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by Stephen White
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chinese Eye Chieftain
Replies: 118
Views: 16551

Re: Chinese Eye Chieftain

Making a start with the tracks, as ever. Fingers a bit sore.

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by Stephen White
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Spanners and other stuff you could put in the tool boxes
Replies: 51
Views: 3959

Re: Spanners and other stuff you could put in the tool boxes

Very much a Jock Tankie thing. Stuff goes on north of the border. Tin mug, lots of oily finger prints, purple content downed before the coffee. Warmed most parts but made long range observation tricky. Totally medicinal.
by Stephen White
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Spanners and other stuff you could put in the tool boxes
Replies: 51
Views: 3959

Re: Spanners and other stuff you could put in the tool boxes

John, I'm not qualified to talk about wiggly amps, that's Mark's field but I can comment on refreshments. Forget the wine, too smart and too fragile. In WW2, during a roadside halt in France maybe but not on Chieftain. I did have a bottle of Grouse once but it smashed and my tank suits smelt very go...
by Stephen White
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Spanners and other stuff you could put in the tool boxes
Replies: 51
Views: 3959

Re: Spanners and other stuff you could put in the tool boxes

Here you go gentlemen. We'll make a gunner mech out of you yet, John. And to think I knew all this stuff once. Screenshot 2019-09-12 at 18.14.55.jpg Now, one (two actually) for John Heaps - tell me what you know about the pre-filter bypass flap valve solenoid switch. Or if that doesn't appeal, how a...
by Stephen White
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: General Electronics Topics
Topic: Elektrikery
Replies: 6
Views: 860

Re: Elektrikery

Simon, you're right, it does need updating. I don't think much has changed to alter the advice but I suppose it should be updated to take account of any changes which are relevant to the new motion system which Kian announced recently. I added one very minor change to the other topic on setting up S...
by Stephen White
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Centurion
Topic: My Beaut Aussie Cent
Replies: 1007
Views: 273393

Re: My Beaut Aussie Cent

Thanks Phil and Derek, your comments mean a lot. I keep checking back with the surviving crew and will always be guided by them. They've been very supportive to date, particularly with the sound recordings I used. Derek, looking forward to catching up on Sunday. I'm going to be doing a short talk on...
by Stephen White
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Centurion
Topic: My Beaut Aussie Cent
Replies: 1007
Views: 273393

Re: My Beaut Aussie Cent

Time to apply one more small but significant detail. On the 6th June, 1969, ARN 169064 was hit by two North Vietnamese Army RPG-7 rocket grenades during the Battle of Binh Ba. The first struck the resilient rail in the rear left corner of the hull, the shrapnel wounding the crew commander, CPL Barry...
by Stephen White
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Centurion
Topic: My Beaut Aussie Cent
Replies: 1007
Views: 273393

Re: My Beaut Aussie Cent

Mark, apologies for not replying sooner. It seems it's sufficient to flash the BMS with a 24 battery briefly, although the manufacturers insist it shouldn't be necessary and all that's required is to reconnect. I've had a 6S 1300mAh 85C lipo around for model aircraft and will carry it in my tool box...
by Stephen White
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: General Electronics Topics
Topic: Elektrikery
Replies: 6
Views: 860

Re: Elektrikery

Simon, I believe the modules are backwards compatible but check with Armortek. Re radio systems, see the Knowledge Base here:

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by Stephen White
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain Prototype Build
Replies: 107
Views: 16403

Re: Chieftain Prototype Build

It’s impressive, superb even. Looking forward to seeing it, if not hearing it at the Open Day. Some hull back bins would fill a space or two.
by Stephen White
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: A New and Useful Material
Replies: 5
Views: 666

Re: A New and Useful Material

Vince, certainly. The product sheet for UV625 does say: The gel-like viscosity and good depth of cure make it ideal for use on vertical surfaces or where large gaps are involved. There is a large range of viscosities and I chose this gel specifically for that reason. There may be other, better choic...
by Stephen White
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: A New and Useful Material
Replies: 5
Views: 666

A New and Useful Material

I don't think I've seen anything on the Forum about UV sensitive adhesives, so here goes. I've been looking for an alternative to Milliput for welds. I currently use fabric paint and although it can give results which are significantly more refined and realistic than Millimess, it isn't very robust....
by Stephen White
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 164
Views: 20197

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Phil, always delighted to help. Great work you're doing on the Tiger 1. Now, if you promise to stop calling the small engine a "donkey engine" and refer to it as the GUE or "genny", we can do business..... Then I've just got to stop the media person at the Tank Museum referring to tank crewmen as "t...
by Stephen White
Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Shows at the Tank Museum Bovington, 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 4052

Re: Shows at the Tank Museum Bovington, 2019

With one exception, I have had total silence on Tiger Day so I will be telling the Tank Museum that they don't need to allocate any space to Armortek Customers. We'll keep the option open for the Model Show but if you do want to attend that, please let me or Chris Hall know as soon as you can. These...
by Stephen White
Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 164
Views: 20197

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Accurate Armour 1/35th.