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by Dennis Jones
Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: Universal Carrier
Topic: Two new UC builds
Replies: 19
Views: 1544

Re: Two new UC builds

Just found out why drive sprockets not gripping track. Numpty me I had put the bogie wheels on the wrong way round so they were out of line with the drive sprocket, should have looked closer at the manual.

Dennis.
by Dennis Jones
Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: Universal Carrier
Topic: Servos and brakes
Replies: 2
Views: 208

Re: Servos and brakes

I also had to remove drive unit with back plate in place but when I reassembled it I drilled a small hole in the drive sprocket level with the screw holes and then reversed the fixing bolts so that the nuts were on the inside and an allen key can be inserted through the hole, makes fixing easier and...
by Dennis Jones
Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: Universal Carrier
Topic: Two new UC builds
Replies: 19
Views: 1544

Re: Two new UC builds

Finally sorted out the brake servo system, took a bit of fettling but got there eventually. The warp servo system seems to work ok on the bench anyway. I am going to use NIm/h batteries not lipo. I can make up a 6 pack (7.2 volts) of D cells rated at 10 amps for about £40. Another advantage is that ...
by Dennis Jones
Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Universal Carrier
Topic: Video of the Universal Carrier running
Replies: 14
Views: 750

Re: Video of the Universal Carrier running

I am in the process of setting up the servos for braking operation and I think that when the servos are centered the arm needs to be put on so that the screw is near the end of the raceway so that the brake arm is applied straight away and then adjust the amount of servo travel to match. The reason ...
by Dennis Jones
Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: Universal Carrier
Topic: Two new UC builds
Replies: 19
Views: 1544

Re: Two new UC builds

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by Dennis Jones
Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: Universal Carrier
Topic: Two new UC builds
Replies: 19
Views: 1544

Re: Two new UC builds

Getting there slowly. Motion pack arrives tomorrow. I found that the rear bogie set none of the bushes that fit in to the springs would go in to the springs as they were too big, whether the springs were too small or bushes too big I am not sure but in the end I had to turn all 12 of them down in th...
by Dennis Jones
Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: Universal Carrier
Topic: Steve’s UC
Replies: 3
Views: 174

Re: Steve’s UC

Speaking of bogies, I found that the rear bogie set none of the bushes that fit in to the springs would go in to the springs as they were too big, whether the springs were too small or bushes too big I am not sure but in the end I had to turn all 12 of them down in the lathe to get them to fit. The ...
by Dennis Jones
Thu Feb 18, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: Universal Carrier
Topic: Two new UC builds
Replies: 19
Views: 1544

Re: Two new UC builds

A bit more progress, just waiting for motion pack now.

Dennis.
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by Dennis Jones
Mon Feb 08, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: Universal Carrier
Topic: Two new UC builds
Replies: 19
Views: 1544

Re: Two new UC builds

Some photos but not much progress as it's a bit cold in my workshop at the moment.

Dennis.
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My rivetting tools
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All rivetted no superglue here
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by Dennis Jones
Fri Feb 05, 2021 1:16 pm
Forum: Universal Carrier
Topic: Two new UC builds
Replies: 19
Views: 1544

Re: Two new UC builds

Hi Mick, Good to hear from you, I hope you are well. Yes the giant Armortek boxes do come in handy. Yes it's been a while since the last build which was the 251. I have spent a lot of time at shows and Bovington with the Southern Armour Group and doing repairs for a lot of our members. But not a lot...
by Dennis Jones
Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: Universal Carrier
Topic: Two new UC builds
Replies: 19
Views: 1544

Re: Two new UC builds

Made a start, 2 sets of tracks built 648 links and pins. Now priming all parts before assembly.

Dennis.

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by Dennis Jones
Tue Feb 02, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: Universal Carrier
Topic: Armorpax's Armortek UC - No.18
Replies: 112
Views: 8899

Re: Armorpax's Armortek UC - No.18

Hi Dave,

Will all these bits be available individually or only in one pack.

Dennis,
by Dennis Jones
Thu Jan 28, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: LifePo4 Batteries
Replies: 18
Views: 496

Re: LifePo4 Batteries

Lipo I think, not sure of voltage or current but limit on physical size.

Dennis
by Dennis Jones
Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: Universal Carrier
Topic: Video of the Universal Carrier running
Replies: 14
Views: 750

Re: Video of the Universal Carrier running

I think you will find they are using brakes on each sprocket as in the real thing as well as warping the track.

Dennis.
by Dennis Jones
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Universal Carrier
Topic: Two new UC builds
Replies: 19
Views: 1544

Re: Two new UC builds

One for me and the other for someone else Yves. Are you well ?

Dennis.