Suspension arm angle

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Oli Dainton
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Suspension arm angle

Post by Oli Dainton » Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:37 pm

Hi

I have just got my Panzer III on it’s wheel for the first time with just two drive motors installed and no upper hull at all.

I notice that the front two arms are almost horizontal with just this weight, while the rest of the arms sitting closer to 10 degrees.

Question for all Panzer III owners with added option packs:

Did you install arms at 20 degrees as per manual or should I have added some additional degrees to account for Ll the additional electronics weight?

If possible what angle are your suspension arms when on wheels at full weight?

Since I have flattened ends of torsion bar fittings to get better purchase on grub screws I am concerned I may need to order a new set if 20 is actually insufficient..
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Oli

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Re: Suspension arm angle

Post by Tom Miller » Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:26 pm

I increased the angle to 25 degrees on mine. I figured I would rather have the tank ride a little hi than too low.
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Re: Suspension arm angle

Post by Stephen White » Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:06 pm

Oil, you might like to have a look at my Pz III build thread here:

http://www.armortek.co.uk/Forum3b/viewt ... 4&start=15

I've just had another look and I'm surprised to see that I set mine at 40 deg. It will sit at a much lower angle with weight on, naturally.

With my Pz III, I did put it up on blocks if it wasn't going to be used for a while. That may have been overkill but it seemed to be sensible to give the torsion bars a rest. Never had any noticeable settling in the time I had her.

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Re: Suspension arm angle

Post by Oli Dainton » Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:29 pm

Thanks both - is frustrating to be instructed to set at 20 degrees when it seems this will be insufficient..
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Oli

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