Ultimate Panther/Jagdpanther Build

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Re: Ultimate Panther/Jagdpanther Build

Post by simon_manning » Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:56 pm

recoil is a nice extra to fit michael, i wish i had done mine, i might even go back to it, well done worth the effort, regards simon.

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Re: Ultimate Panther/Jagdpanther Build

Post by John Fitzsimons » Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:55 pm

Looking forward to seeing finished piece in action.
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Re: Ultimate Panther/Jagdpanther Build

Post by phil fitzpatrick » Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:11 am

Hi Mick
Nice to see your progress on your recoil,I like the weathering on
your mild steel angle :)
How did you do that :)
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Phil

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Re: Ultimate Panther/Jagdpanther Build

Post by michael hilton » Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:42 pm

Thanks for your observations, Simon, John and Phil.
Ensconced in the garage again.....fortunately the Sun was blazing away through the doors so, not quite so cold. Very time consuming......hand filing. I'm scared to death I will file away too much metal on the gun mount. I am almost there though....the barrel pivot is moving freely.
The mild steel angle bracket,I chose because the extra weight acts as a counter balance to the long gun barrel. A little bit of lateral thinking :o The Sun has now gone down so, it's inside for tea and crumpets.....Mick

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Re: Ultimate Panther/Jagdpanther Build

Post by michael hilton » Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:34 pm

The mild steel angle will be cut to length, when I have fitted the servo.....
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Re: Ultimate Panther/Jagdpanther Build

Post by michael hilton » Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:41 am

A few photo's of my working area in the cold garage.......band saw sits on the washing machine, bench vice on the cleaning implements cupboard, spray booth and grinder on the workbench.....can't use the workbench to easily, as the tank trailer is in the way :?
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Dry fit of the recoil basics.....so far so good.
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Re: Ultimate Panther/Jagdpanther Build

Post by Nick Farrugia » Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:12 pm

Hi Mick
The recoil is looking good , you are making progress all the time keep up the good work and keep posting your progress.
All the best ,,,,,, nick

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Re: Ultimate Panther/Jagdpanther Build

Post by michael hilton » Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:03 pm

Hello Nick, thanks for your comment. I know some of my photographs are incidental to building tanks.....however I include them to show that you can build to a good standard with minimal tools and space.
I have lifted the upper hull onto wood blocks to allow space for fitting the elevation and slew motors. Not looking forward to cutting out the recoil servo 'location' in the steel angle bracket. I may just get away with fitting the servo upright.....will have to wait and see......Mick
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Re: Ultimate Panther/Jagdpanther Build

Post by phil fitzpatrick » Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:12 pm

Hi Mick
I think your recoil will be well worth all your efforts when you see
it all working with the sounds.
Your garage/Tank Depot looks well organised,but what is the bag of cement for?
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Re: Ultimate Panther/Jagdpanther Build

Post by michael hilton » Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:01 am

Hello Phil, thank you for your reply. The cement is there for a small wall I have to build in the garden......it was one of those comments ie, 'you need to build a small wall there'.....
Now for your next quiz, ( observation ) I have hidden a 'rubber eraser' in the last photo, to erase my mistakes......can you spot it ???

Best wishes Phil....Mick

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Re: Ultimate Panther/Jagdpanther Build

Post by Adrian Harris » Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:13 pm

> I have hidden a 'rubber eraser' in the last photo, to erase my mistakes......can you spot it ???

You should have given it a coat of primer :wink:

If you need any help with the electronics for the recoil I can provide any of the bits from the current system.

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Re: Ultimate Panther/Jagdpanther Build

Post by michael hilton » Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:53 pm

Well spotted Adrian, thank you also for your kind offer reference the 'recoil system'. Gill had mentioned that you may be able to offer help.I will most certainly bear that in mind.
At the moment the conversion is going well. However, my modelling history is one of, (if it can go wrong, it probably will) :lol:
Thanks again Adrian.....best wishes, mick

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Re: Ultimate Panther/Jagdpanther Build

Post by michael hilton » Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:22 pm

Question time, I have started a dry fit of the Elevation and Slew motors. I have assumed that the Slew/Turret motor is one and the same on the Jagpanther.
For the main gun I have two of the same type G38 motors. One motor fitted with a plug, one motor without a plug.
So, I have connected the Slew/Turret motor to the lead on the Auxiliary Module as the plug and socket match each other.
The other motor has a lead with two 'spades' but no plug/socket.
The turret sub loom with the two limit switches has two plug/sockets. One plug/socket has yellowgreen/black leads. The other plug/socket has black/black leads. I am unsure which of these plug/sockets to use.????
My instruction book shows the sub loom, with coloured leads, that do not match my sub loom.
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Re: Ultimate Panther/Jagdpanther Build

Post by Armortek » Tue Jan 15, 2013 3:01 pm

Hi Mick

Both your motors should have had identical plugs on them. The slew motor connects directly to the aux module, as you have done. The elevation motor connects to the matching socket on the end of the turret sub loom (the one with two black cables). We can send you a plug.

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Re: Ultimate Panther/Jagdpanther Build

Post by michael hilton » Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:47 pm

Thanks for your prompt reply Mark....it was the missing plug which threw me, I know that as the plugs/sockets are different you can't get them the wrong way round, thanks again......Mick

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