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Post by David Da Costa » Fri May 28, 2010 10:18 pm

Derek, it looks great!

What paint are you using?

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Post by Derek Attree » Sat May 29, 2010 9:22 pm

Hi David
It is a celelose mix from an auto suppliers in the UK

They matched for me from a lightened Tamyia desert or dark yellow pot
with extra white added to about 10 per cent.
I painted some on a section of primered alloy and then they matched it.

I had it mixed for the Panther and there was a load left so I have used it on my Stug.

I am happy with the shade.

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Post by Derek Attree » Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:17 pm

So Guys and Girls.
Went to Wings and Wheels with Robin and others form the Tank club.
Very hot both days and I had the Stug with its first proper run.

I have not got the cammo done but I have added some new parts like the gun cleaning rods here are some photos.
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Hope you enjoy

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Post by Derek Attree » Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:56 pm

Hi Guys
I had a problem while running at Wings an Wheels I had the Stug on 40 meg radio (Futaba) with the new motion pack.
When running forward in a straight line pushing both sticks forward the stug took off in a large ark.
We then changed the the two receiver leads for speed control and with the sticks fully forward the stug took off in an ark to the other direction.

I think there is a miss match in the speed control board. I wonder is there some setting on the speed control.

Please note all trims were in neutral.

Should the new motor pack work with all types of radio not just 2.4 meg sets.?

I have bought a 2.4 Futaba 7C set for other reasons which I will fit but I would like to understand this problem.
The tank is really smooth running on its tracks and I am very happy over all.

Thanks

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Post by Adrian Harris » Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:40 pm

Derek

> We then changed the the two receiver leads for speed control
> and with the sticks fully forward the stug took off in an ark to
> the other direction.

I would have thought that pointed the finger at the transmitter/receiver rather than the speed control board.

Do you have a spare servo you could attach to each channel in turn and see if you get the same deflection from each of the channels on the receiver, when the stick is pushed fully forward ?

The 6EX range have a "factory reset" facility of each model stored so that you clear any strange settings for that model.

Adrian.

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Post by Brian Leach » Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:34 am

Derek,

A beautiful job!

I especially like the color.

I feel the way you do, toning down the yellow does look
more "real" to me.

Nice 8)

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Post by Dale jordan » Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:49 am

Hello Derek .. Great looking machine . You should be real happy with your workmanship . Can we please have a profile side on shot ? ...Dale

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Post by Sarah Frazer » Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:16 am

Hi Derek,

The Stug looks brilliant, having the base coat a little lighter is a good thing as it will definitely darken up when any weathering or other paint effects are added.

As Adrian says, it does sound like the problem is with the radio gear and with one channel. I'm not sure, but can the steering trims affect the end points? It might also be worthwhile checking the end point adjustments as this could affect it as well. You could try setting it up again from a spare model memory.

I'm looking forward to seeing it at the Armortek open day.


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Post by Derek Attree » Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:17 am

Hi Guys
I don't think its the radio I have used this receiver and transmitter
for many years and I tried it last night with servos and all is fine.
it is a basic skysport 4.

The trims are all set to center zero no other adjustments available.

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Post by Nick Farrugia » Tue Jun 29, 2010 7:15 pm

Hello derek
sorry carnt help with the track problem ,but would just like to say how mutch i like your stug it is a favourite of mine well done ,carnt wait to see it with camo on it ,and i would like to see a side profile picture as well.
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if mark and gill decided to make a universal chasis for the pz111
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Post by Dale jordan » Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:48 pm

Hi Nick . I agree with you ! A universal PZIII would sell well .. Derek's already made the proto type . Maybe Mark could run his ruler over it for a couple of days and add the info into his new machines ... then once the Panthers under way this could happen real quick .Dale

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Post by simon_manning » Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:56 pm

a unique build and looking very good, you must be pleased it came out so well. look forward to seeing the stug , regards simon manning.

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Post by Derek Attree » Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:48 am

Thanks Guys
I am really happy with the way it has come out.
I am still in the middle of a long drawn out house move so the cammo will have to wait.
I have lots of other extras to add once the paint is finished.
Plus the crew...

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Post by Sarah Frazer » Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:36 pm

Hi Derek,

A friend sent me this link to a Stug site which I've not seen before.

http://www.dishmodels.ru/wshow.htm?p=138

Are you getting any time on your Stug?

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Post by Derek Attree » Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:26 pm

Hi Sarah
Thanks for the link ,
No I have not looked at the Stug since
Wings and Wheels I am moving on the 30th so the workshop is all in boxes at the moment and the models go into secure storage tomorrow night so I don't have to move them on the day.
I have bought a 7C radio on 2.4 so that should sort out the speed differences
on the drive motors. as you can tune the ratios on the handset.

I am going to War and Piece Thursday and Friday to have a look round
No Stug though.

Thanks

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