinhold, the event organiser! I tried to make some pics and clips, but they are not yet sorted and uploaded........
by Gerhard Michel
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Annual tank meeting 2019 in Hausen am Bach
Replies: 32
Views: 2948

Re: Annual tank meeting 2019 in Hausen am Bach

Hi Steen,

the Jagdtiger is ready to be loaded tomorrow.....

Hi Mark,

I will visit the meeting only at saturday, without overnight stay.
by Gerhard Michel
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Annual tank meeting 2019 in Hausen am Bach
Replies: 32
Views: 2948

Re: Annual tank meeting 2019 in Hausen am Bach

Hi Steen,

I will be there too, of course. I have only about 80 km. Reinhold wishes me to bring the Jagdtiger with me.......
by Gerhard Michel
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Batteries
Replies: 7
Views: 547

Re: Batteries

My Charger is a Junsi 4010 Duo combining the capability to charge (and balance) all types of batteries (lead acid, LiFePO4, LiIon, LiPo, NiCD, NiMH and so on) with currents up to 2 x 40 amps (or 70 amps combined) at voltages up to 30 volts (10 LiFe cells). Please note: the charger is designed for us...
by Gerhard Michel
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Batteries
Replies: 7
Views: 547

Re: Batteries

In my Panzer IV I use also Lifes. You may use either 2 blocks of 4 cells (2 x 12 volts) or 8 single cells for 24 volts. The blocks have a built-in battery management system (BMS), which gives fully protection against deep discharge and overcharging when using a simple lead acid charger with over-vol...
by Gerhard Michel
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Jagdpanther
Topic: Martin's Jagdpanther
Replies: 127
Views: 33913

Re: Martin's Jagdpanther

Hi Martin, glowing LEDs in the exhaust pipes are a nice thing, but unfortunately you can see it only by night. Reinhold has such a feature added to his King Tiger in 1/4 scale. On top he has combined it with real flames coming out of the exhausts simulating backfire. :shock: These flames are made by...
by Gerhard Michel
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: New electronics in August
Replies: 17
Views: 2086

Re: New electronics in August

A really good advice! :) I am using two-state relays which can cut off the main circuit without any power consumption when the switching operation ist done. So I can safely switch up to 100 amps by pressing 'doll's kitchen' pushbuttons and with zero power consumption when switched off. https://abloa...
by Gerhard Michel
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: New electronics in August
Replies: 17
Views: 2086

Re: New electronics in August

Hi Sam, one big trouble when using powerful amplifiers is the juddering and clattering of the whole hull, the other issue is the fact, that sound isn't emitted by the exhausts, but by the radiator fan openings. The first trouble causes Olaf's built-in cam failing totally if the full power of his Pan...
by Gerhard Michel
Thu May 30, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: New electronics in August
Replies: 17
Views: 2086

Re: New electronics in August

Here are some more keypoints we like to consider for our tanks (Armortek and others): -- for outdoor activities 2 x 60 watts are a suggested minimum of power. A car hifi power amp (for subwoofers) with 250 watts is preferred, but most of them need only 12 volts and therefore a battery of its own or ...
by Gerhard Michel
Tue May 07, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Benedini Mini and volume up/down via transmitter
Replies: 4
Views: 520

Re: Benedini Mini and volume up/down via transmitter

Hi Steen, I don't use a Benedini sound module, but I am glad having a stepless loudness control via its own transmitter channel pot with my Beier modules. Imho it is rather necessary because all sound modules need a seperate power amplifier with at least 2 x 60 watts (normally 2 x 120 watts) to have...
by Gerhard Michel
Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: RE PANZER AUSF G
Replies: 9
Views: 1308

Re: RE PANZER AUSF G

OK, that's right, but I wonder why some guys buy a kit, leave it for years and then try to sell it again. Others build it up and leave it then uncared for years. I don't think that a tank model is a profitable financial investment. Guys may like assembling, or may like to play with it in the fields ...