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by Richard Goodwin
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 195
Views: 19365

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

So this post is all about the rear deck. Now the supplied deck has to be modified to allow the following: 1) ease of access for maintenance like so.... DSCF1201.JPG 2) the middle of the deck needs to be dropped such that the middle is level with the highest point of the sides of the deck from the st...
by Richard Goodwin
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Turret Bearing alignment
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Turret Bearing alignment

I did a dry fit of the bearing today which I thought went ok until I installed the turret itself. It wasn't central about the casting. After removing the turret I took some measurements of the distance between the casting wall and the bearing; this is what I found...... First, the forward most point...
by Richard Goodwin
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain Build No.17
Replies: 103
Views: 11467

Re: Chieftain Build No.17

Very concerning would be my choice of words! Not something you want to fail when your on your own; perhaps the next mod would be a set of inbuilt hydraulic jacks to raise the tank off the ground to put a couple of skateboards underneath for recovery :roll:
by Richard Goodwin
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain No. 34
Replies: 21
Views: 1088

Re: Chieftain No. 34

Sorry to hear your news Charles. There seems a lot of failures starting to occur now that some are up and running ( well sort of 😂). But seriously, it’s got me thinking now that I need to divert from doing the planned mods on the rear deck, turret tray and ‘t’ piece and instead, to start getting the...
by Richard Goodwin
Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender
Replies: 182
Views: 24384

Re: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender

Good spot John and many thanks for the helpful tips n tricks! To do list has been updated :evil:
by Richard Goodwin
Sat Aug 22, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender
Replies: 182
Views: 24384

Re: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender

Nice work John, oh and thank you for adding more bits onto my already overstretched list of stuff to do :lol: :twisted:
by Richard Goodwin
Sat Aug 22, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 195
Views: 19365

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

10 out of 10 for observation John :D good spot. Many thanks Phil, that is appreciated from an expert builder like yourself. So on to today's work..... DSCF1190.JPG The front mudguard bracket mounting holes have been filled in prep for using M3 reduced head bolts. The lifting lugs have been relocated...
by Richard Goodwin
Fri Aug 21, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 195
Views: 19365

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

Ok so its been a while since my last update so this is what I've been up to..... Worked on the smaller detail below the exhaust box which I think is now complete.. DSCF1188.JPG Have also added the jacking plates front and rear but that is the only detail I will be adding on the floor. Now on to that...
by Richard Goodwin
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 195
Views: 19365

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

Gents, thank you for your likes and generous comments. When i do eventually finish the box, there will not be one part of it that hasn't been changed or replaced in one form or another; more work than I expected to have to do I must admit. :roll: John, ET is leaving this week so no need to phone hom...
by Richard Goodwin
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 195
Views: 19365

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

Sigh of relief on that one John :twisted: Following a special request from JC, time for an exhaust box update :lol: All the main cuts to the basic box have now been made; time to start adding the detail and putting it all together!! I can just hear JC now......about bl**dy time :lol: 40 10BA bolts w...
by Richard Goodwin
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Motion Option Pack
Topic: Chieftain turret turn motor strange behaviour on initial switch on
Replies: 16
Views: 1316

Re: Chieftain turret turn motor strange behaviour on initial switch on

Mark - i have a FrSky Taranis and when I tested all the electronics on the bench, I don't recall any issues with motors turning on power on apart from if the controls weren't set in the zero'd position. I must admit though, I'm not using the Armortek sound or smoke modules; am using alternatives!
by Richard Goodwin
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 195
Views: 19365

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

Today's post is all about affixing the tyres to the various wheels. There are 36 wheels in total which have rubber tyres affixed; 24 road wheels and 12 return roller wheels. The method i used to affix the tyres is the same for both wheel types so I'll just show how I did the return rollers. Now befo...
by Richard Goodwin
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 195
Views: 19365

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

Ok so lets get these pesky idler blocks out the way. In case you've forgotten, here's the assembly diagram again.... DSCF0845.JPG First of all, the two halves were bolted together with the recommended hex heads and filed to remove machine marks and to match the halves together..... matching halves.j...
by Richard Goodwin
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 195
Views: 19365

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

John.....if it was anything other than a Berlin Camo paint job, I'd agree with you......but this paint job will put a line down the middle at the front which i'm hoping will provide enough emphasis! Fingers crossed :twisted:
by Richard Goodwin
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 195
Views: 19365

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

I know that I was due to finish off the idler bolcks but something else caught my eye over the weekend! Having filed my casting lugs down to fit into the lower hull then ground the sides down of the casting to match the hull sides, things were proceeding nicely. A trial fit of the mudguards showed a...