Joe's Comet Flash recoil system

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John Clarke
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Joe's Comet Flash recoil system

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Here's Joes system I've put together as discussed on the owners section.
Smooth operation and all plug and play. Timing for "on" operation controlled with electrolitic capacitor actual 33mF, gives about one second, enough time for servo to retract. Servo returns to rest (barrel out) when contacts open on relay. No jerks, stutters or delays, smooth as silk and very lucky that the 33mF setup a sweet operation.
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A practice piece on the miller at work "honest boss it's practice". some changes were made during contruction to aid operation
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Shows servo driver before fitting to black box
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Travel about 50mm
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Used a Tamiya flash tube because I had one spare and it gives a reddish flash. My KT will have to make do with the standard camera flash tube.
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Shows my KT system without recoil because I have blank firer too and recoils not allowed with it. boo hoo :evil:
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There are many ways to achive the same results this is just one path.
It's pleasing to see it finished and working thanks to Phil, Dennis and Robin for their input,
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Welldone John thats a nice neat system with the nylon part for the bearing
and support.
Will you or Joe be putting a short vidio on,when you have it all fitted up
and running :?: .
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Phil

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Post by robert michael hilton »

I would love to see this recoil and flash in operation, neat and tidy unit.Well done John.

I guess the next question would be how to produce this complete unit for new to 1 6 tanks, guys, like myself.

Phil, how are you progressing with your recoil.?

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Hi Mick
Still waiting for my turned and bored part to attach to the barrel,
I have everything else sorted out.
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Phil

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Hi Gents
I'd love to put small clip together, but find on photo bucket you seem to put everything on not just one clip and have not got into you tube yet. Any pointers would be helpful.
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Sorry John
Only just got used to photobucket myself,I managed to do some
little vidio's of my flash on photobucket,but they did take a long
time to upload them.
I will have to investigate youtube myself :)
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Re: Joe's Comet Flash recoil system

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Long time since the Comet model has been out to play. Generally it's in good shape having a couple of loose plugs on the receiver causing the sound not to work and we've wired in a master main supply switch as the old Armortek system had a habit of draining the batteries in the off mode.
Great model very quick and very maneuverable.

It's alive !!
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Seen with his big brother, The mighty Centurion.

One day I'll get all the Brits together Quad, Comet, Centurion, Chieftain and Universal Carrier......................one day.
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