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by Gerhard Michel
Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Smokin' out the office
Replies: 16
Views: 443

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: 4418

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: 10
Views: 1009

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: 11
Views: 608

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: 11
Views: 608

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: 4
Views: 556

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: 4
Views: 556

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: 318

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: 2727

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.
by Gerhard Michel
Sat Mar 20, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Pics and clips from events
Replies: 4
Views: 556

Pics and clips from events

Hello guys, the corona crisis unfortunatelly inhibits the well known tank events in the present. But I wonder if there were meetings and 'tank missions' in the past that are worth to show some pics or clips. Therefore I will try to open this thread and invite everyone to show what he means to be int...
by Gerhard Michel
Thu Mar 18, 2021 11:05 pm
Forum: Knowledge Base Discussions
Topic: Steel tracks on Armortek models?
Replies: 26
Views: 2727

Re: Steel tracks on Armortek models?

Hi Christoffer, an exactly sorted drive train is very helpful, indeed. Chamfered sprocket teeth (especially at the sides) are essential, and it's not counterintuitive, that a loose track runs smoother, because each link can easier move aside and snap into the sprocket. Some models like the Elephant ...
by Gerhard Michel
Wed Mar 17, 2021 11:16 pm
Forum: Knowledge Base Discussions
Topic: Steel tracks on Armortek models?
Replies: 26
Views: 2727

Re: Steel tracks on Armortek models?

IMHO the real trouble is not the replacing of a track link itself, but the necessity to do that lying on your pounch, in worst case about 200 meters away from the car and the necessary tools. There is also no automobile association which may help :twisted: Until now I had at least 3 events which cou...
by Gerhard Michel
Wed Mar 17, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Knowledge Base Discussions
Topic: Steel tracks on Armortek models?
Replies: 26
Views: 2727

Re: Steel tracks on Armortek models?

In Hausen no year passed till now without breaking at least one AT track link, and there was no gravel but only grass and earth and some steep hills. I didn't see the tracks breaking, I only saw the result. In most situations the model either climbed a hill or moved sideways on a ramp. Therefore I s...
by Gerhard Michel
Tue Mar 16, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: Knowledge Base Discussions
Topic: Steel tracks on Armortek models?
Replies: 26
Views: 2727

Re: Steel tracks on Armortek models?

Well, a tank is a tank and has to be treated as a tank, I mean. So it basically must conquer every kind of grounds, but gravel and wet sand are some challenge. One must be aware that some components of the drive train may be damaged under these conditions. Usually this are track links that break. Us...
by Gerhard Michel
Tue Mar 16, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: Knowledge Base Discussions
Topic: Steel tracks on Armortek models?
Replies: 26
Views: 2727

Re: Steel tracks on Armortek models?

Hi Tom, I don't know anybody offering steel track links for the Armortek Tiger I today. Maybe that Vincent also received the drawings for the Tiger I tracks like those for the Panther and Pz IV from Olaf. If that is true then there is the theoretical possibility to make these tracks if there are eno...