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by michael hilton
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Motion Option Pack
Topic: Chieftain turret turn motor strange behaviour on initial switch on
Replies: 16
Views: 1034

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

Hello Adrian, reference your post, just to say I had a problem with my Grant and the new 'red' boxes. As advised by your good self I removed one red power cable into the receiver because the receiver was taking 'two' 5v supplies. This solved my issue. Mick
by michael hilton
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: X51 Stickleback
Replies: 9
Views: 1179

Re: X51 Stickleback

Thank you John, the X51 is a comfortable build, lots of free time over the past three months. I also purchased a set of plans from Marine Modelling, most helpful. Florian, the hulls are crafted by OTW Design, they also supplied the 'dive' module. They have a website. The beauty of tanks, no bath req...
by michael hilton
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: X51 Stickleback
Replies: 9
Views: 1179

Re: X51 Stickleback

Thank you Phil and other 'likes'. Ok, here is the answer in the photograph. For the 'flagstaff'' I used a spare track pin out of my Panther build CH0502. Just the right length, diameter, and a flat top. Watching all the excellent builds and enjoying the mixed weather. Hopefully here in Wales from Mo...
by michael hilton
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: X51 Stickleback
Replies: 9
Views: 1179

Re: X51 Stickleback

Finally reached the painting and weathering. The X51 build has saved my sanity during 'lockdown' , more or less, that and a reviving interest in my garden railway. Hobbies, hobbies, hobbies, where would we be without them. Any road up, Armortek has an interest in the midget submarine, anyone spot th...
by michael hilton
Sun May 10, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: DX8 advice for new to RC
Replies: 61
Views: 2492

Re: DX8 advice for new to RC

Hello Andy, I may have missed something here...if you have the new 'red' modules, the recoil is limited by the amount of servo arm movement....Mick
by michael hilton
Thu May 07, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: X51 Stickleback
Replies: 9
Views: 1179

X51 Stickleback

Good morning hearties, just to say I am not idling my time, rather between 'caring' I am ensconced in my 'drydock'. While I await the next production from Armortek. I have had this model for about eighteen months lurking beneath the waves, ready to pounce and stir my imagination once again. Not goin...
by michael hilton
Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: Fitting tyres to solid wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 533

Re: Fitting tyres to solid wheels

Hello Tony, accepting all that has been said, I was able to dry/push fit all my tyres, using the 'back of a spoon' as a lever, on my Rolls Royce. Just saying.... :) ..mick
by michael hilton
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: DX8 advice for new to RC
Replies: 61
Views: 2492

Re: DX8 advice for new to RC

Hello Andy, I have this Spektrum TX/RX setup. If it helps have a look at my M3 Grant build. Towards the end of the build I have a photograph showing my motion pack layout. It may be worth a look....I use two stick motor control....keep at it, it will come together...Mick
by michael hilton
Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Mick's Grant
Replies: 130
Views: 28551

Re: Mick's Grant

Thank you for your thoughts Chris and good morning everyone. With the present situation and restrictions I decided to weather the Grant. It was not on my 'to do' list. I was satisfied with the Grant, as is, and planned to take the Panther, in her new paint, to a number of 'shows', now cancelled. At ...
by michael hilton
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Mick's Grant
Replies: 130
Views: 28551

Re: Mick's Grant

Good morning and thank you Mike. While lifting the turret a couple of days ago, I inadvertently pulled the gun 'flash' lead out of the recoil module. As a result, and because the option modules are way down on the bowels of the M3 I just could not reconnect the plug. I was obliged to remove the rear...
by michael hilton
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Mick's Grant
Replies: 130
Views: 28551

Re: Mick's Grant

Good morning everyone, just finished reading the Forum posts...some serious technical stuff going on. Back to the more mundane, the poor guy is beginning to complain of cramp and a certain numbness in his nether regions...Obviously, the seat/frame is a means to an end...he fell between the motors ye...
by michael hilton
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Mick's Grant
Replies: 130
Views: 28551

Re: Mick's Grant

Thank you John, I'm finding things to do at the moment. Constructing a makeshift seat for the driver, it's hidden from view and nowhere near the quality and expertise of Phil, yourself and the many other Armortek builders...I do my best....and I only have myself to please :wink: Mick
by michael hilton
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Mick's Grant
Replies: 130
Views: 28551

Re: Mick's Grant

Good morning John, I purchased the complete kit and dive system from OTW last year. Drilled most of the flooding holes, however the Grant was forever in my mind. Eventually gave in and purchased the M3. Never looked back, a most enjoyable build. If I live long and prosper maybe revisit the X51, who ...
by michael hilton
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Mick's Grant
Replies: 130
Views: 28551

Re: Mick's Grant

Hello John, well spotted, hiding under my work bench...the Rolls Royce and.....a kit I purchased earlier last year, OTW Designs radio control kit of the X51 Midget Submarine. To 1/12 scale. length 54" 6.3/4 beam. Model tanks keep getting in the way :lol: Best wishes John, following you build...Mick
by michael hilton
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Mick's Grant
Replies: 130
Views: 28551

Re: Mick's Grant

Good morning everyone, well there you go....completed the Panther repaint, it's back under a dust cover for the time being, still far to 'cold' for her ladyship to transfer to the garage To continue with the M3 Grant build....mostly completed. I fired her up and happy to say, all sound and motion sy...