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by Stephen White
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Centurion
Topic: My Beaut Aussie Cent
Replies: 1015
Views: 295409

Re: My Beaut Aussie Cent

I've completed the installation of the laser enhancement to my barrel smoker and done some initial testing. Overall, I'm quite pleased with the result. After looking at the various sources of power in the turret, I decided for simplicity's sake to draw 12v from the feed to one of the fans driving th...
by Stephen White
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain Build No.17
Replies: 103
Views: 11486

Re: Chieftain Build No.17

Looking good Mark. 13th/18th cap badge? Nice. I guess the RTR should be flattered that a Cav regiment would want to wear the RTR's black denims. The Scaleybacks used to try it on, saying that their 438s were "panzers" until it was pointed out to them that a radio wagon wasn't a tank. Or is it just a...
by Stephen White
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Craftsman's Market
Topic: white metal
Replies: 6
Views: 264

Re: white metal

Yves, if you're careful, you can successfully solder white metal. Use a low temperature solder, plenty of flux and an iron set to below 200 deg C. Don't hold the iron on the metal for too long or you can melt the whole thing. If you can, use a heat sink such as a G clamp to protect the part you don'...
by Stephen White
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Sound Option Pack
Topic: Help TBSmini v2 HELP
Replies: 5
Views: 131

Re: Help TBSmini v2 HELP

V4? I thought there were only two versions Andy?
by Stephen White
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Smoker Plumbing
Replies: 3
Views: 261

Re: Smoker Plumbing

Good advice from Adrian. There’s a lot to be said for avoiding copper. The temptation is to use plumbing pipe work but you can get some larger bore neoprene tubing for model aircraft use. It is flexible for routing and reduces the condensation when cold compared with metal pipes. There is also a ran...
by Stephen White
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Manual Starter handle
Replies: 2
Views: 174

Re: Manual Starter handle

Alastair According to Jentz and Doyle, I can find the following chronology with references to the Schwungkraftanlasser: 1. Welding two tubes to store the engine hand-cranked starter guide plate on the hull rear between the mufflers (by Aug 42) repositioned for vertical stowage of the starter guide p...
by Stephen White
Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Centurion
Topic: My Beaut Aussie Cent
Replies: 1015
Views: 295409

Re: My Beaut Aussie Cent

Barrel Smoke When I installed my barrel smoke system, I removed the kit LED flash unit, mostly because I wanted the space to run a neoprene tube down the barrel from the smoke unit to the muzzle but also because I never found the LEDs very realistic. If you push them sufficiently into the muzzle tha...
by Stephen White
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: General Electronics Topics
Topic: Spektrum DX8G2
Replies: 10
Views: 370

Re: Spektrum DX8G2

Simon I’ve had the same problem with Spektrum. Increasing the separation between ex and tx didn’t immediately produce a bind. You can also make sure that the wire antennae on the rx are at 90deg to each other. After these two checks, there isn’t much else to do but keep trying, using the process Adr...
by Stephen White
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Sound Option Pack
Topic: TBS5
Replies: 18
Views: 772

Re: TBS5

Robert, there is a guide in the Knowledge Base.
by Stephen White
Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain No. 34
Replies: 30
Views: 1361

Re: Chieftain No. 34

Charles

Good to see another Chieftain mobile. Two pointers, one, single stick operation is much easier to control than two and simpler to set up. Two, there are guides to setting up the controls on the Knowledge Base which are well tried and tested.
by Stephen White
Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Factory Flood
Replies: 13
Views: 793

Re: Factory Flood

Nice one Steve. On the other (Next Model) thread......

"Sorry to hear Kian, hope recovery isn’t too painful or protracted. Would it be in bad taste to suggest a DUKW next.......or Sherman DD? No, on second thoughts, the perfect complement to Chieftain, a Stalwart....."
by Stephen White
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Armorteks next model
Replies: 370
Views: 58645

Re: Armorteks next model

Alex, you might be onto something. To quote Kian: It is likely that our next few models will be smaller - just to give our backs some time to recover After King Tiger, Jagdtiger, Stug it's not likely to be a Panzer any time soon. Chieftain and Universal Carrier might make British less likely. So tha...
by Stephen White
Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Armorteks next model
Replies: 370
Views: 58645

Re: Armorteks next model

Sorry to hear Kian, hope recovery isn’t too painful or protracted. Would it be in bad taste to suggest a DUKW next.......or Sherman DD? No, on second thoughts, the perfect complement to Chieftain, a Stalwart.....
by Stephen White
Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: 12 way encoder in an OpenTX transmitter
Replies: 2
Views: 577

Re: 12 way encoder in an OpenTX transmitter

Adrian, so glad you've cracked this, it's a major help in converting to Open TX. Although I managed the physical installation OK a year or so ago, I could never get the X9D TX to calibrate all the positions. It seemed to want only to recognise six, which I thought at the time was a limit in OpenTX. ...
by Stephen White
Tue Aug 25, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: How to avoid the stall?
Replies: 10
Views: 745

Re: How to avoid the stall?

Don, this is such a good idea for a thread. It's a subject which hasn't really been discussed before and one which touches most of us. I've little to add to the wise words above, except to say that my Pz III took me three years and the Centurion five, so I know all about keeping up the interest over...