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by Richard Goodwin
Thu Feb 11, 2021 11:55 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain No. 34
Replies: 76
Views: 6665

Re: Chieftain No. 34

For those that prefer 'artistic license', look away NOW and don''t peek!!

Charles, as requested
atu 4.jpg
atu 5.jpg
Whats the betting they did peek? :lol: :lol:
by Richard Goodwin
Tue Feb 09, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain No. 34
Replies: 76
Views: 6665

Re: Chieftain No. 34

Hi John These are the comments I need, I am no professional modeler, but I do enjoy the challenge. You have pointed me in a direction I need to look at thank you. I will stick to pre Stillbrew. ATU correct! Your insight, re your "Totem" posts has meant that I am looking to provide extra support for...
by Richard Goodwin
Sun Dec 27, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Manny's Chieftain
Replies: 14
Views: 2505

Re: Manny's Chieftain

A nice build Manny, well done 8)
by Richard Goodwin
Fri Dec 11, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Totem Pole and the Sundance kid
Replies: 26
Views: 3489

Re: Totem Pole and the Sundance kid

Good advice John. Should certainly increase the reliability and enable the battery to supply the requested current.
by Richard Goodwin
Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 220
Views: 24407

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

and so to the strip down..... The turret, rear deck/turret tray assembly, glacis plate and the motors were all removed first. The hull was then moved off the tracks.... image7.jpeg Looking at the road wheels first, these were all ok except that the grass and bonded itself to the tyres and there was ...
by Richard Goodwin
Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Totem Pole and the Sundance kid
Replies: 26
Views: 3489

Re: Totem Pole and the Sundance kid

Looks a nice job Roy :mrgreen:
by Richard Goodwin
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 220
Views: 24407

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

So over the past few days, I have conducted a few test runs and totalled so far around 1 hour 45 mins of run time. Most of this has been on wet freshly cut grass and tarmac. She started off looking like this..... tr5.jpg She looked pristine........It didn't last long :( Have attached a vid below as ...
by Richard Goodwin
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain No. 34
Replies: 76
Views: 6665

Re: Chieftain No. 34

That's good news Charles.......nice vid too! Hope you paid your son double money this time :twisted:
by Richard Goodwin
Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Best batteries to use for chieftain
Replies: 39
Views: 2160

Re: Best batteries to use for chieftain

I don't think the max limit will be an issue either however, the time it can be applied is! Looking at the specs for different suppliers indicates diffent times in which this max current can be supplied for. Some are milli seconds whilst others are seconds. Its worth checking!!
by Richard Goodwin
Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Best batteries to use for chieftain
Replies: 39
Views: 2160

Re: Best batteries to use for chieftain

Does anyone have any measurement data wrt current draw of the motors on any model?
by Richard Goodwin
Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Best batteries to use for chieftain
Replies: 39
Views: 2160

Re: Best batteries to use for chieftain

Just to put something else into the mix, I believe that you will only get around 1 hours runtime with the Yuasa 22Ah batteries which would suggest the current drain is higher than previous tanks. So if you want more runtime, its a case of either upgrading the Yuasa batteries to 36Ah or more, or swit...
by Richard Goodwin
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 220
Views: 24407

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

That we be a nice trick Adrian to implement but a long way off at the moment. I just going to do it by sound at the moment; the card I'm using has the flexibility to do that but that also, is some way off :roll:
by Richard Goodwin
Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Totem Pole and the Sundance kid
Replies: 26
Views: 3489

Re: Totem Pole and the Sundance kid

Its interesting that several people are considering re-shimming the new Armortek flange mounted gearbox. This would suggest that they are not optimally shimmed in the first instance! Bearing in mind I'm about to start a long test run, I'd be interested to hear what Armortek have to say about this pr...
by Richard Goodwin
Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 220
Views: 24407

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

Adrian, implemented the changes and it works a treat. Thank you again. With freshly cut, wet grass and doing some neutral turns, that lovely polished lower hull and tracks are now covered in mud and grass :cry: Theres even grass on the inside :? Still, looking at the positive, now the bugs are out o...
by Richard Goodwin
Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 220
Views: 24407

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

Spot on Adrian, thats exactly what its like. I'll make the changes and try again.

Many thanks for your help!