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Re: JagdPanther overhaul - Taperlock challange

Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:26 pm
by Steen Vøler
More airbush paint done - now the swingarms, idlers and sprockets are done with the basic primer DunkelGelb - Dark Yellow

Later this fall/Winther I will most likely repaint the tank in another color scheme - more of this later.

Next is to install road Wheels (need the bearing to arrive)and then get the tracks back on so that I can measure the ground clearance of the hull. Should be between 7 and 8 cm if I have gotten the angles right for this modification
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I did make a plate to be installed across the hull in the center of the tank to get all Electronics onto 1 single removable shelf.

Need to get the stuff proper mounted - this will be the last change before reinstalling the Electronics back
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Re: JagdPanther overhaul - Its back on its own feet again

Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:07 pm
by Steen Vøler
Got the roadwheels assambled and tracks are back on and the tank is now standing on its own feet again

I did put in 4 x 20 Amp batteries to get the weight af the final project and the free height is exactly 8 cm. It was 5.2 cm before the rebuild which I found to Little.

NeXT is reinstalling Electronics and a test drive this weekend

Re: JagdPanther overhaul - this was how it looked before

Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:18 pm
by Steen Vøler
and just to show how it looked before the change

I know its a matter of individual opinion how the suspension should be, but I like the new setup better :D

Re: JagdPanther overhaul - Taperlock challange

Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:34 pm
by Peter Silcock
Wow thats a really quick restoration! Look forward to some more Youtubes! Regards Pete

Re: JagdPanther overhaul - Taperlock challange

Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:59 pm
by Steen Vøler
Thanks Pete :-)

I will post videos with the test run og this build thread.

What cause me the most "trouble" and time is to figure out the layout of the internal stuff.

My intention is to have 4 x 20amp batteries in the tank as we do a lot of driving in terrain with no charge sockets nearby. The combined batteries gives me 40 amp which should bring about 3-4 hours of driving before going to charge it up.

However - it does give me a challenge with the internal layout, but this will be fixed this weekend as we are having a hobby exhibition here in Copenhagen first week in november where the tank goes on display.

Re: JagdPanther overhaul - Taperlock challange

Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:06 pm
by Paul Morris
Well done my friend not too much to have trouble with ... not even taper locks haha , glad you got her sorted by yourself now enjoy :D

Cheers Paul. :wink:

Re: JagdPanther overhaul - it is ready

Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2014 2:10 pm
by Steen Vøler
Got it all together and the tank is now ready for the hobby exhibition next weekend.

Still need to work out some minor details but this can wait.

It runs, it's noisy and it smokes like H. .. 8)

We are ready to face the audiences

Re: JagdPanther overhaul - Taperlock challange

Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2014 3:49 pm
by William Gardeniers
Hi Steen looking mutch better now. How have you rise the wheels with new torsionbars :?:

Re: JagdPanther overhaul - Taperlock challange

Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2014 4:49 pm
by Steen Vøler
Thanks William

I grinded the old torsionsbar and made a new flat end with the new angle so no new torsionsbars this time