Yves Panther A update

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Re: Yves Panther A update

Post by simon_manning » Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:03 am

Great finish Yves, looks good, the crew look like they could do with some food, regards simon.

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Re: Yves Panther A update

Post by yves mouton » Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:48 pm

Hello,

Thanks Vince and Simon for the good comment.
Maybe i am gonna put a white wash on the camo.

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Re: Yves Panther A update

Post by yves mouton » Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:25 pm

Hello,

Here a little update,
I have placed a camera under the hatch in the front armorplate.

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Panther crew video

https://youtu.be/HPT7Mp4n5_c

Video camera test drive, just have to find out to keep the noise out.

https://youtu.be/XgMOLk5tKPk

Panther is ready to come to the Armortek openday.
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Re: Yves Panther A update

Post by Phil Woollard » Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:02 pm

Excellent 8)
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Re: Yves Panther A update

Post by yves mouton » Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:38 pm

Thanks Phil,

Her a picture of the Panther A Tiger 1 and the King Tiger together

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Re: Yves Panther A update

Post by Robert E Morey » Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:36 am

Nice work Yves! Looks great. Very kind to include the two helper elves in the photos.

The camera noise could be from the electric motors. Can you put a metal shield around the camera? I had a model go "rogue" on me this summer (out of control). I traced the cause as best I could tell - to one of the receiver antenna wire touching a main drive motor. The motors put out a lot EMI in close proximity to the drive cases. Moving the receiver seems to solve the problem.

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Re: Yves Panther A update

Post by yves mouton » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:43 am

Hello Robert,

Yes i can put a metal shield around the camera, but is it not better to put a plastic shield around it?
Because the antenna of the camera is a little short about 3 cm, so if i put a metal shield around it
would that be not disturb the antenna?

About the reseiver, i put him on top of the sound module and my antennes i put downwards it is
possible that they come to close to the main motors, i will put them in a other direction.

Thanks for the help

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Re: Yves Panther A update

Post by Robert E Morey » Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:46 pm

Hi Yves,
Great questions. IF the electronic noise is truly coming from motors interfering with camera - then plastic shielding will most likely not block the noise. You could experiment with just a small alum shield around base of camera and sides - in direction of main motors - like a small tray. Connect the tray to main tank hull. I don't think it would block the antenna signal as there is already lots of metal around antenna. See if that solves the problem.

Does the camera have same noise on top of drivers hatch, outside of tank? Probably no, clearer signal in open air. In that case, the metal roof of tank would most likely be blocking out electronic noise from motors allowing the camera to perform better.

Just try to help and learn something as well!

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Bob

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Re: Yves Panther A update

Post by yves mouton » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:14 pm

Thank you Robert i will try this later.

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