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Re: my comet build some photos

Post by Derek Attree » Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:40 pm

Hi guys
Another couple of the power.

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I have gone for 33 amp hour which are the size John used in his Comet.
It needs a bit of a shift round of the electrics but will give a longer running times.

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Re: my comet build some photos

Post by Maarten Schutjes » Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:25 pm

Clever idea Derek.
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Re: my comet build some photos

Post by Derek Attree » Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:49 pm

Hi Maarten
It was John Davie whos idea I saw at wings and wheels
and thought I go the same way...

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Re: my comet build some photos

Post by Dennis Jones » Wed Jul 09, 2014 11:04 am

Just make sure you've got clearance for the cable coming down from the turret.

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Re: my comet build some photos

Post by Derek Attree » Wed Jul 09, 2014 11:29 am

Hi Denis
Yes it works It fits to the side of the battery

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Re: my comet build some photos

Post by Derek Attree » Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:31 am

Hi Guys
Not much to report but I have been changing the crimp eyes
on the battery leads as the terminal bolts are bigger on the
33 amp batteries than the normal 22 amp ones that Armortek
design the electronics round.

These are things to think about when we make these changes :shock:

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Re: my comet build some photos

Post by Derek Attree » Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:02 pm

Hi Guys
This is the electrics going in and as you can see I am going to try and keep power on one side
and the signals on the other.

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The new batteries have made me move things arround so the aux unit electric is in the front
under the power unit,
Because of this I have had to make long leads to connect the speed control unit.

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Re: my comet build some photos

Post by Derek Attree » Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:08 pm

Hi Guys
A couple more pictures

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Deck back on

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Turn motor

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The rear mesh in place.

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Thanks for looking

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Re: my comet build some photos

Post by Adrian Harris » Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:26 pm

Coming along nicely :D

With all that suspension on the outside, it looks surprisingly cramped inside the hull :shock:

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Re: my comet build some photos

Post by Derek Attree » Fri Aug 08, 2014 8:53 am

Hi Adrian
Thanks
Its going to be a tight fit but it can be done :D

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Re: my comet build some photos

Post by chris fry » Fri Aug 08, 2014 10:23 pm

hello Derek,
here are some pictures of my old comet, there is no room left inside once all the electrics are in, don't forget to leave room for the smoker, that was the hardest to make room for,
SAM_1031.JPG
SAM_1033.JPG
SAM_1037.JPG
SAM_1032.JPG
hope this is of some use,
cheers, chris.

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Re: my comet build some photos

Post by Derek Attree » Sat Aug 09, 2014 8:39 am

Hi Chris
Thanks for that.
If I fit a smoker it will still fit between the motors.
However I need to get the sound unit next.

Thanks for the photos really helpful

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Re: my comet build some photos

Post by Derek Attree » Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:08 pm

Hi Guys
Its now starting to look like a tank again.
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Since these were taken I have been busy on the welds and the half track chasis.

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Re: my comet build some photos

Post by Ian Rodney » Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:33 pm

Hi Derek

A work of art, your Comet coming along nicely……….

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Re: my comet build some photos

Post by Stephen White » Wed Oct 01, 2014 7:33 am

Congratulations Derek, she looks magnificent. The work you did on the turret front lip really pays off - I was going to stay stands out.... The electrics look a really tight fit, well done for squeezing it all in so neatly. Looking forward to seeing her running.

I'm anticipating the day when I can get back to my Celerity from 3 RTR, it's a fine kit.

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