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by Richard Goodwin
Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 220
Views: 23480

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: 25
Views: 2788

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: 23480

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: 46
Views: 3288

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: 1848

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: 1848

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: 1848

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: 23480

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: 25
Views: 2788

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: 23480

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: 23480

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!
by Richard Goodwin
Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 220
Views: 23480

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

Adrian,

This is the mix screen....
mix2.jpg
by Richard Goodwin
Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 220
Views: 23480

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

So with the gearboxes and the idler boxes installed, a quick coat of black primer followed whereby the road wheels and the idler wheels were fixed into position using Loctite Purple and tghe hub caps installed using a little WD40. This is because I'll need to take them off again for final painting a...
by Richard Goodwin
Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 220
Views: 23480

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

If you've been watching, my apologies for the late update.....better late than never though :D So gearboxes........ pic of parts list and parts first.... parts.jpg The brass bush which is part of the motion pack was inserted bevel edge first into its housing secured with Loctite 648. A little gentle...
by Richard Goodwin
Fri Oct 09, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Jagdtiger
Topic: Jadgtiger in the US
Replies: 41
Views: 4335

Re: Jadgtiger in the US

Impressive stuff Don......I'd better order a crate of that beer :twisted: :D